Making Change Happen

The Making Change Happen section offers a series of articles and JASS publications that describe and analyze key aspects of how social change happens to advance women’s rights, including discussions on power dynamics and strategy.   

Marusia Lopez with Alexa Bradley
Read the 6th installment of our Making Change Happen series, Rethinking Protection, Power, and Movements: Lessons from Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica, which brings a feminist and social movement perspective to the emerging conversations about the shifting dynamics of power and protection.
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.
Shereen Essof & Lisa VeneKlasen with Alia Khan & Adelaide Mazwarira
This case study shares the experiences and perceptions of HIV positive women in Malawi who have organized to change how they view themselves, how they are treated and how to demand their right to decent health care.
At the 12th AWID Forum, JASS organized the in-depth session “Access to and Control over Resources: Organizing for Women’s EmPOWERment”. The following section presents some of the key ideas discussed in an attempt to broaden the understanding of access and control of resources from an analysis of power and rights. An example of these power dynamics is illustrated in a case from Guatemala where indigenous women and their communities’ struggle for recognition, rights, and resources threatened by mining industries.
Lisa VeneKlasen
Reflections about power, movement building and our feminist futures drawn from conversations among 1700 women’s rights advocates over four days and nights
Valerie Miller, Lisa VeneKlasen, Molly Reilly, Cindy Clark
Also available in Spanish. Making Change Happen is a series of short publications about the strategies and ideas shaping social justice work produced by Just Associates in collaboration with various partners. Each publication takes on a different theme.
JASS (Just Associates), IDS (Institute of Development Studies), ActionAid International
Making Change Happen is a series of short publications about the strategies and ideas shaping social justice work produced by Just Associates in collaboration with various partners. Each publication takes on a different theme.
JASS (Just Associates), IDS (Institute of Development Studies) Participation Group, ActionAid
Making Change Happen is a series of short publications about the strategies and ideas shaping social justice work produced by Just Associates in collaboration with various partners. Each publication takes on a different theme.