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L'éducation

En R.D.C nous avons le problème d’analphabétisme il y a 80% analphabète.
Et sur le 80% les femmes sont nombreuses il y a l'injustice au niveau de la communauté elle même.
Les parents privilégient les enfants garçons pour étudier et laissent les filles à la maison pour tout les travaux domestiques, ils ont un langage qui dit que les études des femmes se termines à la cuisine car on ne donnaient pas aux femmes les travaux ou la prise de décision mais seulement les hommes.Mais avec la présence des ONG s qu'ont commence maintenant à donner les femmes aussi une petite place.parents intéressent leurs filles à faire vite le mariage même si elles sont encore minière pour qu'elles quittent à leurs chargent. Les Il y a aussi les maris qui trompent les filles qu’elles vont les prendre à mariage et elles vont continuer les études dans leurs foyés mais après leurs mariages ces hommes refusent à leurs femmes de continuer les études.La femme se trouve dans l'impossibilité de continuer les études car ce son mari qui doit la soutenir sur le moyen financier car elle même n'a le travail.Les parents aussi à leurs tour disent que la fille mariée elle ne plus à leurs charge ont ne pas l'aider à continuer ces études car ce pour l’intérêt de son mari.

English translation by PulseWire member aheraud

In the DRC we have a problem with illiteracy - about 80% of people are illiterate and of those 80%, there are many women. There is injustice everywhere, even at the community level. Parents value boys over girls, allowing them to study and keeping girls at home to do domestic work. There is a saying that women's studies stop in the kitchen ("a woman's place is in the kitchen") because only men and not women have a place in other work and decision making. However, with the presence of NGOs women are starting to have a small place in society. Parents push daughters to marry quickly, even if they are still minors, so that they will no longer be dependant on their parents. There are also men who convince women to marry them with the promise of continuing their studies, but once married and settled into their new homes, these men refuse to make good on their promises. Women often cannot continue their studies because they are dependant on their husbands financially and have no financial freedom or work of their own. Parents contribute to this, stating that a married daughter is no longer of their concern and her education has little value to a husband.

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aheraud's picture

Translation

In the DRC we have a problem with illiteracy - about 80% of people are illiterate and of those 80%, there are many women. There is injustice everywhere, even at the community level. Parents value boys over girls, allowing them to study and keeping girls at home to do domestic work. There is a saying that women's studies stop in the kitchen ("a woman's place is in the kitchen") because only men and not women have a place in other work and decision making. However, with the presence of NGOs women are starting to have a small place in society. Parents push daughters to marry quickly, even if they are still minors, so that they will no longer be dependant on their parents. There are also men who convince women to marry them with the promise of continuing their studies, but once married and settled into their new homes, these men refuse to make good on their promises. Women often cannot continue their studies because they are dependant on their husbands financially and have no financial freedom or work of their own. Parents contribute to this, stating that a married daughter is no longer of their concern and her education has little value to a husband.

aheraud's picture

Merci

Il est bien écrit ce message - alors je l'ai traduit en anglais. As-tu autre chose à partager avec nous? Ta propre histoire peut-être?
En solidarité,
Abby

Kusinza Ntebwa Espérance's picture

Education

Consernat mon histoire ne pas aussi bon pour moi.
J'ai eu mon Diplôme d’État en 2004 mais en 2002 j' avais eu un garçon qui était tombé amoureuse de moi.
Dans le fiencail il m'avait promis de continuer mes études 2ans après.
Juste en 2006 j'avais commencé l' I.S.P / BUKAVU en Science Commerciale et Administrative.
Au début de l'année académique j'avais une grossesse d'un mois et avec mes calcules je savais que je vais terminer cette année académique avant l'accouchement.
Mais compte-tenus de multiples problèmes qu'ait connut l' I.S.P cet année les étudiant (e)s avaient décidé de faire les grèves.
Avec mes calcules j’étaie perturbé. Après ces grèves j'avais continuée les études mais malheureusement j'avais mis au monde avant la fin de cette année.
Le cours commençait de 8h°° et se terminait à 17h°°, avec le trajet je quittais chez moi à 7h°° pour y revenir à 18h°°.
Laisser le nouveau né pendant tout ces temps sans domestique sans bubéro entant qu'une mère n'était pas bien j'étais dans l'obligation d'abandonner les études.
Après mon mari m'avait proposé de faire la formation de l'informatique, après avoir terminé cette formation je lui avait dit de continuer l'Institut supérieure et universitaire il avait refusé. Moi même j'avais les difficultés sur le moyen financier, j'avais dit à mes parents de m'aider ils m'avaient dit qu'ils ont ce souci mais ils ont un grand charge.
Maintenant en Janvier 2012 j'ai eu un petit travail et sans tarder j'ai recommencer plus à l' I.S.P mais à l'Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers. Merci

Dear Kusinza,
I really appreciate your effort to raise your voice and talk about women’s problems. Lack of women empowerment in the society has many different roots which are interlinked to each other and bringing equality for women in societies like yours and mine (Afghanistan) requires a comprehensive observation of the condition of women in the society. If they are provided with primary education, but are not supported to continue their higher education, then most of them might not be able to compete with men to get jobs and become financially independent. And if they are able to continue their education but are not allowed to work and fully participate in the society, by their husband or in laws, then their education will not help much with empowering them. But the very first step is for women to realize their potential and inner power that they are not less than men, That they have equal right to choose how they want to live their life. The journey is long and very difficult, but the perspective is bright as long as women like you try to inspire other women to fight for their rights to education, work and freedom of choice.

Regrads,
Masooma

Nicole.Staudinger's picture

Strength

Dear Kusinza,

It must be so heartbreaking and frustrating to be a part of a society in which you are not recognized as an equal. My heart goes out to you and your community of under-appreciated women. Hopefully as the prominence of NGOs rises and awareness about the situation increases, things will change. With people like you as advocates, soon it will be recognized that a woman's place in not "in the kitchen," but in the world at large, self-empowered and self-actualized. Thank you so much for sharing your struggle.

To change,
Nicole

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