Research & Analysis

JASS' Research & Analysis provides a vast selection of writings, reports and studies on experiences and lessons drawn from our work and that of colleagues and partners around the world.   

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.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IMD)
Read reflections about the achievements, lessons and experiences of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative and how it has contributed to the protection of women defenders.  “Paving the Road for Freedom and Equality” highlights the efforts and details the IMD's support of women defenders in Mexico and Central America who carry out their justice work in a context of extreme violence, violence against those who dedicate their lives to justice and the defense of universal human rights.  
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
JASS (Just Associates) and Nobel Women's Initiative
Targeted killing of women—including women human rights defenders—has risen alarmingly in recent years in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, reaching crisis proportions, says a new report. In January 2012, the Nobel Women’s Initiative and JASS (Just Associates) organized a 10-day fact-finding mission to these countries led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchu Tum to review the situation of violence against women.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Building on 2009-2010 assessments done of the violence that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face in Mesoamerica, the 2011 update includes new cases and fresh analysis from national WHRD processes and networks across the region.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
An overview of the violence faced by WHRDs in Mesoamerica. This report is intended to spur national and regional analysis of the issue and to generate synergies and solidarity to protect WHRDs, whose commitment and work are vital to advancing democracy, justice, freedom and the further development of society.
Lisa VeneKlasen
When opposing political interests are using the same terms and tactics in diametrically opposed agendas, Lisa Veneklasen asks how we can transform the power of citizen action into sustained change for justice and equality. Article featured by OpenDemocracy. 
Cindy Clark, Ellen Sprenger and Lisa VeneKlasen
An action research project by JASS in collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). This report is the result of an ongoing action research initiative launched by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) to explore these questions and to draw insights into possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations. Produced in colaboration with Lydia Alpízar  of AWID and Joanna Kerr of Action Aid. 

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