ANZ affirms Darlington Statement, supports intersex communities across Australia and New Zealand
ANZ today announced its support for intersex communities across Australia and New Zealand when it affirmed the Darlington Statement.
The Darlington Statement is a community consensus by Australian and New Zealand intersex organisations that actively acknowledges the diversity within the intersex community.
ANZ became the first major publicly listed company in Australia and New Zealand to back the statement following a recommendation from its LGBTIQ+ Pride Network.
Commenting on the announcement, ANZ Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Sponsor of Pride network, Michelle Jablko said:
“We are proud to throw our support behind this community and encourage other organisations to support the Darlington Statement as we aim to build a more inclusive society,” she said.
ANZ agrees to the priorities set out in the Darlington Statement and echoes the calls by the intersex human rights movement to engage across legal, health, education, awareness and employment issues.
ANZ Pride has actively supported this community since the creation of its Intersex Inclusion & Awareness focus group in 2016 which has led Intersex Awareness Day events and delivered training and awareness programs to staff as part of wider diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Note: Intersex refers to people born with physical sex characteristics that do not fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies. Intersex variations are natural biological characteristics and are not a gender identity in themselves.