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by JASS on August 14, 2017 on 3:45 pm

Written by Lina Han

by JASS on November 13, 2008 on 5:32 am

By Wala

The meeting was explosive with different ideas from diverse women across the globe. It was an enriching and eye opening experience. It also challenged me as a woman and as an activist to do more for the women's cause.

JASS Cross Regional

November 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

by Martha Tholanah on November 5, 2008 on 7:15 am

We have a bad cholera outbreak. Everywhere I look, I get worried - anyone, including me, has a high chance of contracting cholera. As if we have not had enough troubles with the political jokers and the central bank severely compromising our right to life. I get increasingly angry, yet I know anger only gets me into a state of compromising my immune system. All I think of is if I, with the supposed-to-be-comfortable resources to ensure a middle-class life, am reduced to the life of a pauper, what more of the women in the rural areas, the townships, the farm and mine labourers - how are they coping.

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by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 14, 2008 on 11:47 am

Alas de MariposaSince my return from Guatemala, I've been trying to keep up with the unfolding political repression in Nicaragua. I admit that it's impossible for me to watch from a rational distance. It's very personal for me because my work in Nicaragua with the Sandinista government in the 1980s, and my peace and solidarity activism into the 1990s are formative political experiences and the foundations of my passion and thinking about power and consciousness.

by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 11, 2008 on 9:11 pm

Dear friends,

Please read the urgent condemnation letter to register support for the Nicaraguan feminists who've been targeted by their government for their support for reproductive rights and criticism of the shrinking democratic space in that country. If you'd like your name and organization to go onto the letter, please send it to petateras@justassociates.org. This kind of solidarity means an enormous amount to the Nicaraguan and Mesoamerican feminists gathered at the Forum.

by Carrie Wilson on October 10, 2008 on 6:30 pm

Wow, what a week. It is hard to know where to start and exhaustion is setting in so my thoughts are all over the map. Perhaps I should begin by attempting to share some of the moments that stand out the most in my mind.

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