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LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT

Dans mon article précédent, j'avais évoqué les questions ayant trait au sommet mondial sur la francophonie qui se tiendra en date du 12 au 14 Octobre 2012 à Kinshasa, en République Démocratique Du Congo.
A cet effet, nous estimons qu'étant donné que l'agenda du Président français ne s'arrêtera pas seulement aux préoccupations de la langue française, mais aussi à des questions de haute portée politique dans notre pays, nous estimons que le seuil des violences vécues par les femmes congolaises das la partie orientale de la RDC dépassent tout entendement. Nous pensons que nous sommes à travers world pulse, la voix des sans voix. C'est pourquoi, nous qui vivons ces faits ici à l'Est, nous ne devons plus attendre que les autres parlent pour nous. Les mamans shujaa auront tout intérêt à participer à des occasions d'échanges, tel le sommet de la francophonie qui est en cours, en RDC en vue de poursuivre leurs plaidoyers pour la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes.
Conformément au principe de world pulse selon lequel "No One will speak for me, I will speak myself".
Notre préoccupation majeure c'est de répondre à ce principe qui constitue un encouragement à toutes les femmes du monde entier de s'unir ensemble et de délier leurs langues en vue de stopper les violences dont les femmes sont longtemps victimes.
Ici, il ne nous appartient pas de continuer à rester passives face à toutes les violations des droits reconnus aux femmes, lesquels continuent à être baffoués, non moins encore à toutes ces violences infligées aux femmes, mères de toutes les nations, reduites aujourd'hui à des simples objets de raillerie et d'humiliation..
Nous devons profiter des opportunités pour dire "Non aux violences faites aux femmes. Certainement que nous sommes confrontées à la problématique de la prise en charge de notre délégation. Toutefois, World Pulse est bien indiqué pour aider les maman shujaa à être enrégistrées parmi les audiences, mais aussi pour la prise en charge d'au moins 3 (trois) déléguées.
Nous espérons que nos voeux serons pris en compte, dans la mesure où cette participation nous permettra de présenter un cahier de charge initié par les mamans shujaa en faveur des femmes victimes de l'Est de la RDC.

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP

In my previous article, I discussed the issues relating to the World Summit of the French speaking Countries (Francophonie) which took place as of October 12 to 14, 2012 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
We therefore believe that since the French President's agenda was not limited only to the French language related issues, but also to issues of high political significance in our country, we believe that the level of violence experienced by Congolese women in the Eastern part of the DRC is beyond all understanding. We believe that we through World Pulse, are the voice of the voiceless. This is why those of us, who witness these facts here in the East, do not longer expect others to speak for us. Shujaa mothers have every reason to take part in interactive gatherings, such as the Francophonie Summit which is going on in the DRC, in order to continue their advocacy in the fight against women abuse.

In conformity with World Pulse principle according to which "No One will speak for me, I will speak myself."

Our major concern is to respond to this principle which constitutes an encouragement to all the women worldwide to unite and release their tongues in order to stop the abuses which women have been victims for long.

Here, our duty is not to continue to be passive in the face of all the violations of women’s rights, which continue to be ridiculed, let alone all these abuses inflicted on women, mothers of all nations, reduced today to mere objects of mockery and humiliation.

We must take advantage of opportunities to say "No to violence against women. Certainly we are confronted with the problem of taking care of our delegation. However, World Pulse is well placed to help the Shujaa mothers to be registered amongst the audience and also to take care of at least three (3) delegates.

We hope our wishes will be taken into consideration, in the event where such participation will allow us to present a balance sheet initiated by mothers Shujaa for the female victims of Eastern DRC.

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

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Comments

Rebecca D's picture

Merci

" nous ne devons plus attendre que les autres parlent pour nous. "

J'espère que nos déléguées pourront effectivement assister au sommet de la francophonie. Bon courage, et merci encore pour ton journal - c'est toujours très pertinent.

Rebecca D. Inman
Portland, OR USA

Nita's picture

vous etes une voix

Ma Madeleine,
Continuez a écrire et donnez les bonnes suggestions comme vous étés entrains de le faire.
Nous sommes derrières vous.

Dans la paix

NITA

Nita's picture

Translation

EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP

In my previous article, I discussed the issues relating to the World Summit of the French speaking Countries (Francophonie) which took place as of October 12 to 14, 2012 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
We therefore believe that since the French President's agenda was not limited only to the French language related issues, but also to issues of high political significance in our country, we believe that the level of violence experienced by Congolese women in the Eastern part of the DRC is beyond all understanding. We believe that we through World Pulse, are the voice of the voiceless. This is why those of us, who witness these facts here in the East, do not longer expect others to speak for us. Shujaa mothers have every reason to take part in interactive gatherings, such as the Francophonie Summit which is going on in the DRC, in order to continue their advocacy in the fight against women abuse.
In conformity with World Pulse principle according to which "No One will speak for me, I will speak myself."
Our major concern is to respond to this principle which constitutes an encouragement to all the women worldwide to unite and release their tongues in order to stop the abuses which women have been victims for long.
Here, our duty is not to continue to be passive in the face of all the violations of women’s rights, which continue to be ridiculed, let alone all these abuses inflicted on women, mothers of all nations, reduced today to mere objects of mockery and humiliation.
We must take advantage of opportunities to say "No to violence against women. Certainly we are confronted with the problem of taking care of our delegation. However, World Pulse is well placed to help the Shujaa mothers to be registered amongst the audience and also to take care of at least three (3) delegates.
We hope our wishes will be taken into consideration, in the event where such participation will allow us to present a balance sheet initiated by mothers Shujaa for the female victims of Eastern DRC.

NITA

topieopolot's picture

re encouraging

hello madeline
its encouraging to hear you say this...who else to talk for women but women them selves. many others will read this and will be encouraged.
we can not afford to seat back any more and be pushed a round but take up and stand up against all the violence and unfairness.
bye for now

Jan K Askin's picture

Dear Madeleine, Thank you

Dear Madeleine,

Thank you very much for speaking out. I have read much in the newspapers and journals about the violence against women in the DRC. It is heartening to read from you, who live there, that you plan to speak out again and again against the violence. Your courage will infect other women to speak out.

These men, who have become dehumanized through their unpunished acts, need to understand that they are hurting wives, sisters, mothers and aunts.

I am impressed by your courage to look evil in the eye.

Your sister in California,

Jan

Jan Askin

marvi82's picture

Well said!

Dear Madelaine,

Really well said!!

We all as a community have the responsibility of raise awareness, organise and unite our voices.

Keep writing, get people together, educate!

In solidarity,

Marvi

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