SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESULTS FROM ARMS CONFLICT
Keywords:AFSPA, Sexual Violence, Human Rights
Some "special security" legislation, such as the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), has contributed to fostering a climate of impunity among law enforcement officials.. Women are commonly portrayed as passive victims in combat films, but this is simply not true. Women as perpetrators and victims of violence are denied agency and the power to speak up as system participants. Sexual assault is a common occurrence during combat, but it frequently goes undetected. There is a socially constructed idea of women as bearers of the honour of their families and societies, which has resulted in a culture of quiet in the face of domestic violence. When it comes to addressing a wide range of conflicts, women's issues are typically seen as incidental. As a result, their concerns and desires are pushed to the side. The hostile opposition views women as emblems of the family's dignity, which makes them targets of double ostracism and attack in times of war. Because of procedural issues and the social concept of "honour," women who have been sexually assaulted have been denied justice. Using the growing arsenal of international mechanisms to safeguard and develop women's human rights in crisis situations, this research will examine the numerous facets human rights abuses and discrimination suffered by women in the north-east. During times of armed conflict, India has consistently failed to protect women's human rights and fulfil important human rights obligations.
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