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Female Genital Mutilation: A Form of Persecution

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dc.contributor.author Gillia, Beth Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-09T18:54:32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-10T17:37:58Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-09T18:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-10T17:37:58Z
dc.date.issued 1996-05-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2384
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2389
dc.description 26 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper. en
dc.description.abstract The 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.sponsorship University of New Mexico School of Law en
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Persecution en_US
dc.subject Political Asylum en_US
dc.subject Female Genital Mutilation en_US
dc.title Female Genital Mutilation: A Form of Persecution en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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