Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the human rights of intersex people. It recognizes that the entrenched practice of organizing the world into the sex binary and gender binary has alarming and rights-violating consequences for intersex bodies. People with intersex variations face invisibility, stigma, discrimination and violence.
The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Given the dearth of funding to intersex issues globally, intersex groups/projects based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
Astraea particularly seeks proposals from intersex activists who have never applied for a grant or received foundation funding. Groups with small or no budgets, staff or structures are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Proposals are accepted in English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Russian. We make grants with the support of Intersex Fund Advisory Board, a body of six intersex activists covering all regions of the world who inform grantmaking strategies and decisions.
How to Apply:
Given the dearth of funding to intersex issues globally, intersex groups/projects based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
Proposal Deadline: April 6th, 2018
If you have questions about how to complete the application, please reach out to Astraea staff at IntersexFund@astraeafoundation.org. Groups may submit proposals in English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin or Russian.