JASS Blog

by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 18, 2019 on 10:42 am

Happy JASS Day! In 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico declared October 18 at day of celebration and solidarity with women human rights defenders fighting for land, water, and territories. JASS Executive Director Lisa VeneKlasen writes about how growing up in Santa Fe influenced her politics and her feminism in this letter of appreciation to our growing Santa Fe community.

by on February 28, 2015 on 9:43 am

We stand here right now
We stand tall and proud

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by Shereen Essof on February 24, 2015 on 2:50 am

"What does 'women's empowerment' mean?" JASS Southern Africa's Shereen Essof and Maggie Mapondera sound off on the African Union's recent appointment of President Robert Mugabe as Chair and pledge to put women's empowerment at the top of the agenda.

by Dudziro Nhengu on February 6, 2015 on 9:55 am

For too many women, questioning whether they are beautiful is part of a daily routine. For women of color, the concept of “beauty” is even complex. One merely has to open a glossy magazine or walk down the aisles of a supermarket in Harare and look at the faces you see on certain kinds of body lotion or shower cream—to realize that “beauty” and ideas of beauty are political.

by Carrie Wilson on December 12, 2014 on 3:22 pm

During 16 Days of Activism on December 9, JASS Crossregional Program Director, Carrie Wilson spoke at a White House Rally on behalf of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflictwhich JASS is a member of the advisory committee. This rally called on U.S. President, Barack Obama to break barriers to post-rape care for women and girls in conflict countries.

by JASS on November 11, 2014 on 4:10 am

Written by Pin Marin

I have long dreamed of living in a “prosperous” Cambodia – where everyone contributes to the country’s development, where women and men are active and equal participants, and where we finally attain peace and justice.

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