JASS Mesoamerica

In this booklet, we spotlight JASS' key accomplishments across Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia in 2019. Check out stories from the frontlines of change!
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The JASS Board of Directors is thrilled to announce our next Executive Director: Shereen Essof!
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In Guatemala, the conservative government has been increasingly bold and aggressive about consolidating its powers. The past few months have seen the election of a new conservative president, the dismantling of anti-corruption commission CICIG, and two states of siege on rural and indigenous communities. We interviewed a JASS ally, who preferred to remain anonymous due to security risks, to find out what this all means for our Guatemalan countries.
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Are relocation programs fitting women human rights defenders’ needs?
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Check out how women crossed many lines for justice, equality and peace in 2018!
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“We have seven territories in dispute: body, land, nature, memory, history, worldview, and the state. We have a lot to do.”
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In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.
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June 28 marked the 10-year anniversary of the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya. This precipitated a series of political crises and a dramatic decline in the country’s human rights situation that catalyzed a broad-based citizen’s resistance movement. We spoke with JASS Mesoamerica’s Daysi Flores to hear the latest.
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Rosa Chavez shares her experience at the Serene House, a space for self and collective care and wellbeing of women human rights defenders.
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On this International Women’s Day in this all-important International Women’s Month, with so much to shout about, we are lifting up three things to celebrate with you: Women as first-responders to crises, #GlobalSisterhood, Feminism for everybody.
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