SOUTH SUDAN / CONFLICT RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE

06-Dec-2023 00:02:58
A recent workshop in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, aimed to strengthen capacities among the National Police’s Steering Committee and focal points in all of the country’s ten states to prevent, respond to and investigate this scourge. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / CONFLICT RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE
TRT: 02:58
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 06 DECEMBER 2023, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, workshop
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Beedwantee Keetharuth, Senior Women’s Protection Adviser, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“I think it is important to say that the collaboration with the police is through the Steering Committee of the Action Plan on addressing CRSV by the police, by the SSNPS. The Steering Committee is a group of senior police officers who have the responsibility of implementing the action plan and the Women's Protection Advisory Unit does the collaborative support—technical support and assistance to the steering committee to ensure that different parts of the action plan are implemented and give the support that is needed to see that CRSV—which is the main part of the action plan, the aim—is stopped in South Sudan.”
3. Various shots, workshop
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sheritah Nyoka, Police Expert, Department of UN Peace Operations:
“We are mandated by Security Council Resolution 1888 of 2009 to assist national authorities, including police services, to strengthen their capacities to investigate and prosecute. Conflict related sexual violence and in line with that, we are here today to support the South Sudanese national police during this week and some of the topics that we are going to cover include understanding conflict related sexual violence, as well as demystifying some of the myths and misperceptions surrounding conflict related sexual violence.”
4. Med shot, workshop
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Colonel Eliza Adiang, South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS):
“We are present in all police sectors and stations to support citizens and specifically women to learn more about such crimes. People do not know but we can help them by bringing perpetrators to justice after we investigate with them and learn the truth. This is our mission.”
6. Med shot, presenting placard
7. Wide shot, group photo
STORYLINE
A recent workshop in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, aimed to strengthen capacities among the National Police’s Steering Committee and focal points in all of the country’s ten states to prevent, respond to and investigate this scourge.

SOUNDBITE (English) Beedwantee Keetharuth, Senior Women’s Protection Adviser, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“I think it is important to say that the collaboration with the police is through the Steering Committee of the Action Plan on addressing CRSV by the police, by the SSNPS. The Steering Committee is a group of senior police officers who have the responsibility of implementing the action plan and the Women's Protection Advisory Unit does the collaborative support—technical support and assistance to the steering committee to ensure that different parts of the action plan are implemented and give the support that is needed to see that CRSV—which is the main part of the action plan, the aim—is stopped in South Sudan.”

The session was facilitated jointly by the UNMISS Women’s Protection Advisory Unit and the Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict.

SOUNDBITE (English) Sheritah Nyoka, Police Expert, Department of UN Peace Operations:
“We are mandated by Security Council Resolution 1888 of 2009 to assist national authorities, including police services, to strengthen their capacities to investigate and prosecute. Conflict related sexual violence and in line with that, we are here today to support the South Sudanese national police during this week and some of the topics that we are going to cover include understanding conflict related sexual violence, as well as demystifying some of the myths and misperceptions surrounding conflict related sexual violence.”

This interactive forum was appreciated by participants.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Colonel Eliza Adiang, South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS):
“We are present in all police sectors and stations to support citizens and specifically women to learn more about such crimes. People do not know but we can help them by bringing perpetrators to justice after we investigate with them and learn the truth. This is our mission.”

The event also launched the key messages card that focuses on drawing attention to the importance of the fight against this scourge which were distributed to all focal points.
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