United Nations Human Rights chief speaks out against sexual violence

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour says that she is appalled by the level of sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.
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  1. Jeffersonian
    Posted June 1, 2007 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Ms. Arbour’s organization appears to be a primary contributor to the disgusting crimes. Perhaps a sternly-worded memo to the General Secretary about his boys would help.

  2. brainiac9
    Posted June 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Ms. Arbour has been doing spectacular work for women and for human rights in general throughout her career. The UN has its (admittedly, incredibly serious) flaws, but is that the point? Maybe we could celebrate the fact that an intelligent and strong woman is using her position to bring attention to a serious travesty that isn’t getting nearly enough attention.
    Or we could, you know, trivialize Ms. Arbour’s career and accomplishments by totally ignoring all the good she’s done. Whatever you feel like, Jeffersonian.

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