Dr Mitchell Travis takes part in Council of Europe's International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Dr Travis was part of the panel discussing "Sharing policy best practice on supporting individuals with Variations in Sex Characteristics".
As part of the Council of Europe's International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on Monday 17 May, the School of Law’s Dr Mitchell Travis was invited to be part of a panel discussion on “Sharing policy best practice on supporting individuals with Variations in Sex Characteristics".
The day was co-organised by the governments of the UK and Cyprus.
Other notable speakers included the UK Minister for Women and Equalities - Liz Truss, the Deputy UK Minister for Women and Equalities - Kemi Badenoch, the Council of Europe Director General of Democracy - Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Cypriot Minister of Justice and Public Order - Emily Yiolitis and National Adviser for LGBT Health, NHS England - Dr Michael Brady.
Dr Travis told us “I was really pleased to be invited to speak at this event. It's very important that intersex variations form a central part of State equality agendas, but this approach needs to be informed and holistic. The conversations today were productive, and I hope we will see some policy changes as a result”.
Dr Travis’ work focuses on intersex embodiment, vulnerability and legal personhood.