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Darlington 2 retreat participants

Affirm the Darlington Statement

Following the second Australian-Aotearoa/NZ intersex advocacy retreat, we invite you and your organisations to affirm the Darlington Statement in support of intersex human rights.

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Media statement: Fourth International Intersex Forum

Media Statement Between the 20th and 23rd of April 2017, a Fourth International Intersex Forum was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The world’s largest intersex human rights forum to date was attended by 40 representatives of intersex organisations and independent advocates across all regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Post-Soviet countries, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America,…
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The symbol of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in purple

UN Committee against Torture: Australia must respond to list of issues

Every few years, the UN Committee against Torture reviews the performance of member states against the obligations of the Convention Against Torture. In June this year, OII Australia made a submission to the Committee to help it prepare a “List of Issues Prior to Reporting”, for the government to respond to. The Committee has now…
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Morgan and Tony, smiling outside the federal Parliament, 2014

Moving forward

The Board of OII Australia is excited to announce that, after many years of operating entirely through the work of volunteers, our two co-chairs will become our joint Executive Directors as of 1 December 2016.

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2016 federal election priorities: an intersex election agenda

The 2016 federal election has now been called. Organisation Intersex International Australia would like to encourage enrolment by people with intersex variations at the earliest opportunity, and we take this opportunity to outline our priorities for the campaign. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not meet medical and social norms for female…
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Publication of joint ICD submission

Mauro Cabral of GATE has announced, via the Intersex Day project, publication of a 2014 community submission to the World Health Organization on reform of the International Classification of Diseases.

We welcome the launch of Astraea’s Intersex Human Rights Fund

We congratulate the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice on the launch of a world first intersex-focused philanthropic fund. Research by Global Action for Trans* Equality and the American Jewish World Service in 2013 found that the funding available for intersex human rights work amounted to just over US$40,000, and “intersex-led groups have a median annual…
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The symbol of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in purple

UN report condemns violence against LGBT and intersex people

Overnight, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued a new report, “Discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity”, A/HRC/29/23, which includes detailed reference to intersex and other LGBTI persons. OII Australia warmly welcomes this report, which for the first time calls for an…
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Council of Europe on “Human rights and intersex people”

We warmly congratulate the Council of Europe, Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, and report author Silvan Agius for a landmark report on the human rights of people with intersex variations. The report contains 8 clear and simple recommendations, and strong analysis. Binary classifications of sex and gender are omnipresent in our society and inform…
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Survey of intersex Australians commences!

Folks at the University of New England, OII Australia, the AISSGA, and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have collaborated to create a detailed initial study of the circumstances, histories and needs of people born with atypical sex characteristics. The project has a joint reference group with community involvement. We’re sure that there imperfections, but we’re…
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