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.
Declaration of the II Activists’ Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires
In November 2018, 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists and allies from more than 20 countries participated in the second Activist Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires. Prior to the symposium, the Activists’ Delegation held their own meeting to share, plan and strategize on depathologization worldwide.
The meeting was particularly significant in a context strongly characterized by social and institutional violence against intersex, trans and gender diverse people, and the global rise in attacks from religious and political movements against the so-called “gender ideology”.
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.