"While the UN stands with the public and civil society groups in calling for justice, we recognise that these are not isolated incidents. We promote a systematic approach to strengthen protection of women's rights," the statement reads, adding that the UN is ready to support the government to undertake a comprehensive review in handling of rape cases and violence against women and children, to improve and create a gender-responsive justice system.

“There must be transparency and accountability in reporting on how the numerous laws and action plans to protect women and girls are being implemented,” the statement reads.

The UN also said that global statistics on rape are also alarming and they affirm that violence against women is the most pervasive, yet least punished, of all crimes.

“This must stop," said the UN.

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