In June 2020, Trans Advocacy Week will take place virtually. More information will be released soon!
Resources for trans, gender diverse & intersex communities, linking to key guidelines and updates from UN bodies
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.
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.
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.
Jack is a trans masculine activist and human rights researcher from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Jack’s trans activism has focused on the right to health, depathologisation, and legal gender recognition.
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 […]