Brussels 16/06/2016 Intersex person speaks in the European Parliament for the first time ever today In an historical first this [Continue Reading]
“European countries have been slow in recognising and upholding the human rights of intersex people and the gender diversity they represent,” wrote Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights, in a ground-breaking 2015 report on the self-determination and physical integrity of intersex people.
He added: “It is urgent to end unnecessary medical treatment and surgery of intersex individuals without their consent; to respect their right not to undergo sex assignment treatment; to review medical classifications which treat variations in sex characteristics as a pathology; and to ensure intersex persons’ right to self-determination by facilitating their legal recognition in official documents.”
Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics discusses protection of intersex and trans children and young people
On the 31 May 2016 the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics discussed the protection of the human rights on [Continue Reading]
OII Europe Activity Report 2012-2014
2015 has been a year of great successes for intersex activists in Europe and beyond. But of course, much more is needed to achieve real change and have an impact on the life of intersex people in Europe.
Huffington Post interview with OII Europe’s Co-Chair Miriam van der Have and OII Australia’s President Morgan Carpenter
https://oiieurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Trans-Gender-Variant-and-Intersex-Students-in-Schools-Policy-3.pdf The policy is based on the following values: Inclusivity refers to the understanding of and responding to the di [Continue Reading]
For intersex people and their concerns, 2015 was a very important year because it saw intersex issues being thrust more and more into the spotlight of European and international policy making.
presented by the Intersex Youth Advocacy Group based in the United States