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 Dudziro Nhengu on April 8, 2014 on 2:38 pm

I read Ngugi wa Thiongo’s The Trial of Dedani Kimathi years back when I was still in lower secondary school. The character that sticks with me most since that time is the woman political activist who works to support the liberation movement. She smuggles a gun into the courtroom by storing it in a loaf of bread with its insides removed expertly for that purpose. She is an ordinary market woman but uses her agency as part of the formidable people’s liberation movement to unseat colonialism in Kenya.  No one has taught the woman the skill, just as no one taught Gorky’s Mother how to organise the underground movement that supported the masses during the Russian Revolution.

by Niken Lestari on March 19, 2014 on 10:36 pm

Niken Lestari of the JASS-inspired Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda-Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia or Young Women Activists’ Forum-Indonesia) talks about her own journey on ICT knowledge and awareness on “internet rights”.

by JASS on March 17, 2014 on 3:35 am

Winnet Shamuyarira and Maggie Mapondera recall seven striking things about the Stop Rape Now peaceful protest in Zimbabwe that saw hundreds of women take to the streets to end violence.

by Yit Sophorn on February 24, 2014 on 9:38 pm

JASS Southeast Asia’s Yit Sophorn explains how the young women are standing up to fight against rape and all forms of violence against women in Cambodia.

by on February 17, 2014 on 3:01 am

JASS Southern Africa's Bridgette Magqaza explores the strange dynamics of mixed gender spaces and asks why it's so important to create women's only spaces for movement building.