JASS Southeast Asia

On February 14, 2013, people around the world celebrated One Billion Rising Campaign to End Violence Against Women. Given that One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, this campaign encouraged women and men to stand up against violence. It encouraged everyone to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP AND DEMAND an end to this violence. Watch women and men in Indonesia, Cambodia & the Philippines RISE!
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Wendy Maw is a 21-year-old trailblazer from Burma. “I need to learn a lot of new things. I have a huge task being a trainer in human rights education. I have to give the right message to the people.”
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“When you are talking with women, sometimes there is difficulty in language.  I come from West Java which has a different language from West and South Sumatra.  Most of the people from South Sumatra cannot understand the Bahasa language easily as they have a different provincial dialect,” reveals Oemi Faezathi, community organizer of PEKKA.   This is where media tools come in.  
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A recent addition to JASS since November 2012, Yit Sophorn is JASS SEA’s program assistant. Yit completed a sociology degree at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia in 2009. During her studies, she volunteered for different NGOs such as the Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP), Child Rights Foundation (CRF) and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC).
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Rosanna Langara - or “Osang” as she is called, is an activist from the Philippines and since 2007, has been a great addition to JASS, where she began as a participant in JASS Southeast Asia’s first movement-building institute. In September 2012, Osang joined the JASS Southeast Asia team full-time to bring her political smarts, humor, and writing talent to support the region’s knowledge and communications work.
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“One fight, One Voice: Women, Assert Your Rights” was the overarching theme of JASS Southeast Asia’s 2nd annual One Day, One Voice regional campaign. Commemorating the global 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women, during the first week of December, Southeast Asian women from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia & the Philippines took to the street to denounce the increasingly alarming rate of state-sponsored gender-based violence.
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