GENITAL INTEGRITY AWARENESS WEEK: March 26 - April 1, 2010

This week marks the 17th anniversary of Genital Integrity Awareness Week. The event was established to coinicide with the anniversary on March 30th of the federal law against Female Genital Mutilation and the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month (which occurs each April), to bring awareness to the fact that infant circumcision is risky, painful, harmful, medically unnecessary, and unethical.

During the week, activists in favor of ending infant circumcision will be gathering at 9 a.m. each day on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to show their support for bringing an end to infant circumcision in this country.

UPDATED! At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, the March Against Infant Circumcision will begin, with activists marching to the White House. A handful of representatives of Intact America will be there flying an Intact America banner (see below), speaking with people about the risks, harms, and ethics of infant circumcision, but we need your support! If you live in the area, please join the march, and help spread the word. More information is available here.

Please feel free to join the march and make your voice heard!