On Thursday 11th of February 2021, members from all the parties present at the plenary session of the Belgian House of Representatives unanimously adopted the “Resolution for recognizing the right to bodily integrity of intersex minors”.
The present case concerns the breach of bodily integrity through sex-assignement procedures on intersex children and the obstacles faced when seeking reparation before the Courts.
Intersex people are belonging to the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society. This is also true in regards of their socio-economic situation: Ongoing discrimination, stigmatisation and the consequences of human rights violations is preventing intersex people from experiencing full equality in the area of employment.
For many intersex refugees other or additional reasons for persecution and discrimination can be their gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). On their arrival in Europe they are entering into a country where intersex is still stigmatized and a taboo, where there is still too little awareness of what it means to be intersex, and where non-consensual surgeries and treatments of intersex people are still the norm.
While many legal contexts do not explicitly address intersex genital mutilation (IGM), female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely addressed in the European legal landscape…
Intersex youth deserve an education where they can develop their full potential, safe & free from harassment & discrimination, and that represents them in an affirmative, positive & non-stigmatizing manner.
Proteger a las personas intersex en Europa: Una caja de herramientas para la elaboración de leyes y políticas públicas
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