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Women Crossing the Line

Check out this original spoken word, inspired by the death of Berta Caceres and the US 2016 presidential election, written by Emery Bright.

Regional

JASS Mesoamerica

JASS is co-leading a fact-finding mission to Honduras and Guatemala with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation. JASS' own Executive Director Lisa Veneklasen will join the delegation, who will hear first-hand testimony from women human rights defenders and indigenous activists defending rights and the environment in violent contexts.

JASS Southern Africa

The latest reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule by President Donald Trump has far-reaching impacts, especially for women in the Global South. Read their response here.

JASS Southeast Asia

Thousands of Southeast Asian women and men will join together in solidarity with women human rights defenders at risk during JASS Southeast Asia’s regional One Day, One Voice Campaign, which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.

JASS Crossregional

JASS is co-leading a fact-finding mission to Honduras and Guatemala with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation. JASS' own Executive Director Lisa Veneklasen will join the delegation, who will hear first-hand testimony from women human rights defenders and indigenous activists defending rights and the environment in violent contexts.

Resources

Read the 6th installment of our Making Change Happen series, Rethinking Protection, Power, and Movements: Lessons from Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica, which brings a feminist and social movement perspective to the emerging conversations about the shifting dynamics of power and protection.
This beautiful new Barefoot Guide, published by JASS-ally The Barefoot Guide Connection, dedicates Chapter 1 to JASS’ movement building work with HIV+ women organizing for health justice in Malawi.

Newsletter

Young Indonesian Activists Organize to Defend Democratic Freedomes • Women Activist Strategize against Backlash in Zimbabwe • Admist Violence, Women Organize for Protection