This statement follows press reports in the Daily Telegraph, suggesting that NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope will introduce a proposed amendment to a bill decriminalising abortion in the NSW Legislative Council to prohibit terminations on grounds of sex or intersex traits. IHRA has a longstanding position on the use of IVF technologies and terminations. We…
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IHRA is generally supportive of the Tasmanian inquiry. We are very pleased that States and Territories are beginning to consider protections for the bodily integrity of children with intersex variations. However, the detail gives cause for concern.
Our friends at Reach Out Australia and Kids Helpline are updating their resources for intersex youth and parents of intersex youth. We have assisted in the creation of these resources and we strongly commend them.
Thank you to Rochelle Oh for creating this exceptionally good animated introduction to intersex.
This report by IHRA was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It was endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia and People with Disability Australia.
The World Health Organization has officially launched the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Intersex activists and experts, as well as allies from different academic fields, engaged with the process around ICD-11, producing submissions to WHO on general and particular diagnostic language, as well as organizing and/or attending meetings with WHO staff…
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YOUth & I calls for submission by young intersex people to share their own stories, short essays, reflections, poems, cartoons, drawings, and more.
Our societies have accepted a binary construct between male and female which does not reflect Nature and the enormous variety of possible sexes which overlap one another in various gradations on a spectrum.
Joint Statement on “Male and Female He Created Them”, Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education, by the Congregation for Catholic Education / Declaración conjunta sobre “Varón y mujer los creó” para una vía de diálogo sobre la cuestión de la teoría del género en la educación, por la Congregación para la Educación Católica / Dichiarazione congiunta su «Maschio e femmina li creò» Per una via di dialogo sulla questione del gender nell’educazione della Congregazione per l’educazione Cattolica.
More than 50 intersex organizations, 130 intersex persons, and 650 allies from all over the world have publicly signed a Joint Statement calling on the Congregation for Catholic Education to review its position on intersex issues as expressed in the recent document “Male and Female He Created Them”.
From 17-19 July 2019, the Eleanor Glanville Centre at the University of Lincoln, England, will hold the event Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex.
In TEDx-style, Steph Lum (then IHRA co-chair) presents experiences of some intersex women, in personal relationships and accessing appropriate healthcare, at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver.
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