SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD PROTECTION

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Supported by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a construction of a Child Protection office within South Sudan’s People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) headquarters is undergoing. It demonstrates the South Sudan military’s commitment to a child free army. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD PROTECTION
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 17 APRIL 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, construction area
2. Various shots, builders moving stones
3. Close up, worker mixing sand with shovel
4. Various shots, man plastering wall
5. Various shots, military officials looking and making suggestions
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Major General Chaplain Khamis Edward, Head of Child Protection, South Sudan People’s Defence Forces:
“This office is specifically for the protection of children. In Protection of Children, we are tackling six things. We don’t want these six grave violations to continue within the SSPDF or outside the SSPDF. We want to put an end into use and recruitment of children. And also, we want to put an end to occupation of schools, abduction of children, sexual violence against children, hindering of access – access will be free for humanitarians to deliver what they want to deliver, and we will be moving ahead together.”
7. Various shots, Head of Child Protection at SSPDF and Head of Child Protection at UNMISS at construction site
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Alfred Orono-Orono, Head of Child Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan:
“Each stone here emphasizes the kind of unity that we [have] with the SSPDF, that each nail that goes here is a nail into the coffin of the death of issues of violations [against] children of South Sudan. This is how we look at it. This is a very important structure for us. You can see those people carrying those heavy stones there. They are laying a foundation for the future of protection of children in South Sudan, so it becomes part of the fabric.”
9. Wide shot, construction site
10.Close up, man taking measurements
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Alfred Orono-Orono, Head of Child Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan:
“We will have an officer from the UN – Unicef and UNMISS, coming here to work, to build the capacity of SSPDF to ensure that the issue of child protection is engrained and becomes part of the security forces of South Sudan.”
12. Wide shot, old temporary structure
13. Various shots, sign on the building
14. Various shots, interior showing run down structure, and space being used as storage of building material
16. Various shots, Head of SSPDF child Protection locking door

STORYLINE:

Supported by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a construction of a Child Protection office within South Sudan’s People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) headquarters is undergoing. It demonstrates the South Sudan military’s commitment to a child free army.

Builders at a construction site have started early and are working on timelines. All material for their work is on-site.

They are constructing a hard-wall building which will house the new location of a much-needed Child Protection Office located within the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) Headquarters. Once complete, there will be four offices, one meeting room, a reception area and a verandah.

As work progresses, senior military officials have on occasion been monitoring the building progress – which is currently at its foundation stage – with hope that the soon-to-be-complete structure will offer a space to ensure that the military’s policy on protection of children is implemented in letter and spirit.

SOUNDBITE (English) Major General Chaplain Khamis Edward, Head of Child Protection, South Sudan People’s Defence Forces:
“This office is specifically for the protection of children. In Protection of Children, we are tackling six things. We don’t want these six grave violations to continue within the SSPDF or outside the SSPDF. We want to put an end into use and recruitment of children. And also, we want to put an end to occupation of schools, abduction of children, sexual violence against children, hindering of access – access will be free for humanitarians to deliver what they want to deliver, and we will be moving ahead together.”

Under a Quick Impact Project, which allows for UNMISS to improve the lives of communities across South Sudan, the UN Mission under its Child Protection office has provided funds to ensure that the construction is a success.

SOUNDBITE (English) Alfred Orono-Orono, Head of Child Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan
“Each stone here emphasizes the kind of unity that we [have] with the SSPDF, that each nail that goes here is a nail into the coffin of the death of issues of violations [against] children of South Sudan. This is a very important structure for us. You can see those people carrying those heavy stones there. They are laying a foundation for the future of protection of children in South Sudan, so it becomes part of the fabric.”

And as the foundation of the building steadily moves into a much more recognizable physical structure, there is hope that issues of Child Protection will soon be dealt firmly within proper structures, given the recognition that various violations being conducted by various armed groups against the children need to be curbed.

SOUNDBITE (English) Alfred Orono-Orono, Head of Child Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan
“We will have an officer from the UN – Unicef and UNMISS – coming here to work, to build the capacity of SSPDF to ensure that the issue of child protection is engrained and becomes part of the security forces of South Sudan.”

Soon, an old temporary structure with a dilapidated floor, a dangerously hanging door among numerous other faults – which has been in existence since its construction in 2009 where child protection issues within the military were being discussed – will give way to something else in the space it currently occupies, and with this, a move to the new building, and to better protection of South Sudan’s children.
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