Feminism

JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera sounds off on the struggle of finding stories about black women that move beyond troubling, negative and destructive stereotypes.
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In honor of Berta Cáceres, we share an earlier piece that spotlights some aspects of her journey as an indigenous leader in last few years. Thank you Berta for crossing many lines of courage and justice.
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Julie Lun (Caing Ngaih Lwin), a woman activist from Myanmar, examines violence against women and gender inequality in Myanmar. Julie, who has worked in the humanitarian field, especially for the rights of women and children since 2008, is also one of the regional coordinating group (RCG) representatives of JASS Southeast Asia (JASS SEA).
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For three days in Johannesburg, JASS has been asking the big questions for feminist movement building and activism in Southern Africa: where, what, who, why and how.
Winnet Shamuyarira and Maggie Mapondera recall seven striking things about the Stop Rape Now peaceful protest in Zimbabwe that saw hundreds of women take to the streets to end violence.
The Just Transition framework presents a holistic model of system change, from extractive profiteering towards "ecological restoration, community resilience, and social equity." Drawing from our own experience and concepts, JASS staff review both the strengths and the challenges in advancing this timely model.
This paper articulates a vision for a more feminist UN and recommends both transformative and practical steps that can be taken by a number of actors, including the next Secretary-General, to achieve it. The principles and recommendations outlined here have been offered by leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia, as well as current and former UN staff. They were collected and collated by Sarah Gammage, Lyric Thompson and Rachel Clement of the International Center for Research on Women.
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From #GrantsNotDebt in the UK to #FeesMustFall in South Africa, New York to Sao Paolo, students are mobilising to fight for their right to education. Long-time student activist, Evernice Munando of the Female Students Network Trust reflects on the big issues for Zimbabwean women students today.

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