On 6 June 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted two Conventions aimed at eliminating discrimination in its 35 member states. The first Convention seeks to eliminate racism, racial discrimination and related forms of intolerance, while the second addresses discrimination and intolerance on all other grounds. ERT welcomes the adoption of these Conventions as progressive measures which will assist in providing protection from discrimination on a large number of grounds and in many areas of life in countries which ratify the instruments. >>>
The UK’s Equal Rights Trust has just published testimony by OII Australia president, Gina Wilson, in The Equal Rights Review, Vol. 10. Gina talks about her personal background, her work as an activist, and the issues we face in seeking human rights, including intersex and the sex binary, the medical model, invisibility in human rights law, and regulation of family life.