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Oh, Councillor Chapman, we do have this here too!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Featured, Media Releases | 0 comments

Oh, Councillor Chapman, we do have this here too!

An Australian child rights body has drawn attention to media reporting of a Bendigo FGM scare campaign by anti-Mosque Councillor Elise Chapman.

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AIGA deplores reports of girl taken for FGM/C: warns against complacency and Islamophobic responses

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Featured, Media Releases | 0 comments

AIGA deplores reports of girl taken for FGM/C: warns against complacency and Islamophobic responses

AIGA share the feelings of outrage and compassion expressed by Australians today after reports of concern for a Brisbane girl feared to have been removed from the country…

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Consistent approach to child genital cutting needed to reduce FGM in Australia

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Featured, Media Releases | 0 comments

Consistent approach to child genital cutting needed to reduce FGM in Australia

NSW Minister for Family & Community Services Pru Goward’s concerns about the hidden prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) are well founded.

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A big week for children’s rights to genital protection

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Featured, Media Releases | 1 comment

A big week for children’s rights to genital protection

This week saw two boosts for the rights of children everywhere, according to the newly formed AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE FOR GENITAL AUTONOMY (AIGA). On Tuesday the Parliament of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg voted 77/19 confirming that unnecessary surgery is a form of violence against children and breaches their human right to physical integrity: This includes, amongst others, female genital mutilation, the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, early childhood medical interventions in the case of intersexual children and the submission to or coercion of children into...

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