Events (page 1 of 13)

Events on, or including, issues relevant to intersex people. Includes Intersex Awareness Day, conferences, research studies, community consultation and forums. Browse speeches made by IHRA directors, with transcript, video or audio content.

Intersex Awareness Day webinar

Intersex Awareness Day webinar

What does it mean to be intersex? What other terms might people use and why? What does it mean to be intersex inclusive? How can your organisation respect the diversity of the population? What human rights actions are currently in progress? Join us for an Intersex Awareness Day webinar live on the evening of Tuesday 26 October.

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51+ States call to protect the human rights of intersex people at the United Nations

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 based on sex characteristics.”

"Start the conversation, keep it going", Wear It Purple Day, 2021

Wear It Purple Day statement, 2021

Wear It Purple Day celebrates the diversity of Australian students and their right to dignity and respect at school. We celebrate its values of inclusion, and grass roots efforts to support community education and non-profits. We thought we’d take the opportunity to start a conversation on some of the challenges students with intersex variations may face at school.

Aileen Kennedy

Webinar: Brain-sex binary and the law

Aileen Kennedy speaks in this webinar on how judges make decisions about the nature of sex and gender. This is the first in a regular webinar series and was recorded on 30 June 2021.

"Intersex 2021 - A Vision for the Future" conference

Intersex 2021 – A Vision for the Future

This interdisciplinary intersex studies conference takes place entirely online on 21-22 April. Watch for a keynote by Morgan Carpenter and presentations from our region by Bonnie Hart, Rogena Sterling, and others.

Health in Difference conference logo 2021

Health in Difference, 2021

This Health in Difference conference, look out for contributions by Morgan Carpenter, Bonnie Hart and a keynote by Tony Briffa.

Intersex Awareness Day talk at The University of Sydney, 27 October 2020

Intersex Awareness Day debate at the University of Sydney

On 27 October, the University of Sydney hosted a panel to mark Intersex Awareness Day featuring Higher Education staff and students with intersex variations. Speakers were Morgan Carpenter, Dr Agli Zavros-Orr and Gabriel Filpi. The event was moderated by Jack Crane.

Intersex Awareness Day 2020: make every day Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day, 2020

This Intersex Awareness Day, and in collaboration with community partners, we are delighted to launch new resources and programs to help ensure active allyship, affirmative healthcare and accountable practices. We also have recommendations for videos and other resources to share. We’ll update this page during the day.

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Human Rights Council side event on intersex rights

The side event, taking place during the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, seeks to discuss human rights violations against intersex persons, unpack the mechanisms that lead to discrimination and violence of intersex persons in all spheres of life – including in sports, and discuss possible ways forward towards better and more specific protections on persons with diverse sex characteristics in the international human rights framework.