Interactive Dialogue, Analytical HC Report on Mainstreaming Human Rights of Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
Statement by the U.S. Delegation
As delivered by Jesse Lynch
UN Human Rights Council, Geneva; September 17, 2021
- The persistent discrimination of women and girls around the world— particularly women of color, LGBTQI+ women, and other women who face overlapping forms of discrimination—remains a critical issue. Women and girls living in conflict and post-conflict situations experience heightened risk of violations of their human rights.
- Vice President Harris stated, “When women live free from the fear of violence, they can participate more fully and our democracy grows stronger.”
- The United States remains deeply concerned about the situation of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations, especially in Afghanistan. The United States will continue to speak out for the human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and reiterates the expectation of inclusivity in government and the preservation of human rights fought for by Afghan women.
How can the international community hold accountable perpetrators of human rights violations of women and girls during and after conflict?