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STORY: Somalia marks the first International Day

for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict


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DATELINE: 19/06/2016, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
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1. Medium close up of two female partcipants
2. Wide shot with all female partcipants
3. Medium close up of two female partcipants
4. Wide shot of guests at the high table
5. Medium shot of the banner
6. SOUNDBITE: ASHA OSMAN UGAS - DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON, HINNA
We need to speak out against sexual violence. We need to tell the
public that sexual violence has no place in Islam. Religious
leaders, tell the public that the Holy Koran and Islam forbid sexual
violence. We have to tell the people that.
7. Close up shot of two partcipants
8. Wide shot of a female addressing fellow partcipants
9. Close up shot of two partcipants
10. Medium shot of male partcipants
11. Close up shot of a male participant
12. Medium close up shot of partcipants
13. Closeup shot of a campaign sticker.
14. SOUNDBITE: ADAR ALI MOHAMED - DIRECTOR, PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND INFORMATION IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN
AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
Sexual violence exists in Somalia and to address that, the
Ministry of Women and Human Rights has drafted a Bill. The Bill
has passed through cabinet and is now before Parliament. This
will help in the elimination of sexual violence in Somalia.
15. wide shot of female partcipants
16. Medium up shot of female partcipants
17. Close up shot of two partcipants
18. Wide shot of partcipants in a group picture
19. SOUNDBITE: MARYAN TAQAL - PARALEGAL OFFICER AT
THE SOMALI WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The new resolution helps conflict zones like Somalia to get


support and eliminate sexual violence in conflict. It also gives
effect to the laws of the country because a resolution by the UN
General Assembly strengthens the legal regime of members
states and helps curb wrongdoers as the member states have the
obligation to implement the resolution. When there is conflict
there is breakdown in law enforcement and that is where sexual
violence in conflict thrives.
20. SOUNDBITE: AMINA ARALE - OFFICIAL AT THE SOMALI
WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The extent of sexual violence in conflict in Somalia is a
synonymous to the extent of the conflict. When it comes to
Somalia, sexual violence in conflict is widespread and affects
women of all ages including children of both sexes. Sexual
violence in conflict affects the victim physically and mentally,
often stigmatizing the victims for the rest of their lives. It is
prevalent incase of internally displaced persons.
21. SOUNDBITE:
ABDULKADIR WEHLIYE AFRAH - MINISRTY OF HEALTH
OFFICIAL
I would urge the perpetrators of sexual violence to apologize for
the heinous acts they have committed. I also appeal to the
community to help victims and not distance themselves because
sexual violence affects them physically and mentally. It is the
reason we have a day to commemorate the elimination of sexual
violence in conflict. We will record and make a follow up on the
trend and chart out a way of eliminating it.
22. Left to right pan of participants posing for a group photograph.

STORY
Somalia marks the first International Day for the Elimination of
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Mogadishu, 19th June 2016 Somalia today joined the world in
marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual
Violence in Conflict, with a plea to the public to speak out against the
crime in the country.
HINNA, a local non-governmental organization with the support of the
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), organized an
event to raise awareness on the subject and which had the presence of

government officials, representatives from civil society organizations,


womens groups, elders and Islamic scholars and victims of sexual
assault and violence.
Participants engaged in vibrant and engaging discussions on sexual
violence in conflict, with a particular focus on Somalia. They also
welcomed the event as a means of drawing public attention to the
issue and expressed hopes that it would strengthen existing anti-sexual
violence legislation.
Speaking after the event, Asha Osman Ugas, the Deputy Chairperson
of HINNA, condemned sexual violence in conflict. We need to speak
out against sexual violence. We need to tell the public that sexual
violence has no place in Islam. Religious leaders, tell the public that the
Holy Koran and Islam forbid sexual violence. We have to tell the people
that, Ugas observed.
Adar Ali Mohamed, the Director of Public Relations and Information in
the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, said the
government was making concerted efforts to tackle the vice, by first
coming up with tougher laws. The Ministry of Women and Human
Rights has drafted a bill. The bill has passed through cabinet and is
now before Parliament. This will help in the elimination of sexual
violence in Somalia once it becomes law, she added.
Sexual violence is rampant in Somalia which is slowly emerging from
decades of civil war. Camps hosting internally displaced persons have
been particularly affected. Last year, the country reported that 94% of
survivors of sexual violence cases were females and 74% of them had
come from IDP communities.
Last year, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 19 as
the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
The need to end sexual violence is greater than ever and more and
efforts are in place through a combination of actions undertaken by the
Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations, international and
local non-governmental organizations and the donor community.
These joint efforts have resulted in tangible results being achieved
through the implementation of the National Action Plan on Ending
Sexual Violence in Conflict in Somalia.

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