Gender, Sexuality, Islam & Science – Spring 2023
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Webinar: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific

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Four activists from Asia Pacific share their analysis of the advances of fundamentalist and fascist forces across the region. Listen to the audio below:


This discussion addresses the following questions:

  • How are anti-rights forces operating in Asia-Pacific? How are they gaining support?
  • What are the impacts on gender justice and human rights in the region?
  • What does collective resistance look like and how can we strengthen it?

The conversation was led by :

  • Rima Athar (Chair): Coordinator of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)

With presentations from:

  • Cristina “Tinay” Palabay: Secretary General of human rights group Karapatan in the Philippines
  • Rozana Isa: Executive Director of Sisters In Islam, Malaysia
  • Chayanika Shah: a queer feminist researcher, teacher, and activist based in Mumbai, India.



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