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A New Weave was translated to Bahasa Indonesian in 2006. A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, neighborhood organizing, legal rights education, and large-scale campaign advocacy experiences worldwide, A New Weave combines concrete and practical action “steps” with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of people-centered politics from planning to action. Published in 2002 and reprinted in 2007, the guide is unique in its emphasis on power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and based on the concrete experiences of social change in dozens of countries worldwide.
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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, neighborhood organizing, legal rights education, and large-scale campaign advocacy experiences worldwide, A New Weave combines concrete and practical action “steps” with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of people-centered politics from planning to action. Published in 2002 and reprinted in 2007, the guide is unique in its emphasis on power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and based on the concrete experiences of social change in dozens of countries worldwide.
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Within the past five years “theory of change” has been promoted and popularized by some of the world’s largest charitable foundations as a way for social change organizations to describe and evaluate their work. Look around, and you’ll find social service and mission-driven NGOs of all sizes and shapes espousing their “theory of change” in funding proposals and promotional materials.
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“Feminist movement builders in Indonesia are sharpening their pencils and booting up their laptops. Fourteen young women from across Indonesia recently came together to improve their writing skills as a critical tool for effective activism and advocacy. “I want to write about the difficulties experienced by rural women in accessing health facilities,” said Sutiyem.
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The reunion with the women we have been working with in Malawi was emotional. Tiwonge, who has been involved since the beginning in 2007, lifted me up in the air as if I was a piece of paper. She is very strong. There were lots of hugs, tears and kisses. It was a reunion of body and spirit.
At APC Women'sNet "Connect Your Rights!" Workshop in Mombasa, Kenya. My mind is literally exploding with concepts and ideas.I’m at the APC Women'sNet "Connect Your Rights!" Workshop in Mombasa. We opened the workshop with a spectrogram exercise in which all the participants thought about these three overarching statements, and expressed their opinion along a spectrum, each having an opportunity to express the reasoning behind their positioning: Security is only a concern for people who have something to hide.
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In April 2011, JASS Southern Africa and Musasa Project launched the Heart-Mind-Body initiative in Zimbabwe, gathering 26 women activists, each with diverse experiences and perspectives, united by a common anxiety: how to sustain themselves and their work in challenging and often violent environments. Putting self-care at the center of sustained women’s organizing, the circle was a space for reflection, relaxation, and dialogue. Over two days, women shared experiences of insecurity, trauma and violence and exchanged survival strategies.
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Looking back at JASS' Movement Building Initiative in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa
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Who wins over both feminist activists and the World Bank and Japanese government? The answer is PEKKA, JASS’ Indonesian partner, a network of women headed households. Nani Zulminarni, JASS Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator and founding director of PEKKA, was in Washington, DC with her colleague Petronella Peniloli, PEKKA leader and Village Chief, on January 19th for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF). Selected after a thorough assessment by Bank experts, PEKKA was chosen as the number one best project funded by the JSDF.
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Marisela Escobedo Ortiz was murdered on December 16, 2010 on the steps of the Chihuahua State Government Palace. She was demanding justice for her own daughter, Rubi Marisol Frayre, murdered in Ciudad Juarez.  Frayre’s killer was released by authorities despite confessing to the crime and leading investigators to her burned remains in a city dump.
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