Women’s human rights

With both the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Climate Summit underway at the UN, far more important than official declarations will be who is allowed to speak and to be heard. Whose voice matters in this clash of worldviews.
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Increasing women’s political leadership has been on the top of gender equality agendas since the mid-1990s. But women’s rights advocates also recognize that, while having more elected women is important, governments are no longer the sole locus of power and decision-making. In this article we ask, "Where is the real power sitting?"
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Women across Myanmar are coming together to campaign against a proposed bill restricting inter-faith marriage. Despite backlash, they have organized more than 160 women’s and human rights groups to sign a joint statement and more recently, with support from JASS and the Nobel Women’s Initiative, are mobilizing global solidarity and visibility.
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Beyoncé has the internet abuzz, but this time it’s not just about her music and the groundbreaking launch of her new album—it’s also about whether or not she is a feminist. From academics to culture bloggers, community activists to girls who never thought about or used feminism in a written sentence before—and many feminists around the world—black, white, young, old, African, Latina, men, women—everyone’s chattering about whether Beyoncé is a feminist. 
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In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, women activists and their organizations are at the forefront of organized efforts to help families meet their basic needs, regroup, and begin to recover. JASS Southeast Asia, together with its Filipina sisters and partners pooled their connections and resources to bring women together and lead the rebuilding process.
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Guatemala Human Rights Commission-USA, Oxfam America, Rights Action and JASS (Just Associates) invite you to a reception to welcome the Guatemalan and Honduran delegations to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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This case study shares the experiences and perceptions of HIV positive women in Malawi who have organized to change how they view themselves, how they are treated and how to demand their right to decent health care.
Check out JASS' 2012 Annual Report! We hope the stories in this report do justice to the profound yet immeasurable work of JASS’ community. 
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The dust is yet to settle in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe was re-elected for the eighth time amidst serious suspicions of widespread vote-rigging. For many the question is: What will happen next?
Dudziro Nhengu gives us a glimpse of life in Harare as elections approach and shares insights on the contradictions and complexities of (women's) resistance in a challenging, often violent and repressive context.

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