Resource: Reclaiming the Universality of Rights @ CSW61 (Video)
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CSBR joined co-working group members of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights for a CSW61 event on “Reclaiming the Universality of Rights: Gender, Economic Justice and Anti-Rights Threats”.

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Resource: FDI Legal Analysis of Transgender Persons Protection Bill 2017
April 20, 2017 – 2:52 am | No Comment

Forum for Dignity Initiatives-FDI is a research and advocacy forum working for the human rights of most marginalized groups both gender and sexual minorities in Pakistan. FDI is closely working at policy level evidence based advocacy to improve the human rights situation for identified groups in Pakistan.

A bill on the protection of transgender persons was presented to Senate of Pakistan on January 9, 2017 as a private member bill by Senator Babar Awan.

Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Bill Pakistan

FDI organized a multi-stakeholders consultation to review this recently presented bill on the protection of transgender persons in Pakistan. Consultation provided an opportunity to key stakeholders including; parliamentarians, representatives from ministry of human rights, civil society representatives, legal experts, academia, religious scholars, media and transgender community representatives to sit together, carefully review this bill and share their reservations followed by a set of recommendations to improve the gaps in current status of this bill before it becomes a law.

Read a copy of the legal analysis here: Transgender Persons Protection Bill 2017

FDI has printed this analysis also and those who are interested can request a copy of it. For more information see: www.fdipakistan.org<

Resource: Reclaiming the Universality of Rights @ CSW61 (Video)
March 25, 2017 – 2:52 am | Comments Off on Resource: Reclaiming the Universality of Rights @ CSW61 (Video)
Resource: Reclaiming the Universality of Rights @ CSW61 (Video)

CSBR joined co-working group members of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights for a CSW61 event on “Reclaiming the Universality of Rights: Gender, Economic Justice and Anti-Rights Threats”.

About: Rising (mis)use of religion, culture, tradition, …

No Borders on Gender Justice
March 20, 2017 – 1:44 pm | Comments Off on No Borders on Gender Justice

Letter to the Members of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
United Nations Economic and Social Council
The Commission on the Status of Women
6 March 2017
Dear Members of the UN Commission on the Status of …

Creeping Criminalisation: Mapping of Indonesia’s National Laws And Regional Regulations That Violate Human Rights of Women and LGBTIQ People
February 6, 2017 – 1:41 pm | Comments Off on Creeping Criminalisation: Mapping of Indonesia’s National Laws And Regional Regulations That Violate Human Rights of Women and LGBTIQ People
Creeping Criminalisation: Mapping of Indonesia’s National Laws And Regional Regulations That Violate Human Rights of Women and LGBTIQ People

“Creeping Criminalisation” is a timely new resource from OutRight International, co-written by CSBR Member Nursyahbani Katjasungkana.  The report maps national laws & regional regulations that violate the human rights of women and LGBTIQ people across …

Apply for the 9th CSBR Sexuality Institute! Deadline 12 March 2017
January 30, 2017 – 2:35 pm | Comments Off on Apply for the 9th CSBR Sexuality Institute! Deadline 12 March 2017
Apply for the 9th CSBR Sexuality Institute! Deadline 12 March 2017

Applications Open!
Deadline for submissions:
12 March 2017

 
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is pleased to announce our Call for Applications for the 9th CSBR Sexuality Institute, to be held from 30 June – 7 …

Resource: Musawah Knowledge Building Briefs
January 12, 2017 – 12:56 pm | Comments Off on Resource: Musawah Knowledge Building Briefs
Resource: Musawah Knowledge Building Briefs

Musawah has released two Knowledge Building Briefs that provide advocates with an accessible understanding of key concepts and ideas related to the Muslim legal tradition and family laws.

Issue One clears up confusion between Shari’ah, Fiqh …

Feminism & Women’s Rights In Turkey: An Interview With Denise Nanni
December 28, 2016 – 12:28 pm | Comments Off on Feminism & Women’s Rights In Turkey: An Interview With Denise Nanni
Feminism & Women’s Rights In Turkey: An Interview With Denise Nanni

 

File: Pro-Palestinian Turks rally against Israel’s ground operation in Gaza Strip, outside the residence of Israeli ambassador in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

In 2014, Denise Nanni wrote a thesis at the Faculty of Political …

8 Years Running: Celebrating the One Day One Struggle Campaign
November 8, 2016 – 9:34 pm | Comments Off on 8 Years Running: Celebrating the One Day One Struggle Campaign
8 Years Running: Celebrating the One Day One Struggle Campaign

9 November 2016 marks the 8th year of the One Day One Struggle campaign, organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).
Each year, One Day One Struggle engages hundreds of …

ODOS 2016: Nazra for Feminist Studies hosts “My Own Body” – a discussion on Bodily Integrity & Autonomy
November 8, 2016 – 6:55 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016: Nazra for Feminist Studies hosts “My Own Body” – a discussion on Bodily Integrity & Autonomy
ODOS 2016: Nazra for Feminist Studies hosts “My Own Body” – a discussion on Bodily Integrity & Autonomy

