News reports and opinion pieces continue to flow about the Australian federal government’s planned scheme to filter the content on the Internet. Internet filtering is of great concern to OII Australia. Intersex people have historically been silenced, effectively forbidden from talking about intersex, from knowing our status as intersex, and we have only just now… Read more →
Intersex people are often asked to justify why intersex newborns should not be “normalised” – our genitals surgically made to resemble those of other people. This report, the result of a series of hearings by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, gives some very good testimony against non-consensual genital surgery on infants, from intersex people… Read more →
OII Australia has responded to the NSW state government Office for Women’s discussion paper on NSW Domestic and Family Violence Strategic Framework. 16 March, 2009 Violence Prevention Coordinator Unit Office for Women’s Policy Department of Premier and Cabinet GPO Box 5341 Sydney NSW 2001 Dear Manager, Organisation Intersex International’s response to the NSW discussion paper… Read more →
A fresh focus for Women’s Health: The Rudd Government today hosted a roundtable in Canberra with women’s health experts to kickstart development of a new National Women’s Health policy. A discussion paper launched today, New National Women’s Health Policy: Consultation Discussion Paper 2009 will encourage discussions between the Government, key women’s health groups, welfare groups… Read more →
Dear Mr Robertson. I am reading with interest your recent publication The Statute Of Liberty, and have seen your articles in the Australian press concerning human rights and Australians. I write to make you aware of the complete lack of protection for intersex individuals not only in Australia but anywhere in the world. Intersex people… Read more →
Introduction: The Australian Human Rights Commission commissioned the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) in association with RMIT University and Monash University to prepare a report on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century. Interested people were invited to make submissions, by 28th February 2009. OII Australia made a submission on how religion treats intersex… Read more →
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