Education and schools (page 1 of 2)

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Education

People born with intersex variations face stigmatisation and discrimination in education settings. Policies designed to support students with particular identities may not recognise issues faced by people with particular bodies.

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.

Raising Rosie

Raising Rosie is a new book for parents of children born with variations of sex characteristics, written by Eric and Stephani Lohman, parents of a girl with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. When their daughter Rosie was born, Eric and Stephani Lohman found themselves thrust into a situation they were not prepared for. Born intersex – a…
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Stand Out (SSCA)

We support the Safe Schools Coalition Australia

Intersex students exist in every school and education institution. Many of us are same sex attracted. Many of us are heterosexual. Some of us may transition gender, while many of us identify with our sex assigned at birth. Just like non-intersex people. To this extent, actions to promote respect for same sex attracted and gender…
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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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Spinney Books

Schoolbook on “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, and intersex status

We have recently received a copy of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, a schoolbook by Australian publisher The Spinney Press in their “Issues in Society” series. It also contains content on intersex people and intersex issues. That content includes an intersex for allies guide, and “It’s time to defend intersex rights“, an article on the…
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Stand Out (SSCA)

Safe Schools Coalition launch and participation request

The Safe Schools Coalition Australia project has recently been launched, and both OII Australia and AISSGA provided some assistance to help turn a Victoria-based LGBT program into a national intersex-inclusive program. More work is being done (intersex is not about sexual or gender diversity) and that work includes hopes for intersex inclusion in the program’s…
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Parliament

Submission on the health education curriculum

On 30 July we made a slightly hasty submission on the draft national Health and Physical Education curriculum. The draft that we commented on mis-described intersex as a form of gender diversity, while legislation and guidelines now more accurately recognise that intersex is a biological phenomenon. There are consequences both in terms of education around…
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