Last Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the situation in Kashmir in unsustainable. She highlighted the urgency of the situation and expressed her disagreement with the Indian government’s actions. Her public acknowledgement of the severe situation demands international attention for the human rights violations in IAK. Gender Concerns is pleased to see that Chancellor Merkel addressed this issue on her state visit to the Indian capital, New Delhi. During her visit, Chancellor Merkel also met with several Indian women leaders to discuss the situation of women in the country. While in India for economic and market cooperation talks, she is seizing the opportunity to increase attention towards and advocate for women rights and the rights of the people in IAK.