civil society, democracy & elections

Niken Lestari relates the involvement of young Indonesian women of the JASS-inspired Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda – Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia) in the recent Indonesian legislative elections.
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…
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As JASS (Just Associates) in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, we express our collective concern about the growing violence, violations of basic political and civil rights, and deterioration of democratic institutions in Honduras in the context of the very contested elections.
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.
These three articles are part of a series written by JASS' Honduras Country Coordinator on the 2013 electoral process in Honduras from the perspective of women human rights defenders in the country.
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“They’re already neck-and-neck, heading for a run-off!” That’s a running joke on the streets of Harare as we wait for July 31, the day of Zimbabwe’s national elections.
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As Heads of State from Mexico, Central America and the United States prepare to meet for the Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Costa Rica on May 4 and 5th, JASS (Just Associates), the America's Program, the Guatemala Human Rights Commission-USA and the Center for Economic and Policy Research collaborated, with others, to
The Women in Resistance from Honduras seek to communicate to all the countries of the world their opposition to the coup against the state of Honduras that occurred the 28th of June.
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