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About Lisa Veneklasen

Lisa VeneKlasen is the co-founder and executive director of JASS (Just Associates), an international feminist organization driven by regional networks in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia focused on equipping organizers and retooling women’s movements for justice and equality. A long-time activist, strategist and popular educator working with economic and social justice movements and NGOs around the world, she wrote A New Weave of Power, People and Politics: The Action Guide for Citizen Participation and Advocacy 2002/2006.  JASS's forthcoming  publication is Making Change Happen: Power in Action





Articles by Lisa Veneklasen

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

¡Berta Vive! Lecciones de la resistencia en Honduras

Seis lecciones clave de cinco dirigentes hondureños para llevar adelante una lucha que es global, en el primer aniversario del asesinato de la líder indígena Berta Cáceres. English

Berta Vive! Lessons from Honduras on resistance

A year on from the assassination of indigenous leader Berta Caceres, five Honduras leaders give key lessons on carrying forward the global fight.

Climate and Indigenous Peoples: the real dispute at the UN

With both the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Climate Summit underway at the UN, far more important than official declarations will be who is allowed to speak and to be heard. Whose voice matters in this clash of worldviews.

Citizen action and the perverse confluence of opposing agendas

When opposing political interests are using the same terms and tactics in diametrically opposed agendas, Lisa Veneklasen asks how we can transform the power of citizen action into sustained change for justice and equality
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