Today our secretary Kitty Anderson is in Copenhagen for the launch of the Amnesty International report of the human rights violations that children with variations of sex characteristics face. The research focuses on the situation in Denmark and Germany although the general reccomendations are applicable widely.
We would like to thank Amnesty International, Amnesty Denmark and Amnesty Germany for their tireless work over the last two years to undertake this research and issue this work.
You can re-watch the press meeting here:
from the Amnesty International Website:
Europe: First, do no harm: Ensuring the rights of children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany
Every year, children are born with sex characteristics – genitals, gonads, hormones, chromosomes or reproductive organs – which vary from the established norms for ‘male’ and ‘female’. In this report, Amnesty International documents the specific human rights violations faced by children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany, and the lifelong effect of these violations. The report focuses in particular on subjection to non-emergency invasive and irreversible surgeries and other medical treatments. These interventions may violate human rights, including the rights of the child, the right to physical and bodily integrity and the right to the highest attainable standard of health.
You can download the report in the following languages:
More about the Amnesty Campaign: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/05/intersex-rights/