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One Struggle for Human Rights in the Muslim World

Written By: Kelly Castagnaro
November 9, 2010

 

Today, over 40 organizations will stage bold actions in 12 countries to promote human rights as part of “One Day, One Struggle,” an international campaign organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).

 

In its second year, the campaign is designed to raise awareness of how human rights—including sexual and reproductive rights—have been under attack in Muslim societies. During the one-day campaign, hundreds will gather at university campuses, in conference and concert halls, and on the streets to raise awareness and advocate for laws and policies that protect the human rights of all people. In Malaysia, local groups Women’s Aid Organization and Sisters in Islam will push for the abolishment of an antiquated penal code section that restricts a woman’s right to decide on matters relating to her own body. In Iran and Turkey, thousands will protest so-called “honor killings” of women and transsexuals.

To read about last year’s campaign, click here, and stay tuned for updates about this year’s global campaign.

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