JASS Crossregional

From September 8-11, we joined nearly 2000 diverse participants from across the globe in Brazil. From the Black Feminist Forum, plenaries, sessions and hubs, we were incredibly inspired and energized by what we heard, learned and offered. Together with allies, we shared stories and tools for cross-movement power and change.
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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.
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When #BringBackOurGirls became the number one trending hashtag on twitter, it became clear that a global call for action was underway. Started by a group of campaigners in Abuja, Nigeria, this hashtag was an urgent call to attract global attention to the kidnapping of over 200 school girls by the armed group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14th.
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Where to start? … Over a week ago, I attended a dialogue—The Importance of Youth Leadership in Africa: A Discussion with Young African Leaders, hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass. Catchy title, but I wish I could say the same about the discussion.
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JASS' Adelaide Mazwarira sits down with JASS supporter and ambassador, Marg VeneKlasen, to ask her how she became bold. Her answer will inspire you!
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Women human rights defenders from 19+ countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work at risk. Read their recommendations here.
Central America and Mexico – and the United States too – have become places in which too many women’s lives don’t matter. It’s time for a change.
We're on the edge of our seats following US Senate hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her experience of sexual violence. And yet, we're equally hopeful. Read the reflections of our staff from across contexts and continents
Reflections about power, movement-building, and our feminist futures; drawn from conversations among 1,700 women’s rights advocates over a four-day dialogue.
This week, we’re asking tough questions about international development at Healing Solidarity, a free online conference on how to better our practices in international development. Check out our related resources for tools and how-to's!

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