Roma Women of Vojvodina

The Association of Roma Women Vojvodina’s intersex project aims to educate Roma youth about the intersex population, reduce prejudices and stereotypes of Roma youth about intersex persons, and begin the process of stopping the isolation of intersex persons.

The Association of Roma Women Vojvodina is a non-governmental and non-profit association founded in 2007 to improve the Roma population’s social development (health, education, culture, economy, housing) and to reduce inequality in all aspects of society through providing adequate support to Roma men and women by encouraging them to be self-organized. They want to bring especially Roma women and youth to engage in social wisdom on an equal basis with all national communities and nations. Their intersex project aims to educate Roma youth about the intersex population, reduce prejudices and stereotypes of Roma youth about intersex persons, and begin the process of stopping the isolation of intersex persons. The long-term goal is to end the stigma and discrimination of intersex people by increasing the empathy and cooperation of young Roma towards and with persons belonging to the intersex population.

Bangladesh Intersex Forum

Bangladesh Intersex Forum’s goal is to create awareness of intersex issues among the masses and support intersex people’s livelihood and human rights through capacity building, grassroots organizing, advocacy, research, and strategic litigation.

Bangladesh Intersex Forum (BIF), formally formed on December 7, 2020, with the support of Intersex Asia, is the first organization in Bangladesh led by intersex people. Its goal is to create awareness of intersex issues among the masses and support intersex people’s livelihood and human rights through capacity building, grassroots organizing, advocacy, research, and strategic litigation. In Bangladesh, parents are quick to do “correctional” surgery on intersex bodies very early on in their lives. Thus, intersex people suffer from levels of extreme trauma and are stuck in a vicious dark circle. BIF wants to break that curse by genuinely empowering them with consultations and capacity building programs. It has collected intersex stories from grassroots to publish in the Daily Star, a popular national newspaper, and to empower intersex people by buying cattle or training them in garment sewing for their livelihood. BIF has a strong partnership with Oboyob–Diversity Circle (formerly known as Boys of Bangladesh),the oldest platform of self-identified LGBTI individuals in Bangladesh.

Asociación Peruana de Personas Intersexuales

Asociación Peruana de Personas Intersexuales’ goal is to create a space to support and assist intersex people and their families in Peru since intersex issues are entirely invisible in the country, and there is a great deal of misinformation around the topic.

Asociación Peruana de Personas Intersexuales was founded in 2020 by an intersex woman with CAH with the support of Brújula Intersexual (Mexico). The goal was to create a space to support and assist intersex people and their families in Peru since intersex issues are entirely invisible in the country, and there is a great deal of misinformation around the topic. Asociación Peruana de Personas Intersexuales is the only Peruvian intersex organization. It seeks to create a large community of intersex people in the entire Peruvian territory to support, inform, give value, and create societal consciousness in Peru around intersex experiences. They plan to do this by creating a welcoming, empathetic and understanding space made up by intersex people —while at the same time distancing themselves from the pathologizing rhetoric, the binary and heteronormativity.

Colectivo Intertulias

Coletivo Intertulias was born in 2014 to have a space for solidarity and peer support for people who experience the realities of being intersex.

Coletivo Intertulias was born in 2014 to have a space for solidarity and peer support for people who experience the realities of being intersex. This space serves to analyze and make policy proposals in favor of intersex populations. It also helps raise awareness of the realities of Intersex people’s lives and exercise political activism to reclaim intersex people’s rights. Its mission is to push advocacy efforts and raise awareness for the intersex population in Ecuador through content creation that contributes to the acknowledgement of Intersex people and public policy in favor of their rights.

IntersexualesChile

IntersexualesChile’s main goal is to ensure an active network that can support intersex people as well as help and support families in making decisions regarding the health of future intersex children.

IntersexualesChile (previously Brújula Intersexual Chile) was founded in 2016 with the support of Brújula Intersexual (Mexico). Their main goal is to ensure an active network that can support intersex people as well as help and support families in making decisions regarding the health of future intersex children. The organization also aims incentivize personal well-being rather than performing corrective and aesthetic surgeries, which only end up harming the person being operated in a physical, psychological and social way. In addition to directly helping families, they are interested in being part of various working groups at the Ministry of Health to ensure that Chile complies with Memo 17, which stipulates that genital surgery cannot be performed on intersex babies. They see it as essential to have their rights openly known as well as respected.

Groupe Intersexe Désirs / Inter-Désirs

GIDE’s goal is to disseminate knowledge about intersex people in the wider communities, to promote intersex people’s desires for physical integrity and self-determination, and to encourage a change of approach to the intersex issue

GIDE was created on November 8, 2020 in the wake of the celebration of International Intersex Awareness Day (celebrated in the West but little known in French-speaking Africa) to gradually contribute to disseminating knowledge about intersex people in the wider communities, to promote intersex people’s desires for physical integrity and self-determination, and to encourage a change of approach to the intersex issue, wrongly considered a disorder by the medical and educational world and a taboo by the rest of society. The main goal is to free intersex people from the yoke of customs and disorders and allow them to achieve their full potential. Thus the mission of GIDE is to contribute to social change concerning the perception of intersex to remove it from the realm of disorders and evil taboos and to gradually succeed in reducing and even eradicating all acts of social intolerance and physical violence perpetrated on the bodies of intersex children for the sake of social conformity without their prior consent.

Intersex Philippines

Intersex Philippines’ goal is to advocate for the collective need to be included in society without stigma and prejudice.

Intersex Philippines started as an online group until its members decided to form the group and register as an organisation to represent the intersex community of the country. Their goal is to advocate for the collective need to be included in society without stigma and prejudice. The main idea of the group was to give support to fellow intersex individuals in the form of online counseling and sharing of experience since intersex individuals are isolated thus making it difficult for them to discuss their body, health, sexual orientation and other issues. The group organized its first-ever IntersexPhilippines Forum in December 2019, giving rise to its membership and visibility in online and other forms of broadcast media in the country. The organization aims to uplift its members’ lives by giving them the opportunity to learn skills that they can use for their income building capacity to support themselves since intersex individuals face difficulties in finding economic means of living.

Feminas Peru

Feminas Peru advocates for increased trans women empowerment through information, community activities, political and social advocacy to exercise citizenship.

Feminas Peru advocates for increased trans women empowerment through information, community activities, political and social advocacy to exercise citizenship.

Empoderamiento de mujeres trans a través de la información, las actividades comunitarias, la incidencia política y el activismo social, para ejercer ciudadanía

Raras no tan raras

Raras no tan raras exists to shed light and raise awareness of the issues facing sexual/gender diverse women from the Colombian Caribbean region, especially from the department of the Atlantic in Colombia, and their resistance.

Raras no tan raras exists to shed light and raise awareness of the issues facing sexual/gender diverse women from the Colombian Caribbean region, especially from the department of the Atlantic in Colombia, and their resistance.

Visibilizar y sensibilizar sobre las problemáticas y resistencias de las mujeres sexo-género diversas de la región Caribe colombiana, especialmente del departamento del Atlántico, Colombia.

EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C)

The Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community – EL*C is a lesbian feminist and intersectional network that works for the well-being of lesbians throughout Europe and Central Asia.

The Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community – EL*C is a lesbian feminist and intersectional network. The EL*C started out of a self-organised space three years ago, recognizing the multitude of needs surrounding the rights, the visibility and the well-being of lesbians throughout Europe and Central Asia. Our conferences are our lighthouses – shaping connections, sharing knowledge, finding common languages and understandings of our diversities, building bridges that reach and impact far beyond the time and space at which they take place.