Welcome to OII Australia – we promote human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provide information, education and peer support

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Intersex people are born with physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male; or a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male.

OII Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. Our goals are to help create a society where sex differences are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised.
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

26 October is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. Intersex people face a range of health and human rights issues, and deep-seated stigma, caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and childhood…
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Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture

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OII Australia has made a submission to the UN Committee Against Torture, in relation to a national review of Australia’s work. The submission has been endorsed by the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia, People with Disability Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

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Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion

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Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion

OII Australia is proud and delighted to partner with Pride in Diversity to publish the Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion. Written by Morgan Carpenter and Dawn Hough, the guide is kindly sponsored by IBM. A world-first, the guide presents information about intersex for employers and is available as a free PDF download.

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Annual General Meeting, 2014

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Notice for members of Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited: The 2014 AGM for OII Australia will take place at 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane time) on Sunday 9 November. It will take place by teleconference. Additional information will be provided on how to connect with the conference call one week before the event. AGM papers Draft accounts for…
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Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

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Arthur, Martha and everyone else: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse people We’re delighted that Tony Briffa will be speaking at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of…
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Petition: let Dutee Chand run

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Petition: let Dutee Chand run

We invite you to consider signing this petition on the exclusion of women with high natural levels of testosterone from participating in competitive sport. OII Australia has previously reported how several elite women athletes have been subjected to “partial clitoridectomies” and sterilisation in order to compete, in a process that is clearly coercive. We urge…
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UN Human Rights Council: resolution, statement and side event, “The time has come”

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UN Human Rights Council: resolution, statement and side event, “The time has come”

Several significant events for intersex people are taking place during this September’s UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity Events include proposals for a SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) resolution aimed at eliminating violence and discrimination that does not expressly include intersex status or intersex issues. However, the…
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