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CSBR Member Organizations



    • Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence (CSMD) – Turkey
      Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence (CŞMD); was established officially in 2014 in Istanbul by the activists in order for the issue of sexual violence in Turkey to be addressed as a matter of concern by an inclusive, intersectional and empowering approach despite the polarized gender binary system in Turkey. The Association conducts preventive, supportive and awareness-raising activities besides its advocacy studies with a queer feminist perspective in order to make the sexual violence more visible, addressable and debatable; in order to bring the invisible forms of sexual violence to the agenda and to struggle against all forms of sexual violence without establishing any hierarchy among them.
    • Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates (ATFD) – Tunisia
      Formally created in 1989, the Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates is an autonomous activist women′s organization dedicated to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the transformation of patriarchal attitudes, the defense of women′s acquired rights, and the participation of women in all aspects of political and civil rights.
    • Bandhu Social Welfare Society – Bangladesh
      Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) started its journey in 1996, and works toward the well-being of sexual minorities by facilitating sexual and reproductive health services and supporting human rights, dignity and livelihoods of their choices.
    • BRAC University – Bangladesh
      From a modest beginning almost thirty years ago, BRAC has today grown into one of the largest non-government development organizations in the world. It works in a number of closely related areas such as poverty alleviation, rural health care and non-formal education among many others to bring about socio-economic changes for a large number of our people, mostly women and children, whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and malnutrition.
    • Egyptian Inititative For Personal Rights (EIPR) Egypt
      The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is an independent Egyptian human rights organization which was established in 2002 to promote and defend the personal rights and freedoms of individuals.
    • Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI)Pakistan
      Forum for Dignity Initiatives is a research and advocacy forum working for sexual and gender minorities in Pakistan. We are a rights-based organization that plays the role of an enabler—we strive for an equitable society for transgender people, sex workers, and girls and young women.
    • GAYa NUSANTARA Indonesia
      Gaya Nusantra is an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) organization in Indonesia which provides personal contacts, HIV/AIDS counselling, community outreach and gay awareness workshops. The group also publishes a monthly magazine under the same name.
    • Ikhtyar Collective – Egypt
      Ikhtyar is a collective that works to build, produce, circulate and present a local feminist body of knowledge in Arabic around gender and sexuality using different formats: written, audio and oral. Currently, Ikhtyar’s programmatic work focuses on organizing, knowledge production and advocacy in the areas of sexual and reproductive health rights, creating a feminist internet, and building feminist personal narratives.
    • Inclusive Bangladesh
      Inclusive Bangladesh is a non-registered, local non-profit and volunteer-based community youth organization from Dhaka, 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, religious literacy, global citizenship, diversity and equality. Established in 2013, Inclusive Bangladesh is now working with diverse local and international organizations, multilateral and multi-layered development partners and active youth change makers. 
    • Indonesian Women′s Association for Justice (APIK) – Indonesia
      The Indonesian NGO, APIK has been providing legal support for women as well as campaigning for the recognition of their legal rights for many years. Established in 1995 by the prominent feminist lawyer, Nursyahbani Katjasungjkana, APIK combines legal aid, research and advocacy. To date, APIK has helped thousands of women in need of legal aid particularly in the areas of domestic violence, sexual harassment, marital and family problems, inheritance and property rights.
    • International Women′s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) – Malaysia
      IWRAW Asia Pacific is an international women′s human rights organisation. Since 1993, we have worked to contribute to the progressive interpretation and realisation of the human rights of women through the lens of the UN Convention on the Elimination Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other international human rights treaties. We promote the domestic implementation of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realise women′s human rights.
    • KAOS-GL – Turkey
      Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Researches and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) aims to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans individuals in embracing libertarian values, realizing their own existence, and in cultivating themselves in order to contribute to the development of social peace and welfare together with the development of their individual, social and cultural life and behavior.
    • LambdaIstanbul – Turkey
      LambdaIstanbul is a Turkish LGBT organization run by volunteers. Lambda promotes a society free from all kinds of discrimination while particularly focuing on heterosexism.
    • Muntada – Arab Forum for Sexuality, Education and Health – Palestine
      Muntada is a national organization committed to the social development of Palestinian society, by addressing educational and counseling needs as they relate to sexuality and reproductive health. Regarded locally as a major professional and intellectual nexus in the field of human sexuality, Muntada is also dynamically building connections with Arab and international networks in this field that share the principles of universal human rights and sustainable development.
    • PILIPINA Legal Resources Center (PLRC) – Philippines
      PLRC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that uses the law for the empowerment and development of women and disadvantaged communities. PLRC undertakes various researches on the issues of women′s rights, development, and social justice.
    • Qbuktabu – Indonesia
      Qbuktabu is an Indonesian online resource center on sexuality and service provider for people with diverse sexualities based on feminist and queer perspective, specifically for woman, trans, intersex and other non-binary identities.
    • Sisters in Islam (SIS) – Malaysia
      Sisters in Islam (SIS) is a group of Muslim women committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam. Our efforts to promote the rights of Muslim women are based on the principles of equality, justice and freedom enjoined by the Qur’an as made evident during our study of the holy text.
    • The Queer Muslim Project – India
      The Queer Muslim Project is a digital advocacy platform focused on creating visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ Muslim issues in India and South Asia.
    • VISION – Pakistan
      Vision is a non-governmental organization based in Lahore, specializing in several key areas of Public Health and Human Rights. They involve communities in our projects because only by doing so do they feel they can address their issues in a holistic manner.
    • Women Against Violence (WAV) – Palestine
      Women Against Violence (WAV), a resource on women′s issues, has been dedicated to the advancement of Palestinian women in Israel for over 15 years. Established in 1992 by a group of Arab women professionals, who took it upon themselves to voice the needs of Palestinian women after seeing a need lacking in social welfare services for Arab women survivals of violence and began by providing support services as well as empowerment, raising awareness, and advocacy programs that would lift the status of Palestinian women.
    • Women for Women′s Human Rights (WWHR)-New Ways – Turkey
      WWHR-New Ways is a women’s and human rights NGO established in Turkey in 1993. Our mission is to promote women’s human rights and to support the active and broad participation of women as free individuals and equal citizens in the establishment and maintenance of a democratic and peaceful order at national, regional and international levels.
    • Women′s Aid Organisation (WAO) – Malaysia
      WAO is an independent, non-religious, non-governmental organisation, committed to confronting violence against women, to promote and create respect, protection and fulfillment of equal rights for women. To work towards the elimination of discrimination against women, and to bring about equality between women and men.

Recruitment & Application:

CSBR is focused on building an active network of solidarity and support. Member Organizations are either invited to join CSBR or can apply for membership, after having demonstrated a solid engagement with the Coalition of two+ years, in the form of active partnerships on programs, attendance at our regional convenings and trainings, participation in the ODOS campaign, and joint opportunities for advocacy & action at regional and international forums. We seek Member Organizations that are committed to our Core Values, and who seek to actively work across countries and regions towards the holistic integration of sexual and bodily rights as human rights across Muslim societies.

Nominations are presented to the Coordinating Office, and then reviewed collectively by existing members to ensure no conflicts of interest, ethics or values.