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“The machete as a symbol of the work of our mothers and grandfathers in the fields and not as a weapon of violence as it has been stigmitized.”
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The Nobel Women’s Initiative, in partnership with JASS and the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation, hosted “Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality,” May 10-12, 2009, in Antigua, Guatemala.
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The morning sessions conclude with energy and enthusiasm high among the participants of the international strategy conference, Women Redefining Democracy, coordinated by the Nobel Women's Initiative. 
The Nobel Women's Initiative's (NWI) Women Redefining Democracy International Conference in which 120 women from 36 countries gathered in Guatemala to discuss the role of women in redefining democracy as well as formulating strategies on how to bridge the gap between women's human rights and democracy.
Taking advantage of the presence of feminist activists from around the world at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Mexico, JASS convened a dialogue among women from Africa and the Americas – primarily Mexico and Central America – to share perspectives about the state of women’s movements in their context, the distinct challenges they face, and the new directions they see in women’s organizing.
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This report is the result of monitoring and critical analyses by non-government organizations (NGO) in Indonesia concerning the implementation of CEDAWthroughout the years 1998-2007. It is made on the basis of the mechanism of the CEDAW committee that makes it possible for non-government organizations to propose a shadow report as a counterpart/ alternative report to the report prepared by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
An action research project by JASS in collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). This report is the result of an ongoing action research initiative launched by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) to explore these questions and to draw insights into possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations. Produced in colaboration with Lydia Alpízar  of AWID and Joanna Kerr of Action Aid. 
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Also available in Spanish. Making Change Happen is a series of short publications about the strategies and ideas shaping social justice work produced by Just Associates in collaboration with various partners. Each publication takes on a different theme.
The successes achieved by social justice advocates at a series of important UN and other international gatherings throughout the 1990s molded transnational civil society strategies and in many ways, raised expectations about what is possible. In addition to policy gains, these efforts managed to shift the discourses of gender equality, sustainable development, and human rights and helped to forge national and international movements and alliances.
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