Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 2:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

UN Women chief seeks justice for Delhi rape victim

Abuja, Jan 12, 2013 (PTI) UN

Women chief Michelle Bachelet has demanded punishment for culprits of the horrific gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old Delhi girl, 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 gang-raped 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 - the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Armed RCMP officers head in to Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident...

Armed RCMP officers head in to Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident...

The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill...

The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill...

Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday...

Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday...

Police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill...

Police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523