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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

JASS is excited to participate in the civil society proceedings for the first time, joining allies like WoMin and the Women's Economic and Development Organization (WEDO) to bring women’s voices and perspectives into this important policy dialogue. Our delegates, Zephanie Repollo, co-coordinator of JASS Southeast Asia, and Mayi Achmad of the Palung Foundation will be participating in the People’s Climate Summit.

JASS Crossregional

This week, JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights are convening a gathering on ‘defending rights in hostile contexts," among activists, researchers, donors and local, regional and international organizations to deepen our collective understanding of the crackdown against activists and civic space – and how to confront it.

Resources

Groundbreaking report by legal experts underscores Lenca testimonies of violence and intimidation.
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.

Newsletter

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