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dc.contributor.authorGillia, Beth Ann
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-09T18:54:32Z
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-10T17:37:58Z
dc.date.available2006-11-09T18:54:32Z
dc.date.available2006-11-10T17:37:58Z
dc.date.issued1996-05-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/2384
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/2389
dc.description26 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper.en
dc.description.abstractThe practice of female genital mutilation (hereinafter FGM) raises significant questions regarding the human rights of women and girls, but also regarding our responsibilities to each other as individuals, groups, and sovereign states within a global community. Though some have advocated complete Western non-involvement in the efforts to eradicate FGM, cultural sensitivity and respect do not demand cultural relativism or abdication of responsibility toward others as human beings. Instead of the abandonment that accompanies cultural relativism, this paper proposes that the eradication of FGM requires responses on at least three levels: the individual level, the domestic level, and the international level. Though I will briefly discuss individual and international approaches to confronting culturally challenging practices, the major focus of my paper will be on the domestic question: should FGM be recognized as persecution for purposes of asylum?en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of New Mexico School of Lawen
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dc.subjectPersecutionen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Asylumen_US
dc.subjectFemale Genital Mutilationen_US
dc.titleFemale Genital Mutilation: A Form of Persecutionen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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