Founded in 2012, the Children’s Health and Human Rights Partnership (CHHRP) is a partnership of professionals in the fields of medicine, ethics and law. We are also concerned citizens committed to inter-professional and public education towards ending non-therapeutic genital surgery on children in Canada. CHHRP’s work is in accordance with international human rights treaties and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
CHHRP educates the public and professionals about the functional benefits of intact human genital anatomy and the harm being documented by those subjected to forced genital cutting. We encourage examination on how non-therapeutic genital cutting of children violates medical ethics, current international human rights treaties and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Primary to CHHRP’s mission is educational work. CHHRP makes its position publicly known, within the limits of political activity as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. CHHRP does not engage in actions to create new law or to change existing law or governmental policy.
Values: Professionalism, Respect, Education, Service