Violence against women remains unacceptably high, says UN human rights chief

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The problem of violence against women was a subject of discussion in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.

Each year, the Council devotes a full day on the most pressing women's rights issues.

In this year's discussion, participants took stock of what has been done to end violence against women in the past two decades.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay described violence against women as "the most pervasive expression of gender-based discrimination".

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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