UN side event on intersex and human rights
On Friday 18 September, a side event was held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, for the 30th UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents.
Morgan Carpenter (Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (Support Initiative for People with atypical Sex Development, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (Advocates for Informed Choice, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands. Thanks also to Mauro Cabral of Justicia Intersex/GATE.
The video of the event was very kindly filmed with support from ILGA.
The event followed statements to the 30th Human Rights Council and an intersex expert meeting by the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, earlier in the same week. The first intersex side event at the UN Human Rights Council took place on 11 March 2014.
- Statement on intersex by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Monday 14 September 2015
- UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opens intersex expert meeting, Wednesday 16 September 2015
- UN Free & Equal campaign publishes intersex fact sheet, 4 September 2015
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