SOUTH SUDAN / GENDER POLICING WORKSHOP

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United Nations Police officers deployed to UNMISS consistently work to build capacities among their local counterparts. UNPOL recently teamed up with the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Gender Unit to provide a three-day intensive course on gender-responsive policing to 54 senior officers from the South Sudan Police Service.UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / GENDER POLICING WORKSHOP
TRT: 02:46
SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 1 OCTOBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Various shots, Participants and female UNPOL facilitator
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ivana Stjepic, UNPOL Officer, UNMISS:
“I think this workshop is very well organized from both sides. For me as a facilitator and for the SSNPS officers because it is very important to show and support South Sudan and the police agencies here, [especially] in terms of improving their [performance] on gender issues and gender equality. This is something that is relatively new for them and showing them the challenges, the recommendations and the activities that other countries performed using this, using the opportunity that the UN and UNMISS has [since they are made up of] representatives from different countries.”
3. Med shot, male and female SSPS officers seated
4. Med shot, female Kenyan UNPOL presenting to participants
5. Med shot, Male SSPS officer speaking
6. Wide shot, UNPOL presenting to participants
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Major-General Thon Bul, SSNPS:
“This [workshop] is really very important because it teaches us a lot about gender-based violence and the very big role the police [have to play in ending it]. It reminds us of the work of the police [in eliminating] gender-based violence.”
8. Med shot, Back, Female SSNPS officer speaking
9. Med shot, Female SSNPS officer speaking
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Second-Lt Khadijah Ladu, SSNPS:
“I am very happy that I have come to join this workshop. It was very interesting and really encouraged us, the female officers, to have the capability to support our fellow females. It was also interesting to get information [about policing] from [UNPOL officers from] other different countries.”
11. Wide shot, Participants seated while UNPOL speaks
12. Close up, PowerPoint Presentation on computer
13. Med shot, Kenyan and Fijian female UNPOL officers conferring

STORYLINE:

United Nations Police officers deployed to UNMISS consistently work to build capacities among their local counterparts. UNPOL recently teamed up with the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Gender Unit to provide a three-day intensive course on gender-responsive policing to 54 senior officers from the South Sudan Police Service. The objective was to increase their awareness on good practices and forward-looking institutional reforms embraced by 12 different Police Contributing Countries in this regard.

SOUNDBITE (English) Ivana Stjepic, UNPOL Officer, UNMISS:
“I think this workshop is very well organized from both sides. For me as a facilitator and for the SSNPS officers because it is very important to show and support South Sudan and the police agencies here, [especially] in terms of improving their [performance] on gender issues and gender equality. This is something that is relatively new for them and showing them the challenges, the recommendations and the activities that other countries performed using this, using the opportunity that the UN and UNMISS has [since they are made up of] representatives from different countries.”

Participating officers engaged in spirited discussions with UNPOL facilitators on the importance of proper handling of survivors of sexual violence, early and forced child marriage as well as relevant legal provisions in place that cover such abuses. Most importantly, it dealt with the delicate and crucial role played by police officers in ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice swiftly and efficiently.

SOUNDBITE (English) Major-General Thon Bul - SSNPS:
“This [workshop] is really very important because it teaches us a lot about gender-based violence and the very big role the police [have to play in ending it]. It reminds us of the work of the police [in eliminating] gender-based violence.”

Women officers from the SSNPS were especially motivated and engaged with the interactive sessions.

SOUNDBITE (English) Second-Lt Khadijah Ladu – SSNPS:
“I am very happy that I have come to join this workshop. It was very interesting and really encouraged us, the female officers, to have the capability to support our fellow females. It was also interesting to get information [about policing] from [UNPOL officers from] other different countries.”

The South Sudanese police officers benefited from sessions facilitated by 12 UNPOL officers from different countries.
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