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 Congregation for Catholic Education released a document titled “Male and Female He Created Them” that contains deeply problematic language on gender issues, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and children’s rights. Sign our Petition against this blatant reproduction of ignorance, fear and hate.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.