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Women Crossing the Line

FAMM-Indonesia, Malawi, Alquimia
This booklet spotlights four extraordinary networks that we have helped build, accompany and sustain. You will learn about how they courageously speaking out and creating alternative solutions that support entire communities.

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JASS Mesoamerica

Today, JASS honors the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, a political alliance that strengthens and mobilizes women human rights defenders in the volatile and increasingly violent contexts of Mesoamerica.

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

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.

JASS Crossregional

Check out these timely resources on "closing civic space" and the protection of activists co-produced by JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights

Resources

Last April, the EDGE Funders Alliance held its Reorganizing Power for Systems Change conference in Barcelona, providing social movement activists, organizations, and progressive donors an excellent opportunity to discuss strategies for advancing transformative social change through and across our various movement struggles. JASS attended the conference and emerged with a global feminist twist on the framework and accompanying diagram which shaped the dialogue
From November 15 – 17, 2017, JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) convened a learning exchange in Johannesburg, South Africa for a mix of civil society actors – activists, international NGOs and donors from Mesoamerica, East and Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Newsletter

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