Bias and detestation against intersex people have been entrenched in society for a long time without being perceived or addressed as such, and, as a result, the lived reality of intersex people is full of incidents that easily qualify as hate speech and hate crime once put into the framework of the fundamental right of every person to non-discrimination and a safe life.
On February 25th, 2021 South African athlete Caster Semenya filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)1 to fight for dignity, equality, and the human rights of women in sports. She challenges the demeaning and intrusive regulations implemented by the World Athletics in 2018 that discriminate and prohibit some women, including women born with variations of sex characteristics, to participate in international competitions.
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.
Intersex youth deserve an educational environment which helps them develop their full potential and make them feel included, safe and [Continue Reading]
Everyone has the right to respect for their private life. This is what we read in the EU Charter of [Continue Reading]
It was on December 10th, 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that “all human beings are born free [Continue Reading]
Today, 14th of May 2020, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency published the results of the new LGBTI Study. Almost 140.000 [Continue Reading]