Commentary

Esan Regmi

Growing up in Nepal

Esan Regmi describes his early life, and his activism and organising in Nepal, including the first national intersex meeting.

Morgan Carpenter, by Del LaGrace Volcano

Thinking outside the box

Focusing on what we share in common: boxes and identity, harmful practices, activism and pinkwashing in Australia, by Morgan Carpenter.

Intersex activism in Turkey

Şerife and Belgin talk with Kaos-GL about the situation of intersex people in Turkey, bodily interventions without consent and the influences of these on activism.

Small Luk

Beyond boundaries

Small Luk, the founder of an intersex group in Hong Kong, talks about the intersex movement in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Catherine Graffam

Language is vital

The way the intersex community has developed and reappropriated language is a beautiful evolution, says Catherine Graffam.

Mauro Cabral

The marks on our bodies

Mauro Cabral Grinspan draws a line between the marks on his flesh and the words that clinicians use to define and treat intersex bodies.

Actions

United Nations for Intersex Awareness

United Nations for Intersex Awareness

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published a new awareness raising website calling for protection of intersex children and adults from harmful practices.

Reference

How will you mark Intersex Awareness Day this year? October 26 #iad20

Get involved

What can you do to mark Intersex Awareness Day or Intersex Day of Solidarity, and promote human rights for intersex people?

Third International Intersex Forum

Malta Declaration

The statement of the Third International Intersex Forum, December 2013.

intersex

Intersex

About intersex: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that don’t meet medical and social norms for female or male bodies.