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CRISES ECONOMIQUES DE LA REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

INTRODUCTION
Actuellement le femme congolaise est la prémière victime de la crise économique de la RDC qui découle des diffétentes guerres interminable; depuis la rébelion de MULELISTES en 1964 jusqu'à ce jour avec le M23.
certains enfants qui sont nés durant ce période portent les noms de; MWAVITA qui signifie fille née pendant la guerre.
MATESO, MASUMBUKO, MACHOZI qui signifient enfants nés pendant les temps des souffrances.
Ces appellations proviennent de la situation que traversent les congolais en général et la femme en particulier (violes durant 48 ans de guerre en RDC, donc de 1964 à 2012).
I. VIOLENCES FAITES A LA FEMME CONGOLAISE
1. Les paysannes sont devenues "femmes au mille bras"
- Elle se leve très top le matin avant les autres, elle prepare le repas matinal, entretien la maison et accompagne les petits enfants à l'école avant de ce rendre au champ en trainant derrier elle le petit bétail.
- Elle passe toute la journée sous un soleil brulant où les pluies violententes parfois avec son bébé sur le dos.
- Elle va chercher les bois de chauffages, pile le manioc pour se procurer de la farine.
- Elle prépare les repas du soir sous la fumé qui lui fait mal aux yeux. La pauvre femme fatiguée, épuissée donne la nouriture à toute la famille en s'oubliant soi même.
- Elle se poumone pour la survie de siens.
2. Les femmes vivant en ville sont devenues des vaches laiteuses.
- Elle traversent les frontières des pays voisins très tot le matin avec toutes les risque pour ce procurer des vivres de premières nécessités qu'elles vendent aux marchés urbain jusqu'aux heures tardivent.
- Elles rentrent munies des vivre sans ometre les frais de loyer, les primes scolaires de leurs enfants, les soins médicaux et l'habillement des toute la famille.
- Les femmes congolaises sont très surchargées parce que les hommes vivent dans un chômage notoire et ceux qui travaillent; sont mal payés (salaire maigre).

English translation by PulseWire member Alvaroos

INTRODUCTION
Currently Congolese women are the first victims of the economic crisis in the DRC, as a consequence of different endless wars; from 1964 with the Mulelist rebellion until today with the M23.
Some children who were born during this period are named MWAVITA which means children born during the war.
Mateso, Masumbuko, Machozi which means children born during suffering times.
These names come from the situation lived by the Congolese people in general and women in particular (rapped during 48 years of war in the DRC, so from 1964 to 2012).
I. VIOLENCE AGAINST CONGOLESE WOMEN
1. The farmers have become "thousand arms women"
- They get up very early in the morning, before others, and prepare breakfast, clean the house and take children to school before going to the field, taking the cattle with them.
- They spend all day under the burning sun, where violent rainfalls sometimes arise, with a baby on their back.
- They look for firewood and grind the cassava to obtain flour.
- They prepare dinner, with the smoke hurting their eyes. The poor tired woman feed the whole family forgeting about themselves.
- They give everything for the family survival.
2. Women living in the city have become milky cows.
- They cross the border of neighboring countries very early in the morning with all the risk involved to get basic food to sell at the urban markets until late.
- They return home bringing all the supplies, the rental payment of the house, children's school tuition fees, medical care and clothing for the whole family.
- Congolese women are overworking because men live in a notorious unemployment situation and those who work, are poorly paid (little payroll).

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lubala rosalie's picture

CRISE ECONOMIQUE DE LA RDC

3. Les femmes déplacées de guerre vivant en ville n'ont ni champs, ni capital pour exercer un petit commerce, ni logement . Elles sont devenues des charrettes pour transporter des sacs de manioc, qui surpassent leur poids.
une femme qui pèse 50kg porte un sac de 100kg sur son dos moyennant 1$ sur une distance de 1 km.
- Les pauvres femmes qui attendent leur bébé font de fausses - couches en cours de la route sous un fardeau qui est supérieur à leurs poids pour la survie de leurs familles.
de grâce, sauvons ces mères qui sont en péril.
III. SOLUTIONS ENVISAGÉES

1) Bonne gouvernance
2) Stop à la guerre et promouvoir la paix "la paix c'est du pain".
3) Protéger le pays en combattant le pillage de nos ressources.
4) travailler pour le développement du pays.

