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by JASS on June 24, 2021 on 6:59 am

By Laura Zúniga Cáceres

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this act was aimed at stopping the struggle of the Lenca people in defense of the Gualcarque River.

by on July 19, 2015 on 11:49 am

Everywhere at the Human Rights Council (HRC) the catchphrase on everyone’s tongue is “shrinking spaces for civil society”. But what does it mean, really? How are activists grappling with this “shrinking space” in their work? To try and find out a little more, JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera interviewed activists from as far afield as Mongolia, Brazil and India to learn from their experiences and analysis.

by Niken Lestari on June 25, 2015 on 3:48 pm

Niken Lestari of FAMM-Indonesia (Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda-Indonesia) examines Indonesian migrant women’s plight and its interconnection with death penalty as enforced in Indonesia and its “receiving” countries such as Saudi Arabia. Read more...

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by Niken Lestari on May 31, 2015 on 7:28 am

Along with other Indonesian rights groups, FAMM-Indonesia, a young women’s organization that JASS helped create, suffered intense backlash as they tried to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Read more...

by on May 19, 2015 on 7:38 pm

JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera sounds off on the struggle of finding stories about black women that move beyond troubling, negative and destructive stereotypes.

by JASS on April 30, 2015 on 7:39 pm

Not too long ago, Sreymom Loem was working under unfavorable conditions as a garment worker in Cambodia. Today, she is an activist who fights for women garment workers' rights. Read more on how she got there!

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