Thanks to the tireless and much appreciated efforts of Tim Hammond, mentor to ARC and founder of the National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM), ARC will be represented this weekend at the Palm Springs Pride Festival Booth through Tim’s latest organization, Genital Integrity and Autonomy vs. Non-Therapeutic Surgeries (GIANTS).

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child


November 7, 2015 – 10:00am – 10:00pm
November 8, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

GIANTS will have an information booth representing Attorneys for the Rights of the Child at the 2015 Palm Springs Pride Festival to raise awareness of the proper care of genitally intact children, the damage caused by forced genital cutting, and the human right to genital integrity.

Unless there is a medical or clinical indication, the genital cutting of a healthy, non-consenting individual is a deliberate wound; it is the destruction of normal, healthy tissue, the permanent disfigurement of normal, healthy organs, and by very definition, genital mutilation, and a violation of the most basic of human rights. Without medical or clinical indication, doctors have absolutely no business performing surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals, much less be eliciting any kind of “decision” from parents.

Genital integrity, autonomy and self-determination are inalienable human rights.