OII Deutschland was founded in 2008 and is now starting to build a more sustainable structure with its first part–time hirings. They were strongly involved in advocating for the new German government draft legal ban of intersex surgeries, even though the result is underwhelming, due to the influence of patient/parents–oriented groups and medical gate–keepers. Beyond this advocacy work, they also engage in awareness–raising through trainings, such as workshops for teachers on intersex pupils, or workshops for pedagogues and professionals. They also participated in a conference from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to inform representatives of German welfare organisations about intersex human rights, as well as a work with the Robert Koch Institut to publish an article on the health of LGBTI people. They are also working with the Institute of Foreign Affairs.