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With Action Aid International, JASS facilitated a structured participatory process for women's rights activists to document stories that reflect innovative insights and lessions for navigating, resisting and engaging power.
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With the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place in New York (March 4-15), IM-Defensoras send a plea to CSW to take effective measures to eradicate violence against women human rights defenders. The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders 
On the 25thand 26th of January, the National Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Network convened a meeting of more than 60 indigenous, rural and mestiza WHRD.  Dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of women, they gathered from diverse regions of the country for the Third National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico. 
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At the 12th AWID Forum, JASS organized the in-depth session “Access to and Control over Resources: Organizing for Women’s EmPOWERment”. The following section presents some of the key ideas discussed in an attempt to broaden the understanding of access and control of resources from an analysis of power and rights. An example of these power dynamics is illustrated in a case from Guatemala where indigenous women and their communities’ struggle for recognition, rights, and resources threatened by mining industries.
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Attacks against women and women activists are on the rise in Mexico and Central America. Policy analyst and journalist Laura Carlsen details this dangerous trend.  Also available in Spanish (file below) and in English on: America's Program Huffington Post * Photo courtesy of America's Program. 
Reflections from Women’s Movements about Gender and Rights in Practice.
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JASS participated in a global learning project involving social justice actors around the world to debate and define better approaches to assessing and learning from chage. This porject was coordinated by IDS and spported by the ford foundation. a publication with case studies and debates in forthcoming. This is an evaluation by Jennifer Chapman and Amboka Wameyo.
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A summary from the Africa Global Monitoring Framework (GMF) Learning Meeting – 5th to 8th December, 2006
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A dialogue for building movement solidarity for economic justice, peace, and women's rights.
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Flow chart of elements of a trade union strategy.
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