Zimbabwe: Rights Commission Decries State Denial of IDs on Inter-Sex Persons

Published: 10/Oct/2020
Source: NewZimbabwe.com

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has bemoaned the deprivation of national documentation on inter-sex persons, saying current national statutes only categorised hermaphrodites as male and female only.

A ZHRC report on the National Inquiry on Access to Documentation says there is need for national identity documents to have provisions of inter-sex.

« Parents determine sex of inter-sex persons at an early age before puberty or when children are old enough to identify themselves as male or female.

« The law does not accommodate inter-sex persons who wish to change their sex on their identity documents as their bodies transform at puberty, » reads the report which was launched in Bulawayo Thursday.

The report also revealed that close to 2, 3 million of Zimbabwean children below the age of 18 have no birth certificates, a development which has led to children dropping out of school.

Read further: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/rights-commission-decries-state-denial-of-ids-on-inter-sex-persons/

Themes: Apatridie, Discrimination, Sexuelle, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2020