Mesoamerica - Resources

JASS
JASS collaborated with filmmakers Maria del Pilar Godoy and Renato Martínez to develop this short documentary on women within the migrant caravan travelling through Central America and Mexico in 2018. 
Valerie Miller & Maria Suarez Toro
This resource explores the integration between popular education and feminist perspectives on knowledge and power. Drawing on principles of feminist epistemology, we examine a variety of learning approaches that combine artistic expression with resonance and the butterfly effect. 
For JASS, 2014 was a year of recognition, impact and going deeper in our movement-building strategies to support women and organizations leading social justice efforts. Our sustained efforts in equipping activists and networks at the community level generated global impact and opportunities for women’s voice, visibility and collective power on human rights. The report highlights some of the key moments that stood out.
JASS (Just Associates)
The daughter of slain Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres called Friday for an immediate halt to the controversial dam project which the renowned human rights leader had mounted a decade long fight to stop.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative
This report recognizes the tireless efforts of women activists, who, in the face of discrimination and violence, continue to defend the rights they have won, broadening and deepening democracy and “buen vivir” (living well) throughout the region.
This report brings you stories and insights from across the JASS network. Here, you'll read how different women see their world and the innovative ways they are challenging abuses of power and building deeply democratic alternatives.
Laura Carlsen and JASS partners, with contributions from Rosanna "Osang" Langara, Lisa VeneKlasen, Patricia Ardon & Natalia Escruceria
This issue of Making Change Happen examines the threats, challenges, strategies and aspirations of indigenous and rural women within the greater JASS community. Why this focus? There is plenty of evidence to indicate that indigenous and rural women are facing increasing difficulties throughout the world.
The Mesoamerican Working Group (MAWG)
U.S. security policy in Mexico and Central America, focused on militarized counter-narcotics efforts known as the war on drugs, has had severely negative effects on the region. This report analyzes the effects in four areas – militarization, drug policy, violence against women and forced migration—and examines the impact of this security policy on three countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
This 2 pager highlights the innovative work of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, launched in 2010 to develop a comprehensive and regionally-relevant response to increased violence against women human rights defenders in Mexico and Central America.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IMD)
Read reflections about the achievements, lessons and experiences of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative and how it has contributed to the protection of women defenders.  “Paving the Road for Freedom and Equality” highlights the efforts and details the IMD's support of women defenders in Mexico and Central America who carry out their justice work in a context of extreme violence, violence against those who dedicate their lives to justice and the defense of universal human rights.  
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)

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