KYOTO / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

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International Women’s Day has been marked at the 14th UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan, today with a celebration of women’s contributions to helping create a safer world particularly in the field of criminal justice. UNIS VIENNA

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DATELINE: 08 MARCH 2021, KYOTO, JAPAN

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08 MARCH 2021, KYOTO, JAPAN

1. Various shots, Kyoto International Conference Center exterior
2. Various shots, participants
3. Wide shot, facing the rear of the room as the audience awaits the beginning of the session in Conference Room D at the Kyoto Congress
4. Tilt down, Minister of Justice of Japan and Congress President, Yoko Kamikawa begins the special event – the Minister is visible on large screen
5. Close up, Kamikawa speaking
6. UPSOUND (English) Yoko Kamikawa, Minister of Justice, Japan:
“I am so grateful for this valuable opportunity to discuss women’s empowerment and advancement of justice today, International Women’s Day.”
7. Wide shot, Kamikawa speaking
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ghada Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):
“International Women’s Day this year focuses on women in leadership and achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. What better way to celebrate this day than in the presence of inspiring women leaders, and men who have staunchly supported women’s empowerment.”
9. UPSOUND (English) Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women):
“We need to increase the participation of women as decisionmakers in the justice sector and this brings me to the theme for International Women’s Day this year which is the role of women in leadership positions and the need, now greater than ever before, to ensure that women have a seat at the table.”
10. Med shot, Helen Nishikawa and Kiyoshi Nishikawa being interviewed
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Helen Nishikawa, Actress and TV Presenter:
(voiced over in English) “Of course, there are challenges for these women offenders to get out of the prison and will be integrated to the society. But, at the same time, those who are receiving them would also have challenges. So, be open, be generous, and be able to say thank you when these women have done perfect or excellent jobs. That will be very important.”
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Actor and former politician:
“There are skills that are not discovered, owned by, possessed by these offenders. There are ways to identify these skills and integrate these skills into business practices. Mrs. Nishikawa mentions that she was brought up by a mother, who was born in Meiji era. So, the value I had was rather conservative, to follow men. However, now I am four or five steps ahead of others, carrying a bright light and telling them ‘let’s do it. Let’s join.’ Now I am the light holder.”

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International Women’s Day has been marked at the 14th UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan, today with a celebration of women’s contributions to helping create a safer world particularly in the field of criminal justice.

Japanese celebrities Helen Nishikawa and Kiyoshi Nishikawa, known for their commitment to the social reintegration of offenders, joined the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ghada Waly, and the Minister of Justice of Japan, Yoko Kamikawa, at a special event on women’s empowerment and the advancement of justice.

As the theme of the day was women in leadership, Waly said there was no better way to celebrate than in the “presence of inspiring women leaders, and men who have staunchly supported women’s empowerment.”

The first woman to head UNODC and a former Minister of Social Solidarity in Egypt, Waly had a message to the next generation of women leaders in justice and security institutions. She said their contributions are essential and called on the future women leaders to believe in themselves and stand up for each other, adding that there is no limit to what they can achieve for justice.

Organized with the support of UNODC, the Crime Congress is the world’s largest gathering of governments, international and regional organizations, civil society, experts and scholars focusing on crime prevention and criminal justice. This year the Congress is being held in a hybrid form because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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