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by Rosanna Langara on June 18, 2021 on 9:27 am

"At its very core, Pride is, and will always be, a protest; Pride means fighting back..." Read this emotive blog about Bahaghari Philippines, an LGBTQ+ group fighting for their rights to exist - be seen and valued - in an hostile environment.

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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.

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.

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