Workplaces

For an introduction to workplace issues read our briefing paper.

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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.

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Detention

Intersex people, like other people, may be convicted of offences, or detained awaiting trial. People with observable variations in sex characteristics may face harassment and stigma in places of detention, and may be vulnerable to harm.

Intersex people in sport

Intersex people and sport

Intersex people suffer exclusion and stigmatisation in sport. On a day-to-date level, the most significant issue is body shaming. However, intersex women face uncertainty, exclusion without evidence, and public humilation.

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Bodily integrity

We all have a right to bodily integrity, to not be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedures that modify sex characteristics, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm.

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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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Demographics

The diversity and demographic characteristics of intersex people are not widely understood. This page presents details from an independent Australian sociological survey of 272 people born with atypical sex characteristics in 2015.

LGBTI sponsorship and the elimination of intersex traits

The sponsorship of LGBTI events by IVF businesses raises ethical issues not just about the elimination of intersex traits, but also about the nature of community and comprehension of issues relating to intersex bodily diversity.

Intersex in the workplace

Intersex in the workplace

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

Employers' guide to intersex inclusion

Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion

OII Australia is proud and delighted to partner with Pride in Diversity to publish the Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion. Written by Morgan Carpenter and Dawn Hough, the guide is kindly sponsored by IBM. A world-first, the guide presents information about intersex for employers and is available as a free PDF download…

Style guide

Media and style guide

If you are writing about intersex people, our bodies, identities and human rights concerns, this page outlines why we use words the way we do.