International Women's day: launch of an international drawing competition

Type: Report   Reference: I-060801   Duration: 11:34:50  Lieu:
End production: 08/03/2009   First transmission: 08/03/2009
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March. Hundreds of events occur not just on that day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. On 8 March 2009, an international drawing competition was launched in Yemen.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
11:31:53 Title 00:00:04
11:31:58 View of Sana'a 00:00:09
11:32:07 Women in streets of Sana'a (3 shots) 00:00:20
11:32:27 Exterior view of the Syrian Cultural Centre in Sana'a 00:00:06
11:32:33 Children arriving at the Syrian Cultural Centre for the launching ceremony 00:00:04
11:32:37 Banner stating the cooperation between the EU and the Yemeni Ministry of Education and local NGO Shawthab 00:00:04
11:32:41 General view of the ceremony 00:00:06
11:32:47 Introduction and explanation of the competition by a child (2 shots) 00:00:12
11:32:59 Soundbite by Michele Cervone d'Urso, Head of the Delegation of the EU to Yemen, (in ENGLISH): what is happening is pretty unique in Yemen because this is the launch of the EU drawing competition; Yemen has been selected as the venue for the entire Middle East; this shows very much the relevance of gender women issues in Yemen; it has also brought implications on our partnership with this country; I hope very much that it will put gender women issues high on the agenda in Yemen. 00:00:28
11:33:27 Soundbite by Michele Cervone d'Urso (in ENGLISH): the reason why we are there is that on 8 March 2009 it is International Women's Day and we are estimating that about 60 000 children worldwide will have participated in the drawing competitions in the past two years. 00:00:22
11:33:49 Soundbite by Michele Cervone d'Urso (in ENGLISH): we believe that by supporting such initiatives we can on the one hand support creativity, children's rights, but on the other hand press home let's say in a gentle way the need to insure progress in women's rights; and I think Yemen is the classic example; Yemen has arguably the worst gender indicators in the world. 00:00:23
11:34:12 Soundbite by Michele Cervone d'Urso (in ENGLISH): the principle of equal treatment between men and women is a fundamental principle of the EU since its establishment; similarly, the rights of women in Yemen are embedded in the constitution; the girl on my right indicated it is also embedded in the Quran. 00:00:22
11:34:34 Cutaway 00:00:09
11:34:43 Audience applauding 00:00:07
11:34:50 Workshop in Syrian Cultural Centre where kids already started drawing on the theme "Once upon a time, there was a girl and a boy, without the two of them, the world would no longer be..." (7 shots) 00:00:58
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