Campain to End Child Genital Mutilation
Here is a little back ground into why I am doing this. I am a man harmed by circumcision, one of millions. However unlike girls who currently have 27 states that protect them from any form of genital cutting, boys have none. What I am wanting to do with this campaign is bring about education to the state governments to protect all children from having their genitals operated on unless it is absolutely medically necessary at the time of the procedure. Right now I am in need of research materials like medical textbooks, equipment and supplies to make a presentation to make the law inclusive to all children. To have laws in place that exclude any one based on a trait inherent to them is discrimination. Having FGM laws and no MGM laws is sexist, discriminatory and unethical. It shows a bias in who is believed to need protection. All children need to stay whole and protected till the time they can decided for themselves. Equality works best when ALL are treated equal. I live in Maryland and here is their copy of the most recent FGM law I could find. I have asked the Maryland general assembly for a more detailed copy of the law but have yet to hear back from them. https://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2013/article-ghg/section-20-601/ Here is a list of resources that the donations would go towards. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1VIIUKR122S2L?ref_=wl_share At the beginning of March I have sent another email to the Delegate who sent me the copy of the law I requested, I have yet to hear back about my question of the language used. Till I am able to make a website here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StopCircumcision/+ Read More
I attended the GIAW2019 in DC on the 29th of March. GIAW stands for Genital Integrity Awareness Week, this is an even mainly held by intactivists to bring about attention to how circumcision harms boys by promoting conversations and education of how it is a human rights violation. The campaign page on Facebook has pictures from the event. Events like this are part of why donations are needed. This one was close to me so it was not that much of a trek. Feel free to ask questions on the GIAW2019 album, I am curious as to what you want to know or input.
As you can see I have updated the amount I am shooting for as I have realized I may have to travel and do demonstrations as well. I do have a facebook page set up under the same name and currently. I just recently went to the GIAW2019 which is a annual meeting to educate people walking along Capitol Hill about the harm of circumcision, here are some pictures.
Yet again I am getting no response from my local government. I am thinking of how to escalate this to where it can not be ignored.
It has now been 18 days since I last sent an email to a delegate in my district with no response. I am going to email him again. Currently South and North Carolina are looking to ban FGM while still doing nothing about MGM and intersex surgeries that are unnecessary. In about a week I will be attending a event in DC called the GIAW, where intactivists will be educating the public on why circumcision is actually harmful and not really needed. I hope to have a update shortly after and maybe add some photos.