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Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day, 2016

Intersex Awareness Day this year was very significant. The United Nations, regional human rights institutions and the Australian Human Rights Commission all made intersex-specific human rights statements for the first time. The UN also launched an awareness website.   The United Nations and regional human rights institutions called for immediate action to end human rights…
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United Nations for Intersex Equality

United Nations for Intersex Awareness

Thanks to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, for two powerful statements issued overnight. Firstly, the UN has published a statement for Intersex Awareness Day, signed by UN Committees on Torture, the Rights of the Child and the Rights of People with Disabilities, as well as Special Rapporteurs and experts,…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2015

OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter writes on genetics research and more developments over the last twelve months in this year’s reflection on Intersex Awareness Day. In recent weeks, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne announced the discovery of a new “syndrome leading to intersex”, one of at least 40 different and mostly genetic…
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Small Luk

Intersex Day project commentaries for Intersex Awareness Day

A new Intersex Day project promoting human rights actions around Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity is presenting long-read commentary works by Morgan Holmes, Betsy Driver, Small Luk and more, as well as a compilation of events for the two intersex days around the world. Morgan Holmes is the only surviving intersex participant…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2013

Here are this year’s Intersex Awareness Day words, by Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia president.

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Intersex Awareness Day, 2012

Intersex people are people who have physical differences of sex anatomy other than brain sex alone. Our anatomical differences might include genetic, hormonal or genital differences or differences in our reproductive parts. The first Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) came about when the American intersex group named Hermaphrodites with Attitude (HWA) teamed up with American Trans…
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