Potencia intersex

Potencia intersex wants to build an organization that is able to educate society with the goal of raising awareness about the lived experience of our community, to do consciousness-raising work about the violation of human rights of intersex people, and mobilize society so that they may actively participate in the topic of bodily autonomy, physical and mental integrity, and the right for intersex people to their truth.

The group was formed within the framework of the 34th Multinational Gathering of Women and Dissidences (34° Encuentro Plurinacional de Mujeres y Disidencias) which took place in La Plata in 2019, during the “Intersexuality Workshop.” The development of this space was the result of a process that organizers began remotely through social media, and it was developed as a way to respond to certain needs that emerged in informal chats between members. All the organizers expressed the desire to work as a team, linking our individual efforts through shared projects, so that they could push and have more impact with their work, each of them from their own place of residency. During the Second Intersex Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean they consolidated their team and gave their activist group a name. They want to build an organization that is able to educate society with the goal of raising awareness about the lived experience of our community, to do consciousness-raising work about the violation of human rights of intersex people, and mobilize society so that they may actively participate in the topic of bodily autonomy, physical and mental integrity, and the right for intersex people to their truth.