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Joint statement on the 2021 Census

Intersex Human Rights Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance issue this statement following news reports on the 2021 Census.

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Job vacancy: part-time administrator

Come and work with us! We are advertising for the new part-time role of administrator. This role is funded by the Victorian government, via the Genetic Support Network Victoria, for a period of one year.

Intersex Awareness Day 2019

Marking Intersex Awareness Day

Saturday 26 October is Intersex Awareness Day 2019, and we’ve got events, posters, videos, memes and more for you to share. We’ll update this page regularly in the lead up to the day itself. #iad2019

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Australia condemned by UN Treaty Bodies for harmful practices on intersex children

Australia appeared before two UN Treaty Body committees last month: the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Both Committees have now issued their concluding observations, and they both include strong recommendations on the rights of children with intersex variations.

YOUth & I book launch

YOUth & I youth publication launch

Youth project YOUth & I will launch its publication on Monday 28 October, 5.30-6.30pm at Smith’s Alternative in Civic, Canberra. “Entry is free! Books will be available in print for a small fee and available for free download online after this date.”

Statement on intersex and abortion law reform

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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Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

In general, IHRA is supportive of the Tasmanian inquiry, and we are very pleased that States and Territories are beginning to consider protections for the bodily integrity of children with intersex variations. However, we have been concerned with a series of process-related issues that may affect the outcomes. In particular, we are concerned that that…
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Shadow report submission to the UN CRPD

This Report was submitted by Intersex Human Rights Australia (“IHRA”), a national charitable organisation run by and for people born with intersex variations, to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The shadow report submission was written by co-executive director Morgan Carpenter, M.Bioeth. (Sydney), with input from the board and members…
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Open call for members for international initiative on intersex depathologisation

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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