UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

28-Oct-2020 00:02:11
“Those of us who occupy seats of power need to use our influence to support grassroots women civil society, and bring their concerns to the decision making table. Such efforts are especially critical in the face of global backlash against women’s rights, shrinking civil space and targeted attacks on women’s leaders and human rights defenders,” said Rosemary Dicarlo, UN political and peacebuilding affairs chief. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary A. Dicarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs:
“Those of us who occupy seats of power need to use our influence to support grassroots women civil society, and bring their concerns to the decision making table. Such efforts are especially critical in the face of global backlash against women’s rights, shrinking civil space and targeted attacks on women’s leaders and human rights defenders.”

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3.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary A. Dicarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs:
“Today, women make up less than 19 per cent of national parliamentarians in conflict affected areas. My department has made gender a key principle in providing UN electoral assistance. Just this year, the UN has supported efforts to increase women’s electoral participations in Bolivia, Central Africa Republic, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere.”

RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

5.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

28 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary A. Dicarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs:
“Our efforts need to be underpinned by adequate, predictable and sustained financing. This include support to the work of women’s civil society on the ground. This is why the UN Peacebuilding Fund has allocated 40 per cent of its investments to gender responsive initiatives. While we have scaled up the Peacebuilding Funds Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative of 2.7 million dollars in 2016 to 20.4 million in 2019, and while my department has allocated 17 per cent of its multiyear appeal to women, peace and security initiatives.”

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7.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

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8.SOUNDBITE (English) Jeanine Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI):
“We need to engage with men. They are the ones excluding women for senior roles, from critical meetings, from negotiations. And in doing so, we should not shy away from being straightforward with them. Most of the time, I am the only woman at the table, and if another woman is present, she is too often, in my view, excessively being polite.”

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“Those of us who occupy seats of power need to use our influence to support grassroots women civil society, and bring their concerns to the decision making table. Such efforts are especially critical in the face of global backlash against women’s rights, shrinking civil space and targeted attacks on women’s leaders and human rights defenders,” said Rosemary A. Dicarlo, UN political and peacebuilding affairs chief.

Speaking at the virtual event “Beyond the Pandemic: Opening the Doors to Women’s Meaningful Participation” today (28 Oct), Dicarlo noted, “women make up less than 19 per cent of national parliamentarians in conflict affected areas.”

She reiterated that her department has made gender “a key principle in providing UN electoral assistance,” adding that “Just this year, the UN has supported efforts to increase women’s electoral participations in Bolivia, Central Africa Republic, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere.”

The Under-Secretary-General also stated, “our efforts need to be underpinned by adequate, predictable and sustained financing.”

Dicarlo explained, “this include support to the work of women’s civil society on the ground. This is why the UN Peacebuilding Fund has allocated 40 per cent of its investments to gender responsive initiatives. While we have scaled up the Peacebuilding Funds Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative of 2.7 million dollars in 2016 to 20.4 million in 2019, and while my department has allocated 17 per cent of its multiyear appeal to women, peace and security initiatives.”

Also speaking at the event was Jeanine Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Drawing from her experience, she said, “we need to engage with men. They are the ones excluding women for senior roles, from critical meetings, from negotiations,” adding that “in doing so, we should not shy away from being straightforward with them.”

The event celebrated the 20-year anniversary of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security.
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