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.