- Women and girls suffer the most as victims of conflict, while in peace process they are mostly the ones deprived of the dividends. Women and girls are viewed as bearers of cultural and ethnic identities and they become prime targets of violence by perpetrators. Therefore, the onus lies on us to ensure that oppression against women and the girl child particularly gender-related ones are stopped forever.
- As a nation committed to the maintenance of international peace and security, we take pride of our modest contribution of troops and police to the UN Peacekeeping missions, where recruitment of women in police and military amply delineates our commitment towards women peace and security nationally and in the maintenance of peace and security internationally.
Extract from the statement given at the “A 1325 Call to Action” event, September 25, 2010.