Amnesty International and intersex

WE support the human rights campaign work that Amnesty International does worldwide, and hope that the organisation takes into account the fact that intersex people worldwide do not have equality or human rights.

That includes Australia. It is ironic that Australia’s National Human Rights Consultation can be spoken about as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ‘tell the Australian Government how human rights can be better protected’ when a significant percentage of Australians still do not actually have those human rights.

Screenshot, Facts and Figures: The work of Amnesty International January to December 2002.

We note that several documents published as PDFs on the Amnesty International website mention the word intersex, including Facts and Figures: The work of Amnesty International January to December 2002, as above.

Amnesty International Report 2009 cover and page on Australia.

It would be wonderful if future editions of the annual Amnesty International Report included intersex, especially in its pages on Australia.