JASS Southern Africa

Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
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Lucy is a quiet storm, speaking only when necessary, yet intervening with force when confronted with injustice. Lucy’s professional background pertains to project management and organizational development, with an emphasis on movement building, skills which she brings to her role at JASS.
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Learn about the courageous organizing initiatives of four extraordinary networks that we have helped to build, accompany, and sustain.
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The latest reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule by President Donald Trump has far-reaching impacts, especially for women in the Global South. Read their response here.
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UN Working Group & JASS invite you to the Geneva event on May 17, 2017 to learn from the strategies and challenges of women defenders networks from around the world, and how these same networks combat gender discrimination to ensure an environment of protection and equality all women.
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Winnet is a Zimbabwean feminist activist and her activism is informed by her personal experiences. At 18, during her high school leavers’ dinner, Winnet was arrested by police agents along with a friend and she was charged for “loitering for the purposes of prostitution”. Winnet has faced numerous arrests after this incident, and this gave rise to her passion to work with sex workers. She has helped organize and mobilize sex workers in Harare. Winnet's work focuses on women’s bodily autonomy and interrogating power and patriarchy's impact on women's sexual and reproductive rights.
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2016 has been a year of, "mourning and mobilizing". Despite tough circumstances everywhere, JASS is rich with stories of hope and change. It’s been a busy and exciting year for us and we would like to share some of the highlights that have inspired and affirmed the work we do.
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Sibongile (“Sibo”) is an activist with broad professional experience in building movements, feminist advocacy, conflict management, HIV and AIDS management, and capacity-building to mention a few.
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