For One Day One Struggle 2016, Nazra for Feminist Studies is hosting “My Own Body”, a public discussion to raise the question of women’s bodily autonomy and integrity through a feminist analytical lens. The event …

ODOS 2016: Towards a Gender Equality Act in Malaysia – Women’s Aid Organisation
November 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016: Towards a Gender Equality Act in Malaysia – Women’s Aid Organisation
ODOS 2016: Towards a Gender Equality Act in Malaysia – Women’s Aid Organisation

For One Day One Struggle 2016, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) is raising awareness to end discrimination against women in the work force, with a particular focus on ‘pregnancy discrimination’. The mobilization is part of a …

ODOS 2016: Towards Ending Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Discrimination in the Philippines
November 8, 2016 – 3:18 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016: Towards Ending Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Discrimination in the Philippines
ODOS 2016: Towards Ending Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Discrimination in the Philippines

For One Day One Struggle 2016, PILIPINA Legal Resources Centre (PLRC) is taking forward advocacy for policy reform that ensures non-discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Philippines. This marks the 3rd …

ODOS 2016 – Muntada’s Photovoice Portraits: Strength, Multiplicity and Resilience
November 8, 2016 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016 – Muntada’s Photovoice Portraits: Strength, Multiplicity and Resilience
ODOS 2016 – Muntada’s Photovoice Portraits: Strength, Multiplicity and Resilience

As part of One Day One Struggle 2016, MUNTADA is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with an evening of discussions and photography exhibits from their pioneering work using the participatory action research method of photovoice to …

ODOS 2016: EIPR submits open letter to WHO urging change of the Arabic definition of female circumcision/FGC/ FGM on its website to correspond with English and French definitions
November 8, 2016 – 1:45 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016: EIPR submits open letter to WHO urging change of the Arabic definition of female circumcision/FGC/ FGM on its website to correspond with English and French definitions
ODOS 2016: EIPR submits open letter to WHO urging change of the Arabic definition of female circumcision/FGC/ FGM on its website to correspond with English and French definitions

To mark the One Day, One Struggle campaign, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights submitted an open letter to the World Health Organization’s high-level Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children …

Un Jour Un Combat, Contre Le harcèlement sexuel en Tunisie!
November 7, 2016 – 6:42 pm | Comments Off on Un Jour Un Combat, Contre Le harcèlement sexuel en Tunisie!
Un Jour Un Combat, Contre Le harcèlement sexuel en Tunisie!

For One Day One Struggle 2016, l’Association Tunisienne des Femmes Democrates (ATFD), Chouf, Mawjoudin, Waafi, and Shams, are continuing the campaign  to raise visibility and awareness on street sexual harassment.

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This year the campaign expanded …

ODOS 2016: VISION holds Street Theatre Performances on Sexual and Bodily Rights of Hijras in Pakistan
November 7, 2016 – 5:27 pm | Comments Off on ODOS 2016: VISION holds Street Theatre Performances on Sexual and Bodily Rights of Hijras in Pakistan
ODOS 2016: VISION holds Street Theatre Performances on Sexual and Bodily Rights of Hijras in Pakistan

For One Day One Struggle 2016, VISION will be hosting a street theatre performance on the sexual and bodily rights of hijras in Pakistan.
Previously held in 5 different areas, these performances were the culmination of …

More Than 70 Organisations Come Together To Support Maria Chin Abdullah
November 4, 2016 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on More Than 70 Organisations Come Together To Support Maria Chin Abdullah
More Than 70 Organisations Come Together To Support Maria Chin Abdullah

CSBR joins 70+ organizations calling on the Malaysian government to immediately investigate death threats against Malaysian human rights defender Maria Chin Abdullah. Read the press release from APWLD below.

*Demand immediate investigation of the death …

Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt, joins CSBR!
October 20, 2016 – 3:57 pm | Comments Off on Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt, joins CSBR!
Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt, joins CSBR!

We are so pleased to welcome Nazra for Feminist Studies as the newest member of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies!
Nazra is a leading Egyptian civil society organization, who have most …

Response to the UN Women’s call on: “Consultation seeking views on UN Women approach to sex work, the sex trade and prostitution”
October 17, 2016 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on Response to the UN Women’s call on: “Consultation seeking views on UN Women approach to sex work, the sex trade and prostitution”

CSBR is one of 190 national, regional and international sex workers’ rights, women’s rights and human rights organizations/networks who submitted a joint response to UN Women’s Call for “Consultation seeking views on UN Women approach …

What’s behind Indonesian authorities’ desire to control LGBT sexuality?
October 10, 2016 – 12:40 pm | Comments Off on What’s behind Indonesian authorities’ desire to control LGBT sexuality?
What’s behind Indonesian authorities’ desire to control LGBT sexuality?

Indonesia’s LGBT community has been weathering “unprecedented attacks” through hateful public comments by top public officials since early this year.
But the biggest threat yet has come recently in a legal move by a conservative group, the Family Love …