The First international intersex forum took place in Belgium. 24 activists representing 17 intersex organizations from all continents, from which Sally Gross from South Africa was one of the attendees and also the correspondent for Africa after the press release. The Forum concluded with 3 main demands:
- To put an end to mutilating and ‘normalizing’ practices such as genital surgeries, psychological and other medical treatments, including infanticide and selective abortion (on the grounds of intersex) in some parts of the world.
- To ensure that the personal, free, prior, and fully informed consent of the intersex individual is a compulsory requirement in all medical practices and protocols.
- Creating and facilitating supportive, safe and celebratory environments for intersex people, their families and surroundings.