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Hillary Clinton calls on terrorist groups to stop gender-based violence

On Friday, the American politician Hillary Clinton called on to stop gender violence against women by terrorists.

Hillary Clinton

The former Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton called for a "unified strategy" to stop terrorist violence against women. She warned that violence incidents are growing in such groups as the ISIL.

"It happened to the Yazidis in Iraq and hundreds of rapt girls and women forced to become wives of the terrorists. This tactic of the ISIL is very ancient. We believed that it was not preserved in the 21st century, but we were wrong," she said.

Clinton referred to the Lord"s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group "at the forefront of this horrific behavior". Recently, other groups such as Boko Haram adopted the practice of kidnapping children, she said.

"Girls and women deserve to be in the center of the American foreign policy. It shows our values. It"s part of who we are," said Clinton.