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Tony Briffa gives a Q&A at the Castan Centre

Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

…“Arthur, Martha and everyone else”: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse peoples We’re delighted that Tony Briffa spoke at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of Law. More information Equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse peoples…

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Bodily integrity

…Watch Morgan Carpenter speaking at an AHRC RightsTalk, February 2017 Read Tony Briffa’s speech at the Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum, May 2014 Read Intersex surgery disregards children’s human rights, Tony Briffa’s letter to Nature, 2004 → We continually engage in evidence-building, including through supporting independent research. We engage with policy-makers and local, national, regional and international human rights institutions. We deba…

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Board changes at OII Australia

…the subject of rule of law and human development. Continuing board members Tony Briffa Tony Briffa returns to the role of vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000, and published in Nature in 2004. Tony more recently presented a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, in 2014. Tony has also been a councillor of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne, where she was the first openly intersex person elec…

Morgan and Tony, smiling outside the federal Parliament, 2014

Staffing and board changes

…e for people with sex chromosome variations in Victoria. At the same time, Tony Briffa will step down as a part-time co-executive director effective on 31 May, to take up a full-time ongoing position in aviation. Tony will continue to be a much valued director of IHRA. Morgan Carpenter will continue as executive director, on a part-time basis. With philanthropic support and new Victorian government project funding, IHRA expects to soon create vaca…

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Intersex advocacy at the UN 26th Human Rights Council

…on Intersex International Australia. Joint statement on gender stereotypes Tony Briffa delivered a joint NGO statement on 17 June about the impact of gender stereotypes on women, during the Human Rights Council’s annual full-day discussion on women’s rights. Here’s the text: Thank you Mr Vice President for the opportunity to discuss gender stereotyping for lesbian, bisexual, trans, and intersex women. Stereotyped roles for women have a severe effe…

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Our board

…ates art to provide representation to those living in marginalised bodies. Tony Briffa JP – Vice-Chair Articles by Tony Articles about Tony Tony’s website Tony Briffa was a co-executive director between December 2016 and May 2021, alongside Morgan Carpenter and is now a vice-chair. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000 and 2005, and published in Nature in 2004. Tony more recently presented a statement…

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Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’

…ve health outcomes for intersex infants, children, adolescents and adults. Tony Briffa said: This has been a huge year for intersex people in Australia, with our inclusion in anti-discrimination legislation, changes to Medicare item numbers to make them gender-neutral, and federal sex and gender recognition guidelines. We thank all the major parties for their support. Contact information and photos Morgan Carpenter, President of OII Australia/main…

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Timeline of legal, community and other key events

…rsex variations, and wrongly construct intersex as a third category 2013 – Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter participate in the third international intersex forum, in Valetta, Malta 2014 – the first ever cross-party speeches on intersex health and human rights take place in the Senate 2015 – Morgan Carpenter participates in the first UN expert meeting on ending human rights violations against intersex people, in Geneva 2016 – the Family Court adjud…

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IDAHOBIT statement, 2019

…and, Organisation Intersex International Australia, Eve Black, Kylie Bond, Tony Briffa, Morgan Carpenter, et al. 2017. ‘Darlington Statement’. Sydney, New South Wales. https://darlington.org.au/statement Briffa, Tony. 2014. ‘Tony Briffa Writes on “Disorders of Sex Development”’. Intersex Human Rights Australia. May 8. http://ihra.org.au/26808/tony-briffa-on-dsd/ Carpenter, Morgan. 2018. ‘Intersex Variations, Human Rights, and the International Cla…

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Gina Wilson retires, new board appointed

…ice of the Peace, a member of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Health, and a former President of the Genetic Support Network of Victoria. For more information, visit Tony’s website at www.briffa.org. Other board members, who wish to maintain a degree of anonymity include IB, our treasurer, who holds a doctorate in a health discipline, and Karin, a digital media specialist. Photo: Morg…

Tony and Manja

When is marriage equality not marriage equality?

…Here are some newspaper articles about our wedding: “Tony and Manja’s little Kiwi wedding”, SameSame “Oz discrimination laws force Melbourne couple to tie the knot in New Zealand”, Q News “OII VP Tony Briffa to wed partner in NZ ceremony”, Gay News Network “Cr Tony Briffa weds in NZ”, Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Weekly …and an article on the OII Australia website…

Switchboard Victoria staff and volunteers hold up a banner saying "Royal Children's Hospital Stop Performing Surgeries on Intersex Infants and Children"

Thank you for your allyship, Switchboard Victoria

…e on Intersex Rights. The banner was created in response to a statement by Tony Briffa that she will boycott the Pride March if RCH Melbourne participates. The Star Observer reports: Briffa said that while the RCH has made important strides in recognising and affirming trans and gender diverse people, the same recognition has not been given to intersex people. “The same hospital and many of the same doctors that [perform medical interventions] on…