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Celebrating our 2023 Intersex Human Rights Fund grantees - Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Celebrating our 2023 Intersex Human Rights Fund grantees

Published on Oct 25, 2023

This Intersex Awareness Day, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to announce our 9th annual cycle of grantee partners as part of the Intersex Human Rights Fund (IHRF). This year was the IHRF’s biggest yet, awarding nearly $600,000 in grants to 62 groups in more than 50 countries, and over $210,000 in additional support for movement-building and capacity-strengthening work, such as intersex regional convenings and workshops.

Image Credit: Aude Nasr / @ahlan.my.darlings

 

This Intersex Awareness Day, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to announce our 9th annual cycle of grantee partners as part of the Intersex Human Rights Fund (IHRF). This year was the IHRF’s biggest yet, awarding nearly $600,000 in grants to 62 groups in more than 50 countries, and over $210,000 in additional support for movement-building and capacity-strengthening work, such as intersex regional convenings and workshops. The IHRF supports organizations, projects, and campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity, and self-determination of intersex people. When we celebrate the activists working on the ground for intersex rights, we increase their visibility as part of our LGBTQI+ communities.

The violent and entrenched anti-gender practice of government policies and laws shaped by the sex and gender binary has devastating consequences for intersex bodies. As one of the only philanthropic funds exclusively supporting intersex people and advocacy, the Astraea Foundation is proud to work with our 2023 grantee partners fighting for intersex freedom. 

We are steadfast in our support of our intersex siblings. Four of our most recent grantee partners working for intersex rights are:

  • Tanzania – Tanzania Voice of Humanity (TVH) is the only intersex-led group in Tanzania, that actively promotes intersex rights through public awareness initiatives and facilitating connections between medical and non-medical institutions. Their work includes documenting the mistreatment of intersex people and sending advocacy letters to the Ministry of Health of Tanzania.  
  • Australia – Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) works to strengthen regional and international intersex networks and advocates for intersex rights, including submitting reports to governing bodies. IHRA engages their community with trainings, screenings, and panel discussions IHRA also organizes Family Day, a day of activities for intersex people and their families. 
  • Ecuador – Colectivo Intertulias was founded in Ecuador in 2014 as a space for solidarity and peer support for intersex people. They support the development of policy proposals furthering intersex rights, and raise awareness about the barriers intersex people experience when trying to access public accommodations and exercise their human rights. 
  • Asia – Intersex Asia is a regional network of intersex activists, organizations, and communities in Asia, including China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. They support regional organizing and learning, and collaborated with the Asian Development Bank to develop an intersex inclusive safeguard policy focusing on LGBTQI human rights. 

When we support intersex communities, we fight anti-gender policies and norms. When we celebrate intersex people, we ensure they are not invisible.

 

This Intersex Awareness Day, the Astraea Foundation is excited to collaborate with Aude Nasr, a freelance illustrator based in Marseille, France. To learn more about Aude, please visit @ahlan.my.darlings on Instagram.

 

2023 Intersex Human Rights Fund Grantee Partners*

*Note: We do not publicize a number of our courageous grantee partners because of security threats they face in their local contexts, so organizations may be missing from this list.

African Intersex Movement 

Regional 

Argentina Intersex 

Argentina

Asociación Peruana de Personas Intersexuales 

Peru

Associação Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI) 

Brazil 

Bilitis Resource Center Bulgaria  

Bulgaria

Brújula Intersexual  

México

Campaign for Change 

Nepal

Círculo Violeta 

Puerto Rico

Colectivo Intertulias

Ecuador

Collectif Intersexe Activiste – OII France (CIA-OII France) 

France

Comunidad De Lesbianas Inclusivas Dominicanas (COLESDOM) 

Dominican Republic

Egalite Intersex Ukraine

Ukraine                               

Fundacja Interakcja  

Poland

Groupe Intersexe Désirs (GIDE)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

iCon UK

United Kingdom

InterAction – Association Suisse pour les Intersexes 

Switzerland

Intersex Advocate Trust Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe

Intersex Anatolia/ Intersex Turkey/ Intersex Shalala

Turkey

Intersex Asia Network 

Regional

Intersex Canada 

Canada

Intersex Community of Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe

Intersex Denmark

Denmark

Intersex Greece 

Greece

Intersex Human Rights Australia 

Australia 

Intersex Ísland – félag intersex fólks á Íslandi 

Iceland

Intersex People’s Human Rights – ISIO Finland 

Finland

Intersex Persons Society of Kenya (IPSK)

Kenya

Intersex Philippines 

Philippines

Intersex Society of Zambia

Zambia

Intersex South Africa (ISSA) 

South Africa

Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ)  

New Zealand

Intersexesiste 

 Italy

Intersexioni  

Italy

Intersex-Nigeria 

Nigeria

IntersexualesChile

Chile

Intrepida Foundation

United States

IVIM/Organization Intersex International Germany (OII Deutschland)

Germany

Ivy Foundation

Malawi

Jinsiangu

Kenya

Key Watch Ghana 

Ghana

kolekTIRV 

Croatia

Mulabi – Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos

Costa Rica

Organization Intersex International-Chinese (Oii-Chinese)

Taiwan

Organization Intersex International Europe (OII Europe) 

Regional

OII Sverige 

Sweden

Potencia intersex 

Argentina

Rainbow Identity Association

Botswana

Rede Jacob – Apoio a Familia e Pessoa Intersexo

Brazil

Roma Women of Vojvodina 

Serbia

Tanzania Voice of Humanity 

Tanzania

Trans Smart Trust 

Zimbabwe

Verein Intersexuelle Menschen Österreich (VIMÖ)  

Austria

Vivir y Ser Intersex

México

XY Spectrum 

Serbia