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Somalia Adopts Action Plan for Post-transition Human Rights

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A nationwide consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap for Somalia has come to an end, with a pledge from the government to work towards improving human rights in the country. The five-day consultation was organized by the Somali Ministry of Women Human Rights Development, supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM), and drew participants from different parts of the country. Speaking during the closing ceremony, the Director General Mohamed Omar Nur said the workshop had been very productive and that the government would now work towards implementing the agreed work plan.
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    STORY: SOMALIA ADOPTS ACTION PLAN FOR POST-TRANSITION HUMAN RIGHTS ROAD MAP TRT: 2:41   SOURCE: UNSOM PUBLIC INFORMATION   RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to thenewsroom@auunist.org CREDIT REQUIRED: UNSOM PUBLIC INFORMATION LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/SOMALI/NATURAL   DATELINE: 3 NOVEMBER, 2014 /MOGADISHU, SOMALIA SHOTLIST 1.   Wide shot, participants during the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap conference 2.   Close up shot, laptop being used for a presentation 3.   Medium shot, participants at the conference 4.   Wide shot, view of the conference hall 5.   Medium shot, participants at the conference 6.   Medium shot, participants working on their laptop computers 7.   Medium shot; one of the participants making a presentation 8.   Medium shot; Director General Ministry of Women and Human Rights Mohamed Omar Nur addressing the participants 9.   Wide shot, view of the conference centre 10.   Medium shot; participants at the conference 11.   Medium shot, participants during the conference 12.   Close up shot, Mr. Mohamed Omar Nur 13.   Close up shot, one of the participants 14.   Medium shot, Somali women participants 15.   SOUNDBITE (English): Mohamed Omar, Director General in the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, Federal Government of Somalia:   “ What we were discussing during these five days was the rights of the people … the rights of Somali people. So this road map consultation was to talk about what we can do as a government, with civil society and other stakeholders to protect and promote human rights especially of women, children and persons with disabilities. ”  16.   Close up shot, Zahra Mohamed Ali, Minister of Human Rights Galmudug regional government 17.   Medium shot, participants listening 18.   Close up shot, Zahra Mohamed Ali Minister of Women Affairs Galmudug regional government 19.   Close up shot, Mohamed Omar Nur Director General Ministry of Gender  and Human Rights Development 20.   Medium shot, Women participants listening 21.   Medium shot, participants listening 22.   SOUNDBITE (English): Zahra Mohamed Ali Minister of Women, Family Affairs and Human Rights Galmudug regional government: “When i go back to my region, i need to have another worksh op similar to this one, to sensitize my ministers and all the Galmudug women ” S OUNDBITE (English): Abdifatah Dahir Hassan, Ministry of human rights advisor, Juba land administration   “We will take this message to our respective regions and we will convey this message to our community, in order to at least have hints about human rights issues …” 23.Wide shot, participants at the conference  STORY A nationwide consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap for Somalia has come to an end, with a pledge from the government to work towards improving human rights in the country. The five-day consultation was organized by the Somali Ministry of Women Human Rights Development, supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM), and drew participants from different parts of the country. Speaking during the closing ceremony, the Director General Mohamed Omar Nur said the workshop had been very productive and that the government would now work towards implementing the agreed work plan. “ What we were discussing during these five days was the rights of the people and not the rights of the people… the rights of Somali people. So this road map consultation was to talk about what we can do as a government, with civil society and other stakeholders to protect and promote human rights especially of women, children and persons with disabilities, ”  Workshop participants conceded that the workshop had enlightened them about the prevailing human rights issues in Somalia. They made a commitment to carry forward the discussion in various regional governments. The minister of Women, Family Affairs and Human Rights for Galmudug regional government Zahra Mohamed said, “When i go back to my region, i need to have another workshop similar to this one, to sensitize my ministers and all the Galmudug women ” “We will take this message to our respective regions and we will convey this message to our community, ”  added Abdifatah Dahir Hassan from the Ministry of Human Rights Advisor, Juba land administration. The conference covered a range of subjects, from human rights principles, current human rights challenges in Somalia, the role of security institutions in  ensuring the protection of civilians, existing mechanisms for helping victims of abuse, aspects of national, regional and international Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law as well as issues pertaining to access to justice, constitutional and legal reforms. The participants agreed on a plan of action and the roadmap that will human rights observance and best practices across the country. END.
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