Women’s human rights

JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera and Katswe's Winnet Shamuyarira sound off on a historic court ruling (March, 2015) condemning two perpetrators of street harassment to a year in jail and why there's still a long way to go for Zimbabwean women.
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Long time Honduran feminist activist, Gladys Lanza's 18month prison sentence is a verdict aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay silent.”
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Read Everjoice Win's razor-sharp snapshot of the Southern Africa's changing context—dynamics and trends—as well as opportunities and challenges for women's rights agendas.
Recounting her experience and learnings at the Conference on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties held in Bangkok, Thailand, Maria Mustika of the Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia or Young Indonesian Women Activists’ Forum) enjoins Southeast women to seize the online space.
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On the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Thai women activists made use of creative platforms to popularize taboo topics like abortion. An outdoor street performance, film screening and dialogue with young women, professionals and safe abortion advocates and allies sought to highlight abortion stories from women’s perspective.
Niken Lestari is an urban, middle-class-educated woman. She has experienced verbal violence has survived sexual harassment. Niken is currently one of the regional coordinating group (RCG) representatives of Indonesia. She is also the national coordinator of the newly-formed Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda Indonesia (FAMM-Indonesia) or Indonesian Young Women Activist Forum, a women’s organization influenced and inspired by JASS.
First, humanitarian assistance and emergency aid must be provided immediately in order to avert the crisis from spiraling out of control. The international community, including Thai and Indian authorities, must provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and IDPs who are in immediate need of support. Those seeking shelter and safety should be treated without discrimination.
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25 May 2021 We come together to support the call by our sisters in Myanmar to stop the increasing attacks on the fundamental rights of protesters fighting for democracy. Women actively involved in the protests are continuously harassed. Justice groups in Myanmar have documented that 47 women have been killed as of 30 April 2021.  We are outraged at the political killings and the impunity with which the grave abuses are being committed by the police and the military since decades ago and now intensively on a nationwide level.
On the 15th of April 2021, labor union leader Ma Myo Aye, 53 years old, was arrested in Yangon. She is charged with Penal Code 505-A; imprisonment is up to three years and non-bailable. Ma Myo Aye was among the 3,400 protesters arrested in the course of police and military operations after the Myanmar military staged a coup on the 1st of February 2021.
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The Fund channels funds (within 24 hours) to our allies in times of crises to support women-led organizing responses that repair communities in the short and long-term. Read its impact.
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