Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hillary Hails Indian Women

From the Times of India:
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Wednesday hailed Indian women peacekeepers' role in preventing violence against women and girls in Liberia, saying they have set an example that must be emulated in UN peacekeeping missions across the world.

"The Indian unit has helped to motivate more Liberian women to participate in a campaign against rape, launched jointly by UN and the Liberian government," she said, adding the women peacekeepers have "set an example that must be repeated in UN peacekeeping missions all over the world". The secretary of state asked member states to include women in designing and implementing national and international peace building programmes. "More bodies like the Indian unit in Liberia were needed to combat sexual violence in the conflict zones," she added.

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