Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. We have many different kinds of bodies and life experiences.
Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national not-for-profit company by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia.
We promote human rights and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. We build community, evidence, capacity, and education and information resources. Our two part-time staff are funded by foreign philanthropy.
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Intersex Human Rights Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance issue this statement following news reports on the 2021 Census.
Come and work with us! We are advertising for the new part-time role of administrator. This role is funded by the Victorian government, via the Genetic Support Network Victoria, for a period of one year.
Saturday 26 October is Intersex Awareness Day 2019, and we’ve got events, posters, videos, memes and more for you to share. We’ll update this page regularly in the lead up to the day itself. #iad2019
Australia appeared before two UN Treaty Body committees last month: the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Both Committees have now issued their concluding observations, and they both include strong recommendations on the rights of children with intersex variations.
Youth project YOUth & I will launch its publication on Monday 28 October, 5.30-6.30pm at Smith’s Alternative in Civic, Canberra. “Entry is free! Books will be available in print for a small fee and available for free download online after this date.”