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.

Introduced:

Jan 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011
Length: 6 pages

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 >
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History

Introduced
Jan 7, 2011

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