Call for Participants: ‘I’ Have Rights Study Session

Study Session Title:   ‘I’ Have Rights
Study Session   18-22 Apr 2016 (Arrivals 17/04 & Departures 23/04
Location   EYF Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary
Participants:   30
Application Deadline:   Fri 29th January 2016

 

IGLYO is proud to announce a call for participants of the study session “I” Have Rights. The event is kindly supported by the Council of Europe.

In 2013, the Council of Europe’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit published a report titled ‘An insight into respect for the rights of trans and intersex children in Europe’ which highlights that intersex children often undergo ‘normalising procedures’ which are not necessary for health reasons, but aim to ensure the child’s physical body fits better with traditional notions of sex. To stop these unnecessary and often highly traumatic procedures, there needs to be a dramatic shift in cultural norms, which relate to gender and the body. IGLYO is keen to make intersex the focus of several activities, so it can build its own knowledge on the subject, raise the awareness and capacity of its members, and become leading advocates for intersex youth rights.

The specific objectives of the study session will be:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the issues faced by intersex children and young people
  • Build support and solidarity for intersex rights across the LGBTQ movement
  • Gain an insight into the intersex movement and how it has developed
  • Explore how LGBTQ organisations can work to better include intersex people/issues in their work
  • Create a campaign/resource to raise awareness of intersex rights

Study Session Methodology

The program will be developed by the preparatory team and it will be mostly based on non-formal educational methods, experiential and learner-centered. Some expert-delivered formal sessions will be part of the program, as well.

 

Participants will be:
1. Fluent in English, the session working language
2. Between 18 and 30 years of age on 16 April 2016
3. LGBTQI activists who are committed to working on intersex rights within their organisations
4. Motivated to work in a stimulating, challenging and fun environment of LGBTQI young people

Applicants should be from a Council of Europe member country and be able to independently arrange all the necessary travel documentation to be able to travel to Hungary.

Candidates will be selected based on geographical balance, gender balance, and a good reflection of the LGBTQI diversity. All related expenses including travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered.

Interested candidates can apply by completing the Participant Application Form

Please note that applications received after the set deadline will not be considered. Successful candidates will be notified by 5th February.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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