UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award: Major Radhika Sen

  • Major Radhika Sen, an Indian Army officer, has been awarded the UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award 2023. 
  • The award was given to Sen for her contributions to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in UN peacekeeping operations. 
  • Sen was deployed to the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from March 2023 to April 2024. 
  • She led a team of 20 women soldiers and 10 male soldiers, focusing on interacting with civilians, addressing security concerns, and advocating for women, girls, and children in conflict zones.
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