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, health 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.
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Finding community is one of the best things that any person with an intersex variation can do. Thankfully, our communities exist online as much as they do face-to-face. Social distancing no longer means foregoing all forms of social engagement – and online contact is even more important for many of us. During the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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As part of the development of a broader strategy, NSW Health and project consultants Urbis are conducting a survey of adults with intersex variations.
IHRA has made a submission on the revised exposure draft religious discrimination bills, very kindly endorsed by IPSA.
Want to get involved in intersex-led advocacy, counselling or media work? Express your interest in the third Darlington intersex advocacy event, 7-9 January 2020.
Writing From Below will publish a special issue in 2020 to honour and extend the impact of the work of Dr Michael Noble. His book, Nicholas Culpeper and the Mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone, has also been published.