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For an introduction to these issues, see our page on discrimination

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United Nations Committee against Torture makes historic statement on intersex, redress for intersex genital mutilation (IGM), education and more

The UN Committee against Torture sitting in Germany from October 31 to November 25 2011 has considered a German report on torture and other abuses and has produced a groundbreaking statement on intersex and torture: Intersex people 20. The Committee takes note of the information received during the dialogue that the Ethical Council has undertaken…
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Intersex Day of Remembrance tomorrow, Tuesday 8 November

The 8th November is Intersex Day of Remembrance and Herculine Barbin’s birthday. OII Australia and Organisation Intersex International would like to invite others to join us each year by commemorating November 8 as Intersex Day of Remembrance. All human rights organizations, feminist allies, academics and gender specialists, as well as other groups and individuals interested…
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OII Australia founding president, Gina Wilson

Second day of intersex: Human rights

On the Second Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the complete lack of rights for intersex people. For intersex to have any rights at all we are required to submit to the myth that we are wholly male or female. We must allow our differences to be surgically or hormonally removed so that an…
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