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UN Women chief seeks justice for Delhi braveheart

There are sufficient laws to prosecute rapists in several parts of the world, the ex-Chilean president said.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 12, 2013, 3:49 PM IST
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UN Women chief seeks justice for Delhi braveheart
There are sufficient laws to prosecute rapists in several parts of the world, the ex-Chilean president said.
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Abuja: UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet has demanded punishment for culprits of the horrific gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital, saying a strong message must be sent that violence against women will not be accepted. Bachelet, the UN under-secretary-general and executive director of the UN Women, said the strong message would discourage such crimes against women.

There are sufficient laws to prosecute rapists in several parts of the world, the ex-Chilean president said, demanding adequate implementation of such laws. "They need to be punished for that, but also to send a strong message to everyone that violence against women will not be accepted," she told reporters here.

She is on a regional tour of Africa to promote women's rights. On December 16, the paramedical student was gangraped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in Delhi. She died at a Singapore hospital on December 29. In July 2010, the UN General Assembly created UN Women, which is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

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