World conflicts leave heavy toll on women: envoy

Joint efforts needed to end suffering of women in conflict zones such as occupied Kashmir and Palestine.

NEW YORK: Speakers at an event here stressed the importance of joint efforts for the implementation of the UN resolutions, treaties and conventions to end  foreign occupation and conflicts due to which women were particularly suffering miseries.

They gave the examples of Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.

The event was organized by Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Munir Akram underscored the profound impact of war, conflict and violence on women and girls under foreign occupation.

He narrated the decades-long suffering of women in Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir.

The brutal conditions endured by Palestinian women under Israeli occupation since the Nakba of 1948 and the grave human rights violations against Kashmiri women since the 1989 Kashmir Intifada are yet to be tackled by the international community, he added.

Other speakers said mechanisms needed to be established by the UN to ensure accountability for sexual violence and other crimes against women and girls

They called for elaboration of international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms to enlarge the ambit of the protection of women under foreign occupation.

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