26 October is Intersex Awareness Day, 2021! Find out more about what’s happening, images and new resources to share, and things you can do to support the work of intersex communities in Australia (and Aotearoa NZ).
Events (page 2 of 14)
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 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.
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 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.
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.
This Health in Difference conference, look out for contributions by Morgan Carpenter, Bonnie Hart and a keynote by Tony Briffa.
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.
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.
Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the Human Rights Council to address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Australia and New Zealand are co-signatories.