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Intersex Issues – a short list

You can find a more comprehensive list including links to Human Rights documents, UN concluding observations and regional and national policy papers on intersex human rights here. More information on how to help bringing intersex issues forward can be found in the 2016 OII Europe/ILGA Europe Toolkit Standing up for the human rights of intersex people – how can you help? WHO/ICD Revision GATE Submission […]

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Tosin at Intersex Awareness Day

CREATING VISIBILITY: INTERSEX NIGERIA CELEBRATES INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2022

On Wednesday, 26th of October 2022, the Center for Healthcare Development and Youth Development (Intersex Nigeria) celebrated Intersex Awareness Day (IAD), IAD is celebrated globally every 26th of October to make to promote dignity, visibility, and equal rights for the millions of people born with variations in sex characteristics. For Intersex Awareness Day 2022, Intersex

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Education

Education Intersex youth deserve an education where they can develop their full potential, safe & free from harassment & discrimination, and that represents them in an affirmative, positive & non-stigmatizing manner. Meanwhile, school or university can be a difficult place for intersex youth: They experience bullying, discrimination and stigmatisation in educational settings. Textbooks and educational

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Intersex Genital Mutilation

Intersex Genital Mutilation What is Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)? Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) is an intervention on a healthy intersex body. It is performed when, according to societal and medical notions, a person’s external genitals do not look “normal” enough to pass as “male” or “female” genitals. Performing IGM was not always the default practice. Before

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Employment

Employment Employment, Social Equality and Justice Intersex people are belonging to the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society. This is also true in regards of their socio-economic situation: Ongoing discrimination, stigmatisation and the consequences of human rights violations is preventing intersex people from experiencing full equality in the area of employment. As survivors

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Intersex and Sports

Intersex and Sports On February 25th, 2021 South African athlete Caster Semenya filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to fight for dignity, equality, and the human rights of women in sports. She challenges the demeaning and intrusive regulations implemented by the World Athletics in 2018 that discriminate and prohibit some women,

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