On the 24th to 25th of January 2017 the UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, convened a public [Continue Reading]
November 8th 2016 Today we celebrate Intersex Solidarity Day and we thank all our friends, allies and collegues who support [Continue Reading]
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.”
Footage from the side event on the human rights of intersex people, organised during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council…