international women's day

Niken Lestari is an urban, middle-class-educated woman. She has experienced verbal violence has survived sexual harassment. Niken is currently one of the regional coordinating group (RCG) representatives of Indonesia. She is also the national coordinator of the newly-formed Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia) or Indonesian Young Women Activist Forum, a women’s organization influenced and inspired by JASS.
"I've never engaged in this kind of writing before. I've given my testimonies to other people. But I have never tried to put it on paper for myself so that others can learn from my experiences," says Malawian activist Mirriam Munthali at the first JASS Southern Africa Regional Writeshop.
Not yet Uhuru! March 8 was International Women’s Day. This is a day marked to ‘celebrate women and recognize the great role they play in the world’. Women are not just women they are mothers, lovers and caregivers too. Yet for many women this day really had no meaning, not because it’s not special but it does not fulfill any purpose in their lives. Women bear the brunt of social, political, economic woes, yet they are still treated as second-class citizens.
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