The study examines the common aspects of criminal laws in the Middle East & North Africa related to sexuality, providing a historical perspective & insight into the amalgamation of tribal, religious, colonial laws & their impact on modern codes.
The shadow report raises critical questions and concerns on the Turkish Government's official report regarding the implementation of CEDAW in Turkey. The report is also endorsed by the Women’s Platform on the Turkish Penal Code.
Twenty-five NGO representatives and researchers from Muslim societies in South and Southeast Asia met in Jakarta to discuss pivotal human rights issues related to sexual and bodily rights, sexual politics, power and gender in Muslim societies.
The movement in Turkey is still in its fledgling stages, but gays and lesbians are increasingly outspoken: they are expanding their networks, organizing conferences and film festivals and taking part in May Day marches.