Ten years ago today, on 25 October 2013, a Senate Committee published a report on the ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’. This was the first parliamentary inquiry into intersex health anywhere in the world, and we celebrate it for this!
Author: Morgan Carpenter
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…
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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.
In December 2022, IHRA made a submission to a Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry on universal access to sexual and reproductive health information, treatment and services.
In December 2022, IHRA made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee in relation to its inquiry on school refusal and related matters.
In the last two weeks, we’ve welcomed three significant and positive developments to end the year, in the Commonwealth Parliament, in the Northern Territory and in Queensland.
We are excited to welcome our two new Senior Projects Officers: Gabriel Filpi and Olympia Balopitos. Cody Smith also steps into a new role as Training and Communications Officer.
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.
Today we day celebrate intersex people across the world and engage in challenging conversations about our human rights.
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.