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Offer: 6th CSBR Sexuality Institute: Aug 18 – 24, 2013; Kathmandu, Nepal (Deadline: 12 June 2013)

What is CSBR?

Founded in 2001, the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is an international solidarity network of organizations, and academic institutions working to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights as human rights in Muslim Societies. CSBR includes institutional members from Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, the Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Until 2011, Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways, co-founder of the Coalition, acted as the international coordination office of CSBR. A decade after its inception, the coalition appointed CSBR member and Beirut-based feminist collective Nasawiya as the new international coordinating office.

As the only international network working on sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, CSBR has played a pivotal role in terms of advocacy, activism and research on sexual and bodily health and rights in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. CSBR has succeeded in creating an alternative discourse and progressive spaces around sexuality and sexual rights in Muslim societies.

6th CSBR Sexuality Institute: Aug 18 – 24, 2013; Kathmandu, Nepal

Who Can Participate?
The Institute will be limited to 20 participants, as it is designed as an intensive six-day participatory group training. Applications will be reviewed by the CSBR Training Committee.
The language of the Institute will be English.
Travel and accommodation costs for participants from the South will be covered by the Institute.
All participants from the North are required to pay for full tuition and travel costs.

Eligible applicants for the Institute must:
> Have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights;
> Have a commitment to undertake efforts to promote sexual and bodily health and rights at national and international levels;
> Represent an organization/institution engaged in sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy, research or fieldwork;
> Be fluent in English.

Deadline: 12 June 2013.

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