IHRA has made a formal submission to the New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee inquiry into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020, introduced by Mark Latham MLC.
Policy work (page 1 of 26)
IHRA policy briefings, resources, submissions and statements
Are clinical guidelines enough to eliminate human rights violations against intersex people in medical settings? Reviewing the evidence, we believe they are inadequate, and their prerequisites do not exist.
On 23 June, the annual Melbourne Medical Student Conference video recorded this debate on the medical treatment of people with intersex variations with two paediatric surgeons and two bioethicists, including our co-executive director and bioethicist Morgan Carpenter. Participants also included Professors John Hutson, Sonia Grover and Clare Delany of the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
COVID-19 can infect any individual, irrespective of age or health but its impact exacerbates existing inequalities. All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected, and people with intersex variations are no exception.
IHRA has made a submission on the revised exposure draft religious discrimination bills, very kindly endorsed by IPSA.
This weekend, IHRA held a strategic planning day in Williamstown, Melbourne, followed on Sunday 17 November by our AGM in Altona and a Family Day at Altona Homestead.
Yesterday, the government and far right defeated a motion acknowledging 8 November as Intersex Day of Solidarity. We are saddened by aspects of the government response to the motion, and reject the response by One Nation. We thank the parties and individuals who kindly proposed and supported the motion.
IHRA has made a formal submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to a questionnaire seeking information to fulfil its mandate in Human Rights Council resolution 40/5 on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport.
In YOUth & I, intersex youth tell their own stories, how they want to and in their own way. YOUth & I is an Australian publication created and edited by Steph Lum, and kindly supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a copy of YOUth & I for free.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an essential new background note on human rights violations against intersex people.
Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia (the AIS Support Group Australia) invite you to support the work of our organisations and realise the vision of the Darlington Statement.
Intersex Human Rights Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance issue this statement following news reports on the 2021 Census.