Economic justice

June 28 marked the 10-year anniversary of the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya. This precipitated a series of political crises and a dramatic decline in the country’s human rights situation that catalyzed a broad-based citizen’s resistance movement. We spoke with JASS Mesoamerica’s Daysi Flores to hear the latest.
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JASS and Move to End Violence organized a 10-day women-to-women cross-border exchange among 21 women of color activists leading grassroots women’s organizing in the U.S., with JASS Mesoamerica and our allies from Guatemala and Honduras. The exchange aimed to build cross-border connections and learning, and explore how to connect our strategies to combat violence, climate change, corruption, and the crises of governance in our countries.
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Authoritarianism. Militarism. Fundamentalism. Extractivism. While contexts differ, the convergence of these four trends have become fertile ground for escalating violence against women and women activists around the world.
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In the wake of the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe, women are coming together to address these basic needs collectively – a critical organizing strategy that is laying the groundwork for a future-oriented agenda to advance economic rights and democracy.
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No killing is worse than what the government is doing to us right now, by taking away our ability to make a livelihood and take care of our families, they are killing us.’ (Woman Vendor, Zimbabwe)
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JASS collaborated with filmmakers Maria del Pilar Godoy and Renato Martínez to develop this short documentary on women within the migrant caravan travelling through Central America and Mexico in 2018. 
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Zimbabwe is in trouble. We are writing on behalf of our Zimbabwean staff and allies who are on the frontlines of this political and economic crisis to ask for your help.
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If there is one thing we can say about this past year, it is that 2017 was the year of women. Find out why in our annual report! Cover photo credit: Center for Women's Resources (CWR)
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A case study featuring our Indonesian partner, PEKKA, and their grassroots feminist strategies for counteracting social exclusion with women's collective power.
Following historical elections in Mexico, there is a need for communities to come together to strengthen social fabric and movements with collective power.

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