JASS Mesoamerica Gallery

Women from around the country have joined the STEP BY STEP March(Caminata PASO A PASO) to demand national sovereignty; to say no to mining exploitation, no to model cities, demand justice and the liberty of Chavelo (a rural worker condemned for defending right to land), and to demand an end to violence against women in Honduras.

"The war on drugs has become a war on women," according to the official report of the 2012 women's rights fact-finding mission to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. To launch this ground-breaking report, JASS and the Nobel Women's Initiative hosted a Congressional breakfast and a public event in Washington, DC at the US Institute for Peace, featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, Honduran activist Gilda Rivera, policy analyst Laura Carlsen,  and Mexican human rights defender Blanca Martinez. 

We are Mesoamerican women, we demand respect for our rights; we are women communicators and our voices are power.” Indigenous and rural women communicators from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama gathered to amplify their voices during a series of workshops organized by Sinergia No’j and JASS.