DateEvent
Mar. 13, 2007AI blocks display of MGMbill.org's genital integrity exhibit at the 2007 Annual General Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Nov. 3, 2006
Working Party at the AIUSA Southern Regional Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, votes down an MGM study resolution by a vote of 29-1 with 6 abstentions.
Oct. 14 - 15, 2006
MGMbill.org displays a male genital mutilation exhibit at the AIUSA Western Regional Conference in Tucson, Arizona. At the same conference, an AI Working Party votes down an MGM study resolution by a vote of 8-3 with 1 abstention.
Apr. 28 - 30, 2006
MGMbill.org displays a male genital mutilation exhibit at the 2006 AIUSA Annual General Meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Nov. 12, 2005AI Working Party votes down a Male Genital Mutilation resolution at the Western USA Regional Conference in San Francisco, California, by a vote of 27-13 with 7 abstentions. The same AI Working Party also votes down an MGM Bill Endorsement resolution by a vote of 22-11 with 8 abstentions.
Jan, 2003Doctors Opposing Circumcision presents AI with information pertaining to male circumcision and human rights.
Aug, 1999

AI Bermuda Section distributes Male Genital Mutilation: A human rights information pack and plays Intact's male circumcision video at the AI International Executive Committee Meeting in Portugal. The committee declines to take a position against MGM.
Mar, 1998

Information on male and female genital mutilation is displayed at the AI Western Regional Conference in San Francisco, California.
Dec, 1997
AI votes down a motion condemning genital mutilation of children at the International Council Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sep, 1997
AI publishes Female Genital Mutilation - A human rights information pack. The bibliography references works that detail how FGM and MGM both violate human rights.
May, 1997

AI holds FGM seminar in Dodoma, Tanzania, entitled Human rights are women’s rights: Eradicate female genital mutilation, where it is agreed that legislation needs to be implemented to help eradicate FGM.
1996AI forms FGM working group at a conference in Bolgatanga, Ghana, entitled Working together for change — stop female genital mutilation. The event draws widespread media coverage. A Male Genital Mutilation resolution presented at the Northeast USA Regional Conference is voted down.
1995AI includes FGM in its promotional work on human rights prior to the Fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Debate on aMale Genital Mutilation resolution at the Northeast USA Regional Conference is prevented by the Resolutions Committee.
1994
AI declines to debate a Female Genital Mutilation resolution at the Northeast USA Regional Conference.
1993
AI votes down Genital Mutilations of Children and Unconsenting Adults resolution at the Northeast USA Regional Conference.
1992
AI votes down Genital Mutilations of Children resolution at the Western USA Regional Conference. A similar resolution - Genital Mutilations of Children and Unconsenting Adults - is voted down at the Northeast USA Regional Conference.
1981
AI holds its first formal discussion on female genital mutilation (FGM) at the International Council Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

Amnesty International has recognized female genital mutilation as a human rights violation since 1995. Intactivists have lobbied AI to adopt a gender neutral policy on genital mutilation since 1992, but these efforts have not yet succeeded.

Amnesty International and Genital Mutilation:

A Brief History

A Bill to End

Male Genital Mutilation

in the U.S.