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.
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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.
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.
This book looks at law reform taking place around the world, with diverse perspectives from relevant fields, to provide the reader with a comprehensive analysis of the legal status of intersex persons and related issues.
GATE calls on WHO to amend the ICD-11 to break the link between classifications of diseases and violations of human rights.
On International Day of Families, we call for recognition that families may include intersex infants, children or adults. We call for justice and an end to all forms of violence, torture and discrimination against children born with intersex variations.
Intersex and the Yogyakarta Principles +10 encourages better recognition of intersex human rights issues by people who use a SOGI framework.
The State of Intersex Organizing intends to provoke dialogue among activists and donors to increase resources for the global intersex movement.
Global Surveys of Intersex and Trans Groups Reveal Critical Funding Gap Intersex and trans groups are fighting violence and discrimination around the world, but surveys… Read More »Press Release on The State of Intersex & Trans Organizing Reports
AJWS, Astraea and GATE invite intersex and trans activists, organizations, allies, funders and donors to join in and take action in response to the global state of intersex and trans organizing.