Regional Articles Archives for November 2015

This year’s One Day, One Voice (ODOV) theme, “Our Rights, Our Resources, Our Life”, JASS will spotlight the courageous ways women are defending their rights on resources—e.g. land, water, food) and social services like education—against governments, private firms and corporate interests.

From landslides and floods to earthquakes and forest fires—environmental crises are plaguing the people of Southeast Asia. Women in Indonesia and Myanmar are leading emergency responses and organizing their communities to respond and prevent future problems.

Guatemalan citizens did what many saw as, “the impossible.” Led by university students adept at social media, they mobilized a unified demand for justice that hadn’t been seen in the country in decades—bringing together all Guatemalan voices, including urban middle class, women and indigenous and rural peoples.