CRPD Chair Theresia Degener talking straight @ Palais des Nations, Geneva 24.08.2017
WOW!! Theresia Degener, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), on the UK denial of IGM and misappropriation of intersex funds!
>>> Full transcript and video
«[…] I would like to thank the Distinguished Delegate from Scotland for taking up the intersex subject, the subject of intersex persons, because when I listened to your answers yesterday, I thought there was a misunderstanding because […] the answers related to female genital mutilation, but I was talking about intersex genital mutilation. And in regard to that I think while it is commendable to give 45’000 pounds to LGBTI community, it does not mean that this money reaches intersex persons and that the harmful practices which I mentioned yesterday, which this Committee and other Treaty Body Committees consider as ill-treatment and in some instances as torture, will be stopped, and I’m afraid that giving some money to civil society is not enough in order to stop serious human rights violations.»
(For more info on the misappropriation of intersex funds in the UK, see Intersex NGO Coalition Report for the Session DOC | PDF, p. 12-14.)
>>> TRANSCRIPT+VIDEO: UK questioned over IGM – Gov lies, denies, pinkwashes!
>>> CRPD18 > Testimony to Intersex Genital Mutilation in the UK
>>> UK CRPD Intersex NGO Report for Session: DOC | PDF
>>> UK CRPD Intersex NGO Report for LOIs: DOC | PDF