Photo: Nonviolent Intersex Protest #1 vs. ‘6th I-DSD’ @ Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen 29.06.2017
On occasion of the ‘6th I-DSD Symposium 2017’, the international human rights NGO StopIGM.org delivered an
>>> Open Letter (PDF) by Persons Concerned, Partners, Families, Friends and Allies with
92 101 signatories to ‘I-DSD’, ‘DSDnet’, ‘eUROGEN’, ‘Endo-ERN’, ‘DSD-Life’ and Affiliates including 115 EU-funded IGM clinics in 27 countries.
The letter contains up-to-date references to international human rights bodies including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) condemning involuntary, non-urgent procedures on children with variations of sex anatomy as serious human rights violations amounting to “harmful cultural practices” (like FGM) or “inhuman treatment” punishable as torture, and currently having issued 25 reprimands to 16 State parties in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania, as well as to recent legislative efforts to criminalise or adequately sanction the practice.
92 101 signatories kindly ask DSD clinicians, institutions and affiliates to reconsider involuntary, non-urgent treatments of children with variations of sex anatomy and to to initiate a process of coming to terms with the past as a necessary first step towards reconciliation.
You can find the full text of the Open Letter online here:
Thanks to everybody who signed and/or supported the protests!
See you where the action is!
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