UN chief urges India to act on rape crisis
The body of a 23-year-old woman who died in hospital from injuries sustained in a brutal gang-rape was cremated Sunday. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in India in the past week to protest Indian authority's treatment of rape and rape victims. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today called upon the government to enact changes to protect women.
"Every girl and woman has the right to be respected, valued and protected," Ban said in a statement in which he expressed "deep sorrow" at news of the young woman's death and called for "further steps and reforms to deter such crimes and bring perpetrators to justice".