Feminist movement-building

The work of women human rights defenders is essential to achieving democracy and peace, especially in violent contexts, and supporting their protection and wellbeing is vital. In Mexico and Central America, women defenders are organizing themselves amidst alarming violence against women and activists.
"There is no revolution without the other 51%: lessons from feminist movements about how change happens." In this edition, HIVOS and JASS team up to feature women's civic activism.
As the next election cycle approaches in Zimbabwe, formulating joint strategies to deal with an established pattern of political violence against women activists while ensuring their safety, security and wellbeing is vital.
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Young women activists of FAMM-Indonesia stood side by side, wrists roped together, mouths taped, to express their vehement opposition to the proposed Ormas Bill, which obliges organizations to “uphold morality and ethics and nurture the country’s religious and cultural norms.”
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In a context where conservative culture, social disparities and economic struggles exacerbate violence against women, fracture communities and serve to entrench the inequalities that oppress women daily, a group of community-based activists are coming together to compose a different narrative.
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Barely five months into its formation, FAMM-Indonesia is already making waves. From text messaging blast campaigns against the discriminatory regulation of women's bodies to mobilizing dialogues and protests to amplify women's voices, FAMM is building young women's movements in Indonesia.
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Shereen Essof and Maggie Mapondera ask, 'what's in a partnership?'
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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
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