Bodily autonomy – making one’s own informed decisions about one’s body and what happens to it – is a fundamental human right.
Mazen Masoud is a human rights activist from Libya who now lives in Bologna, Italy as a refugee. He is an intersex, trans and black person fighting racism.
I am Mazen, a Libyan refugee living in Italy since three years. I was born intersex, my family has chosen a female name for me. So this was the first episode of discrimination against me.
I have tried so much with other activists to change our culture in Libya, so all LGBTI people could live safely without discrimination or the risk of losing their lives.
Today the European Parliament adopted two resolutions clearly calling for a strong agenda for the protection and furtherment of LGBTI equality and human rights in the next European Commission’s term.
Today, on 14 February 2019, the European Parliament has adopted a landmark Resolution on the Rights of Intersex People.
Register now for ILGA-Europe’s interactive webinar ‘Campaigning and message framing for intersex rights’.
Daniela Ferrazza, Researcher at the user experience design agency Fifth Beat (Italy)
I clearly remember the moment we spoke about this project for the first time. It was the morning after celebrations for my 40 years. The evening before, I drunk as I had 20, so I made twice the effort to follow Raffaele’s speech. Hangovers have strict rules.
Who is Raffaele? Who am I? What was the project about?
On 15 August, the German Federal Government adopted a draft bill on a third gender option. This bill is a missed opportunity to recognize the right to self-determination of trans, intersex and all gender-diverse people.
The report highlights that LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable to violence, ill-treatment and discrimination, many facing it every day.
ILGA-Europe, TGEU and OII Europe the president to sign the historic law as adopted by the Portuguese parliament on 13 April.
The Portuguese parliament has adopted a ground-breaking law which protects the right to self-determination and bodily integrity of trans and intersex people.