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Episode 1: FCRJ Leadership Series – Shereen Essof, JASS

By May 28, 2024No Comments
Episode 1

FCRJ Leadership Series - Shereen Essof, JASS


In this episode FCRJ Director Awino Okech speaks to Shereen Essof, from Just Associates (JASS). The conversation explores what it means to reflect on and practice feminist leadership, responding to multiple crises around the world in collective ways, and grappling with loneliness in leadership.

Shereen Essof is a Zimbabwean feminist, popular educator and organiser. Shereen’s work is grounded in her engagement with womxn in social movements, community-based organizations and cultural collectives. She strives to understand power inherent in the interlocking nature of oppressive systems and from that understanding, to imagine, organize and build towards liberated futures. Shereen has published widely including: Shemurenga: The Zimbabwean Women’s Movement 1990-2000. Weaver Press; My Dream is to be Bold: The Work to End Patriarchy. Pambazuka Press and Feminist Alternatives; Searching for South Africa: The New Calculus of Dignity. UNISA Press. She currently serves as Executive Director of Just Associates (JASS), a global feminist movement strengthening organization that equips and strengthens the leadership and organizing capacity of women leaders and their organizations in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa.

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