Southeast Asia - What's New


Urgent Actions & Appeals

JASS Southeast Asia joins regional and international human rights allies in expressing its solidarity with the Filipino farmers and Lumad indigenous peoples who stood up for their right to food and resources. JASS likewise condemns the violent dispersal of the farmers and indigenous peoples in Kidapawan, North Cotabato on 1 April 2016 where 29 women are detained, including three pregnant women and six elderly individuals.
Last month, heavy rains coupled with cyclone Komen ravaged Myanmar, causing floods and landslides in 12 out 14 states in Myanmar. This is considered as the worst natural disaster to hit the country in decades.

Regional

Ajeng Herliyanti of FAMM-Indonesia knows the challenges that come with providing safe spaces to activists at risk. She's also acutely aware that FAMM-Indonesia's responses to distinct dangers must be agile. Find out how Ajeng and her organization foster safe spaces for 350 LBTI, Muslim, rural, and indigenous women activists.
Thousands of Southeast Asian women and men will join together in solidarity with women human rights defenders at risk during JASS Southeast Asia’s regional One Day, One Voice Campaign, which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.
In 2015, women activists in Southeast Asia were on the frontlines of crises and change. Despite experiencing some setbacks, women activists united and took collective action on critical issues affecting them such as repressive laws and backlash. The following stories highlight the different ways that Southeast Asian women rose above some of 2015’s most challenging moments: 

Blog Entries

Like most Cambodian women, journalist Chantrea Koeut-Urgell knows how it feels to face gender inequality. Chantrea shares her experiences of growing up in a patriarchal society that considered women weak and their reputations easily stained. She shares her powerful story from childhood trauma to sexual harassment she’s faced at work.

Resources

This booklet spotlights.our extraordinary networks that we have helped build, accompany and sustain. You will learn not only what women confront in hostile contexts, but also how they courageously respond with creative strategies that account for safety and risk and offer alternative solutions that support entire communities
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.

Women Crossing the Line

FAMM-Indonesia, Malawi, Alquimia
Learn about the courageous organizing initiatives of four extraordinary networks that we have helped to build, accompany, and sustain.