Resources (page 3 of 4)

Browse key resources. IHRA resources are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain current.

Darlington retreat

Darlington Statement

The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, agreed in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls to action by the intersex human rights movement in our countries.

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Marriage and people with intersex variations

This submission to a Senate inquiry on an exposure draft marriage bill discusses the role of medical interventions in preparing intersex bodies for marriage, as well as issues accessing marriage. It analyses the implications of marriage laws in Australia before marriage equality.

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Youth

Finding out you have an intersex variation can be a surprise! It doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are heaps of us out here with different intersex variations.

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Body shaming is an intersex issue

Body shaming is an intersex issue, perhaps even more than any other issue. Please note that this post contains distressing images. It intersperses quotations about intersex infants and children with quotations about the bodies of public figures.

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Demographics

The intersex population is far more diverse than commonly understood. This page presents details based on a 2015 independent Australian sociological survey.

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Workplaces

Guidance for employers, union representatives and staff on intersex issues in the workplace.

Welcome!

Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies, and that create risks and experiences of stigma, discrimination and harm. We have many different kinds of bodies and life experiences.

Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national not-for-profit company by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia. We promote human rights, health and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex people are not stigmatised, and where our rights are recognised.
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Our services

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) can provide a range of services to individuals, organisations, institutions and community groups. Together with Intersex Peer Support Australia we deliver Yellow Tick training around Australia.

Participants at the Third International Intersex Forum in Malta

Malta Declaration

Between 29 November and 1 December 2013, the Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Valletta, Malta. The event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents, and produced a common declaration.

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Intersex population figures

There are no firm population figures for people with intersex variations, due to stigma, misconceptions, lack of accurate recording of data, arbitrary definitions, and ideological values.

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What is intersex?

A briefing on working, Australian and international definitions of intersex.

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An intersex flag

We have struggled with symbols used to denote intersex people, so Morgan created one that is free for the world to use.