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Bodily integrity

What is the issue?   This page is part of a series of articles summarising key and interrelated issues for the intersex movement in Australia, and our work: Bodily integrity, and eliminating harmful practices Eugenics, prenatal screening and elimination Discrimination, combatting discrimination and stigma Identification documents, sex and gender You might also be interested in: Intersex and intersectionality Inclusion in sport Inclusion in…

Identification document

Identification documents

What is the issue?   This page is part of a series of articles summarising key and interrelated issues for the intersex movement in Australia, and our work: Bodily integrity, and eliminating harmful practices Eugenics, prenatal screening and elimination Discrimination, combatting discrimination and stigma Identification documents, sex and gender You might also be interested in: Intersex and intersectionality Inclusion in sport Inclusion in…

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Five years of the not-for-profit company

Five years ago today, Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited was officially registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission as a not-for-profit company. We later obtained status as a Public Benevolent Institution, and we remain a volunteer-run organisation, without core funding, nor any significant public or philanthropic funding. Registration followed a dialogue initially established between Karin Gottschalk…

Intersex people in sport

Intersex people and sport

What is the issue? Intersex people suffer exclusion and stigmatisation in sport. This takes multiple forms. On a day-to-date level, the most significant issue faced by intersex people in sport settings is body shaming, and the idea that our bodies are too masculine or too feminine. Concerns about “locker rooms” sometimes appear in clinical literature as rationales for early surgeries to make our bodies more typically female or…

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Eugenics

What is the issue?   This page is part of a series of articles summarising key and interrelated issues for the intersex movement in Australia, and our work: Bodily integrity, and eliminating harmful practices Eugenics, prenatal screening and elimination Discrimination, combatting discrimination and stigma Identification documents, sex and gender You might also be interested in: Intersex and intersectionality Inclusion in sport Inclusion in…

Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

We’re delighted that Morgan Carpenter spoke on intersex health and human rights at the LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth event in Glasgow, Scotland on 18 July, at the kind invitation of the Equality Network and Kaleidoscope Trust. Much of the Commonwealth however is not a good place to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Of the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth, 42 criminalise their LGB citizens, and trans and…

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Morgan Carpenter: new peer-reviewed papers on medical “normalisation” and legal “othering”

We are pleased to share a current and recent peer-reviewed journal article by co-executive director Morgan Carpenter, on intersex health and human rights, and an associated book chapter. In an open access peer-reviewed journal article and a book chapter, Morgan describes contradictions where medicine construct intersex bodies as either female or male while law and society increasingly construct intersex identities as neither female nor male….

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Moving forward

Morgan and Tony at the federal parliament in March 2014, about to hear the first Senate speeches on intersex health and human rights, following publication of a report of an inquiry on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia   National Intersex Organisation Finally Achieves Funding for Part Time Staff The Board of OII Australia is excited to announce that, after many years of operating entirely through the…

RightsTalk, 22 February 2017: Anna Brown, Imam Nur Warsame, Morgan Carpenter, and Ed Santow

Morgan Carpenter: RightsTalk on protecting the rights of intersex people

RightsTalk, 22 February 2017: Anna Brown, Imam Nur Warsame, Morgan Carpenter, and Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow On 22 February 2017, co-executive director Morgan Carpenter spoke at an Australian Human Rights Commission RightsTalk, on “Creating Equality – The Role of Law in Protecting SOGII Rights”. The event was hosted by Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow, with Anna Brown, Director of Advocacy and Strategic Litigation, Human…

Sunday Night Safran

Morgan Carpenter interviewed on Sunday Night Safran

Morgan was interviewed by John Safran and Father Bob on triple j’s Sunday Night Safran last Sunday night. The interview is from 1:04:30 to 1:15:20. Do you think secrets are made to be kept? Or are they always, ultimately destructive? + MEREDITH BURGMANN Political, environmental and social activist recently discovered ASIO had kept a massive, secret file on her for decades. + After years as a cult leader, DAVID AYLIFFE eventually decided…

Morgan Carpenter: Diversity & power in mental health services, addressing structural violence

Morgan Carpenter: Diversity & power in mental health services, addressing structural violence

Morgan Carpenter spoke at The Mental Health Services Conference in Perth this August, as part of an intersectional symposium entitled Diversity & power in mental health services, Addressing structural violence. The conference is the largest and longest running multidisciplinary mental health conference in Australasia: TheMHS Conference attracts over 1000 mental health clinicians, managers, consumers, carers/families, researchers, cultural…

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Our staff

From 1 December 2016, we have two joint and philanthropically-funded co-executive directors, each paid to work on a part-time basis: Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter. Tony Briffa JP – Co-Executive Director Articles by Tony Articles about Tony Tony’s website Tony Briffa was elected to the position of co-chair in November 2015, alongside Morgan Carpenter, after serving as vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex…