Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies

We just received the first e-Newsletter from The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies. The newsletter was prepared by Global Fund grantee, Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways, based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Formed in 1993, Women for Women's Human Rights is a leader in championing women's human rights in Turkey. The group works with both the grassroots and legislature to reform Turkish penal code to promote gender equality. The group has created an extensive human rights program that provides training for women and girls that includes a series of workshops on legal rights, democracy, violence, economic rights, gender-sensitive parenting, reproductive rights, and sexuality. It has published several books and illustrative pamphlets on reproductive rights and sexuality in Muslim societies that are widely used by other human rights educators.

In November the group worked with Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, also a Global Fund grantee, to organize the first sexual rights conference in Tunisia.

You can read about the conference in The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies' first newsletter.


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