Positive media representation for Intersex people is very important, which is why Intersex Nigeria invited the press to the Intersex Awareness Day, held on Wednesday, 26th of October, 2022.
In a chat with some media reps, Obioma Chukwuike; Executive Director of Intersex Nigeria, lamented about the zero recognition for intersex people in Nigeria, “…Nobody talks about intersex people, nobody’s taking records and their interests are not being considered. Within families, intersex is kept secret because families do not want people to know they have given birth to intersex children. They keep the child secret and isolated from the other children and peers making the child feel that there is something wrong with them. We need to put an end to the discrimination against intersex people because they have rights too…”
Intersex people are in the best position to talk about themselves, to explain which aspects are relevant to them and how they want to see their concerns represented.
Intersex Nigeria is committed to challenging the dominant and negative narratives about intersex persons in Nigeria.
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