United Nations: Sexual violence and abductions continue to be used as weapons of war in armed conflict by non-state actors and terrorist organisations which disproportionately affect women, India has said as it asked the UN Security Council to sanction individuals and entities involved in gender-based violence.
The remarks by Paulomi Tripathi, First Secretary in the India’s Permanent Mission here, came after UN chief Antonio Guterres reported a huge increase in such brutalities. “Today, there is greater awareness about the centrality of meaningful participation of women in peace processes and incorporation of gender perspectives in UN’s peace and security efforts,” Tripathi said.
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