Navi Pillay Cites Plight of Women's Rights in Sudan, Afghanistan and Gulf States

Beyond the Veil| “Women’s rights continue to be curtailed in too many countries,” and efforts must be made to address this, Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights told the U.N. Human Rights Council today. 

Citing a “severe backlash against women’s rights” in the contested Afghan elections, Pillay specifically cited conditions in the Gulf states, Sudan and Afghanistan and called out the case of Lubna Husseinvia Reuters