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6th CSBR “One Day, One Struggle”
November 9, 2014 – 4:06 am | Comments Off

November 9 2014 marks the 6th annual celebration of One Day, One Struggle. This time, every year, CSBR member organizations join forces to campaign locally and globally for sexual and bodily rights. Events will be happening around the world over the coming week, here are some:

Tunisia

Association Tunisienne des Femmes Democrates (ATFD) is launching a campaign to repeal article 227 bis of the plenal code and which allows a minor to marry her rapist.

Turkey

Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways, KAOS GL, and LambdaIstanbul are reading the Istanbul Convention through the lens of its emphasis on sexual and bodily rights. A series of informative and inspiring infographics and caps are distributed online and offline to highlight the importance of The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (a.k.a. Istanbul Convention) in the fields of sexual and bodily rights. The information is available in English and Turkish.

Bangladesh

The Centre for Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, housed at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University are screening a 20 minute clip from Fauzia Khans film, “Je Golper Shesh Nei” on Sunday, November 9, 2014. The rest of the event will be an open discussion on what sexual bodily rights means in Bangladesh with questions to:

  • Neda Shakiba, Head of Student Affairs, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
  • Joya Sikder, leader of the Sex workers union of Bangladesh
  • Tanvir Alim, Representative, Boys of Bangladesh 
  • Naomi Mirza, Medical consultant, Maya.com.bd
  • Farhin S Kabir, Representative, Shombob (Bangladesh’s first LBT Rights Advocacy Organization)

Indonesia

GAYa NUSANTARA and the C2O Library are screening “Lovely Man.”

Pakistan

Aahung, SPARC & Madadgar  are organizing an awareness raising session for parents and teachers on Child Sexual Abuse in a school for the underprivileged children.

Drag It to the Top is hosting a series of workshops on bodily rights and human rights starting in Lahore in November 2014. The first workshop will be held at the Institute of Peace & Secular Studies (IPSS) in Lahore. The aim of the 2-hour workshop is to create comfortable safe spaces for expression and dialogues leading up to body acceptance, body positive and fat-positive attitudes. The workshop will be moderated by Hadi Hussain and Aisha Haleem. A human rights activist, Hadi is one of the founding members of the Organization for the Protection & Propagation of Rights of Sexual Minorities (OPPRSM) and teaches women and gender studies at a public sector university in Lahore. Aisha, also a human rights activist is another founding member of OPPRSM and a well-known motivational speaker. Aisha manages business processes for US consultancy firm isiFederal. The event is admitting and registering participants by invitation-only. The program entails a mix-and- match of interactive discussions and activities focused on understanding body politics of daily life. Drag It to the Top administrators will also be live tweeting key messages exchanged amongst the moderators and participants of the workshop under the #JHIH hashtag which expands to Jismani Haqooq, Insani Haqooq (Bodily Rights, Human Rights). Anyone on Twitter can join the conversation by including the #JHIH hashtag. A short documentary-film, “That’s What She Said,” will also be screened during the workshop.

Malaysia

Women’s Aid Organization and Sisters in Islam are kicking off the campaign at 10am until 9pm on 9 November 2014. Follow @SistersInIslam and @womensaidorg on Twitter (if you haven’t already), #SBR4ALL, #WhySexEd, #EndChildMarriage, #abortionmyths, and #sexbodyrights. You may also follow Sisters In Islam on Facebook.

Let’s work together and get as many people involved in our fight for Sexual and Bodily Rights for all!

For more information on each event, write to coordinator@csbronline.org and follow @sexbodyrights.

Keep checking in for more announcements!

Call for Applications: 7th CSBR Sexuality Institute 2014
August 3, 2014 – 5:20 am | Comments Off

The 7th CSBR Sexuality Institute will be on December 2-8, 2014 in Tunisia.
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2014
Application form available here.
What is the Sexuality Institute?
Designed as a comprehensive curriculum on sexuality, sexual and reproductive health …

In Solidarity Against India’s “Section 377” – No to the Criminalization of Non-Conforming Genders and Sexualities!
December 17, 2013 – 6:40 pm | Comments Off

The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is deeply disappointed with the December 11 ruling of the Indian Supreme Court reversing the 2009 Delhi High Court verdict that recognized same sex …

5th CSBR “One Day, One Struggle”
November 9, 2013 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off

November 9 2013 marks the 5th annual celebration of One Day, One Struggle. This time, every year, CSBR member organizations join forces to campaign locally and globally for sexual and bodily rights. Events will be …

Solidarity Statement on Dekwaneh Abuse
May 3, 2013 – 11:18 am | 3 Comments
Solidarity Statement on Dekwaneh Abuse

Solidarity with Demands for Justice Against the Abuse and Degradation of Non-heteronormative bodies by the Municipality of Dekwaneh, Lebanon
 
People across Lebanon have risen up against the injustice perpetrated by the Municipality of Dekwaneh last Saturday …

بيان تضامني ضد الإساءة في الدكوانة
May 3, 2013 – 10:31 am | Comments Off
بيان تضامني ضد الإساءة في الدكوانة

بيان تضامن مع مطالب العدالة ضد الإساءة والإهانة للأجساد غير النمطية من قبل بلدية الدكوانة، لبنان
لقد احتج العديد من الناس ضد الظلم الذي مارسته بلدية الدكوانة يوم السبت الماضي في ٢٠ نيسان ٢٠١٣. أنطوان شختورة، …

Women’s Rights Activists Welcome UN Agreements on Ending Violence Against Women
March 16, 2013 – 1:39 am | Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2013
Today, the UN Member States resoundingly committed to ending violence against women and girls, including strong agreements on promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment, and ensuring reproductive rights and access to …

بيان من الكتلة العربية المشاركة في أعمال الدورة السابعة و الخمسين للجنة وضع المرأة
March 15, 2013 – 6:10 pm | One Comment

نعربُ، نحن، ممثلو الكتلة العربية االمشاركة في أعمال الدورة السابعة و الخمسين للجنة وضع المرأة؛ من افراد و منظمات، عن قلقنا البالغ إزاء دور قيادات بلادنا في المفاوضات المفصلية المتعلقة بقضية العنف ضد النساء و …

A Call from the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women
March 14, 2013 – 6:14 am | 4 Comments

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, as represented in the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), are deeply concerned with the role of the leadership of our countries in …

One Day, One Struggle: Around the World!
November 4, 2012 – 1:32 pm | 3 Comments
One Day, One Struggle: Around the World!

 
November 9 2012 marks the 4th annual celebration of One Day, One Struggle. This time, every year, CSBR member organizations join forces to campaign locally and globally for sexual and bodily rights. Events will be …

Global Advocates: Family Planning Summit Must Put Women’s Human Rights First
June 20, 2012 – 8:40 am | Comments Off

Five international organizations urge world leaders to prioritize women’s human rights and comprehensive health care for all women at July summit 
06/19/2012—(PRESS RELEASE) International human rights groups are urging world leaders attending next month’s global Family …