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News & Events

Keep up to date with ever changing developments and events in the world of intersex activism in Aotearoa, NZ.

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Census 2023

For the first time, on the 7th of March, NZ Census will ask questions about gender, sexual identity, and variation of sex characteristics (generally known as intersex).

For many years intersex advocates have worked to have intersex included in different data collection sets. For the past 4 years Intersex Aotearoa have worked directly with Statistics NZ on an advisory team, to devise how this could be best achieved.

The fact sheet attached below is being sent to multiple services, including government agencies, health institutions, educational settings and rainbow organisations.

It may take some time before there is the social comfortability for members of our community to feel safe enough to respond to the census in this way.

Being counted will make a difference. However small those numbers may be at the beginning.

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New Merch

Head over to our online shop to get your hands on our brand new tee's. Available now with postage within NZ, or worldwide. Currently we cannot accept online payments, so please get in touch with for payment options.

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For Intersex Awareness Day 2022 we marked the fifth anniversary of the Darlington Statement, written, ratified, and published in March 2017 during the first Darlington Retreat. The Darlington Statement is a landmark intersex human rights document of priorities determined by lived experience. It has had a profound impact on advocacy in Australia and New Zealand and inspired other intersex organisations across the world to explore their own human rights contexts.

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Partnering with other peer organisations, and collaborators, Intersex Aotearoa hosts a range of discussions that you can check out below.

Five years on from the Darlington Statement, an Intersex Awareness Day webinar

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