JASS Blog

by Shereen Essof on August 6, 2020 on 9:39 am

JASS ED, Shereen Essof reminds us that the personal is always political. The Long Haul is an invite, reminder + honor of all long haulers who are on the journey to healing themselves and communities, and transforming the world.

by on April 30, 2015 on 11:30 am

JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera and Katswe's Winnet Shamuyarira sound off on a historic court ruling (March, 2015) condemning two perpetrators of street harassment to a year in jail and why there's still a long way to go for Zimbabwean women.

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by on March 2, 2015 on 1:38 am

Meet two activists from Nigeria and South Africa—Betty Abah and Nomonde Nkosi—saying, "No!" to Big Coal. Despite the distance that separates them and their contexts, their powerful stories illustrate women’s courage, leadership and organization in standing up to multinational corporations.

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.

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