Dear fellow campaigners, friends and allies
In 2016, Denmark has been reprimanded by the UN Committee against Torture for allowing Intersex Genital Mutilations to continue with impunity. Nonetheless, the daily mutilations continue, and next week IGM doctors from allover will flock to the Rigshospitalet Copenhagen for the ‘6th I-DSD Symposium 2017’ (More info + all the dates see here).
Therefore, we are going to hand in another Open Letter to participating and affiliated doctors, medical and ‘research’ organisations, DSD Clinics, Universites, Government and other public bodies on occasion of peaceful protests, and ask everybody to sign it.
You can find the draft of the Open Letter (PDF) online here:
How to sign:
Please send us an email to daniela.truffer_at_gmx.ch (replace _at_ by @) with your:
– country, and
– organisation (if applicable)
so we can add your name to the list of signatories in the Open Letter!
(In case you want to sign the letter not on behalf of your organisation, but in personal capacity, just add something like ‘Personal Capacity, Affiliation given for identification purposes only’ behind your name and organisation, and we’ll add this in the letter.)
Please spread this invitation to other parties and individuals concerned. So there will be as many signatures as possible.
Please respond quickly! Thanks for adding your signature to let the doctors know that it’s NOT OK to cosmetically alter intersex children’s genitals!
Daniela “Nella” Truffer, Markus Bauer
Founding members human rights NGO StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
Mobile +41 (0) 76 398 06 50
Nonviolent Intersex Protests + Info
vs. “I-D$D 2017” • ”Rigshospitalet” • “D$Dnet”
• “eUROGEN” • “Endo-ERN” • “D$D-Life”
>>> “I-D$D 2017” Opening Lecture: Stuck with torturing intersex children
>>> “D$D-Life” as a typical example illustrating the ‘Global IGM Cartel’
• 23 UN Reprimands for IGM – and counting …
• “Harmful Medical Practice”: UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR condem IGM
Intersex Genital Mutilations • 17 Most Common Forms
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview • What is Intersex? • How Common are IGMs?
>>> Download PDF (3.65 MB) >>> Table of Contents
IGM as a Harmful Practice: 2015 UN-CRC Briefing
• IGM: A Survivor’s Perspective • Intersex Movement History
• What are Variations of Sex Anatomy? • What are IGM Practices?
• IGM and Human Rights • Conclusion: IGM as a Harmful Practice
>>> Download PDF (3.14 MB) >>> Table of Contents
Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights in Geneva 26.–27.10.2015
>>> Download PDF (831kb)