At a Special General Meeting on 4 March 2018, members approved a change in name to “Intersex Human Rights Australia” (IHRA) from OII Australia.
This name change more closely represents our work, promoting human rights and particularly protection of bodily autonomy and freedom from torture and ill-treatment, and providing education and information.
Candice Cody, board director, states:
We have changed our name to something that more appropriately aligns itself with who we are and what we do.
Tony Briffa, co-executive director, states:
The change of our name represents the focus of the organisation which has always been about the human rights of people with intersex variations. It followed extensive discussions with our board members and was unanimously supported.
We hope our members, supporters, allies and government contacts quickly revise their contact lists to reflect our new name, and look forward to continuing our work to implement the needs and wishes of the intersex community as articulated in the Darlington Statement.
Morgan Carpenter, co-executive director, states:
We are still affiliated with OII internationally, and we are proud of the amazing work carried out by partner organisations around the world, both those associated with OII and those that are not.
Our new name plays to our strengths, and we hope that it will be readily adopted. We gently suggest that IHRA be pronounced “era”.
It will take us some time to migrate everything, however our official company registration name change request was approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 5 March 2018. You can already find us on social media:
Public-facing migration status:
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission certification of new name received.
- Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission trading name and company name updated.
- Website now updated and functional at ihra.org.au. All existing links to the old site should work. A sample of links has been tested.
- Social media complete, including Facebook Page and group, and Twitter migration.
For more details, including company governance issues, please see our Governance page.