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:
Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International (OII)
Founder and Director, OII-USA
Co-Secretary General, ILGA
(International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)
Councillor Tony Briffa JP
Policy Director, ILGA- Europe
Executive Board Member, Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM)
Communications & Youth Coordinator, Advocates for Informed Choice
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
Founder and Director, OII Chinese www.oii.tw
Affiliated with Pangea International Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Dan Christian Ghattas
Outreach and Networking Officer, OII-Germany
Project Coordinator, Intersex UK
Founder and Director, Intersex South Africa
Spokesperson, OII Francophonie
OII Spokesperson for the Arabic Speaking Islamic Community
Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester, UK
Morgan Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
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.
Advocacy Coordinator, Transgender and Intersex Africa South Africa
Project Manager, TransInterQueer (TrIQ) E.V.
Board Member, Bilitis Resource Center, Bulgaria
Jen (Pidgeon) Pagonis
Executive Director, Bodies Like Ours
Co-Founder, Human Rights Group Zwischengeschlecht
Personal capacity; affiliation for identification purposes only.
Vreerwerk Gender Education Trans Rights, TGEU
Del La Grace Volcano
Director, OII Scandinavia (Sweden)
President, OII Australia Ltd