Stronger and Safer: 2019 at a Glance

In this booklet, we spotlight JASS' key accomplishments across Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia in 2019. This year, women were on the frontlines and in the trenches building and mobilizing new kinds of power to make their voices heard, demand justice, and offer alternatives to the status quo. At the same time, women were up against severe backlash in reprisal of their work because as history teaches us when women push harder and win more gains, power reorganizes to reverse their advances. Each of their stories demonstrates what women are up against and how they are pushing back to build collective power and protection while defending their rights, communities, families, and the planet for us all.