Connections, Possibilities and Joy: Reflections from the Healing Circles (2020)
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“Collective healing spaces are hard for me to do on my own. Sometimes you need collective motivation. This really helps me work on my well being” – Saleha. [A quote from the Healing Circles, hosted …

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Sign up! Summer Course on Gender & Feminism
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We’re excited to offer a new summer reading and discussion course, offered by Noshaan Shahid of PRAQSIS, in collaboration with CSBR. Full details and application form here: https://bit.ly/CSBR_FGSS. Sign up by July 9th 2021!

Course Dates:  Saturdays, UTC 11am – 1:30 pm, from 17 July – 4 September 2021.

Theme: This reading & discussion course will create a space for participants to reflect on and debate critical perspectives in the development of discourses on gender and feminism across the world. The readings explore a variety of shapes women’s movements have taken; how race, class, gender and sexuality interact with one another; and the implications of notions of ‘development’ on women’s movements.

Full Details & Application form: https://bit.ly/CSBR_FGSS

Deadline to Apply: 9 July 2021

Questions? Email: Noshaan Shahid <here>

HRC47 Side Event: Using Faith and Tradition to support an inclusive understanding of Gender and Sexuality
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HRC47 Side Event: Using Faith and Tradition to support an inclusive understanding of Gender and Sexuality

CSBR is a co-sponsor of the side event, “Using Faith and Tradition to support an inclusive understanding of Gender and Sexuality“, taking place on 8 July 2021, at the upcoming 47th Session of the UN …

2021 Rights at Risk: Time for Action!
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2021 Rights at Risk: Time for Action!

In collaboration with the members of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights, we are proud to launch the new 2021 Rights at Risk: Time for Action report! Each day anti-rights actors have more money and more …

Connections, Possibilities and Joy: Reflections from the Healing Circles (2020)
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Connections, Possibilities and Joy: Reflections from the Healing Circles (2020)

“Collective healing spaces are hard for me to do on my own. Sometimes you need collective motivation. This really helps me work on my well being” – Saleha. [A quote from the Healing Circles, hosted …

CSBR Statement of Solidarity for Freedom of Assembly & Association, and the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Peoples in Turkey
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CSBR Statement of Solidarity for Freedom of Assembly & Association, and the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Peoples in Turkey

Read the full statement below, and download the PDF to share here:

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4 February 2021

The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) expresses our solidarity with the people of Turkey who are …

Apply by 3 February: Life Cycles & Ritual Leadership
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Apply by 3 February: Life Cycles & Ritual Leadership

We are excited to open the call for the latest in CSBR’s series of community spaces for Queer Muslims, this time on Life Cycles & Ritual Leadership!

Over eight weeks we’ll explore basic Muslim rituals, distinctively …

The Signs in Ourselves: Exploring Queer Muslim Courage
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The Signs in Ourselves: Exploring Queer Muslim Courage

Cover Image of “The Signs in Ourselves: Exploring Queer Muslim Courage”, written and compiled by Liy Yusof, with art and design by Dhiyanah Hassan. Cover image shows a rainbow with clouds on either end, with …

Together We Must Protect and Support WHRDs in Middle East and North Africa: Urgent Call to Action
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Together We Must Protect and Support WHRDs in Middle East and North Africa: Urgent Call to Action

To mark international Human Rights Day, and the close of the 16 Days Of Activism 2020, we share this urgent call to action, for the protection and support of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in …

Inclusive Bangladesh joins CSBR!
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Inclusive Bangladesh joins CSBR!

“At Inclusive Bangladesh, we envision to create an inclusive Bangladeshi society where every citizen will be a resource for safe-guarding each-other’s human rights and peaceful living. Our work and effort circulate in promoting gender equality, …

#SupportWHRDs for #16Days 2020
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#SupportWHRDs for #16Days 2020

Government crackdown against women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has consistently intensified during 2020. Governments have systematically restricted civic space & shut down organizations, and they’re increasingly …

Plastic Etude #OneDayOneStruggle
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Watch this improvised contemporary performance exploring authentic body movement and self expression. How does it speak to you?

This video was created by feminist activists across Central Asia who are exploring embodiment as part of …

#OneDayOneStruggle ~ Cyber Hygiene is a Priority!
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#OneDayOneStruggle ~ Cyber Hygiene is a Priority!

Cyber Hygiene (or digital hygiene) is a term that can be defined as a set of good simple daily routine practices, which individuals undertake to ensure the correct use of any devices that are connected …

#OneDayOneStruggle 2020: Exploring touch, collective security, community fundraising, intersex rights, poetry as resistance, love in a pandemic, and solidarity beyond borders!
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#OneDayOneStruggle 2020: Exploring touch, collective security, community fundraising, intersex rights, poetry as resistance, love in a pandemic, and solidarity beyond borders!

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, coordinated by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily …

Open letter to WHO: Including LGBTIQ Communities in World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Response
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Open letter to WHO: Including LGBTIQ Communities in World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Response

“Rest assured that we have heard your important message, and as we update our guidance and approach to COVID-19, we will ensure that the specific challenges of LGBTQI communities will be recognized and addressed“. – …

Befriending the Quran Community Course – Surah Maryam
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Befriending the Quran Community Course – Surah Maryam

CSBR has opened the call for application for the third in our series of “Befriending the Quran” community courses for queer Muslims, this time on Surah Maryam

Apply by 16 October here: http://bit.ly/QQ3_SurahMaryam

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Istanbul Convention Is Ours!
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In solidarity with the women’s movement in Turkey, and feminist efforts all over to prevent, address and end violence against women and girls.

Watch this animated video from Women for Women’s Human Rights — New …

Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science
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Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science

CSBR is pleased to offer a new discussion-based course on “Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science”, for those keen to bridge philosophical, academic and personal perspectives on these themes to advance a holistic understanding of faith …

Creating CARE and Sustaining Well-Being: Reflections from Queer Organizing across South & Southeast Asia
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Creating CARE and Sustaining Well-Being: Reflections from Queer Organizing across South & Southeast Asia

We are so excited to share with you Creating CARE and Sustaining Well-Being: Reflections from Queer Organizing across South and Southeast Asia!

A collaborative endeavor by Rima Athar, Liy Yusof and Sonaksha Iyengar–this publication illustrates …

Resource: Hadith & Queer and Trans Identities
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Resource: Hadith & Queer and Trans Identities

In 2019, Meem Muslim Initiative and Bedaaya collaborated on a project on Islam and queer identities. We share some of the fact sheets and resources they produced below in Arabic and English, which explore the …