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.
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.
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]
On Thursday 11 March 2021 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the declaration of the EU as an LGBTIQ [Continue Reading]
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy acknowledges violation of intersex children’s human rights
We thank the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Joseph A. Cannataci, for considering OII Europe’s submission prior to the report, where we highlighted the most pressing areas and violations that impact on intersex children’s capacity for and enjoyment of their self-determination, autonomy and development of their personal identity
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”.
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…