Caste brings India shame: UN admits

17Jun14

Senior UN human rights officials at aUnited Nations Human Rights Council side-eventon June 17, 2014, called for immediate efforts to end caste-based rape and violence against women.

An urgent global calls for action from numerous human rights organizations, India’s UN representative, and policymakers from around the world in response to the gang-rape and hanging of two girls in India on May 27.

At the side-event, the speakers urged UN member countries to speak up about the escalating caste-based violence against women. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said, “I urge governments to fully implement all the recommendations made by international human rights mechanisms, as well as those arising from national processes. Our outrage is not enough. We must take real and focused action to mend our societies’ dramatic failure to support the rights of people of discriminated castes, particularly women and girls.”

 

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