Resource: Rights at Risk – New report from Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs)
June 23, 2017 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off on Resource: Rights at Risk – New report from Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs)

The trend is unmistakable and deeply alarming:

In international human rights spaces, religious fundamentalists are now operating with increased impact, frequency, coordination, resources, and support.
Anti-rights actors are chipping away at the very content and structure of …

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8th CSBR Sexuality Institute – Call for Applications!
August 31, 2015 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on 8th CSBR Sexuality Institute – Call for Applications!
8th CSBR Sexuality Institute – Call for Applications!

8th CSBR Sexuality Institute –
Call for Applications! 
 
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is pleased to announce our Call for Applications for the 8th CSBR Sexuality Institute, to be held from 9-16 February …

Teenage Pregnancy Has Turned Into A Serious Problem – Do We Even Care?
August 27, 2015 – 9:00 am | Comments Off on Teenage Pregnancy Has Turned Into A Serious Problem – Do We Even Care?
Teenage Pregnancy Has Turned Into A Serious Problem – Do We Even Care?

25 August 2015

TEENAGE pregnancy is a growing issue not just in Malaysia, but across the globe. Everyday, the number of teenage girls who become pregnant are steadily increasing, and usually these pregnancies are closely associated …

Malaysia PM’s statement disregarding the universality of human rights as potentially dangerous to LGBTIQ persons
August 26, 2015 – 9:29 am | Comments Off on Malaysia PM’s statement disregarding the universality of human rights as potentially dangerous to LGBTIQ persons
Malaysia PM’s statement disregarding the universality of human rights as potentially dangerous to LGBTIQ persons

25 August 2015
The ASEAN Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Caucus expresses serious concern over the recent statement of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak challenging the universality of human rights. Such statement reflects …

When sexuality meets faith in Indonesia
August 25, 2015 – 5:58 am | Comments Off on When sexuality meets faith in Indonesia
When sexuality meets faith in Indonesia

Diego García Rodríguez 
In March 2010, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Organisation Conference was set to go ahead in Surabaya, Java. A group of conservative Muslims, some of them members of the Front …

As sex workers, we welcome Amnesty International’s policy — it will help empower us
August 20, 2015 – 6:13 am | Comments Off on As sex workers, we welcome Amnesty International’s policy — it will help empower us
As sex workers, we welcome Amnesty International’s policy — it will help empower us

Sex workers around the world face diverse challenges: stigma, discrimination, violence – including state violence – harassment, criminalisation, isolation, marginalisation and a lack of adequate health services.
Sadly, few people want to talk about these issues.Moral …

HIV and SRHR: Visions, Voices, and Priorities of Young People living with and most affected by HIV
August 19, 2015 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on HIV and SRHR: Visions, Voices, and Priorities of Young People living with and most affected by HIV
HIV and SRHR: Visions, Voices, and Priorities of Young People living with and most affected by HIV

A report released in March 2015 by the Link Up project documents & amplifies youth visions, voices and priorities from Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda on how we can address HIV and Sexual and …

Not A Crime
August 6, 2015 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Not A Crime
Not A Crime

“Not a Crime” is a comic by Malaysian cartoonist, animator and illustrator Kazimir Lee, on the persecution and resistance of mak nyah in Malaysia.

The comic documents the arrest of 17 trans women at a wedding …

1100 Organizations & Individuals ask Amnesty International to support decriminalization of sex work
August 4, 2015 – 3:49 pm | Comments Off on 1100 Organizations & Individuals ask Amnesty International to support decriminalization of sex work
1100 Organizations & Individuals ask Amnesty International to support decriminalization of sex work

CSBR joined over 200 human rights organizations from across the world to support the open letter by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), which urges Amnesty International Board of Directors to support …

Statement delivered by Pinar Ilkkaracan on behalf of CSBR & the Women’s Major Group at Post-2015 Negotiations
August 3, 2015 – 9:28 pm | Comments Off on Statement delivered by Pinar Ilkkaracan on behalf of CSBR & the Women’s Major Group at Post-2015 Negotiations

Statement delivered by Pinar Ilkkaracan on behalf of CSBR & the Women’s Major Group at the Post-2015 negotiations in New York.
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July 28th, 2015
Thank you Ambassador Kamau and Ambassador Donoghue for this meeting.
We thank you very …