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Resolution Number: 1997-C017
Title: Support Asylum Rights of Women Fleeing Mutilation
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 72nd General Convention support the rights of women fleeing the practice of female genital mutilation (female circumcision) to be granted refugee status and, when seeking such protection in the United States, be granted asylum.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 1997 (New York: General Convention, 1998), p. 172.