Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations.
Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia) was formed in 2009. They are deeply committed to regional and international intersex networks. Their advocacy work includes a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a formal submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport, and a side event “Intersex rights at the Human Rights Council”, for the 44th session of the Human Rights Council that was receiving and discussing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report on the “Intersection of race and gender discrimination in sport”. IHRA also presented a formal submission to the New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee inquiry into the Anti–Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 about intersex and religion.
They engage with medical students and students of a range of other health disciplines, clinical institutions and associations, with training, screenings and debates.
One example of their community work is Family day, which was for intersex people and our families, including parents of children with intersex variations. During the covid–19 lockdown, they organized online meetings each Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime.
The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and also documents and shares the histories of the intersex movement.
The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and also documents and shares the histories of the intersex movement. The Intersex Day Project is bilingual, and it was established in 2015 by Morgan Carpenter (Australia), with support from Laura Inter (Mexico). The project gratefully acknowledge the important contribution of Betsy Driver and Emi Koyama (US) in founding Intersex Awareness Day in 2004, and honours the vital contribution of Morgan Holmes, Max Beck and friends, who took part in the event, in Boston in 1996, that is marked by Intersex Awareness Day.
Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) provide peer support between people with any intersex variation throughout Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Intersex Peer Support Australia was established with support from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 1985 and became peer–led in 1996. They now provide peer support between people with any intersex variation throughout Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. They work closely with Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand. They produce videos for awareness–raising, participate in interviews, and develop a website with many information about intersex variations and legal rights of intersex people. They have a group on facebook and hold many peer–support meetings, such as family picnics in partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. They help to put people with intersex variations together in their local area, and provide peer–to–peer support by email and phone. They encourage and facilitate creative and political expression for intersex individuals and groups. They also hold the national intersex peer support conference each year.