JASS Southern Africa

In the wake of the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe, women are coming together to address these basic needs collectively – a critical organizing strategy that is laying the groundwork for a future-oriented agenda to advance economic rights and democracy.
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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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No killing is worse than what the government is doing to us right now, by taking away our ability to make a livelihood and take care of our families, they are killing us.’ (Woman Vendor, Zimbabwe)
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Zimbabwe is in trouble. We are writing on behalf of our Zimbabwean staff and allies who are on the frontlines of this political and economic crisis to ask for your help.
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Prior to joining JASS, Esperance worked for World Web Foundation as Finance Manager then Arterial Network as Finance & Administration Manager. She has worked for other NGOs such as Gender Dynamix, African Monitor, Catholic Welfare and Development(CWD) and has been in NGO sector for more than 10 years and passionate with what she does. She holds a Degree in Accounting &Taxation, a Diploma in Accounting, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Human Resources Management Certificate. Esperance is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.
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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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JASS Southern Africa stands in solidarity with the #TOTALSHUTDOWN Intersectional Women's March Against Gender-based Violence.
Zimbabwean women have a shared vision of a Zimbabwe that embraces diversity and is inclusive - read it here! Co-created by JASS Southern Africa and the Institute for Young Women's Development
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.
Read our initial reflections document from our 2017 convening, Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts, co-organized with the Fund for Global Human Rights.

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