H.J.Res. 12 (112th): Denouncing the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, “honor” killings, acid burnings, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions, expressing the sense of Congress that participation, protection, recognition, and equality of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral and peaceful society, and for other purposes.


Jan 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/7/2011--Introduced.Denounces and demands the cessation of the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, honor killings, acid burning, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions and crimes.Asserts that women are not ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 2011

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 12”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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