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Happy Intersex Solidarity Day 2016!

Zwischengeschlecht.org on FacebookFor today's Intersex Solidarity Day, StopIGM.org is releasing 3 virtual stickers to raise awareness of the ongoing struggle of intersex people to end [WARNING!!!] Intersex Genital Mutilations.

They include photos taken in Switzerland on occasion a paceful vigil in honour of the Intersex Awareness Day 2016, celebrating 20 years of nonviolent intersex protests.

The vigil took place outside the "Kispi-Ball", an annual fundraiser of the Zurich University children's Hospital – and in response to the hospital, after starting a remarkable and rightully much lauded process of coming to terms with past IGM practices 1954-70, last spring nonetheless destroying 90% of their medical files concerning [WARNING!!!] IGM 1 (“masculinising” genital surgery, including “hypospadias repair”). And on top the hospital went on to repeatedly claim in the media not doing IGM surgeries anymore, which unfortunately is far from the truth ... :-(

Unfortunately neither the police nor the posh hotel hosting the fundraiser wanted to allow us holding our nonviolent vigil in remembrance of the survivors and victims of IGM practices past and present – but as you can see, we just did it anyway! :-)

Thanks to everybody who participated, gave us a thumbs up other otherwise expressed their solidarity!

See also:
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC): IGM = Harmful Practice + Violence
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Women's Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Violation of Integrity
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices
CAT 2011: Germany must investigate IGM practices and compensate survivors!

2016-CEDAW-Swiss-Intersex-IGM

Intersex Genital Mutilations in Switzerland: 2016 CEDAW
Human Rights Violations Of Persons With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM in Switzerland  Complicity of the State  Harmful Practice
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IGM as a Harmful Practice: 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
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Zwischengeschlecht.org on Facebook

Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights in Geneva 26.–27.10.2015
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