The article below written by Kaya Burgess, Religious Affairs Corespondent, was published in the Times 27 February 2108. Jews are increasingly choosing not to circumcise their sons and to hold a naming ceremony instead, a rabbi claims. Anti-circumcision campaigners say … Continue reading
Thanks to StopIGM.org for alerting us to this encouraging news from the United Nations. The UN-Committee against Torture (CAT) started an investigation of Intersex Genital Mutilations (IGM) in both the USA and Australia under Art. 16 of the Convention (“inhuman … Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Mitchell Travis has agreed to join the Genital Autonomy board of trustees. Dr Travis is a law lecturer at the University of Leeds and member of the Centre for Law and Social … Continue reading
Video of a clear and authoritative talk given to the Genital Autonomy and Intaktiv conference “Myths and multiple standards” in Frankfurt May 2015.
Switzerland Monday 3rd of August. The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) explicitly criticised the surgery on intersex children that still takes place in Swiss hospitals and clinics. The criticism referred to earlier reports from CAT, CEDAW (The Convention on … Continue reading
The Frankfurt conference went very well despite a local train strike forcing last minute programme changes! For a summary of the conference see this press release from our partner organisation Intaktiv. Thank you to all who made the event such … Continue reading
On Thursday the 3rd of July, the Home Affairs Select Committee published a report “Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan.” The report condemns the lack of education, prosecution and action taken with regard to the growing … Continue reading
A presentation given by James Chegwidden, Barrister on 17th September 2013 at Keele University, Staffs, U.K. to the Genital Autonomy conference “Children’s rights in Europe: recent developments”. The presentation covers the current law surrounding male circumcision in the U.K.