JASS Mesoamerica

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JASS is co-leading a fact-finding mission to Honduras and Guatemala with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation. JASS' own Executive Director Lisa Veneklasen will join the delegation, who will hear first-hand testimony from women human rights defenders and indigenous activists defending rights and the environment in violent contexts.
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Over 80 local, national, regional, and international organizations signed the following letter addressed to the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (FinnFund). expressing their concern with details shared during the July 6th announcement by the FMO and Finnfund regarding their withdrawal from the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The letter was delivered to the Managing Director and CEO at the FinnFund and CEO at the FMO in early August 2017. 
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UN Working Group & JASS invite you to the Geneva event on May 17, 2017 to learn from the strategies and challenges of women defenders networks from around the world, and how these same networks combat gender discrimination to ensure an environment of protection and equality all women.
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A year on from the assassination of indigenous leader Berta Caceres, five Honduras leaders give six key lessons on carrying on the global fight.
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After the unprecedented mobilizations which led to the overthrow of a corrupt president and vice-president, Guatemala now faces a challenge shared by democracies around the world.
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Note: JASS is proud to be a co-signer of the following declaration to support the new International Experts Advisory Group to investigate the murder of our friend and colleague, Berta Cáceres, defender of land, territory, and indigenous and women's rights in Honduras. The undersigned organizations support the creation of the International Experts Advisory Group (GAIPE, by its Spanish initials), formed to collaborate in the investigation of the murder of Berta Cáceres Flores and the attempted murder of human rights defender, Gustavo Castro Soto.
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Given the importance of the use of community radio among women grassroots organizers and human rights defenders in Mesoamerica, JASS Honduras began in 2012 to produce the Spanish-language radio program “Tercas con la Esperanza” (Determined to Hope).  In the new edition of programs produced with Radio Progreso and retransmitted by the community radios of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the program features news and feminist analysis that reaches thousands of Hondurans each THURSDAY FROM 12:00 TO 1:00, local time, and by Internet people all over
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Valentín has worked with many national civil society organizations on sexual and reproductive rights, youth, grassroots development and legislative advocacy.
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