by JASS on March 6, 2018 on 9:45 am

Written by visiting intern Veronica Espaillat, this blog explores how feminists have used safe spaces (albeit under different names) to build trust and create shared agendas among women. Despite extraordinary contextual differences, she finds that variations of feminist safe spaces appear across contexts, changing women's lives for the better.

by Martha Tholanah on September 8, 2008 on 8:01 am

I sit here in Harare agonising, and wishing I had the same courage our Swazi sisters have. The fear is just paralysing!!

NGOs Ban, Political Crisis Stall 'Basket Fund' Saturday, 06 September 2008 

THE political violence that engulfed the country after the March 29 harmonised elections and the resultant ban on the operations of non-governmental organisations has stalled the implementation of a Basket Fund that was meant to co-ordinate Gender Empowerment activities.

by Martha Tholanah on August 25, 2008 on 5:54 am


by JASS on August 13, 2008 on 12:40 am


By Julian, Age 11

by Martha Tholanah on August 9, 2008 on 12:30 am

In the final plenary session in Mexico City on Friday morning, Justice Edwin Cameron gave, as part of his address, ten reasons why criminal laws and criminal prosecutions make bad policy in the response to the AIDS pandemic:

by Martha Tholanah on August 9, 2008 on 12:26 am

The AIDS conference ended today. It has been an eventful week. I did not get to contribute to JASS blog as I tried to cram in as much of conference program as possible. There has been too much of interest to me, and this has left me without much breathing space. I got to network, socialize, and I love that. On Tuesday I presented on the Zimbabwean experience of civil society working on treatment monitoring and advocacy, in particular our contribution to “Missing the Target”.