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
Katswe Sistahood and JASS Southern Africa have joined forces to help young women and girls in Zimbabwe use popular performance art to challenge taboos surrounding sex, sexuality, and women’s bodies, while also organizing for support, protection, and change in a context of corruption and violence against women and girls.
JASS (Just Associates)
The daughter of slain Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres called Friday for an immediate halt to the controversial dam project which the renowned human rights leader had mounted a decade long fight to stop.
Shereen Essof and Alia Khan
This case study was presented at the Scaling Accountability: Integrated Approaches to Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy workshop organised by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, School of International Service at American University, the International Budget Partnership and Government Watch of Ateneo School of Government, held 18-20 June 2015, in Washington, D.C. It discusses JASS’ work in Malawi, which began in 2007 as an effort to facilitate and support the greater participation of women living with HIV / AIDS (WLHIV) in all matters affecting their lives.
Just Associates, Association for Progressive Communications, Women'sNet
JASS in partnership with Women’sNet and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is proud to present the ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit. A toolkit designed to help activists harness information and communications technologies (ICTs) to support more effective, strategic, resilient, visible and safe movements!
Basali Amoho provides a container for women’s activism as individuals and as a community. The group aims to bring diverse women together, whatever their religion or background, to advocate against gender imbalances and violence against women.
This report brings you stories and insights from across the JASS network. Here, you'll read how different women see their world and the innovative ways they are challenging abuses of power and building deeply democratic alternatives.
Everjoice Win
Read Everjoice Win's razor-sharp snapshot of the Southern Africa's changing context—dynamics and trends—as well as opportunities and challenges for women's rights agendas.
Hope Chigudu
In this thought-provoking article, Hope Chigudu shares her inspiring words on the importance of "planting seeds of empowerment in a disempowering context" as she describes the journey of Malawian HIV positive women's courageous fight for decent for health care resources and the rewards that came with it.
Shereen Essof & Lisa VeneKlasen with Alia Khan & Adelaide Mazwarira
This case study shares the experiences and perceptions of HIV positive women in Malawi who have organized to change how they view themselves, how they are treated and how to demand their right to decent health care.
ActionAid
A summary from the Africa Global Monitoring Framework (GMF) Learning Meeting – 5th to 8th December, 2006

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