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STORY: Somalia marks International Human

Rights Day
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DATELINE: 10th DECEMBER 2016, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
SHOT LIST
1. Wide shot, Civil society groups, members of parliament and
youth at meeting to mark International Human Rights Day.
2. Close up shot, lady addressing the group.
3. Med shot, government officials and United Nations Development
Program (UNDP) Country Director and United Nations Assistance
Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Senior Human Rights Officer listening
4. Close up shot, member of civil society addressing the group
5. Med shot, civil society group members listening
6. Close up shot, civil society group members and youth listening
7. SOUNDBITE: DAMIAN KLAUSS, SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS
OFFICER, UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA
(UNSOM)
There has been a lot of progress made. More needs to be done and
we cant wait for government institutions, we cant wait for commissions
to do that. We need individual people, we need civil societies to stand
up for each other to ensure that we dont step back further in what is
already a very grave human rights situation.
8. Wide shot, group in discussion
9. Close up shot, Member of Parliament, Ms Maryam Arif Qasim
addressing the group
10. Med shot, group of youths listening
11. Close up shot, civil society group members and youth listening
12. Med shot, civil society group members listening
13. SOUNDBITE: MS MARYAM ARIF QASIM, MEMBER OF
PARLIAMENT
Im one of the MPs in the last parliament who participated in the
review of the constitution. The second chapter talks about human rights
and this is highly valued especially for women because Somali women
rights are always ignored.
14. Close up shot, youth members listening

15. Med shot, Mr George Conway, United Nations Development


Program Country Director for Somalia (UNDP) addressing the group
16. Med shot, civil society group members listening to the
discussion
17. Close up, lady listening to the discussion
18. Wide shot, group listening to the discussion
19. Med shot, Mr George Conway, United Nations Development
Program Country Director for Somalia (UNDP) addressing the group
20. Med shot, civil society group members listening to the speaker
21. SOUNDBITE: MOHAMED IBRAHIM MOALIMU, NATIONAL
UNION OF SOMALI JOURNALISTS SECRETARY GENERAL
(NUSOJ)
For the past five months, more than 30 journalists have been arrested
in different parts of Somalia and as far as we know three journalists
were killed in Somalia. Theres intimidation, harassment that we
experience all the time as journalists in Somalia. Despite the
difficulties, the National Union of Journalists stands to defend the rights
of journalists.
22. Med shot, civil society group members listening
23. Close up shot, Muna Hassan Mohamed, Youth Representative
addressing the group
24. Med shot, Muna Hassan Mohamed, Youth Representative
addressing the group
25. Med shot, government officials and UN officials listening to the
group
26. SOUNDBITE: MUNA HASSAN MOHAMED, YOUTH
REPRESENTATIVE
Today is an important day. The message were sending is for the youth
in Somalia is to stand up for the rights of others. The youth have to
stand up for their fellow youth. The general message is for the youth to
protect the rights of fellow youths since many of their rights have been
violated.
27. Med shot, group in a discussion
28. Close up shot, disabled man, member of people with disabilities
in a wheel chair listening to discussion
29. SOUNDBITE: ABDULLAHI HASSAN, MEMBER OF PEOPLE
WITH DISABILITIES
On behalf of the people with disabilities in Somalia, were asking the
international community and the Somali people to create opportunities
for the lives and rights of the persons with disabilities from the bottom
to the top.
30. Government officials flanked by United Nations Assistance
Mission in Somalia human rights officer together with United Nations
Development Program Country Director cut the ribbon to officially open
the function
31. Close up shot, government officials cutting the ribbon
32. Med shot, group applauding

33. Med shot, civil society groups, members of parliament, UNDP


and UNSOM officials being shown the artwork
34. Med shot, civil society groups, members of parliament, UNDP
and UNSOM officials being shown the artwork
35. Close up shot, civil society groups, members of parliament,
UNDP and UNSOM officials being shown the artwork
36. Med shot, panning shot of the artwork
37. Close up shot, artwork on display
38. Med shot, artwork on dispay

Somalia marks International Human Rights Day


Mogadishu, 10 December 2016 -Civil society groups, Members of
Parliament and youth in Somalia today joined the rest of the world in
observing the International Human Rights Day through art, speeches and a
panel discussion at the Jazeera hotel in Mogadishu.
Citing this years theme Stand up for someones rights today the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Director for Somalia, George
Conway, acknowledged the tremendous progress the country has made in
addressing human rights situation.
Though acknowledging the efforts made on human rights, The United Nations
Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) senior human rights officer Damian
Klauss cautioned the situation remains tenuous, adding that more needs to be
done.
More needs to be done and we cant wait for government institutions, we
cant wait for commissions to do that. We need individual people, we need
civil societies to stand up for each other to ensure that we dont step back
further in what is already a very grave human rights situation, added Klauss.
A Member of Parliament who was involved in drafting the human rights law in
the current constitution, Ms Maryam Arif Qasim, blamed the misuse of cultural
norms to violate the rights of women.
She said the second chapter of the constitution talks about human rights and
this is highly valued, especially for women because Somali women rights are
always ignored.
The Secretary-General of the National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ),
Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, gave shocking figures of journalists who had
been arrested or killed to demonstrate the grave human rights situation in the
country.

In the last five months, more than 30 journalists have been arrested in
different parts of Somalia and as far as we know three journalists were killed
in Somalia.
Theres intimidation, harassment that we experience all the time as
journalists, the NUSOJ boss said adding that the union stands to defend the
rights of journalists.
The chairperson of the Somali Youth Cluster (SYC), Ms Muna Hassan
Mohamed, asked the youth in Somalia to use this years theme to stand up for
the rights of their fellow youth.
Today is an important day. The message were sending is for the youth in
Somalia to stand up for the rights of others. The youth have to stand up for
their fellow youth. The general message is for the youth to protect the rights of
fellow youths since many of their rights have been violated, the SYC
chairperson added.
Speaking on behalf of the people with disabilities in Somalia, Abdullahi
Hassan observed that at least 15 percent of the population was made up of
people with disabilities but they had been neglected in every sphere of the
society.
Hassan pleaded with the Somali society and the international community to
consider those with disabilities by giving them opportunities to education and
employment.
The International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December.
It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.