Intersex Persons Society of Kenya (IPSK)

IPSK started in Nairobi on November 2016 to provide support and creating awareness as well as gathering data to establish the identifiable presence of intersex persons in Kenya, the identifiable presence of practice or beliefs that the human rights, dignity or lives of all such persons.

IPSK started in Nairobi on November 2016 to provide support and creating awareness as well as gathering data to establish the identifiable presence of intersex persons in Kenya, the identifiable presence of practice or beliefs that the human rights, dignity or lives of all such persons. IPSK succeeded in their goal to have the “intersex” category included in the national census in August 2019. They are continuing their advocacy work by sensitizing the senators to have intersex people included in registration and healthrelated bills. They also participated in many media interviews, and create a publication on intersex stories about mental health. On October 26th they organized a public intersex gathering for IAD, to reclaim public space.

Intersex Asia Network

Intersex Asia works for/with intersex activists, organizations, and communities in Asia.

Intersex Asia was established as a network by all the participants of the first Asia Intersex Forum on Feb 10, 2018. Intersex Asia works for/with intersex activists, organizations, and communities in Asia. The network aims to be a leading and sustainable intersex human rights advocacy organisations in Asia, that will strengthen the capacity of all Intersex Asia members to advocate and promote intersex human rights in Asia while becoming an intersex resource hub for intersex human rights education, advocacy and research in Asia. They are progressing in their goal of sustainability with the recent hire of a fulltime coordinator, and are in the process of registration. They are currently preparing a survey for intersex people in Asia. During covid19, they created a Urgent fund which allowed them to support more than 100 intersex people in six Asian countries.

Intersex and Faith

The mission at lntersex and Faith is: “Working together to support, advocate with, and educate others about intersex people to help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary.”

Intersex & Faith was registered as a nonprofit in Tennessee in 2017, but Lianne and Megan have been working together giving presentations, writing blog posts, giving interviews and writing books for the past 8 years. The mission of Intersex & Faith is “Working together to support, advocate with and educate others about intersex people to help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary”. They mostly worked on filming, editing, then presenting the documentary Stories of Intersex and Faith. Astraea’s support allowed them to show it in many festivals as well as medical institutions, and inviting intersex people to join panel discussions.

InterAction – Association Suisse pour les Intersexes

Interaction Switzerland is a Swiss intersex led national organization, advocating for intersex human rights.

InterAction Switzerland was founding on intersex awareness day 2017
Interaction Switzerland is a Swiss intersex led national organization, advocating for intersex human rights. The organisation, which was founded in 2017, engages in community building, awareness-raising and legislative work. The organization’s aim is to have a legal prohibition of nonconsensual and non-vital treatments on intersex people in Switzerland. Therefore, InterAction Switzerland facilitates different trainings to medical professionals, human rights institutions, schools and other stakeholders meet with parliamentarians and aim to have a vocal community in Switzerland who’s fighting together against medical malpractice. Thanks to Astraeas’ funding and support, InterAction Switzerland has managed to organise events, monthly peer support groups, build alliances, and make intersex rights and lives more visible in Switzerland. 

Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela

La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela is an organization whose objective is to educate, train and inform on values ​​for the fulfillment of the human rights of the populations that receive the least support within society and civic and social identities.

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La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela is an organization whose objective is to educate, train and inform on values ​​for the fulfillment of the human rights of the populations that receive the least support within society and civic and social identities. They achieve this by sharing the realities and needs of the LGBTI community in Venezuela with the national and international community. They post educational informatio non various topics of human rights and current affairs in Venezuela, including the part of nature and what New Models of Families are referring to on their website, social networks and on their radio show, Radio Reflejos. These mediums allow the Foundation to share information in educational, informational, private and public, national and international places, and mainly to LGBTI families and individuals for their support. The initial project of the Foundation is that of “Transpasemos las Barreras” aimed at bringing to the attention of Trans and Intersex people everything from social, psychological and family support to the hormone therapy process. For the achievement of this objective, their main slogan is:“No soy distintX no me trates distintx,” or “I am not different, so don’t treat me differently.”

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La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela es una organización cuyo objetivo es el de educar, formar e informar en valores humanos para el cumplimiento de los derechos humanos de la población que se ha mantenido sin apoyo dentro de la sociedad y de las identidades cívicas y sociales. La principal manera de realizar el objetivo parte del hecho de ser la comunidad LGBTI la que llegue al colectivo nacional e internacional y lograr la adhesión de dicha sociedad a la realidad y necesidad de la población LGBTI. La educación e información se apoya en su página web, redes sociales y dentro de ella la Radio Reflejos en diversos temas de derechos humanos y de la actualidad venezolana, incluyendo la parte de la naturaleza y lo que a Nuevos Modelos de Familias se refiere entre los que se encuentra la homoparientalidad. Este medio informativo acerca a la Fundación a lugares educativos, informativos privados y públicos, nacionales e internacionales y principalmente a familias y personas LGBTI para su apoyo, el proyecto inicial de la Fundación es el de “Transpasemos las Barreras” dirigido a la atención de las personas trans e Intersex que requieren desde la orientación social, psicológica y familiar hasta los pasos de protocolo de hormonización. Para el logro de su objetivo general señala el lema principal “No soy distintX no me trates distintx”.

