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As I look forward to the opening of the AWID forum , I am quite excited about the work that the young feminist have planned for the conference.It pleases me to know that space has been opened up for young feminists within the forum and I hope their visibility will make an impact. One of the young feminists today said, "If you want to go fast, walk alone but if you want to go far, walk with others."
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This session, which uses the JASS Southern Africa framework and video as it’s core outline, will look at HIV/AIDS from the lens of power and inequality in order to define the many ways that this urgent challenge facing women presents opportunities for movement-building and energizing women's rights agendas.
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We have a bad cholera outbreak. Everywhere I look, I get worried - anyone, including me, has a high chance of contracting cholera. As if we have not had enough troubles with the political jokers and the central bank severely compromising our right to life. I get increasingly angry, yet I know anger only gets me into a state of compromising my immune system.
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Since my return from Guatemala, I've been trying to keep up with the unfolding political repression in Nicaragua. I admit that it's impossible for me to watch from a rational distance.
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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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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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