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HIV prevention and circumcision?

Reports on the BBC World Service (15/02/2017) and Africa Health describe a study published in the Lancet concerning the initiative to educate religious leaders to encourage the uptake of male circumcision as an HIV prevention measure. If you have questions … Continue reading

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UN committee against torture

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

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New trustee

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

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Foreskin ethics.

Video of a clear and authoritative talk given to the Genital Autonomy and Intaktiv conference “Myths and multiple standards” in Frankfurt May 2015.

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Committee Against Torture

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

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Myths and Multiple Standards

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

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FGM Select Committee Report

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

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The assault we ignore

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.

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