For Intersex Day of Remembrance, we call upon the international community to join intersex-led efforts to put an end to human rights violations in medical settings and to make the right to truth, justice and reparations a reality for intersex people everywhere.
The HIV epidemic is far from over and the relevance, leadership and guidance of UNAIDS is ever more critical. ICASO and GATE recognize that a strong and effective UNAIDS is needed to ensure that HIV continues to be a global development priority and that sufficient resources are allocated to end the epidemic.
In an unprecedented effort, 16 defenders from 15 countries participated over the three weeks of the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 24 June to 12 July – a historic landmark in trans and gender-diverse participation at UN level advocacy.
Geneva, July 12, 2019 – In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Events and statements by trans activists at the 3rd Session of UN Trans Advocacy Week(s), taking place over 3 weeks this year, 24 June – 12 July 2019.
The ICD-11 is to be voted in at the 72nd World Health Assembly. After moving trans-related categories out of the Chapter on Mental Health, the next steps in the process include getting rid of the remaining pathologizing language and advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.
Organisations from across the world have signed a joint statement and Call to Action to join with us in working together to fully dismantle pathologization. Trans identities are formally de-psycho-pathologized in the ICD-11.
More than 50 intersex-led organisations and groups from every region of the world have signed a joint statement to the World Health Organization condemning the repathologisation of intersex variations as “disorders of sex development” in the WHO International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11), and medical classifications that promote early surgical intervention to “fix” intersex bodies.
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7, and this year the theme is Universal Health Coverage (UHC). According to WHO: “UHC MEANS THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES RECEIVE THE HEALTH SERVICES THEY NEED WITHOUT SUFFERING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP. IT INCLUDES THE FULL SPECTRUM OF ESSENTIAL, QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES, FROM HEALTH PROMOTION TO PREVENTION, TREATMENT, REHABILITATION, AND PALLIATIVE […]
The need for a World Day of Social Justice highlights that, all around the world, social injustice is the rule, not the exception. Supporting community-led organizing and political mobilization is an urgent matter of social justice.