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No killing is worse than what the government is doing to us right now, by taking away our ability to make a livelihood and take care of our families, they are killing us.’ (Woman Vendor, Zimbabwe)
Our Executive Director, Lisa VeneKlasen, has some big and exciting news to share!
The Count Me In! Consortium stands in solidarity with our Zimbabwean sisters in protest of the armed forces' sexual violence against women. 
The Count Me In! Consortium stands in solidarity with our Zimbabwean sisters in protest of the armed forces' sexual violence against women.
Zimbabwe is in trouble. We are writing on behalf of our Zimbabwean staff and allies who are on the frontlines of this political and economic crisis to ask for your help.
2019 is finally here and you know what that means – time to make good on your resolution to Read. More. Books. You are in luck because we asked the JASS network to share their favorite books, poems, short stories, and articles that they read in 2018 -- and they delivered.
Did you see this New York Times piece about what to consider in your end-of-year giving? We give it five stars! Because much of it spoke directly to us, we decided to highlight five reasons why JASS should be top of your giving list this year.
The words of Shirley Chisholm sum up 2018 perfectly: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This year, women all over the world mobilized in large numbers and so loudly that the tables were rattling and folding chairs lining up.
Count Me In! Consortium
The Count Me In! Consortium, integrated by Mama Cash, AWID, JASS, CREA and the Urgent Action Funds, expresses its concern and rejection towards the escalation of violence against human rights defenders, journalists, feminists, social movements and civil society organizations in Nicaragua.
JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage of the Fund for Global Human Rights examine how front-line defenders lead the way on the protection of activists and communities in this new article, Power and Safety: Rethinking Protection for Human Rights Defenders.

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