interACT youth member Axel Keating delivered a statement to the UN Special Rapporteur for Health in New York City, in October 2015, calling for the recognition of intersex people’s sexual health as a necessary component of their well-being, peer support and community involvement for intersex youth and their families, and the end of non-consensual and medically unnecessary genital-normalizing surgeries on intersex children.
The United Nations is calling on governments and parents to protect intersex children from harm. They have launched a campaign that features interACT staff, board and youth members.
Intersex Panel Side Event during 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council
2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Executive Director Kimberly Zieselman took part in the side event on the human rights of intersex people, organized during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The event included representatives from interACT (at the time Advocates for Informed Choice), CIPD, Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited, Oii-Chinese and OII Europe and was supported by ILGA and COC Nederland.