Justice for Hande Kader
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31 August 2016
 
H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic of Turkey
T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği
06689 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 525 5555
Fax: +90 312 525 583
Email: contact@tccb.gov.tr
 
Your excellency,
As members and allies of the Coalition for Sexual …

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CSBR at the AWID Forum 2016!
September 4, 2016 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off on CSBR at the AWID Forum 2016!

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is GOING TO the AWID Forum!

AWID Forum 2016

 

Will you be attending the AWID Forum on Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights & Justice this week?

If so, come say hello!

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The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is hosting two sessions at the forum:

 

DAY 2: 09 September, 11:30 am – 13:00 pm

 

Teaching participatory video: A hands-on workshop in using cellphilms for sexual rights advocacy.

Whats a Cellphilm _ Casey Burkholder

What’s a cellphilm you ask? Come find out!

Participatory visual methodologies have much to offer feminist movements for social change, especially in the realm of sensitive/ taboo topics that sexual rights often encompass. In this interactive session, participants will create short videos using cellphones to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of participatory video for community advocacy (Limited Space: 20 pax).

Co-organized by: the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR), Unit for Visual Methodologies for Social Change (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa), Participatory Cultures Lab (McGill University, Canada)

Facilitators: Rima Athar (CSBR), Jennifer Radloff (APC)

Location: Ala Mar – Lobby

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DAY 3:  10 September, 14:30 – 16:00.

 

Successful Strategies for Sexual Rights Advocacy: Building our Collective Power in Muslim Societies and Beyond

 

PLRC_ODOS2015_KayeHow can we learn from successful initiatives to strengthen our collective power around sexual rights advocacy? From trailblazing Anti-Discrimination legislation for LGBTI rights in the Philippines, to transnational organizing for women factory-workers in Bangladesh, to evidence-based inter-faith advocacy across MENA and Asia-Pacific, we’ll explore WHRD’s successful strategies to find out.

A talk show with : Mary Kristine Antonio (PILIPINA Legal Resources Centre) • Mangala Namasivayan (ARROW) • Dina Siddiqi (BRAC University). Rima Athar (CSBR)

Location: Ala Mar – Gran Bahia 2

 

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Additionally, members from the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) are part of a number of exciting actions at the forum, including:

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Pre-Forum

07 September, 9:00 – 5:00. Imagine A Feminist Internet!

Organized by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

APC_ImagineAFeministInternet-AWID2016This Pre-Forum event will bring together 90 participants to discuss the evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet, and how we can collectively strengthen our movements for autonomy, access, privacy, and more through a look at feminism and technology. Read the blog post here:  http://www.forum.awid.org/forum16/posts/recoding-power-hacking-occupying-and-creating-feminist-internet

If you are interested in learning more about the Feminist Principles of the Internet, check out APC’s website: http://feministinternet.net/

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DAY 1

08 September, 10:00 – 17:00: Solidarity with detained feminist scholar Homa Hoodfar

Organized by Shirkat Gah

#FreeHoma

A renowned anthropologist, Professor Hoodfar has published widely on gender and development, Islamic family law, refugees, informal economies, Muslim dress codes, and women’s political participation. She has conducted fieldwork in multiple countries across the Middle East and North America.

Since her arbitrary arrest on 6 June 2016, Homa Hoodfar has been kept in solitary confinement, denied access to essential medicines and been unable to contact her lawyer and family. She was recently hospitalized, and remaind in Evin prison with her health is rapidly deteriorating.

Come to the WHRD Hub throughout the day (8 September) for flashtalks and solidarity actions organized by Shirkat Gah and the Free Homa Hoodfar campaign. For more details on Homa Hoodfar’s arrest, health and ways to get involved, see: homahoodfar.org.

View the latest press release from the family here: http://www.homahoodfar.org/press-release-30-august-2016

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DAY 2

9 September, 7:50 am – 8:50 am: Donor/Activist Engagement Lab


What does a rights-based funding approach to challenging religious fundamentalisms and advancing women’s rights look like? Surfacing issues, challenging assumptions, finding opportunities

This interactive and informal session will bring activists and donors together to engage in critical analysis of the present moment faced with the rise of religious fundamentalisms and the challenges and opportunities of funding feminist activism in all diverse contexts facing backlash by religious fundamentalist actors.

Location: Ala Terra, Bahia 03, Feminist Resource Mobilization (FRM) Hub

 

9 September, 1:20 – 2:30 PM: Caucus–Gender Justice and International Human Rights

Location: Al Agua – Canario
 

9 September, 14:30 – 16:00 Pt. 1; 16:30 – 18:00 Pt. 2: Umbrella Session on Reclaiming Democratic Spaces!


Through the influence of feminist and other social justice movements, our understanding of “democracy” has evolved. More than a system of governance, democracy is a framework guiding human relationships and practices in a wide range of institutions, including in the private sphere. However, in recent years, democratic spaces and human rights norms have been rapidly eroded through a variety of economic, social and political processes. This session will explore how to reclaim these shrinking democratic spaces and claim new ones.

