Events

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.

Silent Tears project

The Silent Tears project

OII Australia board member Candice participated in the Silent Tears project this year. The multimedia exhibition by Belinda Mason, with Denise Beckwith, Dieter Knierim and Margherita Coppolino, reveals the lived experience of “20 women with disability who were subjected to violence and women with disability who have acquired disability as a result of violence”. Belinda…
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Arcus Forum event flyer

Morgan Carpenter speaks at Arcus forum: “invisible no more”

Morgan Carpenter has been invited to speak on a panel on the international intersex human rights movement, presented at the conference Creating Change in Chicago, USA. Morgan spoke alongside Natasha Jímenez (Costa Rica), Julius Kaggwa (Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Taiwan), Silvan Agius (Malta) and Kimberly Zieselmen (US). Chicago, Illinois, USA. 22 January 2016. Invisible No More,…
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Newtown Festival

Newtown Festival

We have a joint OII Australia/AISSGA stall in the Newtown Festival again this year. Come and pop by to say hello – it will also be Intersex Day of Solidarity. It’s a high profile spot, in the same location as in 2014 – stall 136, highlighted in the red circle in the image below. Last…
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intersex flag

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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UN side event on intersex and human rights

On Friday, a side event was held at the UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents. Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (SIPD, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (AIC, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands.

UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opens intersex expert meeting

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opened an expert meeting on intersex: “All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. Those foundational, bedrock principles of universality and equality mean that all of us, without exception, and regardless of our sex characteristics, are equally entitled to the protections of international human rights law.”

Health in Difference, 2015

Health in Difference, 2015

Morgan Carpenter (president, OII Australia) and Bonnie Hart (president of AISSGA) will jointly run a workshop at the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Health in Difference conference, 2015. A world-first parliamentary report on intersex health was published in 2013, and in the same year, “intersex status” was added to federal anti-discrimination legislation. As the same time,…
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Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Morgan Carpenter will run a workshop on intersex inclusion at the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium on Thursday 30 July in Sydney. The event takes place at The Refectory (Main Hall), Holme Building, in the University of Sydney. The National Safe Schools Symposium is a national gathering of young people, teachers, service providers and supporters…
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AISSGA logo

AISSGA annual conference

The Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia is holding its annual conference in Brisbane on 8-9 August this year. Here’s the open invitation by AISSGA president Bonnie Hart: The AISSGA is a peer-based, not-for-profit support group for people with an intersex variation or who have someone who is intersex in their family.  2015 National…
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University of New England

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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