Genital Integrity

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2002

Genital Integrity Awareness Week
Genital Integrity Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society

Genital Integrity Awareness Week March 26-April 7, 2002


Two weeks of special events in Washington, D.C., is being sponsored by an international community of individuals and organizations committed to raising public awareness about the rights of all human beings to genital integrity.

March 26th- April 7th: Education on the Grounds of the Capitol www.sicsociety.org

March 26th - 27th - 28th : Education on the Steps of the Capitol www.sicsociety.org Join SICSOCIETY (Stop Infant Circumcision SOCIETY) on the EAST center steps of the US Capitol to distribute literature to tourists and interested passers-by. Children welcome! Contact: David Wilson - 321-783-6383, e-mail: sicsociety@aol.com

March 29th thru April 7th. Join SICSOCIETY (Stop Infant Circumcision SOCIETY) on the WEST grassy area of the US Capitol to distribute literature to tourists and interested passers-by. Children welcome! Speakers .....literature tables....tourist accessible.........Table space available! Contact: David Wilson - 321-783-6383, e-mail: sicsociety@aol.com

April 4 - 7: NOCIRC Washington, D.C., Conference www.nocirc.org Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. Experts and activists meet to provide information and experience. Child friendly arrangements will be available. Contact: Marilyn Milos, R.N. - 415-488-9883, e-mail: nocirc@cris.com

April 1: 9 th Annual March for Genital Integrity www.sicsociety.org This march is to mark the first day of Child Abuse Prevention Month Sponsored by SICSOCIETY (Stop Infant Circumcision Society) . Children Welcome!

8 am Gather at The Ellipse (across from the White House)
10 am March to the west side of the US Capitol Contact: David Wilson - 321-783-6383, e-mail: sicsociety@aol.com

April 2: We March Again to the U.S. Supreme Court ! ! www.sicsociety.org We march to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building to announce our plans to demand equal protection for males against genital mutilation

8 - 10 a.m. Gather at The Ellipse
10 - ? March to the steps of the US Supreme Court Contact: David Wilson- 321-783-6383, e-mail: sicsociety@aol.com

April 4th: We March from the west side of the US Capitol to the Ellipse March Time: 3:00 Join us early at the Capitol

April 7th: Sunday We March from the Ellipse to the US Capitol March time: 3:00

April 1-7: Genital Integrity Education Fair Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. A coalition of genital integrity organizations will host tables to display and provide information about male and female circumcision, intersex issues, and other relevant topics. Children welcome! West side of the US Capitol Contact: Amber Craig - 919-960-9276, e-mail: amber@attglobal.net

April T.B.A. : Lobby the Legislators Day Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. Speak with your elected representatives regarding human rights issues

Genital Integrity (7th International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society). Georgetown University Conference Center, Washington, DC. The symposium will focus on the genital rights and body integrity of all children. International experts will address medical, legal and human rights aspects of male and female genital cutting, the right of children to genital integrity, and social activism for cultural change. All presentations in English. $375+Room & Board. NOCIRC, POB 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979 nocirc@cris.com (4/4-7/02)

Children's protection from unnecessary genital surgery and ritual scarring varies from country to country, and culture to culture. While most countries provide protection, either in the form of laws or social customs, the United States still practices gender bias by protecting girls but not boys.

"We are focussing on the rights of every child to an intact body," said NOCIRC director Marilyn Milos. "We are attempting to secure the child's inalienable rights as set forth in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. If we were cutting off other normal body parts of non-consenting minors, we would be defending their right to that body part, too. The real question is: Why is it that the sex organs are being cut off?"

This year the symposium will coincide with the Genital Integrity Awareness Week (GIAW), held annually in Washington, DC, during the first week of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sponsored by the International Coalition for Genital Integrity (ICGI), the GIAW promotes genital education, legislative-lobbying efforts, and includes demonstrative marches. Dr. Rio Cruz, Director of the International Coalition for Genital Integrity, states, "By gathering our collective wisdom, we are formulating strategies for reaching out to the families and communities who mistakenly believe that there are benefits to male infant circumcision." Currently, about 85% of parents worldwide protect their boys from circumcision and 97% protect their girls.

GIAW's goals for this weeklong event are to:

NOCIRC has more than 80 regional centers throughout the United States, an more than 20 throughout the world. It sponsors the biennial International Symposia on Genital Integrity. The sixth symposium was held at the University of Sydney, Australia, 2000. NOCIRC is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Roster status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Marilyn Milos, RN, NOCIRC Founder, Director, and Conference Coordinator nocirc@cris.com 415-488-9883

Rio Cruz, PhD, ICGI, Founder and Co-Director riocruz@mindspring.com 831-423-3285

Dan Bollinger, GIAW Media Coordinator. Before March 30th danbollinger@insightbb.com 765-497-0150 (home). March 30th - April 2nd bollinger@pocketmail.com 765-427-0595 (portable e-mail & cell phone)

2001

March 31 - April 1:     NOCIRC Washington, D.C., Conference   www.nocirc.org Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. Experts and activists meet to provide information and experience. Child-friendly arrangements will be available. (April 1 sessions begin in the afternoon.) Contact: Marilyn Milos, R.N. - 415-488-9883 or nocirc@cris.com

April 1:    8th Annual March for Genital Integrity  www.sicsociety.org Sponsored by SICSOCIETY (Stop Infant Circumcision Society) . Children Contact: David Wilson - 321.783.6383 or sicsociety@aol.com

Welcome! 
8 - 10 a.m.  Gather at The Ellipse (across from the White House)
10 - 11 a.m. March to the steps of the Capitol
11 - 12 noon Gather on the East Capitol steps

April 2:    We March Again ! !  www.sicsociety.org To the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building to demand equal protection for males against genital mutilation Contact: David Wilson - 321.783.6383 or sicsociety@aol.com

8 - 10 a.m.  Gather at The Ellipse
10 - 11 a.m. March to the steps of the US Supreme Court

April 2:    Genital Integrity Education Fair (rain date, April 3rd) Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. A coalition of genital integrity organizations will host tables to display and provide information about and female circumcision, intersex issues, and other relevant topics. Children welcome! Contact: Amber Craig - 919.960.9276 or amber@attglobal.net 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. West side of the Capitol

April 2:     Lobby the Legislators Day Sponsored by National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. Speak with your elected representatives regarding Medicaid funding and taxpayer waste, lack of informed consent, failure of Congress to provide equal protection for males in their bill outlawing female genital mutilation. If requested, your appointments will be set up for you. Contact: Amber Craig - 919.960.9276 or amber@attglobal.net

Families and children are invited to participate in all Washington, D.C. activities, and your participation will help to make Genital Integrity Awareness Week a success.

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