On World Mental Health Day, GATE joins the international call for universal access to mental healthcare and its coverage, to dismantle all human rights violations in psycho-medical institutions, and to ensure access to rehabilitation, truth and reparations to victims of such violations.
On this World Health Day we call for urgent change. It is necessary to put an end to all medically unnecessary and personally unconsented “normalizing” procedures, but it is not enough. For that change to become real, it is also necessary to ensure intersex youth’s access to information, counselling, systematic and individual advocacy and support, positive representation.
Today, GATE joins the observation of World Mental Health Day, instituted by the World Health Organization with the purpose of “raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health”. On World Mental Health Day 2018, let’s build together a time of change, one in which all of us can thrive, not just survive.