Media releases (page 3 of 6)

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We celebrate Maltese protections for intersex people

OII Australia joins with our European intersex and trans partner organisations in celebrating the passage of the Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act. The Act passed with cross party support, without a vote, in the small hours of this morning. This is an historic moment.

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Global donor forum marks a shift in intersex inclusion

A global donor forum held in Washington DC in November 2014 marks a shift in intersex inclusion in work on issues affecting sexual minorities. Importantly, in both an Australian and international context, the civil society statement from the conference calls for “deliberate discussion”, “in each region and country” as to what this means. It states:…
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New resources for allies, parents and service providers!

OII Australia and ACON announce three new resources to explain intersex to the LGBT* and broader communities, service providers and parents. The resources have been produced by OII Australia, a national intersex-led Public Benevolent Institution that promotes human rights and health issues, and ACON, a leading LGBTI* health promotion organisation in NSW. OII and ACON…
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Morgan and Tony, smiling outside the federal Parliament, 2014

End of financial year appeal

Dear Supporters OII Australia has no government funding, and no philanthropic or project support for our advocacy work. We depend on the commitment of our members, and support from the broader community, to enable us to work. The last year has seen a major shift in awareness, understanding, and recognition: Enactment of intersex-inclusive anti-discrimination legislation,…
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The 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2014 witnessed a historic first: the first ever side event exclusively focused on intersex issues, titled Intersex People and Human Rights: Violations, Voices and Visions.

Intersex side event at the UN Human Rights Council

The 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2014 witnessed a historic first: the first ever side event exclusively focused on intersex issues, titled Intersex People and Human Rights: Violations, Voices and Visions. OII Australia was proud to participate, alongside other NGOs.

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Joint statement on homophobia in sport

Joint statement by Transgender Victoria and OII Australia on the new Anti-Homphobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports. We welcome Wednesday’s publication of the anti-homophobia policy, “Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework For Australian Sports”. We welcome the intention to address issues facing trans and gender diverse people due to their gender identity, and intersex people due…
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Human rights: first intersex-led discussions at the UN Human Rights Council

On Monday 10 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Holly Greenberry spoke on intersex issues on behalf of a group of intersex organisations. Holly also thanked the Special Rapporteur on torture, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on our behalf. Statement to the Human Rights Council Watch Holly…
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Intersex inclusion in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Statement by presidents of both Australian intersex-led organisations: Ms Bonnie Hart, president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) and Mr Morgan Carpenter, president of Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII Australia) at the Mardi Gras Parade press briefing on 28 February.

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High Court: NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v. Norrie

Update: We welcome the High Court judgement to recognise Norrie as having “non-specific” gender. We take no pleasure in having to comment on this case, currently before the High Court, Australia’s highest court, which has a hearing likely to be heard on 4 March 2014. However, the case raises the stakes for intersex people in…
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