Open Letter to the UN OHCHR: 1st global call for human rights by & for intersex people!

On Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2012, participants of the 2nd International Intersex Forum, in Stockholm, with the assistance of ILGA and ILGA-Europe, published and delivered the,  “Open Letter: A Call for Human Rights for Intersex People,” authored by OII Chair Hida Viloria, to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. As outlined in the Astraea Lesbian Fund for Justice’s “We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Rights of Inersex People” (A Blobal Movement, paragraph 7), with over two dozen international and national intersex advocacy organizations from Europe, Latin and North America, Africa, South and East Asia, and Australia signing in support, it is the first global call for human rights by and for intersex people, and we are extremely pleased  by the unprecedented community participation.

See signatories of the letter below:

Hida Viloria
Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International (OII)                  
Founder and Director, OII-USA                                            
Gloria Careaga
Co-Secretary General, ILGA
(International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)  
Gabi Calleja
Co-Chair, ILGA-Europe

Councillor Tony Briffa JP

Silvan Agius
Policy Director, ILGA- Europe

Ruth Baldacchino
Executive Board Member, Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM)              

Jim Bruce
Communications & Youth Coordinator, Advocates for Informed Choice

Mauro Cabral
Outreach and Networking Officer, OII Argentina                          
Co-Director, GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality    
Janik Bastien Charlebois, Ph.D.                                          
Professeore, Departement du Sociologie Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Hiker Chiu
Founder and Director, OII Chinese

Ditte Dyreborg
Affiliated with Pangea International Copenhagen, Denmark                
Michaela Chatter
Urologist, Germany
Dr. Dan Christian Ghattas
Outreach and Networking Officer, OII-Germany                            
Holly Greenberry
Project Coordinator, Intersex UK                                        
Sally Gross                                                              
Founder and Director, Intersex South Africa                                                                          

Vincent Guillot
Spokesperson, OII Francophonie                                                        

Mayssa Hamza
OII Spokesperson for the Arabic Speaking Islamic Community              

Loveday Hodson-Little
Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester, UK                                                        

Morgan Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University                                                                

Adnan Hossain
Bangladesh Initiatives on Pleasure, Power and Praxis              

Dr. Juan Carlos Jorge
Department de Anatomia y Neurobiologia Escuela de Medicina            
Universidad de Puerto Rico                                                                              

Julius .K. Kaggwa
Executive Director, SIPD Uganda

Ins A Kromminga
Spokesperson, OII Deutschland (OII Germany)                                          

Prof. Dr. Konstanze Plett, LL.M.
Professor of Law, Universitat Bremen

Natasha Jimenez Mata
Coordinator General, Mulabi

Ev Blaine Matthigack
Founder, OII Deutschland (OII Germany)                                  
Support Group Coordinator, TransInterQueer (TrIQ) E.V.                                              

Nathabiseng Mokoena
Advocacy Coordinator, Transgender and Intersex Africa South Africa

Thoralf Mosel
Project Manager, TransInterQueer (TrIQ) E.V.                            
Pol Naydenov
Board Member, Bilitis Resource Center, Bulgaria                          
Jen (Pidgeon) Pagonis
Chicago, USA

Peter Trinkle
Executive Director, Bodies Like Ours                                                      

Daniela Truffer
Co-Founder, Human Rights Group Zwischengeschlecht                
Personal capacity; affiliation for identification purposes only.

Vreer Verkerke
Vreerwerk Gender Education Trans Rights, TGEU                                        

Del La Grace Volcano
Director, OII Scandinavia (Sweden)                                                

Gina Wilson
President, OII Australia Ltd