U.S. condemns brutality against Afghan women, terms ‘intolerable’

Friday, July 20, 2012
Afghanistan:Coming out with strong criticism the head of the United Nations agency tasked with advancing gender equality as the agency has condemned recent violence against women in Afghanistan and stressed the need to protect their rights. 

Reportedly, Michelle Bachelet, executive director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), has said in a statement that recent weeks have witnessed cases of "extreme abuse and appalling violence against women."

Torturing, raping of young women and the public execution of young woman were the most common misdeed by Afghan police, reported by the Taliban.

Bachelet said such brutality is "intolerable" and called on the Afghan government to bring the perpetrators to justice, put an end to a culture of impunity, and create a culture of zero tolerance of violence and discrimination against women.
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