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Keep sharing the Stephe Fry Intersex Awareness film.... Thank you. Across all of our media we have about 4K views now. Click on our FB page and see the original link! People want to know!!!! 💛
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#GreatOrmondStreetHospital are being exposed for what we, the UN & intersex NGOs and many advocates as well as intersex people and their familes call neglect and abuse. The national 10pm #BBCNews report on serious failings of #Intersex children and stories of decision making on surgeries! and the failure to deliver multi disciplinary care including no psychological care for children or families. At last the truth of 1000's of people's experiences, and part of the reason we deliver our work is being investigated and exposed. Huge thanks to Joe for speaking out.
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Thank you to all of our colleagues internationally and a huge thank you to Stephen Fry for his advocacy and support. #IAD2016
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We work at and with:
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Universities
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And many other thematic groups this list is not exhaustive...!

But most importantly we work with and for human beings, including children that desperately need protecting from abuse and human rights crimes, with families and teams that need peer support and care; we work to ensure safeguarding, for people's autonomy and their bodily integrity and self identification and self determination of function to be protected and for choice and equality.

Imagine what we could do as one 'small' NGO if we had core funding...!

Thank you to our advocates and believing in thousands of people's truths... 💛

Thank you Astraea #Astraea

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We are so proud of IntersexUK’s Magda key note speaking and sitting on the panel at Cambridge University’s psychiatry society today. We’ve worked on this in a short space of time but Magda is prepped and will as usual undoubtedly present a fantastic professional Intersex voice. An Intersex human rights perspective in an important setting. Endocrinology, psychiatry, DSD Familes alongside IntersexUK (iUK). Thank you to Jakub fir your work on this event.

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#HollyGreenberry is looking forward to continuing IntersexUK's intersex work in #Scotland. Expertise, opportunity unity and consultation matters.
We thank Scotland for their will and openness #ScotlandLGBTI #ScotlandIntersex
Protect, Safeguard and Nurture. To recognise the lives and #Humanrights and #EqualityRights needs of intersex / VSC boys, girls, families and equally all #intersex /#VariationOfSexChatacteristic youth & adults including the right to self declaration, gender, bodily autonomy and bodily integrity

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This matters. Countries required to listen and stop abuse, torture and protect self determination, bodily integrity and autonomy.
This is 'all our work', the work of all international, national and expert intersex NGOs
Listen Act Protect.
Children's rights matter. #STOPIGM

To celebrate the release of the YPplus10 and to highlight its relevance for our different communities, from today GATE will be publishing a series of briefings related to different aspects of the d…
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Ok so here's ' The Thing!' It doesn't matter your human difference we as people regardless of being intersex / having a (variation of sex characteristic( VSC)) or not actually share more similarities than differences when we look at other groups of human beings.

I'm the co founder and co director of IntersexUK and both myself and Dawn Vago plus our team also support trans people's rights; recognising the violence that many T people face is simply about valuing human life, and... human difference; and recognising that many people aren't treated like you or I, nor have the privilege of freedom and equality to just be bestowed upon them as we do. Yes intersex / VSC people experience huge abuses and differing issues to many non intersex / VSC people, but that doesn't preclude us from recognising the fundamental rights of others nor how the blighting and crimes that inflict trauma and loss of life for T people matter.

The right to be a complete equal human being and person regardless of any human difference is a really fundamental human right - many people live it, most of us live these rights (yes intersex / VSC rights have been and are abused, but we are looking at Trans specific issues today- yes some people experience cross over abuse and trauma, but we recognise that in the journeys that so many face).

Ultimately many trans people just don't live safe lives. I and IntersexUK support trans rights and trans voices. We hope you do too. Add this frame to show you support the rights of those that need to be remembered and supported in all of our tomorrows. Unity and equality builds a far stronger more beautiful world. #TENI #GATE #LGBT Astraea Human rights for human life #TransLivesMatter #TLM #BLM #stopigm #TRANSEquality

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GENDER ?

Lots of questions coming in- so we hope this helps.

