Digital Storytelling: Stories of Faith & Sexuality [Videos]
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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 …

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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 | No Comment

In February 2018, CSBR launched a 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), APCOM, and ILGA Asia–which seeks to address the sustainability of LGBTIQ organizing through a keen attention to the holistic well-being of LGBTIQ activists, organizers and human rights defenders.

In Phase I of the program, our activities included the following:

  • February 2018: CSBR & ILGA Asia collaborating to integrate a focus on well-being into the Asia Intersex Forum, which brought together 14 intersex advocates from across India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Asia Intersex Forum, Bangkok, February 2018Caption: Asia Intersex Forum, Bangkok, February 2018 (Credit: ILGA Asia)

    Supported by Astrea and ILGA Asia, the forum resulted in the launch of Intersex Asia–the first network led by & for intersex activists in the region. To find out more about Asia Intersex, see their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IntersexAsia/.

 

  • May 2018: CSBR & ILGA Asia collaborating to integrate a focus on  well-being into a training on human rights mechanisms for East Asian HRDs from May 2018, bringing together activists from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia.

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    Caption: Participants engaged in mapping out personal well-being for activists (Credit: CSBR)

 

  • June 2018: CSBR & Qbukatabu collaborating on research to support LBTQ movement building in Indonesia. This intervention focused primarily on in-depth interviews and research with key allies from across the women’s movement & faith-based movements in Indonesia on how to strengthen allyship and build support to the stressors, challenges and need of LBTQ activists in Indonesia.

 

  • July 2018: CSBR collaborating with PLUHO (People Like Us Hang Out) Malaysia on a two-day workshop on holistic well-being for LBQ women, trans and intersex activists & community members in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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    Caption: Participants engaged in a visioning exercise on the state of well-being for our communities (Credit: CSBR)

    Over the two days, we brought together 18 people with the aims of creating a reflexive space to:

  •  Share and explore personal lived experiences & sources of support as LBQTI organizers and community members.
  •  Identify contextual stressors & challenges that affect our well-being, particularly as LBTQI organizers and community members.
  • Unpack and explore theory and practice around well-being, self-care & integrated security for activists, as a means of sustaining activism and organizing.
  • Map out existing tools and resources, as well as gaps in what’s available for LBQTI communities.
  • Learn a mix of techniques from psychology, energy healing, and somatic practices to support & strengthen self-reflexivity and resilience.

CSBR’s methodology has drawn primarily from the work of:

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to psychotherapy, including exercises that engage participants in understanding different frameworks & approaches to mental-health, self-reflexivity, resilience and holistic well-being drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, arts-based therapy and more.

Responses to the program so far have affirmed that Project CARE is addressing an important need for strengthening the resilience and sustainability of LGBTIQ human rights organizing, by focusing on elements of our personal lived experiences, our activism, and the links to our professional and community organizing that are often overlooked.

Stay tuned for updates from Project CARE in the near future!

For more information, email us at: coordinator@csbronline.org.

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 …

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
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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 facilitate a 2-day forum on lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s issues from 4-5 December 2017, ahead …

Students hit the road to fight street harassment in Kuala Lumpur – in pictures
December 8, 2017 – 5:34 am | Comments Off on Students hit the road to fight street harassment in Kuala Lumpur – in pictures
Students hit the road to fight street harassment in Kuala Lumpur – in pictures

On a global day of action for sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, Malaysian students stood against harassment in public spaces.

The organising team from Sisters in Islam sported shirts reading “Muslim Women Speak.” Credit: …

Joint Statement: EU must ensure its humanitarian aid to war victims upholds their right to non-discriminatory medical care in line with IHL
November 30, 2017 – 2:51 am | Comments Off on Joint Statement: EU must ensure its humanitarian aid to war victims upholds their right to non-discriminatory medical care in line with IHL

CSBR joined over 90 international NGOs to call for the provision of non-discriminatory medical and sexual & reproductive health services in conflict settings under international humanitarian law (IHL), including access to safe abortion. Read the …

Video: Sustainable Development Goals & LGBTI+ Organizing in Turkey – WWHR & Lambdaistanbul
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Video: Sustainable Development Goals & LGBTI+ Organizing in Turkey – WWHR & Lambdaistanbul

Want to understand more about the intersections between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and gender equality? Then take a look at Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR)–New Ways’ new video series on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsmoVllXaROEw1KJWSr7Ow!
WWHR launched …

