Violence

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.
Read the recommendations of 32 women defenders to states and to the United Nations on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and protect women activists from violence.
Read day-to-day accounts by journalist and JASS-ally Laura Carlsen of our 3-day workshop with women land and territory defenders in Mesoamerica.
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Read our initial reflections document from our 2017 convening, Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts, co-organized with the Fund for Global Human Rights.
From March 12-23, hundreds of NGOs, activists, and representatives of UN Member States and entities will gather in New York for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year, the priority theme of the session is rural women and girls - the challenges they face, opportunities for the advancement of their rights, and their contributions to achievements in gender equality.
Today, and throughout March, join us as we celebrate the theme #PressForProgress by spotlighting women who have dedicated their lives to fighting for equality, justice, and peace. We will share stories, resources, and interviews from activists representing diverse movements around the world.
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Check out these timely resources on "closing civic space" and the protection of activists co-produced by JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights.
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