We have a joint OII Australia/AISSGA stall in the Newtown Festival again this year. Come and pop by to say hello – it will also be Intersex Day of Solidarity. It’s a high profile spot, in the same location as in 2014 – stall 136, highlighted in the red circle in the image below. Last… Read more →
OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter writes on genetics research and more developments over the last twelve months in this year’s reflection on Intersex Awareness Day. In recent weeks, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne announced the discovery of a new “syndrome leading to intersex”, one of at least 40 different and mostly genetic… Read more →
A new Intersex Day project promoting human rights actions around Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity is presenting long-read commentary works by Morgan Holmes, Betsy Driver, Small Luk and more, as well as a compilation of events for the two intersex days around the world. Morgan Holmes is the only surviving intersex participant… Read more →
Who are intersex people? What are some of the key health, cultural and human rights issues that shape intersex people and intersex bodies? An Intersex Awareness Day presentation and Q&A in the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, by Morgan Carpenter, president of OII Australia. The event is kindly supported by UTS Equity and Diversity Unit.
On Friday, a side event was held at the UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents. Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (SIPD, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (AIC, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opened an expert meeting on intersex: “All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. Those foundational, bedrock principles of universality and equality mean that all of us, without exception, and regardless of our sex characteristics, are equally entitled to the protections of international human rights law.”