SOUTH SUDAN / WOMEN REPRESENTATION

02-Nov-2022 00:01:50
In South Sudan, the signing of the peace deal in 2018 not only ushered in an era of renewed hope across this war-torn country but also included a very special provision—35 per cent representation for women across in political decision-making. Four years later, much remains to be done to ensure that these numbers are attained. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WOMEN REPRESENTATION
TRT: 1:50
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 2 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, Addis signing

DATELINE: 2 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

2. Various shots, workshop
3. SOUNDBITE (English) MARGRET APOLLO, CHAIRLADY, WOMEN’S UNION, CENTRAL EQUATORIA”
“So, our main objective is now to sensitize our women on their rights. We have also to make awareness of their health so that they know something to do with their health. We also have to make them be aware, we have to give them knowledge of how to generate income.”
4. Various shots, workshop
5. SOUNDBITE (English) MICHAEL LADO, MAYOR, JUBA CITY COUNCIL:
“We are asking or we are appealing to all the associations to have unity among themselves, especially the women to have unity among themselves and to consider themselves equal and have social cohesion among themselves. This is one very important thing that we need women to start that and continue embracing peace among themselves too.”

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6. Various Shots, Internally Displaced People
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In South Sudan, the signing of the peace deal in 2018 not only ushered in an era of renewed hope across this war-torn country but also included a very special provision—35 per cent representation for women across in political decision-making. Four years later, much remains to be done to ensure that these numbers are attained.

In this regard, the Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently organized a two-day workshop in Juba cross-section of women leaders from Central Equatoria to not only identify specific barriers to full and equal representation but also the role that everyone can play in breaking these down.

SOUNDBITE (English) MARGRET APOLLO, CHAIRLADY, WOMEN’S UNION, CENTRAL EQUATORIA:
“So, our main objective is now to sensitize our women on their rights. We have also to make awareness of their health so that they know something to do with their health. We also have to make them be aware, we have to give them knowledge of how to generate income.”

For Juba City Council Mayor, Michael Lado, women are key in ensuring sustainable peace in this young country. But, more importantly, he feels that women should convene and connect with each other.
SOUNDBITE (English) MICHAEL LADO, MAYOR, JUBA CITY COUNCIL:
“We are asking or we are appealing to all the associations to have unity among themselves, especially the women to have unity among themselves and to consider themselves equal and have social cohesion among themselves. This is one very important thing that we need women to start that and continue embracing peace among themselves too.”

Women and young girls have been disproportionately affected by conflict in South Sudan and their voices must be heard and included to ensure a durable peace.
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