Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner (Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)
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Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner
(Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)
Tutur Feminis is a coloring book created by Yulia Dwi Andriyanti and the Qbukatabu Collective in Indonesia as one of the activities under CSBR’s collaborative program …

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Religious Communities affirming LGBTIQ People around the World
June 26, 2019 – 10:32 am | Comments Off on Religious Communities affirming LGBTIQ People around the World

HRC41-2July2019

CSBR is a co-sponsor of Religious Communities affirming LGBTIQ people around the World, a side event at the upcoming 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council taking place Tuesday, 2 July 2019, from 2:30 – 4:00pm, at the UN Headquarters, Geneva, Conference Room IX.

To attend this event you will need a valid accreditation to access the UN or a UN grounds pass.

Human rights organizations, including LGBTIQ groups and faith-based actors, alongside State actors and UN representatives, have been working steadily for many years to promote inclusive faith-based messages.

This side event seeks to amplify the efforts of people of faith and share the realities lived by individuals and communities from different contexts around the world, particularly from key affected contexts (mostly in the Global South), and most especially, inclusive religious experiences and interpretations. This side event aims to highlight how different religious institutions, from different traditions and contexts, include and affirm the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world. These stories stand in stark contrast to the regressive and exclusionary narratives often heard at the UN.


Panelists:

Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, Qbukatabu, Indonesia
Rev. Nokuthula Dhladhla, Ashes to Purpose, South Africa Rev. Dr Brent Hawkes, Rainbow Faith & Freedom, Canada
Bochra Bel Haj Hmida, MP, Tunisia
Ankit Gupta, Queer Hindu Alliance, India Father Thomas Ninan, NCCI, India

Moderator: Dr Fulata L. Moyo, WCC

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Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner (Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)
May 3, 2019 – 10:21 am | Comments Off on Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner (Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)
Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner (Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)

Tutur Feminis: Meluruhkan yang Biner
(Indonesian Feminist Voices, Shedding the Binary)
Tutur Feminis is a coloring book created by Yulia Dwi Andriyanti and the Qbukatabu Collective in Indonesia as one of the activities under CSBR’s collaborative program …

Brunei: Halt the Implementation of the Sharia Penal Code
April 4, 2019 – 5:57 am | Comments Off on Brunei: Halt the Implementation of the Sharia Penal Code
Brunei: Halt the Implementation of the Sharia Penal Code

4 April 2019
Brunei: Halt the Implementation of the Sharia Penal Code
 
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) and civil society members across Muslim societies call on the Sultanate of Brunei to …

Make Equality A Reality For All Muslim Women
March 27, 2019 – 4:01 am | Comments Off on Make Equality A Reality For All Muslim Women
Make Equality A Reality For All Muslim Women

CSBR joined Musawah and 118 women’s rights and human rights organizations and activists from across Muslim societies, to urge leaders of Muslim-majority countries to stand in unity against the persecution of women’s rights defenders. Add …

Tajassodat: Conversations to Advance Trans Rights and Justice in Muslim Societies
March 8, 2019 – 5:18 am | Comments Off on Tajassodat: Conversations to Advance Trans Rights and Justice in Muslim Societies
Tajassodat: Conversations to Advance Trans Rights and Justice in Muslim Societies

 
Applications are open Tajassodat: Conversations to Advance Trans Rights and Justice in Muslim Societies (26-30 May 2019), which is a joint program by Qorras and CSBR.
The call is open to transgender & non-binary people living …

Youth Voices: International Women Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter
March 8, 2019 – 3:16 am | Comments Off on Youth Voices: International Women Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter
Youth Voices: International Women Day 2019  #BalanceforBetter

 
#BalanceforBetter
Aggregate action and shared duty regarding driving a gender balanced world is vital. International Women’s Day is a worldwide day commending the social, financial and political accomplishments of women, including trans women.
Now when we talk …

Webinar: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific
January 29, 2019 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Webinar: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific
Webinar: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific

Four activists from Asia Pacific share their analysis of the advances of fundamentalist and fascist forces across the region. Listen to the audio below:

 
This discussion addresses the following questions:

How are anti-rights forces operating in Asia-Pacific? …

Hope without Fear amidst Suffering with HOPE (Have Only Positive Expectations)
November 9, 2018 – 5:35 am | Comments Off on Hope without Fear amidst Suffering with HOPE (Have Only Positive Expectations)
Hope without Fear amidst Suffering with HOPE (Have Only Positive Expectations)

 
The situation of LBQT people in Pakistan is complex, as most of them face fundamental survival challenges. HOPE is one of those very few non-profit organizations which are providing safe spaces to sexual and gender minorities …

Art therapy, Communities of Care, Safe & Accessible SRHR, Self-Defense and ending Bullying–One Day One Struggle 2018 kicks off!
November 8, 2018 – 7:08 am | Comments Off on Art therapy, Communities of Care, Safe & Accessible SRHR, Self-Defense and ending Bullying–One Day One Struggle 2018 kicks off!
Art therapy, Communities of Care, Safe & Accessible SRHR, Self-Defense and ending Bullying–One Day One Struggle 2018 kicks off!

