GATE joins the international community to demand an end to all forms of female and intersex genital mutilation!
33 States call on investigating human rights violations and reverse discriminatory laws against intersex persons.
“This is an historic step forward for intersex communities globally”, say civil society organisations.
The right to truth is a key component of intersex people’s human rights. Read more about how you can support the intersex movement in our Right to Truth Briefing.
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.
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 […]
So-called “normalizing” procedures aimed to modify sex characteristics without being personally consented to and justified by medical reasons irreversibly mutilate our bodies, our experiences, our lives, ourselves.
WPATH has a unique responsibility to protect and promote the rights of trans and gender diverse people and, by association, intersex people, in order to ensure that it does not tacitly act as a tool of oppression against those on whom their clinical and research practice is focused. // WPATH tiene la responsabilidad única de proteger y promover los derechos de las personas trans y de género diverso y, por asociación, de las personas intersex, a fin de garantizar que no actúe tácitamente como herramienta de opresión contra aquelles en quienes que se enfocan sus prácticas clínicas y de investigación.
Akahatá, GATE, ILGA World and TGEU have brought together 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists from around the world to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 25th WPATH Symposium from 2-6 November 2018. We will be sharing information during the WPATH Symposium about our engagement and actions, so please follow GATE’s social media for updates.
Medical professionals: We call on you to question the current politics of evidence and their harmful consequences for intersex people around the world, and to ask yourselves question “Where is the evidence?” Intersex people: We call on you to share your experiences on Twitter from 26 October (Intersex Awareness Day) to 8 November (Intersex Day of Remembrance), using text, videos or photos, and to join in the conversation using the hashtag #IAmTheEvidence.