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The Paths of Justice for Berta
By Laura Zúniga Cáceres On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this…
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Myanmar: “We Will Fight until We Win”
Women have been at the forefront of the sustained resistance to stop the military coup and demand for democracy in Myanmar. Since 1 Feb 2021, when the military seized power, people from different communities and…
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Juneteenth, June 16th, and the unfinished business of black liberation
This is an important week for reflection. Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, sits alongside June 16th , the day that saw a series of uprisings…
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Day 3: Power
Written by Laura Carlsen   Today we talk about strategies. The day begins with JASS’s presentation on the power framework. What do we know about power? Lisa VeneKlasen, JASS Executive Director, explains that power is…
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Day 2: Coming Together
Written by Laura Carlsen   Today was a day of coming together—getting to know each other, talking about how to work together in networks and alliances, and there was even an intercontinental virtual meeting with…
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Day 1: Ideas with Feet
Written by Laura Carlsen Our Power and Our Protection: Sharing Information and Knowledge on Extractivism, Antigua, Guatemala. May 21-23, 2018   After the hugs – among friends who hadn’t seen each other in ages, among…
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Six Months Without Justice
The skies wept as together we received the month of September in the town of La Esperanza, Honduras. Hundreds of visitors brought with them hearts that beat to the rhythms of their struggles, their love and…
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Women Voicing their Demands in Zimbabwe
Ahoy macomrades Ahoy. This was the call to action on June 13 as hundreds of Zimbabweans converged in the nation’s capital at the Harare Magistrates Court to support the release of Pastor Evans Mawarire who…
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Fighting for the Right to Lands, Livelihoods and Life
The WoMin–JASS Southern Africa Feminist Movement Builders School (1-10 March) was a meeting like no other: 32 women from seven countries across Africa, representing a diversity of languages, ages, backgrounds and more. The one thing…
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Bina Masadah: How Indonesian Women Transform Coastal Communities
Written by Noni Tuharea Have you ever heard of Seram Island? It is an island rich in natural resources located north of Ambon Island in Indonesia. Since 2003, Seram Island has been divided into three…
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Bina Masadah: Women Farmers Transform Communities in Indonesia
Have you ever heard of Seram Island? It is located north of Ambon Island in Indonesia. Since 2003, Seram Island had been divided into three regencies: Central Maluku with Masohi as its capital, Eastern Seram…
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Brazil: Sustainability vs Survival
Everywhere at the Human Rights Council (HRC) the catchphrase on everyone’s tongue is “shrinking spaces for civil society”. But what does it mean, really? How are activists grappling with this “shrinking space” in their work?…
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Mongolia: Fighting big business & transnational mining companies
Everywhere at the Human Rights Council (HRC) the catchphrase on everyone’s tongue is “shrinking spaces for civil society”. But what does it mean, really? How are activists grappling with this “shrinking space” in their work?…
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From Factory Worker to Union Organizer
Written by Sreymom Loem I have learned from my experience and I am going to encourage more women garment workers to stand up for our rights and power. Our rights have been gravely abused; women…
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African Women Stand up to Big Coal
JASS Southern Africa (JASS SNA) sat down with two activists who are saying “No!” to Big Coal: Nomonde Nkosi, a young feminist activist from rural Mpumalanga, South Africa and Betty Abah a poet-environmentalist from Nigeria.…
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Climate and Indigenous Peoples: the real dispute at the UN
As a global capital, New York City is accustomed to high-level discussions on earth-shaking issues. But something different is happening.  Two events in a single week – the UN Climate Summit and the UN World…
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Young Women Link Up with Cambodian Workers’ Fight against Injustice
The young women of Cambodia stood in solidarity with women workers, particularly in the call for justice for the woman who died in a recent SL workers’ demonstration in Phnom Penh. “The Cambodian Young Women’s…
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Alquimia: Creating a community of solidarity and common purpose
What a gathering! I just got back from the JASS leadership course in Nicaragua with some 34 women activists from Mesoamerica—that part of the Americas that reaches from Panama all the way up to Mexico…
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Feminist Social Struggles in a Globalised World: What Malawi’s Women Have to Teach Us
Written by Dr Simukai Chigudu JASS’ work in Malawi has many lessons to teach about activating the energy women have and opening safe spaces for them to interrogate issues of power, organize collectively and demand…
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Remembering Women in Zimbabwe’s Land Reform
A few weeks ago, I attended a discussion on Land Grabbing in Zimbabwe. As a Zimbabwean who grew up on a farm, I assumed I knew everything there was to know about this issue. Yet,…
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The slippery business of gender equality
Last week, in the typical last-minute dash to finalize an excruciatingly detailed, mammoth end-of-grant report for the last 3.5 years, my task was to “churn” a response to this zinger of a donor question: “What…
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A New Global Partnership
JASS Board Member, Maria Victoria Raquiza, of the La Liga Policy Institute in the Philippines delivered these remarks to the High Level Plenary Meeting of the recent UN General Assembly on the Millenium Development Goals’…
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Putting gender justice into alternative economic agendas
In 2010, many of us across the JASS community are thinking about how to define and promote economic democracy as a critical element of our gender justice efforts, and any equality effort for that matter.…
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Give me back my movement!
“We must involve the bosses. We can not move without them. The bosses are our partners. Many of them are just victims of the system too. Most of the employers mean well. All we need…
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The Flame that Will Build a Movement
This morning, the women left. We had a great time but also experienced some Oh! moments. A young woman, six months pregnant, fell really sick. The truth is she came to the workshop sick. Most…
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Back Home in Harare from AWID Forum cape Town
I got home in Harare back from AWID Forum in Cape Town to even more distressing situation with prices of basic commodities beyond skyrocketing, cholera out of control while officialdom claims everything is under control.…
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Go! Go! Swazi Sisters!
Mbabane More than 1 500 mostly HIV-positive women staged an unprecedented protest in Swaziland on Thursday against a foreign shopping tour by eight of the ruling monarch’s 13 wives, in a country ravaged by Aids.Dressed…
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