Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand

Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand

Intersex Aotearoa is a charitable trust that provides information, education and training about intersex people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Intersex Aotearoa (trading as Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand) is a charitable trust that provides information, education and training about the experiences of those with variations in sex characteristics (also known as intersex) in Aotearoa, New Zealand. IA is one of the oldest registered non-profit organisations in the intersex activist community globally.

The purpose of the IA is to improve the lives of intersex people, their whānau and allies by challenging normative attitudes, raising awareness and celebrating diversity.

IA is an intersex led organisation. It aims to support and increase the representation of the diverse perspectives held by the intersex community. We daily work towards bodily autonomy for all people with variations in sex characteristics.

Intersex Aotearoa will utilise the generous funding from donors to:

• Upgrade our website Intersex Aotearoa in order to reach and educate more people, and to assist those isolated in our community.

• Continue to develop resources and training materials relevant to Aotearoa.

•Advocate intersex issues as a peek body for intersex human rights.

• Write and deliver key workshops for schools, health professionals and organisations on how to be a supportive teacher, doctor, or friend to intersex folks.

About us:

Intersex Aotearoa is governed by a Board of Trustees that is intersex-led. The Board employs one Communications and Community Manager (25 hours per week), one Administrator (12 hours per week).

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Intersex Aotearoa aims to improve the lives of intersex people, their whānau and allies by challenging and changing attitudes, and celebrating diversity.

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Intersex Aotearoa 2022  13 May 2022

Here at Intersex Aotearoa, we are proud to be intersex-led. Over the past year we have had new members join the Board of Trustees, who are intersex advocates working towards a better future for all people with diverse bodies or intersex variations. As the primary voice leading intersex kaupapa, every donation you give goes a long way towards ensuring we can cover the costs of our education, training, consultation and lobbying work. This year, 2022, we are excited to announce that additional to our advocacy work, we are starting a Peer Support Project with thanks to the Legacy Fund. This Peer Support Project involves a multi-year development programme, that will result with our organisation being able to create a supportive space for all intersex folks, or those with VSC or DSD to come together, share and foster hope for their future. Be the change you want to see!

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Nicole on 21 Mar 2024
Auckland Rainbow Law
Auckland Rainbow Law on 19 Mar 2024
Thank you for the fantastic session this evening. Auckland Rainbow Law
Monica on 24 Feb 2024
I wish I were in a position where I could donate more. This charity is doing essential mahi in Aotearoa, and I would love to know if there are other ways to contribute further. More power to IA!
Sydney on 25 Sep 2023
I dont have a whole lot of money to Donate but I wanted to donate some money to show my support to the intersex foundation.
JT on 30 Jun 2023

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