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Posts Tagged ‘intersex human rights’

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…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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”,…

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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…

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March 7 2012 was an historic day for LGBT people at the United Nations Human Rights Council – now we need full and equal intersex inclusion

WE had hoped to comment on the proceedings of Wednesday March 7, 2012 a little sooner than now. We have been attempting to obtain a full transcript of the proceedings at the United Nations Human Rights Council discussion titled Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity but one was not forthcoming. Instead, ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans…

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