The top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality today expressed “deep concern”
The UN has been expressing concern about Darfur and the Nuba mountains for twenty years.
about the escalating violence against women in Egypt, particularly those protesting in the days following the second anniversary of the revolution.
“UN Women is deeply disturbed by the gravity of recent attacks against women, including the reports of sexual assault, many of which occurred in the same Tahrir Square in which women rallied to contribute to a better future for their country,” the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Michelle Bachelet, said in a statement.
Some 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted in Tahrir in downtown Cairo in demonstrations in recent days, in some cases with extraordinary violence, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. High Commissioner Navi Pillay deplored the attacks and the fact that authorities have failed to prevent them or bring the perpetrators to justice.