November 9th was the second international “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslims Societies (CSBR). Fifty participants from 20 human rights organizations, universities, and municipalities from 12 countries from the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia worked together to call for public attention for issues such as sexual education, sexual health, bodily autonomy, LGBT rights, sexual diversity in Islam, and sexuality and Shariah.
On the press release, it states:
Human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights have been under attack in all Muslim societies. Rising conservatism, fueled by militarism, increasing inequalities, the politicization of religion and Islamophobia have strengthened patriarchal and extremist religious ideologies.
The first campaign succeeded in stirring international public attention and was positively reviewed by national and international media and organizations, who defined it as a historical and timely event. This ad is based on last year’s campaign:
With double the number of participant organizations from twelve countries, this year’s campaign has even more support to claim sexual and bodily rights, and to carry on the struggle against violations of both rights and freedoms.