OII Europe

Dan Christian Ghattas, PhD, is the Executive Director of Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe). He started advocating for intersex human rights in Europe in 2009 and has since provided expertise to governments, EU and CoE and UN treaty bodies. He was one of the initiators of the 1st International Intersex Forum (2011), co-authored the Malta Declaration in 2013 and is a co-founder and former co-chair of OII Europe. In 2013, he compiled the first empirical (pre-)study on the life situations of intersex individuals worldwide, Human Rights Between the Sexes, covering 12 countries and most continents. In 2016, he authored the ILGA-Europe/ OII Europe Intersex Toolkit Standing up for intersex human rights – How can you help? and in 2019 the ILGA-Europe/ OII Europe legal toolkit Protecting intersex people in Europe. A toolkit for law and policy makers. With digital appendix and checklist. From 2015-2020 he was the European Advisor for the Astraea Intersex Human Rights Fund and is the Fund’s Senior Advisor since 2020. From 2016-2018 he was Bridge Advisor for the Disability Rights Fund and is now a volunteer member of the Funds’ Program Strategy Task Force. Since 2019 he is member of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Advisory Board.