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maman et les metiers

nous voiyons que les mamans sont a la base detous dans notre monde actuelle .mai je regrete fort de voir enconre le condition masculine entre de dire que une femme n' aucune droit d' etre bueaucrate, n' est peuve pas gouverne le pays n' estpeuve pas s' injeree dans affaires administration economie -politico .
c' est pourquoi , nous demandons au conglais d' efface ses conceptes imaginaire dans eux. une femme congose doit etre ; - bueaucrate, economiste, gouvenante , elle doit franchir les etapes educatif.
que les homme sachent que nous avions meme raisonnement mai le facon de creation humaine , nous sommes differents d'eux. fait a bukavu le 21/ 08/ 2012

English translation by PulseWire member Elle Crossley

It is clear that mothers form the foundations of today's world. I am angered to hear men say that women have no right to be officials, that we cannot run a country and shouldn't get involved in matters of economics and political administration.
For this reason, we call upon Congolese women to be rid of this mistaken image they may have themselves. A Congolese woman should be an official, an economist, a politician. She should reach the highest levels of education. Let men know that we are able to think as well as they can though we are created differently and are different to them.
Bukavu, the 21 August 2012

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Elle Crossley's picture

Mothers and professions

It is clear that mothers form the foundations of today's world. I am angered to hear men say that women have no right to be officials, that we cannot run a country and shouldn't get involved in matters of economics and political administration.
For this reason, we call upon Congolese women to be rid of this mistaken image they may have themselves. A Congolese woman should be an official, an economist, a politician. She should reach the highest levels of education. Let men know that we are able to think as well as they can though we are created differently and are different to them.
Bukavu, the 21 August 2012

Elle Crossley's picture

Merci

Merci pour votre message courageux. Continuez, s'il vous plaît, d'encourager les femmes congolaises d'avoir confiance comme vous! Pouvez-vous nous dire plus sur vos expériences de l'inégalité et ce qu'on peut faire pour améliorer la situation?

Cordialement,
Elle

Strange's picture

A person is their mother's child

Your statement is so true. People underestimate the influence that mother's have on their children's future lives. It is paramount that women teach their children especially their girls to strive to become whatever they want. It would be great is you could include some of your personal experiences with this!

Kara-Amena's picture

Mothers

I agree that mothers form the foundations of the world. What a beautiful expression! Once I was speaking with a young man from another country and trying to convince him that women are capable of great things. He agreed, saying that "of course, women give birth to inventors and politicians and professors" - as if giving birth is all that women can do. We had a long conversation after I went home and collected information about dozens of women around the world who have huge achievements. Explorers, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, writers, photographers, business women, etc. You make a great point that women and girls need to have a positive image of themselves. It's probably more important to teach the girls to reach high and dream big. Finding some successful role models would be such an inspiration. I hope that Congolese women can reach their greatest heights and prove to the world what they are capable of!

Mila's picture

Dear Hamisi, Thank you for

Dear Hamisi,

Thank you for writing and sharing your story. Yes, mothers are very influential and can really affect change. It sounds very difficult for women to get involved in economics and politics. Besides the impact of mothers, how else do you think women should become involved in politics and economics? It can be very hard to change an image of yourself/your people. If women support eachother, it can be done!

All the best to you and thank you for your hard work.

Mila

Gbemi Abeow's picture

Yes you Can!

Yes you can Hamisi, and yes women in Congo can as well. But first women have to believe in themselves, believe that they are capable of reaching heights that seem at first unreachable. I know that the call to motherhood drives women's desires more than the push to get educated and skilled for the positions and tasks you have mentioned. But it becomes possible if women decide to work together by challenging one another.

Your Truly,

Gbemisola Abiola

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