Today, 17th of May 2021, OII Europe is proud to present the Intersex Good Practice Map 2020. The map features nine examples of good practices from the areas of policy action, data collection, monitoring, legal gender recognition, campaigning, anti-discrimination, legislation against hate speech/crime and funding training & counseling.
Preventing and combatting gender-based violence and domestic violence against intersex individuals – Submission
Available data shows that intersex persons, i.e., intersex women and men and non-binary intersex people, are among the most vulnerable groups of the population in regards to experiencing gender-based violence and domestic violence. In addition to the experiences of gender-based and domestic violence they share with other groups of the population, many intersex individuals experience, intersex genital mutilation (IGM), a harmful medical practice that is performed on them as result of their variation of sex characteristics, and which is a gender-based violence specific to intersex people.
Despite all the challenges we faced in 2020, we managed to continue our advocacy work for intersex people’s human rights. We are still here and we will continue to grow as an organisation and advocate for the protection of the human rights of intersex people across Europe.
Je to dívka, nebo chlapec? To je otázka, kterou si po narození dítěte kladou rodiče po celém světě. Mnoho z nich na tuto otázku bez většího přemýšlení dokáže odpovědět. Pro nemalý počet rodičů však hledání odpovědi nemusí být zcela jednoduché.
Çfarë është interseks?
A është djalë apo vajzë? Kjo është pyetja që shtrohet në të gjithë botën kur dikush lind. Shumë prindër do t’i përgjigjen kësaj pyetjeje pa u menduar gjatë. Por për një numër të konsiderueshëm prej tyre përgjigjja do të jetë më komplekse.
Bias and detestation against intersex people have been entrenched in society for a long time without being perceived or addressed as such, and, as a result, the lived reality of intersex people is full of incidents that easily qualify as hate speech and hate crime once put into the framework of the fundamental right of every person to non-discrimination and a safe life.
On February 25th, 2021 South African athlete Caster Semenya filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)1 to fight for dignity, equality, and the human rights of women in sports. She challenges the demeaning and intrusive regulations implemented by the World Athletics in 2018 that discriminate and prohibit some women, including women born with variations of sex characteristics, to participate in international competitions.
A good first step: Germany adopts law banning IGM. But there is still room for improvement.
On March 25, 2021, the German Bundestag adopted a draft law from the federal government “for the protection of children with variants of sex development”i (19/24686). The law provides a first, yet non-comprehensive, framework to protect intersex children from non-vital, non-emergency medical interventions.
On March 24th 2021 the European Commission published the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. The strategy addresses [Continue Reading]
Our research document contains the results of the research that we conducted together with ILGA-Europe and C.I.A. The research aims at showing a positive trend in Europe towards the recognition of non-binary identities.