JASS SEA equips women activists with new knowledge, skills and confidence through unforgettable and creative participatory processes that support women to speak out and the challenge norms, prejudices and taboos that perpetuate inequality and poverty.

In the Spotlight

Ajeng Herliyanti of FAMM-Indonesia knows the challenges that come with providing safe spaces to activists at risk. She's also acutely aware that FAMM-Indonesia's responses to distinct dangers must be agile. Find out how Ajeng and her organization foster safe spaces for 350 LBTI, Muslim, rural, and indigenous women activists.

URGENT

Resource

In this booklet, we spotlight four extraordinary networks that we have helped build, accompany and sustain. They are tackling some of the most pressing problems of our time—from violence against women and discrimination against the LBT community, to defending land, water and the environment. Each of their stories demonstrates the multifaceted nature of organizing for change.

Women Crossing the Line

“As a Cambodian woman, everyday is a constant negotiation for me. After endless discussions, I was able to convince my mother to give me a chance to get a higher education. It almost seemed impossible, but I was able to do it,” says Chamnorng Som, member of the JASS-inspired organization CYWEN.

Regional Gallery Highlights

From June 17-18, twenty-five Southeast Asian researchers, human rights advocates, grassroots leaders, and activists came together for a conversation about the changing context in Southeast Asia and its impact on women, women’s rights and women’s activism.  

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