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Throughout our history are moments when it seems like collective efforts for justice are hopeless. For every step forward, it feels like we are pushed two steps back, with no finish line in sight. This year feels like one of those moments, where almost everywhere in the world, violence and inequality are deepening, while our very survival is at stake as corrupt governments and corporate interests control and exploit our land and precious natural resources.
A new article by JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage (Fund for Global Human Rights) examining how front-line defenders are leading the way on protection strategies for activists and communities.
A case study featuring our Indonesian partner, PEKKA, and their grassroots feminist strategies for counteracting social exclusion with women's collective power.
JASS' Adelaide Mazwarira sits down with JASS supporter and ambassador, Marg VeneKlasen, to ask her how she became bold. Her answer will inspire you!
Women human rights defenders from 19+ countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work at risk. Read their recommendations here.
Central America and Mexico – and the United States too – have become places in which too many women’s lives don’t matter. It’s time for a change.
Women human rights defenders
Women human rights defenders from 19 countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work for justice and equality at risk. Read their recommendations here.
We're on the edge of our seats following US Senate hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her experience of sexual violence. And yet, we're equally hopeful. Read the reflections of our staff from across contexts and continents
The Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative call on the Honduran government to ensure a just trial for those charged with the murder of Berta Cáceres, land and human rights defender assassinated in 2016.
Lisa VeneKlasen
Reflections about power, movement-building, and our feminist futures; drawn from conversations among 1,700 women’s rights advocates over a four-day dialogue.

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