Southern Africa - Initiatives

Building Women's Collective Power

Women activists from across Southern Africa and around the world at the JASS SNA Feminist Movement Builders School 2012

JASS identifies dynamic women leaders from a wide range of contexts and experiences to bring their expertise. Through feminist political education, analytical training and alliance-building, JASS strengthens and supports women’s organising from the grassroots and beyond.

Feminist Knowledge & Communications

Activist, Rudo Chigudu and Activist-Writer Dudzi Nhengu at AWID 2012

JASS builds women’s voice, strengthening their capacity to use communications to break down barriers, speak out against violence, oppression and inequality, and put their issues on the negotiating table.


Martha Tholanah, Angeline Chiwetani at the Wellbeing Circle 2012 Zimbabwe

To fight against violence in its many forms across the region, JASS has developed the Heart—Mind—Body methodology, a political approach that builds and strengthens solidarity and creates safe spaces for reflection and analysis beyond formal structures. 


Activist Tiwonge Gondwe marching at the Global Race to Save Lives Conference

JASS’ country initiatives train and accompany women activists, connecting them with cutting edge formal and informal networks from the local to regional levels to build movements from the ground up.