It was on December 10th, 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and “all are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Articles 1 and 7). One world speaking up with one voice for equality and non-discrimination.
The European Union devoted itself to the same promise. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union affirms that “everyone is equal before the law” and “any discrimination based on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation shall be prohibited“ (Articles 20 and 21).
In 2020, we still have a long way to go. The latest FRA LGBTI survey shows that intersex people are still highly subjected to discrimination.
If you want to learn more about intersex human rights violations, please visit our website and check out the Resources – section on our website https://oiieurope.org. (this page)
We created infographics about some of the issues intersex people in Europe face. You can find the link for the infographic on discrimination here:
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The Data displayed in this infographic is based on the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) EU-LGBTI II (2019) Survey Report “A long way to go for LGBTI equality” Published on May 14th 2020
Intersex people face multiple forms of Discrimination:
62% Almost two thirds of intersex respondents felt discriminated against in at least one area of life because of being intersex in the 12 months before the survey.
- 36% At School, University
- 35% In Health Care or Social Services
- 33% In a Bar, Restaurant, Café, Nightclub
- 32% At Work
- 28% In Shops
- 27% Looking for Work
- 25% Showing identification documents
- 20% In Housing
Discrimination in areas of life other than work: The rates among LGBTI people are highest for trans (55%) and intersex (59%) respondents.
Intersex? Discrimination? Intersexphobia?
Intersex individuals are born with sex characteristics that do not fit the typical definition of male or female. This can become apparent at birth or later in life.
Reasons for Discrimination for being intersex can be based on gender expression, stature or other bodily appearances of an individual not conforming with the female or male norm.
Intersexphobia (or Interphobia) is when discrimination is based on intersex traits of a person. In sports this can lead to exclusion, ridicule & discrimination of intersex athletes.
Learn more here:
https://www.oiieurope.org (this website)
Source of Data displayed: ©European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) EU-LGBTI II (2019) Survey Report “A long way to go for LGBTI equality” ISBN 978-92-9474-843-0 doi:10.2811/667747 TK-04-20-044-EN-N