The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics programme roots in the assessment that violence, discrimination and prejudice of persons of diverse SOGIESC has a common cause: the cis-endosex-heteronormative ableist cultural, medical social model in which gender and sex are perceived as binary, mutually exclusive, medically normative or a consequence of a person’s particular body.
The aims of the programme are to
- advocate for meaningful inclusion of issues of gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics, in UN processes, international human rights norms and other global fora and decision makers
- raise visibility, awareness and allyship within the ILGA family and the wider LGBTI movement on issues pertaining to gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics
- work towards the true depathologisation of trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and intersex persons at all levels
- support ILGA World’s research to holistically cover GIESC issues in the organisation’s research portfolio, ensuring trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and intersex communities help conceptualise and deliver such research
- empower trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and intersex communities, organisations and people in all their diversities to advocate for their rights with a particular focus on international mechanisms
- support community organising, led by trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and intersex people globally
- raise visibility and awareness on (SO)GIESC issues within intersectional feminist movement(s)
- provide an intersectional feminist and queer analysis on how gender backlash affects (SO)GIESC rights and can be countered
- uphold the fundamental human rights of bodily autonomy, bodily integrity and self-determination of trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and intersex people.