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by Lindsee Gregory on July 11, 2019 on 11:31 am

In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.

by on April 11, 2014 on 5:19 pm

For three days in Johannesburg, JASS has been asking the big questions for feminist movement building and activism in Southern Africa: where, what, who, why and how.

by Dudziro Nhengu on April 8, 2014 on 2:38 pm

I read Ngugi wa Thiongo’s The Trial of Dedani Kimathi years back when I was still in lower secondary school. The character that sticks with me most since that time is the woman political activist who works to support the liberation movement. She smuggles a gun into the courtroom by storing it in a loaf of bread with its insides removed expertly for that purpose. She is an ordinary market woman but uses her agency as part of the formidable people’s liberation movement to unseat colonialism in Kenya.  No one has taught the woman the skill, just as no one taught Gorky’s Mother how to organise the underground movement that supported the masses during the Russian Revolution.

by Niken Lestari on March 19, 2014 on 10:36 pm

Niken Lestari of the JASS-inspired Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda-Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia or Young Women Activists’ Forum-Indonesia) talks about her own journey on ICT knowledge and awareness on “internet rights”.

by JASS on March 17, 2014 on 3:35 am

Winnet Shamuyarira and Maggie Mapondera recall seven striking things about the Stop Rape Now peaceful protest in Zimbabwe that saw hundreds of women take to the streets to end violence.

by Yit Sophorn on February 24, 2014 on 9:38 pm

JASS Southeast Asia’s Yit Sophorn explains how the young women are standing up to fight against rape and all forms of violence against women in Cambodia.

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