STORY: AMISOM HOSTS WORKSHOP ON SOMALI

DRAFT GENDER POLICY
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/SOMALI/NATS
DATELINE: 17
th
/JUNE/2014, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST

1. Wide shot, Women civil society representatives attending the Draft National
Gender Policy workshop
2. Med shot, Women civil society representatives listening to Mane Ahmed,
AMISOM Gender Officer at the workshop
3. Close up, Women listening to Mane Ahmed, AMISOM Gender Officer at the
workshop
4. Close up, Somali women civil society representatives at the workshop
5. Med shot, Somali women at the workshop
6. Close up shot, Mane Ahmed, AMISOM Gender Officer at the workshop
7. Wide shot, Mane Ahmed, AMISOM Gender Officer interacting with the women
8. Close up shot, Mohamed Omar, Director General of the Somali Ministry of
Women and Human Rights
9. Med shot, Mohamed Omar Director General of the Somali Ministry of Women
and Human Rights addressing participants
10. Close up shot, Kaoutar Kaddouri, AMISOM Consultant Women and Child
Protection speaking
11. Close up, Somali woman listening in at the workshop
12. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) KAOUTAR KADDOURI, AMISOM CONSULTANT
WOMEN AND CHILD PROTECTION:
“I believe that women are the experts of their own situation and they are the first
person to say what their needs are and to collaborate in order to bring up a
positive change. So my work will be basically really to ensure that their voices
are heard and that their needs are responded to within the work that we will be
doing.”
13. Wide shot, Mane Ahmed at the workshop talking to the women
14. Med shot, Representative from the Ministry of Gender and Women affairs
addressing the women
15. Close up shot, Mane Ahmed taking notes at the workshop

16. SOUNDBITE: MOHAMED OMAR, DIRECTOR GENERAL of the SOMALI
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND HUMAN RIGHTS:

“As the ministry of gender, we have been working with AMISOM and we will
continue working with AMISOM as well as working with the civil society. I am
happy that all the civil society representatives are present today and the women
representing Banadir Region.”
17. Close up, Somali women at the workshop
18. Close up, Somali women at the workshop
19. Med shot, Kaoutar Kaddouri AMISOM Women and Child Protection Officer
speaking during the workshop
20. Wide shot, Women at the workshop


STORY

18/6/2014: The AMISOM Gender Unit has convened a consultative workshop on
Somalia’s draft National Gender Policy. The workshop attended by
representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia and civil society women
representatives discussed how the policy can be further developed to ensure
protection of the rights of women and children.

The policy seeks to establish a framework to guide the process of developing
legislation and implementation of programmes that will promote equal rights
and opportunities for men and women in all spheres of life.

Speaking during the workshop, Kaoutar Kaddouri, AMISOM Consultant Women
and Child Protection Officer noted the importance of engaging women in
discussions aimed to address issues that affect them.

“I believe that women are the experts of their own situation and they are the first
person to say what their needs are and to collaborate in order to bring up a
positive change. So my work will be basically really to ensure that their voices
are heard and that their needs are responded to within the work that we will be
doing,” she said.

The Director General of the Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights
Mohamed Omar said the government will continue working with AMISOM and
engaging the Somali women to ensure that their views are captured.

“As the Ministry of Gender, we have been working with AMISOM and we will
continue working with AMISOM as well as working with the civil society. I am
happy that all the civil society representatives are present today and the women
representing Benadir Region,” he said.

The AMISOM Gender Unit continues engagement with different stakeholders to
support the process of developing policy and legislation that will protect the
men, women and children of Somalia.
End.


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