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

Women are stepping into this moment of crisis with great resolve, creativity, and resilience. Rather than hear from us, hear directly from these women leaders.
COVID-19 has killed thousands, infected millions, and changed our way of life. JASS spoke to our staff and allies on four continents about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives, their communities and the work they do.
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.

Blog Entries

Now, more than ever, we must pay attention to the body. Today is the time to come together, build a community supported by rituals, and do our best to support and uplift one another, daily.
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

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.
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

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.