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South Sudan vice president pledges a commitment to combat sexual violence.

JUBA (CyHAN)- South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar pledged a commitment by the new government to combat sexual violence and all other forms of abuses by the security sector.

The vice president made the pledge on Sunday (8 May) during a meeting with United Nations (UN) special envoy on sexual violence Zainab Bangura.

Bangura said that mechanisms should be put in place to ensure cases of rape, kidnap and other forms of abuse do not occur. Machar said the government will embark on awareness raising programs with members of the various security organs. He also said that, "now we are settling in and very soon we will start this project and increase the awareness among the army and the police and other security organs we hope we will develop a manual a training manual for the forces and for the other security sector so that we really combat sexual violence in the armed forces and also in the other security sectors we look forward to your support in terms of personnel to help us develop such a manual and also in the training of the forces."

The UN Special envoy, Zainab Bangura, explained why the meeting with the first vice president was crucial for her.

Bangura said "two years ago in the same bar he made a unilateral commitment in terms of fighting against sexual violence and since they were worked with him a high focal person to appoint joint technical working group to train 53 commanders who have made commitment on sexual violence so since he assumed this new position I came to assumed this new position I came first of all to congratulate him and to recognize the work he has done with us the last two years in making sure there is accountability, there is justice and to be able to continue to work on the issue of sexual violence since his return to Juba."

The special representative of the secretary general on sexual violence flew to Juba last week to meet government officials and other relevant institutions to highlight the need to end sexual violence.

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE MACHAR

SOURCE: UNMISS

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

DATELINE: 8 MAY, 2016, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST

1. Wide shot, Zainab Bangura and UN officials arriving

2. Med shot, VP Riek Machar greeting delegation

3. Wide shot, VP Machar office

4. Med shot, Zainab Bangura talking to VP Machar

5. Close up, Zainab Bangura, UN Special envoy on sexual violence in conflict

6. Wide shot, Delegation seated

7. Med shot, Machar taking note

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Riek Machar,Vice President of South Sudan:

"Now we are settling in and very soon we will start this project and increase the awareness among the army and the police and other security organs we hope we will develop a manual a training manual for the forces and for the other security sector so that we really combat sexual violence in the armed forces and also in the other security sectors we look forward to your support in terms of personnel to help us develop such a manual and also in the training of the forces"

9. Med shot, Zainab Bangura and Riek Machar

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Zainab Bangura, Special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, United Nations:

"Two years ago in the same bar he made a unilateral commitment in terms of fighting against sexual violence and since they were worked with him a high focul person to appoint joint technical working group to train 53 commanders who have made commitment on sexual violence so since he assumed this new position I came to assumed this new position I came first of all to congratulate him and to recognize the work he has done with us the last two years in making sure there is accountability, there is justice and to be able to continue to work on the issue of sexual violence since his return to Juba"

11. Med shot, Bangura and Machar shaking hands

DURATION: 02:16

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