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JASS Southeast Asia’s Yit Sophorn explains how the young women are standing up to fight against rape and all forms of violence against women in Cambodia.
JASS Southern Africa's Bridgette Magqaza explores the strange dynamics of mixed gender spaces and asks why it's so important to create women's only spaces for movement building.
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The Cambodian Young Women’s Empowerment Network (CYWEN) and other young women’s groups stood in solidarity with women workers who are calling for decent wages. These young women demanded no less than justice for the woman who died in a recent SL workers’ demonstration in Phnom Penh.
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.
Cambodia’s fragile political situation led women’s groups and NGOs to establish a group of youth volunteers, the First Aid Group, whose main role is to give immediate medical aid to Cambodian protesters in case violence sparks in the peace demonstrations. Women from the JASS-inspired Cambodian Young Women’s Empowerment Network (CYWEN) are part of the core of this group. Read more…
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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.
FAMM is a network of more than 350 young women from 30 provinces across Indonesia uniting diverse activists across issues. See how a grassroots human rights network emerged in a context of closing space and rising fundamentalism.
Indonesian young women activists: safe space, solidarity, power While the personal courage it takes to speak up is a crucial ingredient in the battle to address violence against women, progress depends on our collective power, more than sheroes and heroes. In fact, the collective and solidarity one feels from others is essential for being brave enough to cross the line. That’s why we’re honoring networks during these #16DaysofActivism.
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JASS Board Co-chair and feminist scholar, Srilatha Batliwala, writes about what crossing the line means to her: "I bow my head in salutation to Januba and her mother. I bow my head in silent salutation to all the women around the world who cross the line."
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"The attack on the unarmed demonstrators was a cowardly act on the part of the police." says Thinzar Shunlei Yi, in response to the violent police crackdown on 200 students who were peacefully protesting against the new National Education Law on March 10th.
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