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Intersex advocacy at the UN 26th Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council

Internationally, work on intersex issues is partially supported by the inclusion of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) in a small number of UN resolutions, joint statements, and reports of Special Rapporteurs. UN resolutions establish frameworks for national legislation find their way into national law, as was the case In the last year with the inclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender…

Board changes at OII Australia

OII Australia logotype

A number of changes to directorships took place in today’s board meeting of Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited. We are proud and delighted to welcome three new board members bringing diverse experience and expertise to the organisation, Alex David, Bonnie Hart and Andie Hider. The appointments strengthen our capacity in Victoria, and give representation to voices in Queensland for the first time. The new directors are…

Submission to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on proposed sex and gender identity standards

OII Australia and many other stakeholders were recently invited to respond to draft proposals for sex and gender identity standards. The proposed sex standard includes purported biological definitions of male, female and other, and the proposed gender identity standard reproduces the same purported biological definitions. We have significant concerns about these: ABS Proposed Sex Standard Classification Preferred Code Alternate Code Label…

UN Human Rights Council: resolution, statement and side event, “The time has come”

United Nations Human Rights Council

Several significant events for intersex people are taking place during this September’s UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity Events include proposals for a SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) resolution aimed at eliminating violence and discrimination that does not expressly include intersex status or intersex issues. However, the elimination of such violence and discrimination,…

Department of Health & Ageing Response to Morgan’s Enquiries about Testosterone for Intersex

Department of Health & Ageing Response to Morgan’s Enquiries about Testosterone for Intersex

Department of Health & Ageing responded to Morgan Carpenter’s enquiries about Testosterone for intersex men. Department of Health and Ageing Mr Morgan [surname removed] Dear Mr [surname removed] Thank you for your email of 15 August 2009 to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, concerning testosterone transdermal gel. The Minister has asked me to reply on her behalf. The Minister and I are sorry to learn that…

Publication of Darlington Statement, a common platform on intersex community goals in Aus/NZ

Darlington retreat

Most participants at the Darlington retreat. Photo courtesy of Phoebe Hart. Press statement on the Darlington Statement Read the Statement on this site Read on the Darlington Statement website Read on the AISSGA site Read via the QUT ePrints service Download PDF version More than 20 intersex advocates from Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations, along with other independent activists came together at a two-day retreat in…