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

Written by Lina Han

by Yit Sophorn on September 20, 2013 on 3:32 am

Cambodia’s fragile political situation led women’s groups and NGOs to establish a group of youth volunteers, the First Aid Group, whose main role is to give immediate medical aid to Cambodian protesters in case violence sparks in the peace demonstrations. Women from the JASS-inspired Cambodian Young Women’s Empowerment Network (CYWEN) are part of the core of this group. Read more…

by JASS on September 18, 2013 on 9:20 am

Written by Dr Simukai Chigudu

JASS’ work in Malawi has many lessons to teach about activating the energy women have and opening safe spaces for them to interrogate issues of power, organize collectively and demand a say at the decision-making table. It is in this spirit of such global solidarity that counter-hegemonic movements garner momentum and can present ethical, pluralistic and viable alternatives to existing modes of political and economic oppression in Africa and beyond….

by Niken Lestari, Maria Mustika on September 12, 2013 on 2:54 am

Just like a saga, the recent media brouhaha on virginity testing for young girls in Indonesia proves that the discourse on this testing is far from over.

In 2007, several students of Indramayu got involved in a sex video case. Indramayu regent Irianto MS Syafiuddin said back then that mandatory virginity tests will be enforced on young female students to determine if they are virgins – subject to their dismissal if proven otherwise. Although the testing never happened, the ‘virginity’ discussion continues to roll.

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by Rosanna Langara on August 31, 2013 on 12:09 pm

When Philippine President Benigno Aquino came into power in 2010, his electoral platform focused on eradicating graft and corruption in government voiced out in his “righteous road” speech. Now, apart from the recent “pork barrel” controversy, numerous allegations of graft and corruption involving his relatives, cabinet members, and political allies are widespread. As many people now perceive, Aquino’s promises of “righteous road” to reforms is not so righteous after all, but mere rhetoric.

by Shereen Essof on July 29, 2013 on 2:57 am

Shereen Essof reflects on the commodification of struggles for freedom and the power of women's mobilizing in South Africa, and lessons we can take to revitalize and re-energize collective organizing across different contexts.

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