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 happening around the world over the coming week, here are some:
Muntada – The Arab Forum for Sexuality, Education and Health organized a screening of short films entitled “Sexual Rights are Human Rights” and launched a manual for teenage girls. The event took place on Friday, November 2nd, 2012, at 5 PM, Cinematech, Nazareth. You can find an overview of the event and photos here.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) are joining efforts with the New Woman Foundation (NWF) and the Woman and Memory Forum (WMF) for this year’s One Day, One Struggle. “Everyday Feminism: Remembering Harassment Resister Iman Salama” commemorates the life of Iman Salama, a young girl from southern Egypt who was shot and killed after defending herself from a sexual harasser. A video interviewing Iman’s father and activists from the Assiyut governorate (where the incident took place) will be published, as well as a cartoon series describing Iman’s death and how she fought back her perpetrator. Last but not least, a graffiti will be created on a downtown Cairo mural depicting Iman and her resilience and strength to fight.
Bedayaa – LGBTIQ of the Nile Valley Area, Egypt and Sudan are organizing a movie night and discussion panel this year to raise awareness within the LGBTIQ community on sexual and bodily rights.
GAYa NUSANTARA will be holding a public discussion for this year’s One Day, One Struggle. More details will be posted soon.
Aliansi Remaja Independen are launching guetau.com – a comprehensive portal that provides information and tools for teens on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescents. Make sure to check it out!
Sisters in Islam, Women’s Aid Organisation, and friends will be presenting a double bill performance exploring the issues of statutory rape and child marriage on Friday, November 9, 8pm @ The Annexe Gallery, Central Market. The event is free of charge, you only need to register by emailing adibah@
“Mapping One Day of Struggle” – A Calendar Exhibit/Publication, documenting and showcasing daily individual struggles of non-heteronormative Pakistani minorities against patriarchy in public spaces and/or private spaces. The event is organized by Drag it to the Top, along with the Organization for the Protection & Propagation of Rights of Sexual Minorities, Institute for Peace and Secular Studies and DugDugi Group.
“Advocating for Domestic Violence Bill 2012″ – a 3 hour event on November 15 organized by Aahung, along with Shirkat Gah, Home Ministry, Women Development Department, Population Welfare Department, Packard Foundation and other organizations. The program will include a theater show as well as a panel discussion with key government stakeholders. Facts and figures related to domestic violence in Pakistan will also be shared.
“3ayb! Shu Hal 7aki?” – An art exhibit on sexuality and gender (photography, paintings, drawings, videos and more). The event is in Dar Al- Mosawir, Hamra, for more information: Mobile: 71 – 433 048 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tunisian Association of Democratic Women is organizing an event for abortion rights and access to abortion services in post-revolution Tunisia on November 9. The program includes an overview of abortion rights around the world with insights into the Tunisian legislation, and abortion rights in Tunisia (history and current debates) and will be followed with a discussion.