Making Change Happen: Indigenous and Rural Women in Defense of Land, Territories and Women’s Rights
Organisation: JASS: Just Associates
Country/Region: Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica
Type: Guides and Manuals
This issue of Making Change Happen (No. 5) analyzes the efforts of rural and indigenous women to defend their land, ancestral territories and rights.
This issue is based on JASS’ experiences in two geographical regions—Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica. It combines years of experience, research, and feminist popular education on the central issues of power, leadership, women’s rights and equality, with analysis of what’s happening today and the on-the-ground strategies and solutions of women and their organizations connected with JASS.
This issue also draws on two seminal events: the JASS Southeast Asia indigenous women’s regional workshop, held in July 2014 in Indonesia, and the second session of JASS Mesoamerica’s Alquimia Feminist School course on Strategic Leadership for Indigenous and Rural Women in Defense of their Rights, held in Nicaragua in May 2014.
The reflections of the rural and indigenous women who participated comprise much of this booklet. We dedicate this issue to them, and to their struggles for their rights, their lands and the survival of the planet.