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Women Crossing the Line

FAMM-Indonesia, Malawi, Alquimia
Learn about the courageous organizing initiatives of four extraordinary networks that we have helped to build, accompany, and sustain.

Regional

JASS Mesoamerica

June 28 marked the 10-year anniversary of the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya. This precipitated a series of political crises and a dramatic decline in the country’s human rights situation that catalyzed a broad-based citizen’s resistance movement. We spoke with JASS Mesoamerica’s Daysi Flores to hear the latest.

JASS Southern Africa

The reflections in this story offer a glimpse of the failed promise of mining as an economic development strategy for people, and underscore the need for local communities and justice activists to define and reclaim the meaning of “development.”

JASS Southeast Asia

Our JASS Southeast Asia team in the Philippines report that after more than a decade of persistent grassroots organizing and advocacy, legislation that would guarantee protection for human rights defenders (HRD) may finally come to fruition this year.

JASS Crossregional

In this episode of Open Gov Stories, JASS ED, Lisa VeneKlasen and long-time JASS friend, Emira Woods talk about becoming aware of injustice at an early age and what led them to their careers growing up in the United State and Liberia.

Blog Entries

In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.
Rosa Chavez shares her experience at the Serene House, a space for self and collective care and wellbeing of women human rights defenders.

Resources

Watch our latest live video featuring JASS Mesoamerica's Daysi Flores and Raising Voices' Jean Kemitare talking about movement building and intersectionality!
CLICK to watch JASS' Phumi Mtetwa and Zeph Repollo talk about on movement building, self and collective care, intersectionality, and working in repressive contexts - produced in collaboration with FURIA and Raising Voices.

Newsletter

“We have seven territories in dispute: body, land, nature, memory, history, worldview, and the state. We have a lot to do.”