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ECONOMIE DOMESTIQUE

L' économie domestique des nombreuses familles des pays en voie de développement est généralement fondée sur la production agricole,le petit commerce,la pêche,l' élevage des petits bétails comme poules, chèvres ,lapins....
Ces activités sont en grande partie exercées par des femmes courageuses qui refusent les maquillages et se donnent corps et âme dans les activités génératrices de revenues capables de faire vivre la famille.
Dans les petites villes et cites Africaines,beaucoup d' hommes et surtout ceux qui ont étudié ne veulent plus se salir les mains par les travaux de champs,les petits métiers....
De ce fait,leur femmes deviennent comme des moteurs de production économique en vue de faire vivre la famille pendant que le mari est entrain d 'attendre le travail du bureau.
D 'autres femmes ont des maris qui travaillent,mais le salaire qu' il reçoit ne suffit pas pour couvrir les besoins primaires de la famille.
La femme rurale se trouve ainsi a la base de l’économie domestique.Elle doit assurer aussi sa fonction de la maternité et souvent sans la moindre idée de planification des naissances.
Dans nos villages il y a un adage qui dit."quand l'homme manque a faire il fait sa femme,quand il lui manque a manger il mange sa femme"
Ce maxime explique la raison pour laquelle la femme rurale ,qui déjà est surchargée par les activités génératrices de revenue,est aussi occupée par la maternité,les soins de son mari et des enfants.Elle doit tout faire en sorte que le mari ne puisse pas aller chercher d'autres femmes rivales en dehors.C'est pourquoi elle ne peut que supporter tout;les coups de box,le sexe,les injures,les travaux ménagers....
Notre souhait au niveau de notre organisation féminine est de sensibiliser la femme a prendre conscience de sa situation en vue de chercher une solution a nos problèmes communs.Nous souhaitons avoir un équilibre dans les responsabilités familiales en vue d’améliorer la production domestique.Notre rêve est que la femme et l'homme se complètent,dialoguent et s'entraident dans tous les travaux domestiques en vue d’améliorer l’économie de leur famille.
Brigitte

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

The Home economics or home management of many families in developing countries is generally based on agricultural production, petty trading, fishing, breeding of small livestock such as chickens, goats, rabbits ....
These activities are largely carried out by courageous women who refuse makeup and give in, their bodies and souls in income generating activities capable of supporting the family.

In small Africans towns and cities, many men, especially those who have gone to school, do not longer want to dirty their hands with work fields, small businesses.

Consequently, their wives become like economic production engines in order for the family to survive while the husband waits for a white collar job.

Other women have husbands who work, but the salary they receive is not enough to meet up with the basic needs of the family.

The rural woman is at the base of the home economics. She also has to carry out her motherhood duties and often without the least idea of family planning.

In our village there is a saying that "When a man lacks what to do, he does his wife , when he lacks what to eat, he eats his wife” " This maxim explains why the rural woman, who is already overburdened with income generating activities, is also occupied with child bearing, taking care of her husband and the children. She has to do everything so that the husband does not go after other women outside. This is why she only has to bear everything; punches, sex, insults, house chores...........

The desire of our women's organization is to sensitize the woman to be aware of her situation and find a solution to our common problems. We want a balance in family responsibilities so as to improve domestic production. Our dream is that the man and the woman complement each other, dialog and help each other in all domestic work so as to improve the economy of their family.

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Felicitations Madame
Vous êtes très brave dans vos articles

Les faits sont telement bien dites que ça donne meme le gout de lire. Comme votre adage "quand l'homme manque a faire il fait sa femme,quand il lui manque a manger il mange sa femme". C'est tres bien exprimé.

Merci beaucoup

NITA

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The Home economics or home management of many families in developing countries is generally based on agricultural production, petty trading, fishing, breeding of small livestock such as chickens, goats, rabbits ....
These activities are largely carried out by courageous women who refuse makeup and give in, their bodies and souls in income generating activities capable of supporting the family.
In small Africans towns and cities, many men, especially those who have gone to school, do not longer want to dirty their hands with work fields, small businesses.
Consequently, their wives become like economic production engines in order for the family to survive while the husband waits for a white collar job.
Other women have husbands who work, but the salary they receive is not enough to meet up with the basic needs of the family.
The rural woman is at the base of the home economics. She also has to carry out her motherhood duties and often without the least idea of family planning.
In our village there is a saying that "When a man lacks what to do, he does his wife , when he lacks what to eat, he eats his wife” " This maxim explains why the rural woman, who is already overburdened with income generating activities, is also occupied with child bearing, taking care of her husband and the children. She has to do everything so that the husband does not go after other women outside. This is why she only has to bear everything; punches, sex, insults, house chores...........
The desire of our women's organization is to sensitize the woman to be aware of her situation and find a solution to our common problems. We want a balance in family responsibilities so as to improve domestic production. Our dream is that the man and the woman complement each other, dialog and help each other in all domestic work so as to improve the economy of their family.

NITA

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Strong Statement

A beautiful, thoughtful, and careful proposal for improving the life and living conditions in communities. The women where you are sound like incredibly strong, disciplined, and intelligent women, and it's wonderful that your organization wants to harness this and provide the resources to use their skills in building a stronger, healthier community. Domestic partnership and balance is never an easy thing to achieve, but it is greatly advanced by organizations like yours, dedicated to bringing awareness to issues of domestic inequality and abuse and educating and training individuals how to address these issues. I learned something about my own culture and partnership reading this. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Hannah

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