Regional Articles Archives for June 2014

JASS is proud to announce that Nani Zulminarni, a key member of our network and founding Regional Director of JASS Southeast Asia was presented with The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Leadership Award on June 18, 2014. This award honors Nani's leadership of PEKKA, an extraordinary movement of women headed households organized since 2002.

“If you want women’s votes in 2014 put 75 billion on the table for better ARVs,” was the challenge that Malawian activist leaders put on the table in the run-up to the general elections on May 20. While Malawi’s bid to ensure 50% representation of women in politics was not realized in this election cycle, HIV positive women activists stood up boldly to voice their demands to presidential and parliamentary candidates.

JASS is proud to announce that the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative has been honored with the 2014 Letelier-Moffitt International Award for Human Rights. This award affirms the importance of women’s perspectives and a movement-building approach to human rights work particularly in violent contexts.