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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.
To our sisters in Gaza: We, the women of JASS in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and the United States, extend our hearts and our solidarity to our Palestinian sisters in Gaza. We strongly condemn the attacks by the state of Israel on communities in Gaza under "Operation Protective Edge" launched on July 7 and the subsequent land invasion. These actions violate the ceasefire agreement, and destroy lives and the chance for a just and lasting peace.
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Join us in New York for this exciting event on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm EST at the United Nations! Follow us @jass4justice and tag #ProtectWHRDs!
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(New York) – The adoption of the first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders by the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee is a step forward in protecting those who face risks and attacks for their work to promote human rights, including women’s rights, Amnesty International (AI), the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and JASS (Just Associates) said today. Notes:
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Check out JASS' 2012 Annual Report! We hope the stories in this report do justice to the profound yet immeasurable work of JASS’ community. 
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My aunt Ann Louise Kerndt, whose name I was given, and whose story left in me, at a very young age, an understanding of the incredible injustice that exists in this world, and how it especially affects women. She gave her life in the battle to make things right, to level the playing field, to empower people to stand up for themselves in the fight for equality and justice.
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In this blog, Maggie Mapondera confronts some of the dangerous and disturbing myths and fairy tales that fuel the engines of a world driven by patriarchy and inequality, and a society that condones and perpetuates violence against women.
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Established in 1936, the foundation is an independent, global organization with a legacy of commitment to innovative leaders on the frontlines of social change. For over half a century, the goals of the Ford Foundation have been to: strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
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The Channel Foundation promotes leadership in women's human rights around the globe by supporting organizations engaged in combating gender inequality. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration with an international network of women's rights organizations and funders, The Channel Foundation creates opportunities in order to ensure that women's rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.
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