CAR / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

08-Mar-2021 00:05:18
From interacting with the population and sensitizing road users to take measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the women of MINUSCA celebrate International Women's Day while performing their duties in the Central African Republic. MINUSCA
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STORY: CAR / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
TRT: 05:18
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 04, 06 MARCH 2021, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC

1. Wide shot, establishment shots, Bangui
2. Various shots, UN Police (UNPOL) women and Interior security forces (ISF) working at various road intersections
3. Various shots, UN police helping children cross the road
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA:
“C’est une journée qui est spécialement consacrée à ce que nous puissions mettre en lumière, mettre en exergue toutes les actions que les femmes posent sur le terrain de maintien de la paix dans le cadre de la consolidation de la paix, donc pour moi le 08 Mars, c’est mon travail au quotidien, c’est mon engagement pour la restauration de l’autorité de l’Etat en Centrafrique.”
“It is a day that is specifically dedicated to what we can highlight, highlight all the actions that women take on the peacekeeping ground in the context of peace-building, so for me on 8 March, it is my day-to-day job, it is my commitment to restoring the authority of the state in the Central African Republic.”
5. Various shots during rush hour, UNPOL and ISF women officers helping regulate traffic
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Ross Yandiba, Internal Defense Force (IDF) Central African Republic:
"Ce matin nous sommes là, c’est le 1er jour de mois de mars, comme on dit le 8 mars c’est une journée pour les femmes, et tout le mois de mars ça serra des activités pour les femmes. Pour que les femmes soient à la hauteur, puisqu’on dit 50/50, les femmes doivent être capable de mener à bien ce qu’elles font, contribuer pour leurs foyers, contribuer pour leurs nations."
"This morning we are here, it is the first day of March, as they say 8 March is a day for women, and the whole month of March it will be a busy month for women. For women to be up to the task, as we say 50/50, women must be able to carry out what they do, contribute to their homes, contribute to their nations."
7. Various shots, UNPOL and ISF women officers of foot patrols in the city
8. Various shot, interacting with the population
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA:
"Que nous soyons UNPOL, nous sommes engagées auprès de nos homologues Forces de Sécurité Intérieures pour apporter notre appui à la consolidation de la paix ici en Centrafrique à travers des patrouilles que nous organisons, et à travers la sécurisation des élections."
"Whether we are UNPOL, we are engaged with our counterparts’ internal security forces to support peacebuilding here in Central Africa through the patrols we organize, and through the security of elections."
10. Wide shot, establishment shots of UNMIRR building
11. Various shots of meeting and contributions from various women officers
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Issa Charlotte, Acting Director UMIRR Police:
"L’UMIRR continue à recevoir des victimes des violences basées sur le genre et d’autre victimes confondues. Et avec l’appui des partenaires on a pris des dispositifs pour des stiques mesures barrières, éditées par le gouvernement nous avions reçu des kits de lavage de mains et des masques permettant à l’UMIRR de mettre toutes les victimes d’être protéger au COVID-19."
"UMIRR continues to receive victims of gender-based violence and other victims combined. And with the support of the partners we took strict measures, published by the government we had received handwashing kits and masks allowing the UMIRR to put all victims to be protected at COVID-19."
13. Various shots, UN Police (UNPOL) women and Interior security forces (ISF) processing a motorbike incident
14. Various shots, male colleagues overseeing the process
15. SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA :
"Nous exécutons nos missions dans un contexte très complexe de la pandémie à COVID-19, mais les femmes sont toujours engagées, déterminées dans l’exécution de la mission qui est la leur pour préserver pour renforcer pour protéger la population civile."
"We carry out our missions in a very complex context of the COVID-19 pandemic, but women are still engaged, determined in carrying out their mission to preserve to strengthen to protect the civilian population."
16. Various shots, UNPOL women at the gender National Gendarmerie offices
17. SOUNDBITE (French) Uwolobili Nicolette, Captain of the Gendarmerie:
"On respecte le consigne gouvernemental la distanciation sociale, le port de cache nez, voilà j’en ai pour moi, dans mon bureau vous verrez les gels mains, il y’a aussi les bassines les seaux d’eau et du savon et on sensibilise les gens."
"We respect the government's instructions for social distancing, wearing masks, here I am, in my office you will see the hand gels, there are also the basins, the buckets of water and soap, and we sensitize the population."
18. Various shots, outreach campaign and patrols in the neighborhood as (UNPOL) women and Interior security forces (ISF) interact to sensitize population

STORYLINE:

From interacting with the population and sensitizing road users to take measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the women of MINUSCA celebrate International Women's Day while performing their duties in the Central African Republic.

In the Central African Republic, UN police (UNPOL) and the Interior security forces (ISF) women police officers work together daily to protect the population. International Women's Day is also an opportunity to take stock of past struggles and achievements and to reflect on the opportunities that await future generations of women.

SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA
“It is a day that is specifically dedicated to what we can highlight, highlight all the actions that women take on the peacekeeping ground in the context of peace-building, so for me on 8 March, it is my day-to-day job, it is my commitment to restoring the authority of the state in the Central African Republic.”

The UNPOL women support their Interior security forces (ISF) counterparts to reduce or mitigate road traffic accidents and allow the population to freely go about its business.
Every morning, and rush hour, they are deployed in the streets and intersections to regulate traffic.

SOUNDBITE (French) Ross Yandiba, Internal Defense Force (IDF) Central Africa Republic:
"This morning we are here, it is the first day of March, as they say 8 March is a day for women, and the whole month of March it will be a busy month for women. For women to be up to the task, as we say 50/50, women must be able to carry out what they do, contribute to their homes, contribute to their nations."

Together, UNPOL and ISF women officers contribute towards security of Central African people and their property. Often, they carry out joint patrols in the neighborhoods of the capital city Bangui and in the regions. During these patrols, the female police interact with the population and gather intelligence that help towards better services.

SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA :
"Whether we are UNPOL, we are engaged with our counterparts’ internal security forces to support peacebuilding here in Central Africa through the patrols we organize, and through the security of elections."

UNPOL and ISF women also work together in the UMIRR, the Joint Rapid Intervention Unit for the repression of violence against women and children, on issues of gender-based violence and conflict-related issues. Within this structure, they actively contribute to the reduction of violence by sensitizing the population in the neighborhoods and in the Joint Rapid Intervention and Repression Unit meetings.

SOUNDBITE (French) Issa Charlotte, Acting Director, UMIRR Police:
"UMIRR continues to receive victims of gender-based violence and other victims combined. And with the support of the partners we took strict measures, published by the government we had received handwashing kits and masks allowing the UMIRR to put all victims to be protected at COVID-19."

Investing in Peace Building and Gender Equality to Promote Women's Empowerment in the Context of COVID-19 is the theme chosen in 2021. United Nations women police in the Central African Republic in the context of the implementing MINUSCA's mandate, help support Internal Security Forces in their fight against COVID. They reinforce the mobile brigade of the Central African National Gendarmerie in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID in the country.

SOUNDBITE (French) Ablavi Nodjigno, UN Police, MINUSCA:
"We carry out our missions in a very complex context of the COVID-19 pandemic, but women are still engaged, determined in carrying out their mission to preserve to strengthen to protect the civilian population."

SOUNDBITE (French) Uwolobili Nicolette, Captain of the Gendarmerie:
"We respect the government's instructions for social distancing, wearing masks, here I am, in my office you will see the hand gels, there are also the basins, the buckets of water and soap, and we sensitize the population."

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March, in many countries around the world to commemorate the struggle of women for the respect of their rights.
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