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Intersex Youth Aotearoa website launched

Sat 19 Sep 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

A new website and Facebook page have been launched to connect intersex youth across New Zealand. The Intersex Trust of Aotearoa (ITANZ) has completed the Intersex Youth Aotearoa project with the support of a grant via Ara Taiohi, which is administering cash from a Government scheme to support rainbow community youth initiatives. The website and Facebook page are designed to link young people and their whanau, to help reduce isolation and lack of visibility. Check out the website here “The future of ITANZ and the youth of today’s knowledge of the issues faced by intersex/DSD rangatahi [youth] shows great promise and it’s exciting to be in a position to initiate engagement with rangatahi,” says ITANZ Executive Director Bruce Mani Mitchell. The project was inspired by work Mitchell has been doing in the USA with youth-led initiatives over the past five years, helping them access greater peer support. Mitchell says there is a need for youth-led initiatives that raise a visible anchor for young people to find support and access to help improve their knowledge and day to day lives. “As we build ITANZ and succeed, our future generations need to have established nests for our rangatahi alongside their allies, whanau, family and friends.” Find the group on Facebook here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 19th September 2015 - 9:34am

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