July 24 — 26, 2014
The 13th International Symposium on
Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights
“Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change”
University of Colorado ♦ Boulder, Colorado, USA
Genital Autonomy – A Human Rights Issue
The International Symposia on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights promote interdisciplinary dialogue about genital cutting practices of male, female, and intersex children, and on strategies for protecting children from medically unnecessary genital alteration. They offer an informational and practical platform for effecting social change and are designed to be of interest to legal, medical, and mental health professionals; scholars, educators, and students; policy makers and the media; activists and the general public. Information on previous Symposia may be seen via this link.
Symposium presentations cover the topics of: genital alteration of male, female, and intersex infants and children; medicine, anatomy, sexuality; psychology, sociology, anthropology; religion, history; law, ethics, human rights; activism and social change
We continue to promote the resolutions laid out in the Declaration of the First International Symposium on Circumcision, which recognize the inherent right of all human beings to an intact body. We believe that non-therapeutic genital surgery performed on nonconsenting children is a violation of medical ethics and the principles of human rights laid out in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).
A new terrorist movement no doubt.