Feminist movement-building

The Our Bodies, Our Lives Campaign for Better ARVs has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2012. JASS Southern Africa gathered over 18 Malawian partners and allies to reflect on three years of organizing alongside the women activist leaders who drive the campaign within their communities by standing up and speaking out for alternative ARVs, better healthcare and the resources to sustain their lives and livelihoods. For the women, the tangible fruits of this campaign and more than a decade of HIV-AIDS organizing are a strong marker that a movement is not built by one organization but through the learning, sharing, exchange and collaboration of many.
Women across Myanmar are coming together to campaign against a proposed bill restricting inter-faith marriage. Despite backlash, they have organized more than 160 women’s and human rights groups to sign a joint statement and more recently, with support from JASS and the Nobel Women’s Initiative, are mobilizing global solidarity and visibility.
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“As a Cambodian woman, everyday is a constant negotiation for me. After endless discussions, I was able to convince my mother to give me a chance to get a higher education. It almost seemed impossible, but I was able to do it,” says Chamnorng Som, member of the JASS-inspired organization CYWEN.
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Mahatma Gandhi used to say, “What is obtained with violence can only be maintained with violence”. It is with violence that the power elite successfully kidnapped democracy in our country. As much as they have wanted to disguise the truth by repeatedly lying in order to convince us that “national reconciliation” is underway, we are aware that this dictatorship that began with a coup d’état continues to destroy our lives and condemn many of us to death.
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How do you work in diverse locations and political contexts, with a diversity of marginalized women around different issues and interests? Informative piece by JASS Board Co-Chair, Srilatha Batliwala situates JASS' work within the "meshworks" framework by Arturo Escobar.
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On September 20, 2013 The Elliot School of George Washington University held a panel discussion on the concept of "Disruption" and what that means in the context of women's movements, past and present in the shift to move beyond gender mainstreaming. JASS Director Lisa VeneKlasen and Board co-Chair Srilatha Batliwala were invited to speak alongside Aruna Rao and Joanne Sandler from Gender at Work and Alivelu Ramisetty, Gender Advisor for Oxfam America. Listen to the audio of the event! 
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"I want to learn more on how to build a movement across the region as a young woman activist.”
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Check out JASS' 2012 Annual Report! We hope the stories in this report do justice to the profound yet immeasurable work of JASS’ community. 
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