Posts Tagged ‘intersex human rights’
IC4E’s Recommendations to the HHS
IC4E EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIDA VILORIA CALLS ON THE HHS TO DEPATHOLOGIZE INTERSEX STATUS, ACKNOWLEDGE FORCED OR COERCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AS A FORM OF CONVERSION THERAPY, AND INCLUDE INTERSEX CITIZENS IN DATA COLLECTION ON SEX Yesterday, September 20th, 2022, IC4E ED Hida Viloria spoke, by invitation, on a recorded zoom call with US Department of Health…Read More
Human Rights Watch E.D. Speaks Out Against Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!
The medical establishment has been aware of the intersex community’s desire for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth — aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — for over two decades, but as history has shown, social change rarely comes without support from allies. Big thanks to Human Rights Watch E.D. Graeme Reid…Read More
Chinese Language Video about Intersex Issues in Hong Kong
We are continually impressed by the strength, determination and courage of our intersex activist colleagues abroad, who are educating people about the need for intersex human rights in countries where it is much harder to do so than it is the United States. One such colleague is Small Luk, a registered social worker, Chinese medicine…Read More
Celebrate Human Rights Day!
Happy Human Rights Day everyone! December 10th commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If you want to learn more about Human Rights Day, please explore the preceding U.N. link, or check out this informative piece. Also, be on the lookout for our Right to…Read More
UN Report Calls for Ban on Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Infants and Minors!
On June 1, 2015, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report on human rights violations against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The report, titled, Discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, is the second ever official UN report on the subject –…Read More
Council of Europe’s statement on intersex people’s need for equal rights!
In recognition of the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has released the statement, A boy or a girl or a person — intersex people lack recognition in Europe. The statement examines the intense difficulties and human rights abuses — such as “normalizing”…Read More
Intersex Awareness Day event at UC Davis, Oct. 23rd
OII-USA Director Hida Viloria will be talking about human rights for intersex people at UC Davis’s LGBTQIA Pride Week. Yay for acceptance & awareness!Read More
OII Thanks UN’s Navi Pillay
On December 10, 2012, a group of over two dozen intersex organizations and leaders from around the world, spearheaded by the Organisation Intersex International (OII), and our affiliates in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South and North America, published and delivered an open letter titled, “A Call for the Inclusion of Human Rights for Intersex People”,…Read More
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…Read More