CSBR at the RRRAP Summit: Rights, Resources and Resilience in Asia Pacific
November 17, 2017 – 7:01 am | Comments Off on CSBR at the RRRAP Summit: Rights, Resources and Resilience in Asia Pacific
CSBR at the RRRAP Summit: Rights, Resources and Resilience in Asia Pacific

CSBR was at the Rights, Resources and Resilience in Asia Pacific (RRRAP) Summit,  hosted by APCOM in Bangkok from 13-15 November 2017.  The RRRAP Summit was an opportunity to reflect on the gains and shifts …

Stress management, burnout prevention, and self-care – Reflections from Nazariya, a Queer Feminist Resource Group | ODOS2017
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Stress management, burnout prevention, and self-care – Reflections from Nazariya, a Queer Feminist Resource Group | ODOS2017

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9 November 2017
 
Reflections on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, and Self-Care
Context
Mental illness is a growing area of interest in India, where about 60 million people are estimated to struggle with some form of mental illness.[1] In …

One Day One Struggle 2017 – Bigger & Brighter than ever!
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One Day One Struggle 2017 – Bigger & Brighter than ever!

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 …

Toppling Walls, Building Bridges: The Rise & Prospects of New Global Feminism
November 7, 2017 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Toppling Walls, Building Bridges: The Rise & Prospects of New Global Feminism
Toppling Walls, Building Bridges: The Rise & Prospects of New Global Feminism

CSBR is honoured to have been able to connect with our sisters in Turkey, and those from around the world as far as Peru, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Ireland and more–for an important and timely conversation …

Regional Training Workshop on Sexual Rights – Amman, September 2017
November 1, 2017 – 1:19 pm | Comments Off on Regional Training Workshop on Sexual Rights – Amman, September 2017
Regional Training Workshop on Sexual Rights – Amman, September 2017

Through a private donation received in January 2017,  CSBR launched our first Participatory Seed Grant program for our members.
After a round of proposals, a collective review and decision-making process by our members,  the grant went to …

EIPR demands the immediate release of detainees and warns against violations in detention EIPR calls on the media to halt its hate speech and incitement against LGBTQI individuals
October 6, 2017 – 1:55 am | Comments Off on EIPR demands the immediate release of detainees and warns against violations in detention EIPR calls on the media to halt its hate speech and incitement against LGBTQI individuals
EIPR demands the immediate release of detainees and warns against violations in detention EIPR calls on the media to halt its hate speech and incitement against LGBTQI individuals

Press Release
متوفر بالعربية

Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns the ongoing crackdown targeting LGBTQI individuals, or those perceived to be, that began on September 22 after some audience members at a …

Human rights and freedom of expression in Egypt – trapped between security services and the media
October 4, 2017 – 12:24 pm | Comments Off on Human rights and freedom of expression in Egypt – trapped between security services and the media
Human rights and freedom of expression in Egypt – trapped between security services and the media

Human rights and freedom of expression in Egypt:
Trapped between security services and the media
Following the escalating violent attempts to suppress and divide civil society organizations, restrict their resources, and increase security measures to silence advocates …

“Stories of Faith & Sexuality” – CSBR hosts national level Digital Story Telling Workshop in Indonesia
September 25, 2017 – 1:19 pm | Comments Off on “Stories of Faith & Sexuality” – CSBR hosts national level Digital Story Telling Workshop in Indonesia
“Stories of Faith & Sexuality” – CSBR hosts national level Digital Story Telling Workshop in Indonesia

… and we’re off!
CSBR is partnering with YIFoS (Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality), Kampung Halaman and GAYa Nusantara for our first national Digital Storytelling Workshop in Indonesia, running this week from 25 – 29 …

Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion @ 36 HRC
September 25, 2017 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion @ 36 HRC

CSBR joined the chorus of voices from 285 organizations around the world calling on global leaders to guarantee access to safe and legal abortion. Read the joint statement delivered by Action Canada for Population and …

Responding to Rape: Keep it Silent? Break the Silence! (Video)
July 28, 2017 – 4:47 pm | Comments Off on Responding to Rape: Keep it Silent? Break the Silence! (Video)
Responding to Rape: Keep it Silent? Break the Silence! (Video)

During this year’s 9th Sexuality Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, we held a 3-hour workshop on the use of Participatory Visual Methods for sexual & bodily rights research.
The workshop focused on “cellphilms”—i.e. the use of cell …