Equality and full enjoyment of human rights for intersex people

ILGA-Europe aim to achieve equality for intersex people and ensure they are protected against human rights violations, discrimination and violence based on sex characteristics.

ILGA-Europe aim to include the needs of intersex people in all our work. One of ILGA-Europe’s key role is to contribute to raising awareness about the ongoing discrimination faced by intersex people in our societies, and to enable LGBT organisations to be supportive and inclusive of intersex human rights concerns and intersex people.

Specifically, we want to contribute to ensuring the full respect of the right to bodily integrity of intersex people.

We also call for quick, transparent and accessible legal gender recognition procedures, available to intersex persons, and based on self-determination. Information about those procedures needs to be easily available and understandable.

We advocate for non-discrimination legislation and policies that protect intersex people, as well as specific measures tackling hate crime and incitement based on sex characteristics.

See also

Blog

How activism led the way forward to protect intersex children in Greece

To mark #IntersexAwarenessWeeks we look into the efforts and experiences of activists in Greece, who worked for many months alongside the national government, resulting in the country becoming just the fifth in the world to ban intersex genital mutilations on children.
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Blog

Children born intersex are at risk in most European countries. Here’s why

ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map of the legal situation for LGBTI people in Europe has a brand-new category: Intersex Bodily Integrity. It’s an essential expansion, because in across Europe and Central Asia, intersex people, and especially children, are still at risk.
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Report

Briefing Document: Ukraine war – Medications needed by trans and intersex people

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has resulted in need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing the […]
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Blog

A Marathon, not a sprint: how we’re responding to the invasion of Ukraine

In the past week, since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the global response has been massive, alongside a great number of organisations working with […]
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Blog

Where are my rights? These essential maps chart the recognition of LGBTI people across the globe

Every year, ILGA-Europe publishes our Rainbow Map, charting LGBTI rights in 49 European countries. But we’re not the only benchmarking map on the scene. From sexual orientation laws in the world to inclusive churches in Europe, these charts depict the state of LGBTI rights and more across the world.
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News

Call for Contributions: Violence and discrimination against LBTI women in sport submission to Council of Europe

We, along with EL*C, TGEU, and OII Europe, are working to prepare a short submission to The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the specific needs and struggles of LBTI women in sports, and are looking for your inputs to this submission by 31 January.
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Case Law

Y. v France

Recognition of non-binary identities. Submitted jointly by ILGA-Europe, OII Europe, and C.I.A. (Collectif intersexes et allié-e-s).
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Press Release

Hungary rolls back legal protections, puts trans and intersex people at risk

TGEU, ILGA-Europe, IGLYO, and OII Europe condemn decision of Hungarian Parliament to follow the government and restrict access to fundamental rights for trans and intersex people.
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News

Response to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán regarding to Article 33 of the proposed Omnibus Bill, 2020

In response to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán letter dated 5 May 2020, regarding to Article 33 of the proposed Omnibus Bill, 2020.
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Blog

What we can learn from 15 brave stories of real European intersex lives

“Sometimes it is necessary to speak clearly from a very personal or intimate point of view,” says intersex activist Ins A Kromminga, co-founder of OII Europe and illustrator of ‘#MyIntersexStory: Personal accounts by intersex people living in Europe’. The 15 beautifully illustrated, but often harrowing stories in this groundbreaking publication speak “a clear and frank language of things that are often hard to speak about”.
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Blog

How to be a great intersex ally

Even within the LGBTI community, intersex people continue to be overlooked, and that’s something we urgently need to change. Here are our top tips for getting on the right page and supporting the human rights of intersex people!
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Blog

The inspirational voices of LGBTI activism

Watch our video interview with passionate intersex activist, Audrey Aegerter of InterAction Suisse, the first of our ILGA-Europe members from across Europe and Central Asia who talked to us about the great work they’re doing.
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News

Monumental shift in global health for trans and gender diverse people

Today, after nearly a decade of efforts from trans and gender diverse activists and organisations, and their allies, the World Health Assembly approved the newest update to the […]
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Report

Protecting Intersex People in Europe

A toolkit for law and policymakers Bodily autonomy – making one’s own informed decisions about one’s body and what happens to it – is a fundamental human […]
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Press Release

European Parliament adopts landmark resolution on intersex rights

Press Statement: Today, on 14 February 2019, the European Parliament has adopted a landmark Resolution on the Rights of Intersex People. By adopting this resolution, the […]
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News

Discover how to frame your messages about intersex issues

Are you campaigning for intersex rights in your country? Are you supporting intersex groups in their campaigning efforts? Discover how to frame your messages about […]
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News

A missed opportunity to recognise self-determination in Germany

On 15 August, the Federal Government of germany adopted a draft bill on a third gender option. This bill is a missed opportunity to recognise […]
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Press Release

Portugal can still be legislative innovators on LGBTI equality – don’t stop now!

Update on the veto issued on 9 May by President of portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has chosen to […]
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News

Urgent letter to the President of Portugal

ILGA-Europe, TGEU and OII Europe urge President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to sign the historic law as adopted by the Portuguese parliament on 13 April.  Two […]
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Press Release

Portugal votes to respect the rights of trans and intersex people

The Portuguese parliament has voted to adopt a ground-breaking law which better protects and respects the right to self-determination and bodily integrity of trans and […]
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Case Law

P. v. Ukraine

Intersex (Legal gender recognition)
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Report

Standing up for human rights of intersex people

This toolkit will explain the major challenges intersex people face in different areas of life, set out intersex people’s demands, provide information about current political […]
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Policy Paper

Report on gender discrimination in education and financial services

Joint contribution by ILGA-Europe, Transgender Europe and OII-Germany towards the European Commission’s assessment of the state of affairs vis-à-vis gender discrimination in education and the […]
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