On Intersex Day of Solidarity all people invested in intersex human rights are encouraged to show support for the intersex community globally.
Greece has taken a momentous step today for human rights by banning intersex genital mutilation, becoming one of the first countries to do so. The new law, which prohibits surgeries to change intersex children’s sex characteristics under age 15 unless urgently needed for health, affirms bodily autonomy and the right to individual choice around surgery.
The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women called for submissions of information on issues affecting queer, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people during reproductive health care and childbirth. Special Rapporteur Dubravka Simonovic has declared mistreatment against women during reproductive health care and childbirth the topic of her next report, to be presented in front
December 1, 2018to Mr. António GuterresUN Secretary GeneralSecretary-General of the United Nations Note: This letter was written to support broader civil society action in relation to the proposed Convention in an effort led by CUNY, MADRE, and OutRight Action International. Re: “Gender” in the Draft Crimes Against Humanity ConventionDear International Law Commission Members, We write
interACT supports the work of our friends in Australia. The country has launched a national inquiry into intersex medical interventions. Our Executive Director, Kimberly Zieselman, writes in support: I write as the Executive Director of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, the United States’ largest organization dedicated exclusively to advocacy on behalf of youth born
Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates: I spent this week in Copenhagen, Denmark, representing interACT at the I-DSD conference. This is an international conference for medical professionals and researchers who work with intersex patients, although they also allow patient advocates to attend. My main purpose in going was to support my spouse, Dr. Suegee Tamar-Mattis,
Attendees of the 4th International Intersex Forum in Amsterdam Internationally renown fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele, who recently disclosed her intersex status to the world and has partnered with interACT to advocate for intersex rights stated about the 4th International Intersex Forum: "It's incredibly inspiring to see the global intersex rights movement
Israel’s Ministry of Health has just issued a new statement of official procedure addressing treatment of intersex people that represents a real step forward. While the policy falls short of calls from international human rights organizations to stop all medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants, it does provide for psychosocial support, recognizes that intersex conditions
The Council of Europe Publishes Study on the Rights of Children in Biomedicine, Including Entire Chapter Highlighting the Experience of Intersex Children
The Council of Europe Publishes Study on the Rights of Children in Biomedicine, Including Entire Chapter Highlighting the Experience of Intersex Children Last month, the Council of Europe published “The Rights of Children in Biomedicine: Challenges posed by scientific advances and uncertainties” through its Committee on Bioethics. The Committee, tasked with assessing ethical and legal