IntersexUK recognise all people's right to self determine gender identity. GI should not be enforced on any child or person. GI is a personal matter and not an intersex only issue; the majority of intersex people are M or F, but it's very important that Intersex is broadly included in any GI legislation as well as M & F. some people (non intersex and intersex) once they are old enough to self determine gender defin...e as non binary - that's fine, that's life and that should be recognised. Much of the press coverage regarding Germany is misrepresenting Germany's complex laws and legislative system to some degree with intersex human rights work and non binary youth and adult wishes driving change being conflated - although their systems not easy to navigate , their legal systems and current situation regarding intersex and separately gender is unique to Germany; they have their challenges. There are some heightened and inaccurate nuances on some headlines too; final laws are still to be delivered and these may require more work to ensure intersex children are protected and not 'x' labelled.
No intersex human rights NGO that we've ever worked with or know want 'x' markers on birth certificates for infants and un consenting children. Neither do we! I hope that answers worries and concerns. We are not looking for 'x' on any infants birth cert, but as a gender matter for self determining older people - then yes.

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‪"Written without prejudice by Holly Greenberry, on behalf of IntersexUK - the UK's first intersex human rights and intersex equalities NGO. ‬

‪Third sex / gender marker is an equality rights issue for all people. Intersex issues are fundamentally about the removal of the child's rights to bodily integrity and bodily autonomy! IntersexUK do not support assigning a third gender marker or sex marker on a child's sex/gender marker documentation. The process around identity needs...

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It's Great to meet up & work on new iUK frameworks (Holly G, Dawn V & Magda R) from IntersexUK. We are developing a new big iUK gathering, web design and bringing the team closer and growing to being about more positive change. Missing Joe, Jeanette, Suz and Imy. But we ll see you soon!!!

A place to remember. Please read the pinned post. Please post with pride and respect they would have been proud to have seen. #IAD2017

Intersex UK shared their post.

A 2nd statement on #IAD2017 we stop and reflect and give our gratitude to courageous and inspiring #intersexpioneers who have passed away; please tag as #RIPi 'Rest in peace intersex'
In memory of some of our dearest most inspiring friends and #intersex pioneers ... Please add to this with other lost intersex friends and pioneers with #RIPi never forget.
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A 2nd statement on #IAD2017 we stop and reflect and give our gratitude to courageous and inspiring #intersexpioneers who have passed away; please tag as #RIPi '...Rest in peace intersex'
In memory of some of our dearest most inspiring friends and #intersex pioneers ... Please add to this with other lost intersex friends and pioneers with #RIPi never forget.
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Second chance - making sure you didn't miss this amazing video. @CQC NHS @intersexfamiles and advocates. Great work Katie.

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Human Rights Watch is with interACT.

Intersex babies and children are getting cosmetic surgeries on their genitals.

The result? Loss of sexual sensation, scarring, incontinence, psychological trau...ma, permanent sterilization.

Doctors need to wait until these kids are old enough to decide for themselves. Professional medical associations need to set guidelines to protect children.

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Great outreach video and expertise in interviews from Sugee and Hanne @interact

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Human Rights Watch was live.

Pressing Doctors to Change the Way They Treat Intersex Kids

Join us for a Facebook Live with model Hanne Gaby Odiele and advocates from interACT.

Comment with your questions below and share with friends!

A 2nd statement on #IAD2017 we stop and reflect and give our gratitude to courageous and inspiring #intersexpioneers who have passed away; please tag as #RIPi 'Rest in peace intersex'
In memory of some of our dearest most inspiring friends and #intersex pioneers ... Please add to this with other lost intersex friends and pioneers with #RIPi never forget.
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Intersex Awareness day protest at lurie children's hospital live! #LurieEndSurgery

We'd like to thank all those people that have opened doors for us, by responsibly advocating for us and with us, so that we could and can deliver the consultations, education, media and support that we have and do instigate and present.

IntersexUK still isn't core funded despite our 1000s of trainings, consultations, media outreach and support service which we provide !

So What's Wrong ?

