Southern Africa - Resources

Martha Tholana
Martha Tholanah's digital story created during "Telling Our Stories," a JASS digital storytelling workshop held at Women's Net in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 21-25th, 2008. Part of JASS' Feminist Movement Building Initiative in Southern Africa
Looking back at JASS' Movement Building Initiative in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa
Defensoras de los derechos humanos
Defensoras de los derechos humanos de 19 países exigen que se ponga fin a la violencia y la discriminación que siguen poniendo en peligro sus vidas, sus derechos y sus trabajo indispensable en pro de la justicia e igualdad. Vea las recomendaciones.
Women human rights defenders
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.
JASS
Read the recommendations of 32 women defenders to states and to the United Nations on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and protect women activists from violence.
JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights
Read our initial reflections document from our 2017 convening, Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts, co-organized with the Fund for Global Human Rights.
Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
JASS
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
The Fifth Barefoot Guide Writer's Collective
This beautiful new Barefoot Guide, published by JASS-ally The Barefoot Guide Connection, dedicates Chapter 1 to JASS’ movement building work with HIV+ women organizing for health justice in Malawi.
Valerie Miller & Maria Suarez Toro
This resource explores the integration between popular education and feminist perspectives on knowledge and power. Drawing on principles of feminist epistemology, we examine a variety of learning approaches that combine artistic expression with resonance and the butterfly effect. 
For JASS, 2014 was a year of recognition, impact and going deeper in our movement-building strategies to support women and organizations leading social justice efforts. Our sustained efforts in equipping activists and networks at the community level generated global impact and opportunities for women’s voice, visibility and collective power on human rights. The report highlights some of the key moments that stood out.

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