STOP Intersex Genital Mutilations in Children's Clinics!

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Harmful myths: "3rd gender" and equality legislation will NOT end Intersex Genital Mutilations – prohibition, sanctions + redress will!

IGM = Torture, NOT 'Discrimination' or 'Gender Identity'Unfortunately still bears repeating (3):

IGM is VIOLENCE, a HARMFUL PRACTICE comparable to FGM, INHUMAN TREATMENT in breach of the UN convention against TORTURE, and MUST STOP. States are obliged to “explicitly prohibit by law and adequately sanction or criminalize harmful practices” and to “adopt legal provisions in order to provide redress to the victims of such treatment, including adequate compensation”.

"3rd gender" or anti-discrimination legislation are NO suitable means to end IGM practices, as the examples of Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Germany and South Africa clearly prove. Publicly claiming otherwise is APPROPRIATION of the suffering of IGM survivors for 3rd party interests and unnecessarily prolonging IGM practices ('best intentions' notwithstanding), and MUST STOP just as well.

See also:
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC): IGM = Harmful Practice + Violence
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Women's Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Inhuman Treatment
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices 

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Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights

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