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PERRY, FRANKEL BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION DEMANDING ACTION TO END FGM/C CLEARS HOUSE

Washington, May 21, 2019
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) offered a bipartisan resolution condemning the abhorrent practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). H.Res.106 passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support on May 20, 2019, recognizes the horrifying practice as a human rights violation, and calls on the international community to do more to protect girls and women.

“We’ll continue to demand an end to the barbaric practice of FGM/C, justice for its victims, and protection for our girls,” said Rep. Perry. “The bipartisan effort was critical to the passage of this legislation. I thank Congresswoman Frankel (D-FL) for her diligence in bringing to the full House our resolution condemning the reprehensible and subjugating practice of FGM/C.”

“Today we send a clear message that every girl, no matter where she’s born, has a right to live free of violence,” said Rep. Frankel. “This bipartisan resolution recognizes that FGM/C is a gross human rights violation holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential.”

Full text of the resolution can be found here.
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