Steven Svoboda has accepted an invitation to speak regarding, “Genital Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Law” at the International Conference on Men’s Issues, to be held in Chicago on August 16-18, 2019.

He will discuss his thoughts about blending the campaigns for children’s right to bodily integrity and for true gender equity between males and females. He will also discuss our team’s recent United Nations work and the recent and very different court decisions relating to the laws against female genital cutting in the US and in the UK and draw some conclusions also relating to some US cases in which he was a lawyer representing plaintiffs.

Steven will show that some aspects of gender equity from the male side are not well understood nor well protected and that these issues relate to issues of genital autonomy in interesting and potentially very important and even transformative ways.

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