Indian peacekeeper awarded UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year |

Indian peacekeeper awarded UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year |

Major Radhika Sen, an Indian peacekeeper deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award 2023.

Major Sen worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from March 2023 to April 2024, where she amplified women’s voices, created safe spaces for men and women to work together, and promoted gender-responsive peacekeeping.

He will receive his award from UN Secretary-General António Guterres during a ceremony on Thursday; She is the second Indian peacekeeper to receive the award.

The peacemaker spoke with UN News Sachin Gaur to discuss her reaction to being honored for her efforts, some of the initiatives that led to her recognition and the importance of women’s participation in peacekeeping.