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UNITED NATIONS, October 14. /TASS/. The global community must put an end to violence against women practiced by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said at the annual debate on women, peace and security in New York.
Women are now facing new and more serious threats, Churkin said. "In the areas controlled by Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, Boko Haram and other terrorist organizations, they increasingly often become victims of purposeful violence, forced marriage, sexual slavery and human trafficking," he said.
Violence against women "is used as means of intimidation of the local population, erosion of the established social ties," the diplomat noted.
"Of course, the global community must put an end to this grievous situation," Churkin said. "Issues of fight against terrorism and coordinated effort in this sphere should remain among priorities in the activity of the Security Council and other relevant agencies in the UN system, he said.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday resolution 2242, which" urges member states to assess strategies and resources in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda, including ensuring increased representation of women at all levels of decision-making in national, regional and international institutions, and encouraging the participation of women in peace-talks negotiations".
Focusing on the situation in Russia, Vitaly Churkin said "necessary conditions for personal fulfilment of women are created in the country". "Russian women are active participants in public and political life," he said, noting that 70% of government employees in Russia were women. Speaking about high-ranking female officials, he named the speaker of the Federation Council upper house of parliament, a deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, the healthcare minister, top executive authorities in some regions.
He drew attention to an active role of women in the life of the civil society, saying one third among dozens of thousands of noncommercial organizations were female organizations, carrying out major social and voluntary work to support women, children, families, as well as organizing actions aimed against family violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse.