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High-level Review on Women, Peace and Security: 15 years of Security Council resolution 1325

Fifteen years ago, in October 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted the historic resolution 1325 (2000), drawing attention to the differential impact of armed conflict on women, their exclusion from conflict prevention and resolution, pea... more >>
unwomen.org | Saturday, January 30, 2016
Twelve Indians die every day due to gun violence. Today, India is the world's largest importer of major arms and the country has broken into the world's top-five defence spenders' club. The presence and possession of an estimated 40 million firearms in the country has proved dangerous for the citizens hurting hundreds of men, women and children every day. Many of them are traumatized, intimidated, enslaved, robbed and even raped at gun point. Adding to this is the easy availability of arms which further fuel ongoing conflicts in different parts of India. From encounters between state and non-state actors to school shooting incidents, innocent victims pay a high price. In the northeast state of Manipur alone, over 20, 000 women have been widowed owing to gun violence. Concerned by the suffering and the rising armed violence as well as weaponization in India, a group of determined citizens founded the Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) on the 10th of September 2004 in New Delhi... read more >>
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