UN / VIOLENCE WOMEN GIRLS

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UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the #MeToo movement has been very important to put an end to violence against women, adding “every now and again there comes a time in history, where suddenly all the stars are aligned and you take that opportunity and you move.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 12 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterrior, United Nations Headquarters

12 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General:
“These programmes will involve and target groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination and violence based on factors including age, sexual orientation, HIV status, citizenship, and other identities which may increase vulnerability.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General:
“Together we have a unique opportunity to show that when all key stakeholders collaborate, basing their efforts on the latest evidence to make a concerted and comprehensive investment in gender equality is made, we can make a significant difference in the lives of women and girls and an advance in the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals.”
6. Wide shot, conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union:
“Gender based violence can no longer thrive in the shadows, unheard and unspoken. Campaigns like #MeToo and Time’s Up have emboldened brave women and men to speak out. They have swept across countries, languages and sectors and take social media by storm.”
8. Wide shot, conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union:
“With this ambitious Spotlight Initiative, we can turn darkness into light, we can seize on the momentum and create a real global movement for change.”
10. Wide shot, conference room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General:
“The #MeToo Movement has been really important because these are the people have succeeded but willing to lend their voice so we can begin to really put an end to this type of violence. It is not that we hadn’t been working at it. But every now and again there comes a time in history, where suddenly all the stars are aligned, and you take that opportunity and you move.”
12. Wide shot, studio
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union:
“The violence against women and girls is a global issue, it’s a global tragedy, I would say. And therefore the responses must be as global as possible.”
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union:
“It’s time now to make our agreement on Spotlight initiative to translate into real life, in concrete projects which we are starting to do right now.”

STORYLINE:

UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the #MeToo movement has been very important to put an end to violence against women, adding “every now and again there comes a time in history, where suddenly all the stars are aligned and you take that opportunity and you move.”

Speaking at an event marking the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the UN deputy chief said the programmes that are under the Spotlight Initiative will “involve and target groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination and violence based on factors including age, sexual orientation, HIV status, citizenship, and other identities which may increase vulnerability.”

Highlighting the importance of the Spotlight Initiative, Mohammed said “together we have a unique opportunity to show that when all key stakeholders collaborate together, basing their interventions on the latest evidence.”

She added “when a concerted and comprehensive investment in gender equality is made, we can make a significant difference in the lives of women and girls and in the achievement of all Sustainable Development Goals.”

Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development from the European Union (EU) told the delegates “gender based violence can no longer thrive in the shadows, unheard and unspoken.” He added “campaigns like #MeToo and Time’s Up have emboldened brave women and men to speak out. They have swept across the countries, languages and sectors and took social media by storm.”

Stressing the importance of the Spotlight Initiative, Mimica said “with this ambitious Spotlight Initiative, we can turn darkness into light, we can seize on momentum and create a real global movement for change.”

Earlier today in an interview at United Nations headquarters, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said “the #MeToo Movement has been really important because these are the people have succeeded but willing to lend their voice so we can begin to really put an end to this type of violence.

She added “every now and again there comes a time in history, where suddenly all the stars are aligned, and you take that opportunity and you move.”

Also at the interview, Neven Mimica stressed that violence against women and girls is a “global issue” and a” global tragedy” adding that “the responses must be as global as possible.”

He also said “it’s time now to make our agreement on Spotlight initiative to translate into real life, in concrete projects which we are starting to do right now.”

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative.

The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

An initial investment in the order of EUR 500 million will be made, with the EU as the main contributor. Other donors and partners will be invited to join the Initiative to broaden its reach and scope. The modality for the delivery will be a UN multi- stakeholder trust fund, administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, with the support of core agencies UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women, and overseen by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.
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