Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science – Spring 2023
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One Day One Struggle! 2023
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On November 9th, a global chorus rises in celebration of sexual and bodily rights as human rights. This year, the One Day One Struggle! campaign, led by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR), united communities around the world. We proudly supported four dynamic member organisations: Asosiasi LBH APIK Indonesia and Qbukatabu; Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI), advocates for sexual and bodily rights in Pakistan; and Kaos GL, a leading voice for LGBTQ+ rights in Turkey.

From Indonesia to Pakistan and Turkey, these organisations brought the spirit of One Day One Struggle! to life through diverse and impactful initiatives. Stay inspired by these stories and join the movement for sexual and bodily rights for all. Visit the CSBR social media pages to learn more and discover how you can contribute.

Pathchola Foundation – Bangladesh

Pathchola organised an online workshop, “Breaking Barriers: Empowering Youth through Transgender Sensitization in the Digital Age,” on Monday, November 27, 2023, via Google Meet regarding One Day One Struggle (ODOS) in the month of November. This workshop was held for support to Global Campaign One Day One Struggle #ODOS2023.

A total of 37 participants from Government Organization, NGO, Local Level and youth community attended the workshop. The workshop aimed to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the transgender community and to discuss ways to empower them through digital literacy and sensitization. 

Asosiasi LBH APIK Indonesia – Indonesia

Asosiasi LBH APIK Indonesia has arranged an Instagram Live online discussion entitled “From Morals, Culture, Religion, to the State: The Situation of the Fulfillment of Rights Access to Safe Abortion for Women in Indonesia”. The discussion was held to celebrate the ODOS campaign together with the opening of 16 days of anti-violence against women campaign, by inviting three speakers from a SHR expert, a legal assistant for victims of sexual violence, and a Moslem religious expert.

The 1.5 hours Live IG discussed the current situation of access to safe abortion in Indonesia with various obstacles both from religious, cultural aspects and legal instruments that still hasn’t yet accommodated the needs of women and people with the capacity to become pregnant. Currently, abortion regulations in Indonesia can only be provided to: (1) victims of sexual violence up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, and (2) pregnancy which has medical emergencies. Meanwhile, the absence of implementing regulations that regulate the technical implementation of safe abortion makes safe abortion to those two specific conditions still inaccessible.

They also produced two short videos highlighting the speaker’s key statements. The recorded discussion can be accessed here, and the bilingual short videos can be accessed on Youtube.

Through the safe abortion access campaign, the LBH APIK Indonesia Association aims to: (1) raise public awareness regarding safe abortion belongs to sexual and reproductive health right, (2) breaking the stigmas and discriminations aimed at women and people with the capacity to become pregnant regarding abortion, (3) encourage and invite the public to jointly monitor the technical regulations of the Health Law 17/2023.

Qbukatabu – Indonesia

To observe ODOS 2023 campaign, Qbukatabu brought the conversation about Feminist Queer Artists: Resistance and Resilience. A number of feminist queer artists voiced out their work, struggle and hopes in future in doing artivism in the format of video. We hope this video can inspire others who also have to deal with everyday resistance because of their bodies, sexuality, gender identity and self-expression to persistence and to be resilience. They also produced and published short videos in YouTube Channel & Instagram Reels a short video that contain basic information regarding ODOS campaign. They would also upload a compilation short videos from Feminist Queer artists regarding artivism to promote sexual & bodily rights. The latter video would consist of thoughts and experiences from up to 8 feminist & Feminists Queer artists regarding their works & journey in the respective fields.

Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) – Pakistan

FDI arranged a study circle to support an important and timely initiative aimed at addressing the intersections of climate change, women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and the deficiency of gender-responsive policies. The One Day One Struggle Campaign would provide the perfect opportunity for FDI to organize a study circle with university students on the implications of climate change on women’s bodily autonomy, sexual and reproductive health, and rights. The study circle aimed to raise awareness by educating students and the community about the linkages between climate change and women’s SRHR, shedding light on the vulnerabilities and challenges women face. It also facilitated research on this critical intersection, identifying specific issues, and solutions that can inform policy changes. Develop a clear advocacy strategy to promote gender-responsive policies at the local, national, and international levels. The ultimate goal is to build a community of engaged individuals advocating for gender-sensitive climate policies by encouraging dialogue to better understand the intersectionality of sexual and reproductive health and rights and climate change and through actionable research findings to advocate for gender-responsive policies.

Kaos GL – Turkey

The ODOS 2023 was organized by Kaos GL Association in 9 November 2023. This year, in parallel with the global economic crisis after Covid-19 pandemic and its subjective effects of different societies was brought to the agenda. In this framework, the theme of the event was “+” is not always positive. Between sur-plus exploitation and sur-plus potentiality.

Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science – Spring 2023
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Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science – Spring 2023

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 the variety …

OneDayOneStruggle 2022
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OneDayOneStruggle 2022

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 Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).

Followed …

OneDayOneStruggle 2021
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OneDayOneStruggle 2021

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 …

Sign up! Summer Course on Gender & Feminism
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Sign up! Summer Course on Gender & Feminism

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 …

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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