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"Human Rights for Hermaphrodites, Too!" - Poster by Daniela Truffer, Surrey 24.09.2016

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IGM = Torture, NOT 'Equality' or 'Discrimination' on FacebookA poster presentation by Daniela Truffer ( / on occasion of the symposium "After the Recognition of Intersex Human Rights" at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Surrey in the UK, and also the 3rd annual meeting of the European Network for Psychosocial Studies in Intersex/Diverse Sex Development (EuroPSI).
Abstract + more photos after the break:

The work of is inspired by earlier movements (e.g. abolitionists, suffragettes, civil rights movement, feminism, first generation intersex groups), combining into a unified strategy all the different modes and forms of activism for awareness raising, mobilising and applying pressure. is the only intersex human rights NGO organising non-violent protests and open letters in front of IGM children‘s clinics and at annual meetings of responsible medical associations, often in collaboration with intersex organisations and self-help groups (over 100 protests since 2007).

click to enlarge! participates in UN human rights mechanisms, for example in reviews of international covenants by the UN, to lobby more UN bodies to explicitly call for legislation against IGM practices and for data collection, statistics and monitoring, applying the frameworks of harmful practices and inhuman treatment to eliminate IGM practices. engages in awareness raising through online presence, regular press releases and so far over 200 media appearances, trough publications, contributions to parliamentary proceedings on all levels, and participates in and actively supports legal suits against perpetrators, for example litigation.

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): Inhuman Treatment
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices on Facebook

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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

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