IV. CONCLUSION
La femme est le berceau de l'humanité.
Il faut bien la protégée parce qu'elle peut faire et défaire toute la nation.

INTRODUCTION
Currently Congolese women are the first victims of the economic crisis in the DRC, as a consequence of different endless wars; from 1964 with the Mulelist rebellion until today with the M23.
Some children who were born during this period are named MWAVITA which means children born during the war.
Mateso, Masumbuko, Machozi which means children born during suffering times.
These names come from the situation lived by the Congolese people in general and women in particular (rapped during 48 years of war in the DRC, so from 1964 to 2012).
I. VIOLENCE AGAINST CONGOLESE WOMEN
1. The farmers have become "thousand arms women"
- They get up very early in the morning, before others, and prepare breakfast, clean the house and take children to school before going to the field, taking the cattle with them.
- They spend all day under the burning sun, where violent rainfalls sometimes arise, with a baby on their back.
- They look for firewood and grind the cassava to obtain flour.
- They prepare dinner, with the smoke hurting their eyes. The poor tired woman feed the whole family forgeting about themselves.
- They give everything for the family survival.
2. Women living in the city have become milky cows.
- They cross the border of neighboring countries very early in the morning with all the risk involved to get basic food to sell at the urban markets until late.
- They return home bringing all the supplies, the rental payment of the house, children's school tuition fees, medical care and clothing for the whole family.
- Congolese women are overworking because men live in a notorious unemployment situation and those who work, are poorly paid (little payroll).

Alvaroos's picture

Bonjour Lubala Rosalie

Bonjour Lubala Rosalie. Merci de partager votre histoire, c’est très dur de connaître la situation de la majorité des femmes qui vivent dans votre pays. La guerre est la situation la plus dur et ses conséquences sont terribles. De mon point de vue, le changement à une société meilleure réside dans l'éducation, de la société et des parents à leurs enfants. Ces femmes doivent éduquer leurs enfants dans l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes et même si c'est un long processus, il va changer peu à peu la société. C´est également important que les femmes prennent conscience de qui est qu´elles sont et ce qu'elles font pour la société, et se évaluer chaque jour un peu plus.

Álvaro Ortega Sebastián
Portland OR USA

es813's picture

Strength of a Woman

Lubala-
It never ceases to amaze me how strong women are around the world and how selfless they can be for the love of their family and children. Thank you for sharing.
liz

Thank you for sharing your story. The traditional role of a female continues in every culture, society and religion. Women are the strongest sex, both phsyically and emotionally. I commend women for what they do, specifically being a mother, wife, and working. Nevertheless, you need a day off to rest. This day off should be for your husband to work and take care of the children, so he realizes what you go through on a day to day basis. Take off your birthday and celebrate it. Tell your husband, today, I will not make dinner or anything. Today is my birthday and you will take care of the kids today and treat me with dinner. Ask him to make you dinner. You deserve this and more, but I understand that even asking for 1 day off is difficult. Your birthday is the perfect excuse for you to do it! Take advantage of it. Remember, we as women need to stay strong and change these traditional patriarchial habbits.

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

Mila's picture

Hi Lubala, Thank you so much

Hi Lubala,

Thank you so much for writing. I am so sorry to hear about the hardships your women face. The strength of women is always amazing. As long as us women support eachother, we will all get through this difficult times. Remember, it will change, eventually. Your writing would be even more powerful if you shared a personal story.

Please take care of yourself,
Mila

Strange's picture

personal is political

Your recount of the experience of Congolese women truly shows that the personal is political. Your experiences are shared my many women around the world. By breaking it down to specific issue we are able to relate to Congolese women. I agree that is would be amazing if you could share a personal story. Thank you so much for sharing!

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