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Introducing myself and my journal: Strengthening Women's Collective Power for Justice

About Me:
JASS (Just Associates) is an international feminist organization driven by the partners and initiatives of its regional networks in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. JASS is dedicated to strengthening and mobilizing women’s voice, visibility and collective organizing power to change the norms, institutions and policies that perpetuate inequality and violence, in order to create a just, sustainable world for all. Founded as a learning community by a group of activists, popular educators and scholars from 13 countries in 2002, JASS generates knowledge from experience, with the intention of improving the theory and practice of women’s rights, development and democracy.

JASS’ interconnected strategies seek to build women’s political influence, ensure their access to resources, and protect their safety as activists. To this end, JASS:

  • equips activists leaders from all walks of life with the confidence, information, skills, strategies and connections
    they need in order to organize women for democratic change and to navigate backlash and risky contexts;
  • promotes and sustains grassroots and local‐to‐global organizing to build broad, well‐informed, flexible alliances that
    are responsive to urgencies and opportunities as well as rooted in the concrete demands of organized constituencies;
  • maximizes women’s creative use of social media to amplify the visibility, appeal and reach of women’s rights agendas and the role of women’s movements in advancing democracy and justice;
  • produces and publishes knowledge from practice – in multiple formats from videos to analysis and tools – to       enable smarter responses to women’s rights challenges, particularly by human rights and development institutions
    and governments.


kmwelch's picture

Dear JASS, Welcome! Thank you

Dear JASS,

Welcome! Thank you for joining and becoming involved with the inspirational PulseWire online community. The thoughts and experiences you share are unique contributions to a diverse community of passionate women leaders and supporters from all over the world.

I encourage you to explore PulseWire and learn more about the events and resources being shared by our encouraging network and to strengthen it further by continuing to make connections and contribute your valuable perspective.



busayo's picture

Hello JASS, Welcome!!

Dear JASS,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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