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Well of course irreversible surgeries, harm and abuse and are still occurring! Despite our UN reports and UN reprimands, mandates; and international law preventing this. Plus CoE condemning member states and our own child protection laws and GMC guidelines being breached.

But
Numerous NON intersex NGOS have plagiarised significant amounts of Intersex NGOs work in the UK & globally, including our voices and the truth of intersex expertise and representation; THEY'VE ALSO TAKEN INTERSEX FUNDING CLAIMING TO BE INTERSEX NGOs / EXPERTS.

WHAT NOT TO DO:

•Don't add 'i' and claim 'i' funding if you aren't an intersex NGO !
•Don't state you are an intersex NGO when you aren't !
•Don't state you are intersex if you aren't.
•Don't ask us to work for free ! (Unless it's support or you are unfunded)
•Don't claim large Intersex funding, then drip feed intersex NGOs minuscule percentages as a fee to deliver our expertise.
•Don't plagiarise our work as yours.
•Don't redefine intersex ... it's not a gender identity label.
•Don't define intersex people how you choose.

Remember if you are responsible for any of the above then in reality you are erasing truth, real expertise; and ironically adding to the existent removal of the autonomous rights of intersex voices and intersex NGOs - you erase intersex people in miss representation.

HOWEVER ... PLEASE DO REMEMBER:
We aren't core funded. We desperately need core funding. We want your unity your friendship your support. Intersex children, older intersex people and families need intersex led NGOs at the helm.

*Don't be worried about supporting and contacting us.
*Do remember we want your responsible advocacy, expertise and unity.
*We want you to open doors with us.
*We all want to ensure you invite us as experts to the table.
*We want you to back our initiatives and our work.
*We want you to unify and support our intersex expertise by creating intersex space.
*We want you to remember and advocate that we need core funding.
*We welcome new intersex people joining IntersexUK, our drive and the work we do. Once upon a time non of us knew anything about intersex and felt the need for contact, expertise and support. Let us deliver this!

We hope to see you soon!

FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT DO THE ABOVE, INTERSEXUK & OUR COLLEAGUES THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, INTEGRITY AND UNITY.

2018 will focus on working with governments and policy makers plus the media - safeguarding intersex children in law, and giving children and families more time, more education and more support.

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Thank you to @STOPIGM and @UNCRPD amazing insight and words
#IAD #IAD2017 Be Intersex Unified

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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 inter...sex funds! Full transcript and video: http://stop.genitalmutilation.org/…/UK-Questioned-over-Inte…

«[…] 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.»

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BIG ISSUES HERE #GEO... Why do all UK governments fund LGBT NGOs who educate and offer great 'LGBT' support, trainning and consultation at senior levels, but they still do not allocate funding to any #INTERSEX NGO/s to deliver expert consultations, education and support?

SCOTLAND HAS GRANTED MILLIONS YET STILL FAILS TO FUND ANY #INTERSEX NGO' AGAIN! Intersex NGOs need funding not drop feeding for delivering expertise; this expertise is the very reason intersex is on governme...nt, commissions, NGOs and public sector radar and in the media!

IN 8+ years of leading all major intersex expert instigation on intersex #humanrights consultations, workshops, symposiums and trainings plus vital support across the UK, IntersexUK and intersex colleagues still see NO CORE FUNDING.
Intersex funds continue to go to #LGBT NGOs. This creates erasure not visibility and eliminates expertise and decreases transparent expert delivery; the #UNCRPD now condemn this also.

NO one doubts that LGBT shouldn't be funded, of course they should, their work is vital and...

HOWEVER ASK YOURSELF, would you fund a white run race equality NGO to deliver #BLM voices on race equality expertise ? or fund a mens equality NGO, as opposed to an expert specialist women's run equality NGO focused on delivering Women's Equality Rights ?

The simple answer is
NO.

Create space, open doors, recognise authenticity but please stop taking intersex funding from many many expert intersex NGOs.

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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 inter...sex funds! Full transcript and video: http://stop.genitalmutilation.org/…/UK-Questioned-over-Inte…

«[…] 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.»

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