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Gathering at the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Brazilian activist Elisa Silva said women will continue to fight to “improve women’s lives” and to achieve “full enjoyment” of their rights. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 14 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Close up, UN Women logo

14 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, Elisa Silva speaking to camera
3.SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Elisa Silva, Brazilian activist, Curumim NGO member:
“The women of the world have coalesced, have joined together, because we see that in Latin America as well as in the world as a whole fascism is on the rise. The patriarchy is on the rise and is encroaching women’s lives. Today marks one year from the day Marielle was murdered and in Brazil we are mobilizing intensely to say that feminist women, women’s organizations, and women’s lives are important, and we will continue to fighting and promoting those issues that are essential for us; to improve women’s lives, and to achieve full enjoyment of our rights.”
4. Wide shot, Elizabeth Maro Minde speaking to camera
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Maro Minde, Tanzanian activist and Managing Director of Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange Community Organisation:
“People know rights as per culture. And culture governs the life of people in rural areas mainly. So often there is a conflict between what the culture says and what the law says and our duty is to make them realize they have this option they can use to demand their rights.
6. Wide shot, Cecilia Chami talking to camera
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Cecilia Chami, Program Officer at the Lebanon Family Planning Association Development (LFPADE) in Lebanon:
“We provide services for productive sexual health services, we provide building on women’s economic empowerment. We talk to them about how important to them to be leaders of their communities as women. Because they are there, they know the needs, they know what the priorities that should be taken. So this is important for us to work with this section of the society, because they are really the backbone of the society, yet are not given a good role or are not given the opportunities to show their potential.”
8. Wide shot, Cecilia Chami talking to camera

STORYLINE:

Gathering at the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Brazilian activist for women’s right Elisa Silva said that they will continue to fight for women’s rights and to “improve women’s lives”, and to achieve ‘full enjoyment’ of the rights.”

Speaking about the situation in her own country, Elisa Silva, Brazilian activist and Curumim NGO member told reporter that “the women of the world have coalesced, have joined together, because we see that in Latin America as well as in the world as a whole fascism is on the rise. The patriarchy is on the rise and is encroaching women’s lives.”

She stated that Thursday (14 Mar) marks one year from the day Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician and human rights activist, was murdered. She said “in Brazil we are mobilizing intensely to say that feminist women, women’s organizations, and women’s lives are important, and we will continue to fighting and promoting those issues that are essential for us; to improve women’s lives, and to achieve full enjoyment of our rights.”

Speaking about educating women about their legal rights in Tanzania, activist Elizabeth Maro Minde said, “people know rights as per culture. And culture governs the life of people in rural areas mainly. So often there is a conflict between what the culture says and what the law says and our duty is to make them realize they have this option they can use to demand their rights.”

Cecilia Chami, an activist from Lebanon said that her NGO - the Lebanon Family Planning Association Development (LFPADE) - is providing women, especially rural women, with services for reproductive health and women’s economic empowerment.

She said, “we talk to them about how important to them to be leaders of their communities as women. Because they are there, they know the needs, they know what the priorities that should be taken. So this is important for us to work with this section of the society, because they are really the backbone of the society, yet are not given a good role or are not given the opportunities to show their potential.”

This year’s priority theme for the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women is: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
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