In October 2012, the circumcision of boys as well as girls was declared a human rights violation, being in breech of Articles 2, 12, 14, 19 and 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is a courageous stance for the world’s children! Finally a stand has been taken, declaring that when human rights conflict with cultural and religious rights, human rights must trump the other. As circumcision – an ancient rite among patriarchal warrior cultures – continues to disappear, one more needless trauma will be removed from childhood. This will bring peaceful dividends to the entire global community. Eliminating childhood traumas always does.
Australia and New Zealand now have a not-for-profit institute lobbying to protect our children from this damaging practice – the Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy CLICK HERE