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GENDER-BASED VIOLENCES

Les violences basees sur le genre sont multiples dans notre pays et ce depuis l'avenement des multiples guerres qui sevissent dans notre pays, La recrudescence des violences physiques a depuis lors obligee plusieurs organisations a travailler sur cette thematique en vue d'en faire la denonciation aupres des communautes mondiales en vue de leurs repression, Toutefois les autres formes des violences ont tendance a etre minimisees et pourtant, ils ont aussi des consequences facheuses pour leurs victimes, Neanmoins les violences physiques, notamment le viol dans notre pays est le resultat de toutes les guerres auxquels le peuple congolais ne cesse d'etre confronte, Il ya lieu d'observer que la femme congolaise en paye depuis lors le tribut,au risque meme de sa vie. Toutefois plusieurs organisations internationales intervenant dans ce domaine interviennent dans la prise en charge sanitaire et pour la reinsertion sociale et economique des victimes, Cependant, les aspects juridiques ne sont pas encore pris en charge suffisamment au profit des victimes qui empatissent de voir leur bourrot se rejouir de l'impunite dont ils jouissent,
Toutefois, la mise en place d'une loi en vue de la repression constitue un pas. Nous souhaiterions que des plaidoyers se poursuivent pour lutter contre l'impunite des violeurs.

English translation by PulseWire member MESSA

Gender based violence has been regular in our country since the advent of Wars that swept the country. Physical violence has led to the birth of several organisations created to denounce it at the level of the international community As a result, other forms of violence are set aside, meanwhile their consequences also negatively affect its victims. Nevertheless, physical violence, rape especially is a result of all wars that struck Congo, it should be noted that the congolese woman is paying the price, even her life is at stake. Several international organisations intervene to give sanitation and socio-economic assistance to the victims. However, the judicial aspect of this is not efficiently taken care of. Victims could still find their assailants go un punished. Passing a law against this will be a step ahead. We wish that measures be put in place to fight against these rapists.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign.

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MESSA's picture

les viouleurs doivent être dénoncés

le viol constitue une atteinte majeure aux droits de la femme. ce qui fait mal c'est le fait que ces violeurs ne sont pas la plus part de temps dénoncés; parfois, ils ne sont pas exposés par la loi.

si les violeurs sont dénoncés, et si les lois telles que vous le

souhaitiez est mise en place adéquatement, le nombre de viol réduira et les violeurs seront enfin punis.

Merci de vous battre inlassablement pour dire non à ces injustices faites aux femmes.

Cordialement

Blandine

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

MESSA's picture

Translation

Gender based violence has been regular in our country since the advent of Wars that swept the country. Physical violence has led to the birth of several organisations created to denounce it at the level of the international community As a result, other forms of violence are set aside, meanwhile their consequences also negatively affect its victims. Nevertheless, physical violence, rape especially is a result of all wars that struck Congo, it should be noted that the congolese woman is paying the price, even her life is at stake. Several international organisations intervene to give sanitation and socio-economic assistance to the victims. However, the judicial aspect of this is not efficiently taken care of. Victims could still find their assailants go un punished. Passing a law against this will be a step ahead. We wish that measures be put in place to fight against these rapists.

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

torilynnfox's picture

Hello Madeleine

Thank you for sharing your testimony with us. Rape is the most wretched form of violation. The body, mind, and spirit usually never fully recover. I pray that the laws in Congo become more strict in regards to women's rights and personal safety. It is infuriating to see any rapist go free and without punishment, though God will punish him I'm sure. Please keep sharing your testimonies with us. Hopefully with many brave women like yourself speaking out, change can surely be made. The Congolese women are strong and powerful and I truly believe you will enact the changes that are needed.

Sending you prayers for peace,
Victoria

sarahgustavus's picture

Supporting Victims

Madeleine,

Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You raise many important issues for Congolese women. You have an important, broad perspective on how many concerns are connected. Laws are very important. If a new law was passed, what else is needed to help assure that justice is achieved? Is the lack of laws an issue of culture? Political will? Funds to enforce such laws? You raise important points about justice and the law and I hope to hear more about what these laws might look like and how they would be enforced.

I stand with you in solidarity.

Sarah

workworkwork's picture

Rape Capital of the World

Madeleine,
Thank you for pointing out one of the biggest challenges women face in the Congo. In fact, the UN has called the DRC the 'rape capital of the world.' It is not enough to enact legislation to protect women from this fate, because without the means to enforce the legislation, the laws mean nothing. I hope and pray women like yourself will continue to speak out against a system that continually fails to safeguard their women and children. I would like to hear more about the organizations that are speaking out against this travesty. How better can they help ensure the safety of women in the community. Please keep shouting out...your voice is an important tool for change.

workworkwork

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