GATE Submission to WHO on Intersex Issues in the process of ICD reform

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). A new version, called ICD-11, is expected to be completed in 2018. In the context of our work on depathologization and human rights, GATE made a comprehensive technical submission to WHO on intersex issues in the ICD process. The
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GATE Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

GATE  marks today the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, proclaimed on December 12, 1997, by the UN General Assembly.[1]. We stand in solidarity with all victims, calling for the effective implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

GATE Message on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health

On the International Day of Action for Women’s Health GATE joins the international community in the struggle to affirm women’s right to health. In his last report, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called for human rights violations to be addressed through a gendered and intersectional lens. We share that call today by affirming the
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GATE Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. On this day, GATE condemns the mutilation of young girls and women to fit religious, social or cultural norms. We also condemn all forms of genital mutilation and, in particular, genital mutilation of intersex infants and children. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) is routinely performed
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Día de la Visibilidad Intersex 2016. Un mensaje de Mauro Cabral

Buenos Aires, 26 de octubre de 2016 Querids amigs de GATE, En este Día de la Visibilidad Intersex quiero conversar con ustedes como alguien que no solo es Co-director de GATE, una organización fuertemente identificada con el movimiento trans, sus objetivos, sus luchas y sus valores -sino que es también una persona intersex. Cuando nací
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IAD2016: A Message from Mauro Cabral

Buenos Aires, October 26th 2016 Dear GATE’s friends, On this Intersex Awareness Day I want to talk with you as someone who is not only the Co-Director of GATE -an organization strongly identified with the trans movement, its goals, struggles and values –but also an intersex person. When I was born 45 years ago, as
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Que sea verdad

Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) se une hoy a esta edición anual del Día de Acción por la Despatologización Trans haciendo un llamamiento mundial para poner fin a la violación sistemática de nuestros derechos humanos.

Making It True

Today, Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) joins this annual Day of Action for Trans Depathologization by making a global call to end the systematic violation of our human rights.

Good News, But Not Enough: Human Rights Issues in the ICD Reform Process

An article published last week by The Lancet Psychiatry reported on the outcomes of the field study performed in Mexico on the proposed category of Gender Incongruence.1 Those outcomes provide clear evidence-based confirmation: trans-related categories must be removed from the ‘Mental and behavioural disorders’ chapter in the International Classification of Diseases.