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Since 1998, IWHC has collaborated with regional networks based in Turkey, including Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) and the Coalition on Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR). In September 2004, our partners won major reforms to the Turkish penal code on women’s rights, sexual autonomy, and bodily integrity, following a three-year campaign led by WWHR.

In 2010, CSBR organized dozens of groups in 12 countries for the “One Day, One Struggle,” campaign, designed to raise awareness of how human rights—including sexual and reproductive rights—have been under attack in Muslim societies.

Today with IWHC support, feminists in Turkey and across the region have become progressive champions at UN negotiations.

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