Last Updated: July 11, 2023, 10:38 IST
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA)
US Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday swore in Indian-American Geeta Rao Gupta as the Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues in the State Department. Gupta was confirmed by the US Senate by 51 to 47 votes for the position in May, this year.
According to Gupta, there are many inequities and indignities that women suffer around the world, which hold them back from participating fully in the economy. They are subject to threats to their safety and have a fear of violence even on a daily basis, and that determines their mobility.
In situations of conflict and emergencies and humanitarian crises they are particularly…