CSBR: New Voices Breaking the Silence
The Coalition on Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is a network which aims to pool the resources, energy, and strength of advocates across countries in the struggle for women's rights and health. Today, CSBR includes 60 members from the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, including IWHC partners Aahung
. IWHC has supported longtime partner Women for Women's Human Rights-New Ways (WWHR) of Turkey to coordinate CSBR since the network's inception. Read more>>
|Women in Malaysia attend a protest organized by Sisters in Islam (SIS), a CSBR member organization.
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for background on WWHR's work nationally in Turkey, which IWHC has supported in the past.
Regional Youth Partnerships
The Asia Program has helped identify, encourage and support youth advocacy across Asia, fostering a core group of young leaders with the skills necessary to effectively advocate for advances in youth health and rights. By building upon the capacity of youth leadership throughout the region- through various training programs, direct foundational support to youth-led and youth-established organizations and coalitions, IWHC has been able to harness the momentum of youth movements as these young leaders share their own skills and experiences with their peers. Through measured, targeted exposure to a series of regional and international Advocacy in Practice training sessions, as well as mentorship, technical assistance and advocacy support to attend regional-level and international conferences, the Asia program has fostered a core nodal group of promising and effective youth advocates who work on Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health. These young people have helped build a network of young leaders who have taken the forefront in advocating for youth issues and rights in their own countries and beyond their borders. Read about the conferences and meetings we've supported youth in attending >>