Women human rights defenders

This week, 20 years after the United Nations adopted the Resolution on Human Rights Defenders and 5 years after the Resolution on Women Human Rights Defenders, 32 women activists and human rights defenders gather to mark the anniversary. From indigenous leaders protecting their land to women of color organizing for racial justice, these activists – bold defensoras from 18 different countries – bring deep knowledge of the struggle for justice and their own experiences crea
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.
Meet Dalila, one of the leaders of Madre Tierra. Her organization advocates for rural women’s equal access to land, a right that Guatemalan women have on paper but not always in practice.
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Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
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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.
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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To celebrate this One Billion Rising's theme on SOLIDARITY, we asked activists from our community to share their reflections.
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As JASS in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, we express our collective concern about the growing violence, violations of basic political and civil rights, and deterioration of democratic institutions in Honduras in the context of the very contested elections.
Follow JASS during the annual international campaign, #16DaysofActivism as we feature extraordinary stories about women's organizing efforts from across the our regional networks. You will learn about what are they confronting and how are they responding.
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