JASS Mesoamerica

We’re kicking off this year’s International Women’s Month in New York! Alongside hundreds of allies and advocates, JASS is at United Nations Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) to spotlight the incredible work that women are leading around the world.
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JASS collaborated with filmmakers Maria del Pilar Godoy and Renato Martínez to develop this short documentary on women within the migrant caravan travelling through Central America and Mexico in 2018. 
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The Count Me In! Consortium, integrated by Mama Cash, AWID, JASS, CREA and the Urgent Action Funds, expresses its concern and rejection towards the escalation of violence against human rights defenders, journalists, feminists, social movements and civil society organizations in Nicaragua.
JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage of the Fund for Global Human Rights examine how front-line defenders lead the way on the protection of activists and communities in this new article, Power and Safety: Rethinking Protection for Human Rights Defenders.
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If there is one thing we can say about this past year, it is that 2017 was the year of women. Find out why in our annual report! Cover photo credit: Center for Women's Resources (CWR)
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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.
The Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative call on the Honduran government to ensure a just trial for those charged with the murder of Berta Cáceres, land and human rights defender assassinated in 2016.
To Apply: People interested should send their letter of interest, CV, relevant writing sample (in English or Spanish, or both) by September 30, 2018 at the latest to jassmeso.asociadas@gmail.com with the following subject: “Regional Resource Mobilization Coordinator”. No phone calls please.
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Following historical elections in Mexico, there is a need for communities to come together to strengthen social fabric and movements with collective power.
My name is Rosa Chávez, I am a Mayan K’iche’ Kaqchiquel women, poet, artist and educator. For me, naming this identity is and important way of recognizing my ancestors, my past, but also my present. I have published five poetry books and I am part of the editorial committee of the feminist newspaper La Cuerda.
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