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Little being done to improve 'human wrongs' in Pacific, rights campaigner says

Little being done to improve 'human wrongs' in Pacific, rights campaigner says

Updated 7 May 2013, 14:49 AEST

It's not so much human rights in the Pacific but "human wrongs" and women and girls are always at the receiving end, long-time campaigner Graham Leung says.

He's a human rights campaigner from the Secretariat of Pacific Community as outlined to a Human Rights conference in Auckland.

He says domestic violence, rape, rape in marriage, rape of children or incest and child and spousal abuse are linked to gender inequality and customary notions of women and children.

Leung's catalogue of of human wrongs continue with human rights violations of many kinds occurring on a daily basis.

Prison conditions are appalling. There's unreasonable use of force and in some cases, torture by the police, military and other uniformed officers. There are also major 'rule of law' and democracy challenges.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Graham Leung, Secretariat of Pacific Community

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