SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD PROTECTION WORKSHOP

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit partnered with the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) Child Protection Directorate to conduct a two-day capacity-building workshop for 50 military justice officers. UNMISS

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TITLE: SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD PROTECTION WORKSHOP
TRT: 02.48
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 NOVEMBER 2023, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Various shots, workshop
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Ashhab Khamis Fahal, Assistant Chief of Defence, South Sudan:
“It's very important because during conflict, so many things happen in regard of child protection. So, for the military people to be equipped in terms of how to protect children is very important. If their capacity is raised and if they know their role, then for sure they will do what the United Nations [wants], especially in the area of child protection, they will be able to carry out that work successfully.”
3. Various shots, workshop
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Colonel Gabriel Guel Turial, Judge Advocate, Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO):
“This workshop is very essential and vital and I would encourage that, I would recommend that there should be more workshops conducted in far forces territories, in the cantonment sites; if there is possibility these workshops could be conducted in the field, not only in Juba, because most of the people are unable to come here, most officers, even including the justice officers. So, this could be done in other places.”
5. Various shots, workshop
6. SOUNDBITE (English) First Lieutenant Jackline Akuot Margok, South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF):
“My message to the forces, my colleagues, is that we have to take up the need for child protection rights and execute our work. So, when we take our work seriously, without allowing any other issues to prevent us, then I believe we can achieve zero tolerance of any violations against children.”
7. Various shots, workshop

STORYLINE:

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit partnered with the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) Child Protection Directorate to conduct a two-day capacity-building workshop for 50 military justice officers.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Ashhab Khamis Fahal, Assistant Chief of Defence, South Sudan:
“It's very important because during conflict, so many things happen in regard of child protection. So, for the military people to be equipped in terms of how to protect children is very important. If their capacity is raised and if they know their role, then for sure they will do what the United Nations [wants], especially in the area of child protection, they will be able to carry out that work successfully.”

The forum aimed at equipping participants with the required knowledge and skills to implement the Comprehensive Action Plan to end and prevent the six grave violations against children in the context of armed conflict in South Sudan, which was signed in February 2020.

SOUNDBITE (English) Colonel Gabriel Guel Turial, Judge Advocate, Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO):
“This workshop is very essential and vital and I would encourage that, I would recommend that there should be more workshops conducted in far forces territories, in the cantonment sites; if there is possibility these workshops could be conducted in the field, not only in Juba, because most of the people are unable to come here, most officers, even including the justice officers. So, this could be done in other places.”

Participants found the workshop useful and practical.

SOUNDBITE (English) First Lieutenant Jackline Akuot Margok, South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF):
“My message to the forces, my colleagues, is that we have to take up the need for child protection rights and execute our work. So, when we take our work seriously, without allowing any other issues to prevent us, then I believe we can achieve zero tolerance of any violations against children.”

The six grave violations include recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian assistance.
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