India stresses Security Council to list terror entities involving in violence against women
UNITED NATIONS (PTI):
India has underscored the need for the UN Security Council to effectively integrate women, peace and security (WPS) considerations into the sanctions regimes, including listing terrorist entities involved in violence against women in armed conflicts.
India has stated that violence against women and girls perpetrated by terrorists deserves strong condemnation as it distorts the very basis on which civilised societies rest.
India added that advancing democratic structures and rule of law in post-conflict situations is instrumental to address the inequalities faced by women and to ensure their full and meaningful participation for peaceful and inclusive development.
India noted that conflict and humanitarian crises already hold women and girls back from progress.
The further burdening of the health care and the economic fall-out of COVID-19 threatens to put women and girls in war-torn, fragile and humanitarian contexts at even higher risk, the country said.
A transformative potential of the Women, Peace and Security agenda will require moving from verbal commitments to action and governments, the UN, civil society and other actors must implement relevant commitments across all thematic areas.
States must identify and address barriers to women's meaningful participation in the prevention and resolution of conflict, and in post-conflict peace-building efforts and programs, India said.
India underlined that it attaches utmost importance to representation of women in decision making positions. More than 1.3 million elected women representatives in the country lead in formulation and implementation of public policies at the grassroots level. (PTI)