CAR / PROJECT WOMEN MARCH

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Marking both the end of the 16 days of activism about violence against women and the celebration of International Human Rights Day, a 'March for Peace' in the Central African Republic’s capital, brought together several associations of women from the civil society, youth, and political parties in Bangui and its surroundings. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / PROJECT WOMEN MARCH
TRT: 02:44
SOURCE: MINUSCA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / SANGO/ NATS

DATELINE: 10 DECEMBER 2020, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC

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1. Wide shot, women’s procession begins
2. Med shot, various women groups women with banners during the procession
3. Close up, women carrying banners/ marching
4. Close up, woman dancing
5. Med shot, woman with megaphone urging on during the march
6. SOUNDBITE (Sango) Catherine Mama, participant in the march:
"Participating in the Women's March for Peace, I want peace to return to our country. Let there be no more crises, and that the country's children can work in peace to develop the country."
7. Wide shot, women inside indoor stadium listening to speeches
8. Med shot, banners from different women groups
9. Med shot, Lina Ekomo, speaking at the women march
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Lina Ekomo, Women Leaders Network in Central Africa:
"We are in an election period, and during this very sensitive period, we are already seeing ingredients for a looming crisis, and therefore the women have mobilized, and have decided to organize this march to make their voices heard to say that they do not need to experience crises during this election period. And so, they had messages to pass on to all the political actors in our country. There is no reason to take up arms against the population. And women wanted to spread that message and tell all political actors that they want peace, nothing but peace. We also took this opportunity to celebrate the memory of our sisters who lost their lives in Bangui and the hinterland during the crises we experienced."
11. Wide shot, women marching for peace in Bangui, Central Africa republic

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Marking both the end of the 16 days of activism about violence against women and the celebration of International Human Rights Day, a 'March for Peace' in the Central African Republic’s capital, brought together several associations of women from the civil society, youth, and political parties in Bangui and its surroundings.

This procession was supported technically and financially by UN Women and MINUSCA. The 'March for Peace' took place in a pre-electoral context to demand peaceful elections.

SOUNDBITE (French) Lina Ekomo, Women Leaders Network in Central Africa:
"We are in an election period, and during this very sensitive period, we are already seeing ingredients for a looming crisis, and therefore the women have mobilized, and have decided to organize this march to make their voices heard to say that they do not need to experience crises during this election period. And so, they had messages to pass on to all the political actors in our country. There is no reason to take up arms against the population. And women wanted to spread that message and tell all political actors that they want peace, nothing but peace. We also took this opportunity to celebrate the memory of our sisters who lost their lives in Bangui and the hinterland during the crises we experienced."

The first round of presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic are scheduled for December 27, 2020. Only one-woman candidate is vying for the presidency among the 17 candidates selected, and 250 women in the race.
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