Welcome to OII-USA, promoting human rights and bodily integrity for intersex people!

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About OII: The Organisation Intersex International – OII – is the world’s largest intersex advocacy organization, with branches on six continents, representing over ten languages.  Founded in 2003 by and for intersex people, OII’s mission is to attain human rights for intersex infants, children, and adults,  particularly the right to bodily integrity and self-determination. OII rejects the…
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New Year, New Intersex Movement

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Okay, so it’s not “new” in that it wasn’t written recently, but it’s still a new outlook within the intersex community/movement. We are not just our bodies, and it’s time we move beyond the discourse of “medical conditions” and “medical treatment” to expressing a unique intersex culture that encompasses our whole selves.  This essay,  written…
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Free & Equal Campaign releases Human Rights Day video; Viloria quoted

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Free & Equal Campaign releases Human Rights Day video; Viloria quoted

We’re happy to see OII-USA Director Hida Viloria quoted about intersex issues in this article announcing the UN Free & Equal campaign’s video of the groundbreaking panel Sports Comes Out Against Homophobia, which Viloria participated in at the United Nations for Human Rights Day, Deceember 10, 2013.  http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1645169

OII-USA’s Viloria speaks at the UN for Human Rights Day

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We are thrilled and honored that OII-USA Director Hida Viloria has been invited to speak the UN building in NYC for International Human Rights Day, Dec 10th, along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, tennis legend Martina Navratilova, basketball star Jason Collins, and fellow human rights activists Itumeleng “Tumi” Thandeka Mkhuma of…
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Watch OII-USA’s Hida Viloria & Claudia Astorino on HuffPostLIve

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OII-USA Director Hida Viloria, & Associate Director Claudia Astorino spoke with HuffPostLive today about who intersex people are, Germany’s third gender law, and human rights for intersex people. We were joined by fellow intersex activist Sean Safia Wall, of AIC, Intersex Roadshow blogger and Professor Cary Gabriel Costello, and former OII Human Rights Spokesperson David…
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