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U.S. House Unanimously Passes Resolution Denouncing Female Genital Mutilation, Calling For Worldwide Efforts To Eliminate Practice

Newsweek: U.S. House passes resolution officially recognizing female genital mutilation as a ‘human rights violation’
“The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan resolution denouncing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and recognizing it as a human rights violation against women and girls. … In their resolution, which passed unanimously with a 393 to 0 vote, which was co-sponsored by 28 congress members, lawmakers call on the U.S. government, as well as the international community to undertake coordinated efforts ‘to eliminate the harmful practice’…” (Da Silva, 5/22).