SOUTH SUDAN / YOUNG WOMEN WORKSHOP

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Women across South Sudan suffered immense harm as the result of the civil war. Many lost their lives, their families, their homes, and their jobs. Three years after the signing of the peace deal, they are playing a significant role in the recovery and rebuilding effort. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / YOUNG WOMEN WORKSHOP
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DATELINE: 01 SEPTEMBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE

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FILE - 13 NOVEMBER 2019, IZZO, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Med shot, woman cooking
2. Close up, pot of Okra

FILE - 24 JANUARY 2019, AKOBO, SOUTH SUDAN

3. Med shot, woman preparing tea
4. Close up, woman pouring tea
5. Med shot, woman steering tea

01 SEPTEMBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

6. Various shots, members of Parliament in hall
7. Med shot, Guang in hall
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Cong Guang, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political), United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The current peace process in South Sudan offers an opportunity for promoting gender equity, advancing the position of women in society, mainstreaming women’s activities and women’s perspectives in all spheres of peacebuilding and increasing their participation in leadership.”
9. Various shots, members of Parliament
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Aya Benjamin Warille, Minister of Gender and Social Welfare, South Sudan:
“It is critical and timely to equip yourself for the task ahead of you. The proposed establishment of network of young MPs is a noble idea. This is because it will promote gender mainstreaming and make the Parliament gender-sensitive in its functions. We are happy that the idea will extend to the states.”
11. Med shot, Minister of Defence speaking to Guang
12. Close ups, Guang listening to Minister of Defence
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Cong Guang, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political), United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Women’s empowerment through meaningful participation is a proven way to deepen the effectiveness and sustainability of peace building. We know that their involvement remains critical to ensure that women’s needs and interests are reflected in post-conflict planning. It is harder to achieve lasting peace and security in any country or any region where only half of the population is represented at the negotiation table or in talks on post-conflict reconstruction.”
14. Various shots, participants in workshop

STORYLINE:

Women across South Sudan suffered immense harm as the result of the civil war. Many lost their lives, their families, their homes, and their jobs. Three years after the signing of the peace deal, they are playing a significant role in the recovery and rebuilding effort.

The agreement requires 35 percent representation of women in all governance institutions. The country has appointed its first female Speaker and a number of women Parliamentarians, but it is still far from meeting the target set. In response, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is supporting efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles.

SOUNDBITE (English) Cong Guang, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political), United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The current peace process in South Sudan offers an opportunity for promoting gender equity, advancing the position of women in society, mainstreaming women’s activities and women’s perspectives in all spheres of peacebuilding and increasing their participation in leadership.”

Working in partnership with the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network and generous donors, UNMISS hosted a two-day workshop for young women members of the reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly to build their capacity. It provided an opportunity for experienced parliamentarians to mentor their new young counterparts ahead of the assembly beginning its work to pass new laws enabling the full implementation of the peace agreement, including the making of a new constitution.


SOUNDBITE (English) Aya Benjamin Warille, Minister of Gender and Social Welfare, South Sudan:
“It is critical and timely to equip yourself for the task ahead of you. The proposed establishment of network of young MPs is a noble idea. This is because it will promote gender mainstreaming and make the Parliament gender-sensitive in its functions. We are happy that the idea will extend to the states.”

The workshop included a number of sessions on the law-making process as well as how to empower women to lead conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes.

SOUNDBITE (English) Cong Guang, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political), United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Women’s empowerment through meaningful participation is a proven way to deepen the effectiveness and sustainability of peace building. We know that their involvement remains critical to ensure that women’s needs and interests are reflected in post-conflict planning. It is harder to achieve lasting peace and security in any country or any region where only half of the population is represented at the negotiation table or in talks on post-conflict reconstruction.”

As women around the country continue to suffer the impact of the prolonged conflict and dire economic situation, it is hoped that these young Parliamentarians will lead the way in transforming South Sudan so that the next generation can look forward to a much brighter future.
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