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DAY 3


10 September, 11:30 am – 1 pm: What does solidarity look like? A cross-movement dialogue on challenging religious fundamentalisms


Organized by AWID

Come and hear a candid and provocative discussion with activists from different movements on the challenges they face working together in the context of the sharp rise of religious fundamentalisms and their innovative ideas and proposed actions on what is needed to strengthen solidarity and a more cohesive response.

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Day 4

 

11 September, 09:00 am – 12:00 pm


BDS and the intersection of feminism and national liberation struggle


Through joint cross-movement engagement and transnational feminist BDS_feminism_liberation_AWID2016solidarity, this 3-hour session will spotlight ripe opportunities for anti-colonial, feminist and queer engagement with Palestine and the global movement for the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

The BDS campaign against Israel serves as one manifestation of resistance to colonialism and imperialism and towards envisioning an alternative future. We will map the movement’s victories and successful local and international campaigns, and examine the different challenges and dilemmas encountered in organizing. Finally, this session will advocate for concrete cross-movement solidarity that can result in more and better collaborative action for Palestine.

 

11 September, 1:20 – 2:30pm: Caucus–Gender Justice & International Human Rights Pt. 2


 

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Across the three days, check out the numerous events from the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) working group members: http://oursplatform.org/2016/09/01/awid-forum-2016/, and get in touch if you would like to be involved!

 

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If you want to keep up with CSBR’s news at & after the forum, follow us on Twitter (@SexBodyRights), Facebook (@CSBROnline), and/or sign up to our public listserve by emailing coordinator@csbronline.org with “Newsletter” in the subject line.

Justice for Hande Kader
September 1, 2016 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off on Justice for Hande Kader
Justice for Hande Kader

31 August 2016
 
H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic of Turkey
T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği
06689 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 525 5555
Fax: +90 312 525 583
Email: contact@tccb.gov.tr
 
Your excellency,
As members and allies of the Coalition for Sexual …

Bandhu Social Welfare Society, Bangladesh, joins CSBR!
August 20, 2016 – 11:40 am | Comments Off on Bandhu Social Welfare Society, Bangladesh, joins CSBR!
Bandhu Social Welfare Society, Bangladesh, joins CSBR!

We are excited to welcome Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) in Bangladesh as a new member of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)!
Over the last year, we’ve had the pleasure …

Caring as Resistance and Sisterhood
August 10, 2016 – 1:30 pm | Comments Off on Caring as Resistance and Sisterhood
Caring as Resistance and Sisterhood

Caring as Resistance and Sisterhood by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente
Reposted from Feminism & Religion – BY VANESSA RIVERA DE LA FUENTE on AUGUST 3, 2016 •

Every week, the women participating in my workshops easily share …

Turkey – Stop Sexual Violence! Infographic on the Istanbul Convention
June 28, 2016 – 3:04 pm | Comments Off on Turkey – Stop Sexual Violence! Infographic on the Istanbul Convention
Turkey – Stop Sexual Violence! Infographic on the Istanbul Convention

Blast from the Past: For the 2014 One Day One Struggle campaign, our members in Turkey–Lambda Istanbul, KAOS-GL and Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways—organized around Turkey’s responsibilities to implement the Council of Europe Convention …

CSBR Call for Submissions! Sexual Pleasure, Sexual Rights
June 3, 2016 – 4:16 am | Comments Off on CSBR Call for Submissions! Sexual Pleasure, Sexual Rights
CSBR Call for Submissions! Sexual Pleasure, Sexual Rights

We’re accepting submissions on a rolling basis. First round of submissions closes 31st July 2016.

What is #SexPleasureRights?
 
The #SexPleasureRights blog/arts series seeks to create a space for conversation, dialogue and curiosity on what it means to conceptualize sexual …

Bishkek Feminist Initiative Kyrgyzstan joins CSBR!
June 2, 2016 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Bishkek Feminist Initiative Kyrgyzstan joins CSBR!
Bishkek Feminist Initiative Kyrgyzstan joins CSBR!

