Topics on global Intersex Issues

Intersex and Sports

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, […]

Employment

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 […]

Intersex Genital Mutilation

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 […]

Education

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 […]