Campaign for Change

Campaign for Change (CfC) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, working to improve the situation of intersex people in Nepal.

Campaign for Change (CfC) founded in 11 May 2017, is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, working to improve the situation of intersex people in Nepal. Campaign for Change adopts a holistic approach and aims to promote physical, mental, social well-being of intersex people. Campaign for Change’s purpose is to represent interest of intersex people, collect data and evidence to report on human rights violence and provide legal support and redress. Apart from working to improve access to education, health, employment, equal and active participants of intersex people. CfC also works to raise awareness and end Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) practices and other human rights violations perpetrated on Intersex people. Also, we raise intersex human rights issues to Nepal government through UN bodies, especially CRC, CEDAW, and for UPR. We have been raising intersex human rights issues by conducting orientation program in different organization and institution and participating to public event such as Pride Marches. We are very involved in community work, with the support of Intersex Asia: they organize a 3–days intersex community workshop, with 15 intersex participants. The participants of this workshop published a statement in English and Nepali. We have supported many community members urgent needs during Covid–19.

Associacao Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI)

Associacao Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI) was formed in 2015 from a group of intersex people with the mission of bringing visibility, informing, educating, and supporting intersex people and families.

ABRAI was formed in 2015 from a group of intersex people with the mission of bringing visibility, informing, educating, and supporting intersex people and families. They do advocacy work towards the Municipal Health Secretariat of São Paulo and the National Council of Justice; awarenessraising work with internet lives, webinar and intersex conferences; and communitybuilding and support by funding social actions.

On June 15, 2020, ABRAI- Brazilian Intersex Association was regularized through CNPJ 37.408.495 / 0001-00. ABRAI arises from the initiative of several Intersex activists and allies to the cause. Shay, Amiel, Alex, Haru, Ernesto, Dionne and Jéssica talk about the need for formal representation, initially called UBI – União Brasileira Intersexo. Thais, as the mother of an Intersex baby, sought an association when Jacob was born and did not find it, she also feels the need for an association. Thus, different activists and an intersex mother in the same cause create ABRAI – Associação Brasileira Intersexo.

Verein Intergeschlechtlicher Menschen Österreich (VIMÖ)

VIMÖ started in 2013. They have as a strong core peer-support and community-building, with dozens of consultation each year, a 4-days training for their counselors, and research on their peer-support work with social work students to improve it.

VIMÖ started in 2013. They have as a strong core peer–support and community–building, with dozens of consultation each year, a 4–days training for their counselors, and research on their peer–support work with social work students to improve it. They ensure online community meetings since the pandemic. They also do awareness–raising via social media/media and provide educational (online) trainings. Therefore they started a training and peer-counseling platform, www.varges.at. Regarding advocacy, they work closely with the Green Party in the national government and pursue a human rights based policy to ensure the protection and rights of intersex people, especially children. Thanks to their work, the Ministry of Interior released a new edict regarding the third gender marker, but there’s still work to do since the edict is still pathologising and trans/non-binary-excluding.

Trans Bantu Association of Zambia

Trans Bantu Zambia (TBZ) works to inform, educate and sensitise Trans* and intersex persons, particularly young people, families and their support structures.

Trans Bantu Zambia (TBZ) works to inform, educate and sensitise Trans* and intersex persons, particularly young people, families and their support structures. In 2014, they released their first book “We Exist,” made up of stories, poems and narratives of trans people living in Zambia, their families and allies.  TBZ promotes youth leadership, political and civic participation, wellness through sport and art and access to services (safety shelter, crisis counseling & therapy clinic, life skills school).

Trans Aid – Association for promoting and protecting the rights of trans, inter and gender variant persons

Founded in 2012, Trans Aid is the first trans group to form in Croatia, working to create a just society that includes the right to gender and sex self-determination.

Trans Aid was formed in 2012 to support the needs of the community. It is the first organisation in Croatia dealing specifically with the rights of trans and intersex persons. Last year, they succeeded in securing a first paid position for the intersex coordinator of the intersex project and a stable intersex program. They engage in community support with online counseling, and with hosting the 2019 European Intersex Community Event and Conference. They are also involved in awarenessraising with training in high schools and social media campaigns with original content and translations from OII Europe content. They are also helping researching the hospitals practices on intersex children in Croatia.