We are excited to welcome Bishkek Feminist Initiative – Kyrgyzstan, as a new member of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)!
Read more about BFI’s work below, and check out their terrific …

Three years of willful disregard: Egyptian government refuses to implement ruling of African Commission ordering renewed investigation of Black Wednesday case. Survivors of mass sexual assaults have no recourse to remedies
May 26, 2016 – 7:02 am | Comments Off on Three years of willful disregard: Egyptian government refuses to implement ruling of African Commission ordering renewed investigation of Black Wednesday case. Survivors of mass sexual assaults have no recourse to remedies
Three years of willful disregard: Egyptian government refuses to implement ruling of African Commission ordering renewed investigation of Black Wednesday case. Survivors of mass sexual assaults have no recourse to remedies

Wednesday 25 May 2016

The anniversary of Black Wednesday, when in May 2005 several female demonstrators and journalists were sexually assaulted by demonstrators in support of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, comes this year as freedom …

Rights Spotlight: IDAHOT
May 17, 2016 – 9:41 am | Comments Off on Rights Spotlight: IDAHOT
Rights Spotlight: IDAHOT

Yesterday and today – people around the world continue to be denied their basic and fundamental human rights, targeted on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. And not only do …

Rights Spotlight: International Day of Families
May 15, 2016 – 5:15 pm | Comments Off on Rights Spotlight: International Day of Families
Rights Spotlight: International Day of Families

This May 15th is the International Day of Families. So what’s this all about – and what do families, human rights and gender justice have to do with one another?
Established principles of international human rights …

Safeguarding Individuals, Civil Society & Our Shared Humanity: An Urgent Plea to the Government of Bangladesh
May 2, 2016 – 6:36 pm | Comments Off on Safeguarding Individuals, Civil Society & Our Shared Humanity: An Urgent Plea to the Government of Bangladesh
Safeguarding Individuals, Civil Society & Our Shared Humanity: An Urgent Plea to the Government of Bangladesh

2 May 2016
SAFEGUARDING INDIVIDUALS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND OUR SHARED HUMANITY:
AN URGENT PLEA TO THE GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH
 
We, the undersigned, join other voices from across Asia and the Pacific – and around the world – in calling …

Queering Indonesia: Self, Subjectivity and Crisis
April 16, 2016 – 4:42 am | Comments Off on Queering Indonesia: Self, Subjectivity and Crisis
Queering Indonesia: Self, Subjectivity and Crisis

 
IFJ Vol.4 No.1, March 2016
 
Feminism gives hymn of equality the power and the incentive to emancipate humanity. Originally this fight embraces the cause of women’s liberation in full which still unachieved in recent years. …

Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) web platform launch
April 13, 2016 – 10:21 pm | Comments Off on Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) web platform launch
Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) web platform launch

The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) is pleased to announce the launch of its web platform: oursplatform.org. The platform will be the go­to place for information and resources on safeguarding the universality of rights in …

Confronting the Backlash – Dede Oetomo, Indonesia
April 12, 2016 – 10:05 pm | Comments Off on Confronting the Backlash – Dede Oetomo, Indonesia
Confronting the Backlash – Dede Oetomo, Indonesia

Indonesia moves quickly and slowly at the same time. The anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex backlash currently underway in the country has grown quickly since its start last January. Daily headlines feature the latest …

Urgent Call to Action: End the Crackdown against Egyptian Human Rights NGOs
March 24, 2016 – 8:09 pm | Comments Off on Urgent Call to Action: End the Crackdown against Egyptian Human Rights NGOs
Urgent Call to Action: End the Crackdown against Egyptian Human Rights NGOs

TAKE ACTION: 
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is deeply concerned about the on-going crackdown against independent human rights NGOs in Egypt, including the recent imposition on NGO staff of travel …

Oral Statement by WWHR at CSW 60
March 21, 2016 – 10:16 am | Comments Off on Oral Statement by WWHR at CSW 60
Oral Statement by WWHR at CSW 60

Oral Statement by Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways for the General Discussion segment of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
18 March 2016
Your Excellences,
In September 2015, the world has made …

CSBR: President Widodo & Indonesian Govt. Must Uphold Constitutional Rights of Indonesian Citizens
March 12, 2016 – 9:01 am | Comments Off on CSBR: President Widodo & Indonesian Govt. Must Uphold Constitutional Rights of Indonesian Citizens
CSBR: President Widodo & Indonesian Govt. Must Uphold Constitutional Rights of Indonesian Citizens

President Joko Widodo & the Indonesian Government Must Uphold the Constitutional Rights of Indonesian Citizens
 
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is gravely concerned about the on-going attacks against the civil, …

Justice for Sisters: End Arbitrary Arrests and Repeal Laws that Criminalize Transgender Persons – Malaysia
March 7, 2016 – 10:00 am | Comments Off on Justice for Sisters: End Arbitrary Arrests and Repeal Laws that Criminalize Transgender Persons – Malaysia

For immediate release
March 7, 2016
Justice for Sisters is extremely concerned and appalled by the arrests of 12 trans women, including an Indonesian trans woman in a police raid in Penang on 2 March 2016. The …

Victory in Tunisia: Activist group Shams wins in court
February 24, 2016 – 9:41 pm | Comments Off on Victory in Tunisia: Activist group Shams wins in court
Victory in Tunisia: Activist group Shams wins in court

23 February 2016
Shams, the Tunisian group pushing for the decriminalization of homosexuality, has won its legal challengeagainst a government order that it suspend operations.
“Shams can resume normal activities, thanks to the decision of the court,” …