UN side event on intersex and human rights

On Friday 18 September 2015 Morgan moderated a side event was held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, for the 30th UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents.

Intersex side event at the 30th Human Rights Council, Geneva

Intersex side event at the 30th Human Rights Council, Geneva. Left to right: Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia), Kimberly Zieselman (Advocates for Informed Choice, US), Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Julius Kaggwa (Support Initiative for People with atypical Sex Development, Uganda). Photo: ILGA.


On Friday 18 September, a side event was held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, for the 30th UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents.

Morgan Carpenter (Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (Support Initiative for People with atypical Sex Development, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (Advocates for Informed Choice, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands. Thanks also to Mauro Cabral of Justicia Intersex/GATE.

The video of the event was very kindly filmed with support from ILGA.

The event followed statements to the 30th Human Rights Council and an intersex expert meeting by the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, earlier in the same week. The first intersex side event at the UN Human Rights Council took place on 11 March 2014.

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