On Wednesday 22 March, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory will introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly to protect the rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.
Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. Because our bodies are seen as different, we experience discrimination and stigmatisation, including forced surgeries and other medical interventions – often in childhood or adolescence – to make our bodies appear or function more typically female or male. IHRA… Read more →
We are delighted to welcome Bonnie Hart to IHRA’s staff team, as our new Deputy Executive Director. Bonnie will lead work developing psychosocial support services by and for community. Like all our staff, Bonnie will work part-time.
IHRA has made a submission to a Queensland Parliament committee inquiry into reform of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill. The Bill proposes changes to the period for registrations of some births, and some reforms to the Anti-Discrimination Act.
We have a vacancy for an administrator. This is a part-time role will provide office support and is vital for the smooth-running of the organisation. The administrator will undertake administrative tasks, ensuring other staff have adequate support to work efficiently. The application deadline is 25 November.
For Intersex Awareness Day this year we’re marking the fifth anniversary of the Darlington Statement, written, ratified, and published in March 2017 during the first Darlington Retreat. This webinar will bring together some of the voices instrumental to the Statement.
Later this year Australia will be considered during the 75th session of the UN Committee against Torture. In 2016 we made a submission to the Committee under our former name, OII Australia. Given the time that has elapsed since then, and given local developments, we have submitted a new shadow report.
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