Resources Advanced Search

Our Executive Director and Co-founder, Lisa VeneKlasen, has some big and exciting news to share!
“We have seven territories in dispute: body, land, nature, memory, history, worldview, and the state. We have a lot to do.”
Our JASS Southeast Asia team in the Philippines report that after more than a decade of persistent grassroots organizing and advocacy, legislation that would guarantee protection for human rights defenders (HRD) may finally come to fruition this year.
The reflections in this story offer a glimpse of the failed promise of mining as an economic development strategy for people, and underscore the need for local communities and justice activists to define and reclaim the meaning of “development.”
In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.
June 28 marked the 10-year anniversary of the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya. This precipitated a series of political crises and a dramatic decline in the country’s human rights situation that catalyzed a broad-based citizen’s resistance movement. We spoke with JASS Mesoamerica’s Daysi Flores to hear the latest.
Rosa Chavez shares her experience at the Serene House, a space for self and collective care and wellbeing of women human rights defenders.
In this episode of Open Gov Stories, JASS ED, Lisa VeneKlasen and long-time JASS friend, Emira Woods talk about becoming aware of injustice at an early age and what led them to their careers growing up in the United State and Liberia.
JASS and Raising Voices
Watch our latest live video featuring JASS Mesoamerica's Daysi Flores and Raising Voices' Jean Kemitare talking about movement building and intersectionality!
On #MothersDay, we are honored the courage and ingenuity of mothers around the world who are standing up, speaking out, and challenging injustice, starting with the feminist moms in our network!

Pages