UN / CSW OPENING

13-Mar-2017 00:02:42
With men still dominating even in countries that consider themselves progressive, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said “the empowerment of women must be a key priority.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CSW OPENING
TRT: 02:42
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 MARCH 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Various shots, exterior United Nations headquarters
2. Zoom in, General Assembly dais
3. Med shot, delegates
4. Wide shot, Secretary-General António Guterres walks up to the dais
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In a male dominated world, the empowerment of women must be a key priority. Women already have what it takes to succeed. Empowerment is about breaking structural barriers. Men still dominate, even in countries that consider themselves as progressives. And male chauvinism blocks women and that hurts everyone. We are all better off when we open doors of opportunity for women and girls in classrooms, in boardrooms, in military ranks, in peace talks, in all aspects of productive life.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Some governments are enacting laws that curtail women’s freedoms. Others are holding back legal protections against domestic violence. And discrimination against women sounds a loud alarm that our common values are under threat. Women’s rights are human rights, and attacks on women are attacks on all of us. And this is why we respond together.”
8. Wide shot, delegates’ applause
9. Wide shot, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the podium
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women:
“There are still a myriad of laws in more than 150 countries that discriminate against women. This falls right on your court as decision makers, and some of you lawmakers. And we have to address the stereotypes, and norms, and practices that discriminate against women and girls and have for generations denied women career paths on par with those of men.”
11. Med shot, delegates
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women:
“It is also more urgent that we respect and protect women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health and ensure that unmet needs of family planning for women are met, because this would limit unwanted pregnancies and the consequences for mothers who may wish to work outside the home and because of their rights not being fully protected, they are hindered.”
13. Wide shot, Council
STORYLINE
With men still dominating even in countries that consider themselves progressive, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (13 Mar) said “the empowerment of women must be a key priority.”

Guterres told the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), which began its annual session this morning, that “women already have what it takes to succeed” stressing that “empowerment is about breaking structural barriers.

The Secretary-General said “some governments are enacting laws that curtail women’s freedoms” while “others are holding back legal protections against domestic violence.”

He said “women’s rights are human rights, and attacks on women are attacks on all of us.”

In her address, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said there are “still a myriad of laws in more than 150 countries that discriminate against women.”

She called on decision makers “to address the stereotypes, and norms, and practices that discriminate against women and girls and have for generations denied women career paths on par with those of men.”

Mlambo-Ngcuka said “it is also more urgent that we respect and protect women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health and ensure that unmet needs of family planning for women are met, because this would limit unwanted pregnancies and the consequences for mothers who may wish to work outside the home and because of their rights not being fully protected, they are hindered.”

The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

With its priority theme 'Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work,' CSW's sixty-first session will run through 24 March.
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