Foto: Nonviolent Intersex Awareness Day Protest outside Zurich Parliament, 26.10.2015

STOP Intersex Genital Mutilation! on FacebookOn Intersex Awareness Day 2015 the Association of Intersex People Austria (VIMÖ) and the Danish intersex human rights defender Ditte Dyreborg in collaboration with / submitted two more thematic intersex NGO reports for the upcoming review of Austria and Denmark. Together with the earlier thematic intersex NGO report by BBKCI Hong Kong for the review of Hong Kong and China, the UN Committee against Torture will investigate Intersex Genital Mutilations in no less than 3 countries during their ongoing 56th session in Geneva.

This marks the very first time that ANY UN body investigates IGM practices in more than one country in a single session!

Also the Austrian and the Danish NGO reports are now available for download below or via, as well as all the dates of the public state reviews, which will also be transmitted live at The binding “Concluding Observations” by the Committee – hopefully with strong statements on IGM practices! – will be published on the CAT Session Homepage on (or soon after) 2 December.

NGO Report to the 6th Periodic Report of Austria on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

>>>  Blacked Out English (PDF 2.75 MB)
>>>  Unredacted English (PDF 3.33 MB)

Compiled by:
Verein Intersexueller Menschen Österreich VIMÖ /

In the Blacked Out Edition all photos from medical textbooks are blacked out.
Review of Austria: Thu 12 Nov 10–13h + Fri 13 Nov 15–18h.

NGO Report to the 6th and 7th Periodic Report of Denmark on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

>>> Download English as a PDF (614 kb)

Compiled by:
Ditte Dyreborg /

This report only contains information specific to Denmark and complements the thematic NGO report for Austria also submitted for the 56th session containing the general information on Intersex, IGM Practices and why they are in breach of the Convention against Torture.
Review of Denmark: Mon 16 Nov 10–13h + Tue 17 Nov 15–18h.

>>> Intersex NGO Report for Hong Kong + China