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

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Holding governments to account for the sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of women and girls around the world
September 25, 2016 – 9:28 am | Comments Off on Holding governments to account for the sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of women and girls around the world
Holding governments to account for the sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of women and girls around the world

On the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CSBR joined 60+ organizations and International Planned Parenthood Federation in writing to the UN General Assembly President and UN …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

Call for Action: Request for Protection for Kemal Ördek
February 5, 2016 – 8:38 pm | Comments Off on Call for Action: Request for Protection for Kemal Ördek
Call for Action: Request for Protection for Kemal Ördek

Reposted from AWID:
 
We call for action for Justice for Kemal and for all trans people and sex workers in Turkey!
 

1. Please kindly send your letters of protest to the Presidency, Prime Ministry, Ministry of Justice, …

URGENT ACTION: Call on Saudi Arabia to Stop Execution by Stoning of Sri Lankan Domestic Worker
December 1, 2015 – 4:18 pm | Comments Off on URGENT ACTION: Call on Saudi Arabia to Stop Execution by Stoning of Sri Lankan Domestic Worker

UPDATE on 23 December 2015:
Saudi Arabian court has commuted the sentence of death by stoning to an imprisonment term.

Excerpts from various news:

BBC: The life of a Sri Lankan domestic worker due to be stoned to …

Organizations from 31 Countries support Women & LGBTI People’s call for Peace in Turkey
November 27, 2015 – 7:35 pm | Comments Off on Organizations from 31 Countries support Women & LGBTI People’s call for Peace in Turkey

99 Organizations from 31 Countries Support Women & LGBTI People’s Call for Peace in Turkey
27 November 2015
Violence in the Middle East and Turkey escalates with each passing day. While the world’s eyes turn to the …

Urgent Call for Support & Solidarity from Women’s and LGBTI Organizations in Turkey
November 20, 2015 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Urgent Call for Support & Solidarity from Women’s and LGBTI Organizations in Turkey

19 November 2015
Violence in the Middle East and Turkey escalates with each passing day. While the world’s eyes turn to the tragic attacks in Paris, what we are experiencing at present in our country is …

CALL TO ACTION: Egyptian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Hossam Bahgat Must Be Released
November 9, 2015 – 11:22 pm | Comments Off on CALL TO ACTION: Egyptian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Hossam Bahgat Must Be Released
CALL TO ACTION: Egyptian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Hossam Bahgat Must Be Released

9 November 2015
Call to Action: Egyptian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Hossam Bahgat Must Be Released
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) calls for the immediate release of Hossam Bahgat, and …

CSBR Statement in Support of Mak Nyah in Negeri Sembilan & Across Malaysia
October 9, 2015 – 11:39 am | Comments Off on CSBR Statement in Support of Mak Nyah in Negeri Sembilan & Across Malaysia
CSBR Statement in Support of Mak Nyah in Negeri Sembilan & Across Malaysia

CSBR Statement in Support of Mak Nyah in Negeri Sembilan & Across Malaysia
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) expresses our solidarity with Mak Nyah in Negeri Sembilan state and across …