Some say that yellow and purple are hard to wear. But are they, really?
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(voice off): Wait: why are we doing this?
Tony Briffa, Chair of the Intersex Committee, ILGA World:
Yellow and purple are the colours of the intersex flag.
But what is intersex, you ask?
Intersex people are born with variations of sex characteristics that are more diverse than stereotypical definitions of male and female bodies.
Because our bodies are seen as different, intersex people are often stigmatised, and subjected to unnecessary, irreversible medical interventions - often happening at a very young age and without our full consent. All of these abuses need to stop.
Ælien Rubashkyn, Consultant - GIESC Programme, ILGA World
Intersex Awareness Day is celebrated every 26th of October to highlight the human rights situations facing intersex people worldwide.
But this year we wanted to do more: we wanted to celebrate the intersex community, their bodies, their visibility, their lives.
And so, ILGA World asked everyone - intersex people and allies - to go yellow and purple. Take a look.
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