Feminist movement-building

Sometimes you just don’t know where things will end up. In 2009, JASS held a series of movement building institutes (MBIs) in Southern Africa that were attended by feminist activists in the region. These institutes catalysed energy and intent in different ways. The young women from Zambia who participated in the MBIs returned to their homes determined to ensure that their societies and communities transform. As Wala Nalungwe says, “The flame that was lit at the MBIs it would not end there. We did not want that.
The Philippines has a strong nationalist movement and I grew up in this context.  Movements and movement building are not novel concepts for me.  The Filipino counterpart of movement is kilusan; I learned this word at about the same time I learned how to count and to read.
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After two terms as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst left the post April 30. Women defenders reflect on gains, challenges, and what lies ahead.
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The JASS community gathered in Mexico City in February. Read all the exciting insights and reflections.
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Join us for the next 16 days as we take part in an annual campaign to end gender-based violence: #16DaysofActivism!
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Check out how women crossed many lines for justice, equality and peace in 2018!
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CLICK to watch JASS' Phumi Mtetwa and Zeph Repollo talk about on movement building, self and collective care, intersectionality, and working in repressive contexts - produced in collaboration with FURIA and Raising Voices.
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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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