Taking a stand on male unnecessary circumcision

The Men’s Network committee has agreed to take a stand on the issue of Unnecessary Male Circumcision following the tragic news that another baby boy has bled to death in the UK as a result of the practice.

This can be a controversial and taboo subject and when boys’ lives are at risk, doing nothing is no longer an option.

We recognize that there are a broad variety of laws, values and viewpoints around the world that affect different men and boys in different countries in different ways. There is also a diversity of opinions about those laws, values and viewpoints which are held by many different men, women, girls and boys throughout the world.

In relation to male circumcision, The Men’s Network is committed to working with a broad range of partners to give boys an equal right to be protected against medically unnecessary genital cutting and to do so in a way that promotes diversity and social inclusion, keeps boys safe from unnecessary harm and promotes the health and wellbeing of men and boys.

This position has been agreed by our committee and is in line with our vision, our values, our strategic objectives and the charitable objects we aim to adopt as a charity.

Our vision is a world where every man, woman, girl and boy can fulfil their greatest potential. Our Mission is to establish our city as a centre excellence for its work with men and boys.

Our values include ‘working with people to find solutions’, taking ‘responsibility to find an answer’, ‘seeing things differently’ and being ‘bold, audacious and taking innovative action’.

Our strategic objectives include keeping men and boys safe; helping men and boys live longer, happier, healthier lives and helping men and boys to access whatever support and help they need in life.

We expect our Charitable Objects, in short,  to include promoting equality by working towards the elimination of sex discrimination against men and boys; promoting social inclusion of men and boys and protecting and preserving the good health & wellbeing of men and boys.

To help us deepen an develop our understanding of this important issue we are helping to facilitate a conference – How To Prevent Unnecessary Male Circumcision – at Keele University at the end of July.


To find out more about Unnecessary Male Circumcision click here now to read more about the issue.

You can also sign a UK petition to End Unnecessary Male Circumcision  online here.


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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