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Zimbabwe is in trouble. We are writing on behalf of our Zimbabwean staff and allies who are on the frontlines of this political and economic crisis to ask for your help.
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The words of Shirley Chisholm sum up 2018 perfectly: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This year, women all over the world mobilized in large numbers and so loudly that the tables were rattling and folding chairs lining up.
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The Count Me In! Consortium, integrated by Mama Cash, AWID, JASS, CREA and the Urgent Action Funds, expresses its concern and rejection towards the escalation of violence against human rights defenders, journalists, feminists, social movements and civil society organizations in Nicaragua.
JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage of the Fund for Global Human Rights examine how front-line defenders lead the way on the protection of activists and communities in this new article, Power and Safety: Rethinking Protection for Human Rights Defenders.
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Throughout our history are moments when it seems like collective efforts for justice are hopeless. For every step forward, it feels like we are pushed two steps back, with no finish line in sight. This year feels like one of those moments, where almost everywhere in the world, violence and inequality are deepening, while our very survival is at stake as corrupt governments and corporate interests control and exploit our land and precious natural resources.
A new article by JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage (Fund for Global Human Rights) examining how front-line defenders are leading the way on protection strategies for activists and communities.
Women human rights defenders from 19+ countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work at risk. Read their recommendations here.
Central America and Mexico – and the United States too – have become places in which too many women’s lives don’t matter. It’s time for a change.
The Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative call on the Honduran government to ensure a just trial for those charged with the murder of Berta Cáceres, land and human rights defender assassinated in 2016.
JASS Southern Africa stands in solidarity with the #TOTALSHUTDOWN Intersectional Women's March Against Gender-based Violence.

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