JASS Southeast Asia

Beirut, Paris, Baghdad, Syria... Too many communities torn by violence. We grieve with the families and communities hurt. Amidst the senseless and inevitable clamors for more war, the many gestures of solidarity that ripple across social media remind us of our common humanity and the enduring demand for peace.
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“I believe that in the midst of all that despair, we need to nurture hope in ourselves as women, to believe that we are capable, that it’s possible to do something on behalf of our people.” – Berta Cáceres, 2014 It’s been a troubling week in troubling times. In the face of political fear mongering, people across the world have pulled together and amplified demands for change. Mourning and mobilizing is how love conquers hate.
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First, a message of solidarity to the families and friends of those injured and killed in the recent Manchester bombing and to all those throughout the Middle East who continue to suffer from ceaseless wars. This sustained violence feeds on and fuels fear, anger and hatred—the key ingredients that serve to legitimize more weapons and more restrictions on basic rights. As we mourn, we must also untangle and change the policies and politics of inequality, discrimination, and dislocation that spark this violence.
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Authoritarianism. Militarism. Fundamentalism. Extractivism. While contexts differ, the convergence of these four trends have become fertile ground for escalating violence against women and women activists around the world.
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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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A contextual analysis of Southeast Asia highlighting the ways that ordinary people, activists, human rights defenders, and social movements are organizing to protect their communities from destruction and injustice, even in extremely precarious and dangerous situations
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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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A case study featuring our Indonesian partner, PEKKA, and their grassroots feminist strategies for counteracting social exclusion with women's collective power.
FAMM is a network of more than 350 young women from 30 provinces across Indonesia uniting diverse activists across issues. See how a grassroots human rights network emerged in a context of closing space and rising fundamentalism.
Read the recommendations of 32 women defenders to states and to the United Nations on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and protect women activists from violence.

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