Mesoamerica - Resources

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. 
David Harvey
Neoliberalism has spawned a swath of oppositional movements.The more clearly oppositional movements recognize that their central objective must be to confront the class power that has been so effectively restored under neoliberalization, the more they will likely themselves cohere.
Alquimia, JASS Mesoamerica’s learning and education initiative, integrates leadership training and knowledge generation to create a dynamic fusion of key program elements designed to strengthen feminist movement building in the region.
Laura Carlsen
The drug war is armed, it is a certainly a conflict--in Mexico it takes far more lives than most conventional wars--and yet it is unrecognized or even denied by governments and misrepresented or censored in the press. The opposing sides do not wear different-colored uniforms or fight on battlefields and many international conventions do not easily apply.
Laura Carlsen
In Mesoamerica 24 women human rights defenders were assassinated between 2010 and 2011. Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) are attacked for being rights defenders and for being women
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Building on 2009-2010 assessments done of the violence that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face in Mesoamerica, the 2011 update includes new cases and fresh analysis from national WHRD processes and networks across the region.
JASS (Just Associates) and Nobel Women's Initiative
The Violence against Women Delegation's biographies
Laura Carlsen, Andrea Medina and Marusia Lopez Cruz
Laura Carlsen, Patricia Ardon, and Lucky Ardon
JASS (Just Associates)
Women are a fundamental part of our society. Their daily work and struggles sustain our social fabric and create a more liberal, just and humane world for us all. In light of this, women are more susceptible to violence, insecurity, a lack of good health and general wellbeing, and diminished personal dignity. The issues affecting women are deeply rooted in structural problems that compromise democratic progress, contribute to the deterioration of society, and result in serious human rights violations against women.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
An overview of the violence faced by WHRDs in Mesoamerica. This report is intended to spur national and regional analysis of the issue and to generate synergies and solidarity to protect WHRDs, whose commitment and work are vital to advancing democracy, justice, freedom and the further development of society.