Human Rights between the Sexes: A preliminary study on the life situations of inter* individuals

Human Rights between the Sexes: A preliminary study on the life situations of inter* individuals

cover human rights between the sexes
by
Dan Christian Ghattas
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: October 2013
Number of Pages: 64
License: CC-BY-NC-ND
ISBN: 978-3-86928-115-5

Intersex individuals are socially barely visible worldwide, since intersex is still a strong taboo. For fear of stigmatisation and social exclusion, many inter* individuals do not come out. If it becomes known, in rare cases, they are not only exposed to verbal and structural discrimination, but also experience physical violence and lifethreatening situations.

With the present study the Heinrich Böll Stiftung names the largely invisible discrimination against intersex individuals and, in doing so, brings it to light. We offer a first overview of the life situations of intersex individuals from 12 selected countries in various regions of the world. Our stated aim was – and is – that inter* individuals may describe their situations and their needs themselves.

 

Table of contents: 

7 Preface

10 Definition of inter*, intersex

11 The aim and time frame of the preliminary study

12 Methodology

17 Summary of findings

30 Recommendations for action for international actors

31 A description of countries

52 Annex

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