UN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE CONFLICT

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Presenting the report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence, his Special Representative, Pramila Patten, said “wars are still being fought very much on and over the bodies of women and girls.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 18 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

18 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict:
“Sexual violence continues to be employed as a tactic of war, terrorism, torture and repression, with victims targeted on the basis of their actual or perceived ethnic, religious, political, or clan affiliation. Sexual violence persists as part of the broader strategy to displace communities; to expel so-called undesirable groups, to seize land or resources, so that sexual violence very much continues to function as both the driver and result of forced displacement.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict:
“The situation remains very bleak in that while there is a significant normative progress in recent years through Council resolutions amongst others, but clearly words on paper are not quite yet matched by facts on the ground and wars are still being fought very much on and over the bodies of women and girls.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict:
“We are very much on the last phase and now it’s really a draft resolution which is being negotiated amongst the Council members, but very much amongst the P5.”
9. Wide shot, end of presser

STORYLINE:

Presenting the report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence, his Special Representative, Pramila Patten, said “wars are still being fought very much on and over the bodies of women and girls.”

Patten said, “sexual violence continues to be employed as a tactic of war, terrorism, torture and repression, with victims targeted on the basis of their actual or perceived ethnic, religious, political, or clan affiliation.”

She said, “sexual violence persists as part of the broader strategy to displace communities; to expel so-called undesirable groups, to seize land or resources, so that sexual violence very much continues to function as both the driver and result of forced displacement.”

The Special representative said, “the situation remains very bleak in that while there is a significant normative progress in recent years through Council resolutions amongst others, but clearly words on paper are not quite yet matched by facts on the ground and wars are still being fought very much on and over the bodies of women and girls.”

With regard to a draft resolution currently being debated in the Security Council to establish a formal mechanism to monitor compliance by state and non-state actors to existing resolutions on sexual violence, Patten said “we are very much on the last phase and now it’s really a draft resolution which is being negotiated amongst the Council members, but very much amongst the P5.”

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of the mandate and Office of my Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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