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Filipino Women Push for Human Rights Defenders Law

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.

#GlobalSisterhood: Building Solidarity Across the Americas

JASS and Move to End Violence organized a 10-day women-to-women cross-border exchange among 21 women of color activists leading grassroots women’s organizing in the U.S., with JASS Mesoamerica and our allies from Guatemala and Honduras. The exchange aimed to build cross-border connections and learning, and explore how to connect our strategies to combat violence, climate change, corruption, and the crises of governance in our countries.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Authoritarianism. Militarism. Fundamentalism. Extractivism. While contexts differ, the convergence of these four trends have become fertile ground for escalating violence against women and women activists around the world.

#HealingSolidarity Conference

This week, we’re asking tough questions about international development at Healing Solidarity, a free online conference on how to better our practices in international development. Check out our related resources for tools and how-to's!

Hope as a survival strategy for Defensoras in Honduras

We're living in an undeclared war, staring into the eyes of death daily. People who don’t know the kind of insecurity women human rights defenders confront every day can’t imagine how hope helps us to survive. The women of Honduras want others to know that we are building a more peaceful and just world every day, and they can join us.

Guatemala: Hope Goes Viral

Guatemalan citizens did what many saw as, “the impossible." Led by university students adept at social media, they mobilized a unified demand for justice that hadn’t been seen in the country in decades—bringing together all Guatemalan voices, including urban middle class, women and indigenous and rural peoples.
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