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200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World! Along with acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and brave planet guardian Vandana Shiva, is JASS’ very own Executive Director and Co-Founder, Lisa VeneKlasen!
JASS is co-leading a fact-finding mission to Honduras and Guatemala with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation. JASS' own Executive Director Lisa Veneklasen will join the delegation, who will hear first-hand testimony from women human rights defenders and indigenous activists defending rights and the environment in violent contexts.
Marusia Lopez with Alexa Bradley
Read the 6th installment of our Making Change Happen series, Rethinking Protection, Power, and Movements: Lessons from Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica, which brings a feminist and social movement perspective to the emerging conversations about the shifting dynamics of power and protection.
The Fifth Barefoot Guide Writer's Collective
This beautiful new Barefoot Guide, published by JASS-ally The Barefoot Guide Connection, dedicates Chapter 1 to JASS’ movement building work with HIV+ women organizing for health justice in Malawi.
Lindsee joined JASS in September 2017, serving to support the Executive Director, Board, and JASS Leadership Team. She holds a Master's degree from Teachers College at Columbia University where she studied International Educational Development with an emphasis on humanitarian issues. Lindsee spent the past few years in New York, where she most recently worked as the office administrator at an international agricultural data company. She previously consulted for the Women’s Refugee Commission and the DREAM Project in the Dominican Republic.
Francesca Feruglio, Niken Listari, Emma Bell, and Karen Brock
Conducted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and carried out by FAMM Indonesia, a women's organization co-created and accompanied by JASS, this research paper delves into the topic of young women's participation in politics and public spaces. Though intensely marginalized and subject to backlash, this study finds that young women may overcome the closing of space through creative community organizing that strengthens self-esteem, builds infromal relationships, and increases leadership capabilities.
Patricia Ardon and Daysi Flores
This academic article, published on Sur, contextualizes and analyzes women-led resistance to patriarchy, capitalism, and racism in Central America. In the shadow of Central America's historical violence, JASS authors Ardon and Flores look to feminists and indigenous women as the front line defenders of human rights for themselves, their communities, and the world. Read more to see how women have organized against backlash, repression, and systematic violence, creating an alternative model for survival in the face of an ever-changing landscape.
Written by Lina Han
Over 80 local, national, regional, and international organizations signed the following letter addressed to the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (FinnFund). expressing their concern with details shared during the July 6th announcement by the FMO and Finnfund regarding their withdrawal from the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The letter was delivered to the Managing Director and CEO at the FinnFund and CEO at the FMO in early August 2017. 

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