We envision a world where the right to bodily integrity and autonomy is respected, protected and promoted for everyone.
We advocate for everyone’s right to bodily integrity and genital autonomy, and educate the public, medical profession and government about the harms of non-consensual, medically unnecessary genital cutting and other body alterations so that these practices come to an end.
On 7 May 2012, a court in Cologne, Germany, ruled that the non-therapeutic circumcision of a young boy represented grievous bodily harm and was not in the child’s best interests.
On 7 May 2013, the anniversary of this landmark court decision, a group led by barrister and family lawyer Paul Mason founded the AIGA to protect and promote everyone’s right to bodily integrity and genital autonomy in our region.
Several years on this important work continues, but we can’t do it without your help.
By working together, we can end the cycle of abuse and protect everyone from the harms of non-consensual, medically unnecessary genital cutting.
Download a copy of the AIGA’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025.