JASS Southeast Asia

Even with the government's crackdown on activists' plans to organize on International Women's Day, the young women of JASS-inspired network CYWEN plan to make their voices heard, and help advance the momentum for change that is looming on the horizon in Cambodia.
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In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, women activists and their organizations are at the forefront of organized efforts to help families meet their basic needs, regroup, and begin to recover. JASS Southeast Asia, together with its Filipina sisters and partners pooled their connections and resources to bring women together and lead the rebuilding process.
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How can you best support poor women in their struggles for a steadier livelihood when survival is a daily battle? In an interview with JASS Southeast Asia's Osang Langara, PEKKA's Oemi Faezathi explains how this process begins with organizing around women's practical needs.
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"I want to learn more on how to build a movement across the region as a young woman activist.”
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Freedom of expression. How do we understand this very essential element of a strong democracy through the eyes of women? What does it take to make freedom of expression real for women? Our work at JASS tells us that freedom of expression is an aspiration, a right and a perpetual project – one defined by big political forces, local contexts, and beliefs about whose voice counts.
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Following post-election political tension between the two main political parties after the July elections in Cambodia, young women activists from the Cambodian Young Women’s Empowerment Network and others took to the streets to appeal for peace.
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