Today, on the 17th of May 2022, OII Europe is proud to present its 2021 Good Practice Map! The map highlights advancement achieved in 2021 towards the better protection of intersex human rights across Europe.
51 States call to protect the human rights of intersex people at the United Nations
Growing, cross-regional group of countries calls on UN member States to combat violence and discrimination against intersex persons
“Unless immediate action is taken, severe human rights violations against intersex people will prevail and continue”, 76 civil society tell the UN Human Rights Council
European Parliament takes a strong stand for combatting all forms of gender-based violence, including those against LGBTIQ people in its newly adopted resolution
European Parliament urges for the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU for all
On Thursday 24 June 2021 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the frame of women’s health. Beyond addressing key issues such as access to abortion and contraception, treating menstrual products as essential basic goods, and access to fertility treatments and birth-related health care for all, the document also highlights the specific obstacles that intersex people face and calls for the protection of their rights.
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