Every 9 November communities around the world come together in celebration of sexual and bodily rights as human rights, as part of the One Day One Struggle! campaign (ODOS), coordinated by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily …

Statement: Feminists for A Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations
October 17, 2018 – 4:46 am | Comments Off on Statement: Feminists for A Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations
Statement: Feminists for A Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations

CSBR joins over 230 feminist organizations and networks in calling for a binding treaty on transnational corporations. See the statement below. Sign onto the statement here: http://bit.ly/F4BTStatement

 

We the undersigned feminists, women’s rights groups and civil …

Letter to President Essebsi of Tunisia
October 5, 2018 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Letter to President Essebsi of Tunisia
Letter to President Essebsi of Tunisia

CSBR joins Tunisian civil society and the Alliance of Inclusive Muslims to endorse this letter to President Essebsi of Tunisia, calling for equal inheritance rights.
 

 

6 September 2018
 
Your Excellency Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi President of the …

CSBR Statement – International Coalition of Rights Groups across Muslim societies condemns whipping of two women in Malaysia
September 5, 2018 – 2:52 am | Comments Off on CSBR Statement – International Coalition of Rights Groups across Muslim societies condemns whipping of two women in Malaysia
CSBR Statement – International Coalition of Rights Groups across Muslim societies condemns whipping of two women in Malaysia

For immediate release:

International coalition of civil society groups across Muslim societies–from Algeria, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey and beyond–condemn the whipping of two women for “attempted sexual relations” which was carried out …

CSBR hosts Project CARE: A regional program on holistic well-being & the sustainability of queer, trans and intersex activism in Asia
July 9, 2018 – 9:52 am | Comments Off on CSBR hosts Project CARE: A regional program on holistic well-being & the sustainability of queer, trans and intersex activism in Asia
CSBR hosts Project CARE: A regional program on holistic well-being & the sustainability of queer, trans and intersex activism in Asia

In February 2018, CSBR launched Project CARE: Continuous and Responsive Empowerment through well-being initiatives for LGBTI human rights defenders in SSEA–a regional program in partnership with Asia Pacific Trans Network (APTN), ASEAN SOGI Caucus (ASC), …

Digital Storytelling: Stories of Faith & Sexuality [Videos]
May 14, 2018 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off on Digital Storytelling: Stories of Faith & Sexuality [Videos]
Digital Storytelling: Stories of Faith & Sexuality [Videos]

CSBR hosted the first national digital storytelling workshop in Indonesia, on the theme of “Faith & Sexuality”, in partnership with the Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality (YIFoS), Kampung Halaman, and GAYa NUSANTARA.

The workshop brought together …

Affirming UN Agencies Positions on Sex Work
March 22, 2018 – 6:48 am | Comments Off on Affirming UN Agencies Positions on Sex Work
Affirming UN Agencies Positions on Sex Work

At the start of CSW 62, CSBR joined over 230 organizations from across the world to call on the UNSG to reaffirm support for UN Agencies’ long-standing position on sex work, which has been developed with …

Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) Pakistan joins CSBR!
March 2, 2018 – 12:35 pm | Comments Off on Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) Pakistan joins CSBR!
Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) Pakistan joins CSBR!

CSBR is excited to welcome our newest member, Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI), from Pakistan!
FDI’s mission is to improve the human rights situation of invisible and marginalized sexual and gender minority groups, specifically transgender people, …

A petition to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
February 20, 2018 – 7:58 am | Comments Off on A petition to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

CSBR joined ARROW and over 194 organisations to send a petition to the UNESCAP calling on governments to fulfil their committments to the ICPD as key to achiving the SDGs in Asia Pacific.
Text of …

Sexual Politics in Muslim Societies: Studies from Palestine, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia
December 20, 2017 – 12:08 pm | Comments Off on Sexual Politics in Muslim Societies: Studies from Palestine, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia
Sexual Politics in Muslim Societies: Studies from Palestine, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia

“Why have Muslim majority states become increasingly conservative over time, acting to reverse many hard won advances on women’s rights and those concerning gender diverse populations? How has this happened despite vigorous efforts by activists, …

LBTQ Caucus Statement – 8 December 2017 – Phnom Penh
December 10, 2017 – 5:45 am | Comments Off on LBTQ Caucus Statement – 8 December 2017 – Phnom Penh
LBTQ Caucus Statement – 8 December 2017 – Phnom Penh

CSBR had the pleasure of joining ASEAN SOGIE CAUCUS, Sayoni, UN Women Asia Pacific & Justice for Sisters to organize and facilitate a 2-day forum on lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s issues from 4-5 December …