GENITAL AUTONOMY 2014, Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change

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:

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).

Presented by:
The National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (USA),
Intact America, Genital Autonomy (UK and Australasia),
and the Sexpo Foundation (Finland).

Locally organized by Colorado NOCIRC.

Our Sponsors: 

Champion ($2500 and above)

  Intact America  
  Max Roberts   

Defenders ($1000 – $2499)

Scot Anderson
Craig Garrett
Holistic Parenting Magazine
Dan Strandjord

Patrons ($500 – $999)

Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership
Colorado NOCIRC
Gillian Longley
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
Olivier Zimmermann

Supporters ($100 – $499)

Peter Ball
Colorado School of Energy Studies
Mark Filbert
Margaret Green
Samuel Hoare
Jeremy Kung
Ryan Preston
Saving Our Sons
Patrick Smyth
James Snyder
James Way

Friends ( < $100)

Lyn Ramsay, Liza Tregillus, Todd Yoshioka