Intersex Human Rights Australia and Equality Australia have today welcomed the findings of a landmark report by the Australian Human Rights Commission on protecting the human rights of intersex people in medical settings.
What does it mean to be intersex? What other terms might people use and why? What does it mean to be intersex inclusive? What human rights actions are currently in progress? Here’s our Intersex Awareness Day webinar, recorded live on 26 October 2021.
A growing number of States has called on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently protect intersex persons in their autonomy and right to health. These 51* States from all regions of the world also highlighted the “need for concrete measures to combat harmful practices, violence and discrimination”
In a free webinar on Monday 27 September 2021, Dr Agli Zavros-Orr described how curricula can productively and constructively educate about intersex in ways that are inclusive of the intersex human rights movement, and a diversity of lived experiences and identities.
IHRA has made a formal submission responding to an ACT government options paper that proposes a legal framework to protect infants, children, adolescents and adults from harmful practices in medical settings, recognition of the rights to bodily integrity and to access treatment.
IHRA is delighted to share the appointment of Cody Smith as Senior Projects Officer, commencing on 1 August 2021. Cody brings a wealth of experience in training, communications and education, and they have been directly involved in community development work for many years in addition to support for parents, families and individuals.
Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) and Equality Australia welcome the Victorian Government’s vision for Victorians with intersex variations, (i) Am Equal. These reforms aim to respect the rights of intersex people to make decisions about our own bodies.