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Violence à domicile

Un papa qui décide de séparer sa fille à son mari parce qu'il n’a pas encore doter , à l'insu de son beau-fils , il arrive chez sa fille et emballe tous les effets de la maison, et profite l'occasion de lui plaindre ,maintenant ou l'on vous parle le monsieur est au cachot , sa femme est entrain de souffrir chez elle, maltraité par ses parents ,méprisé par ses frères et sœurs , Tellement qu'elle aimait toujours son mari , elle cherche comment elle peut sauver son mari qui est emprisonné,mais pas de moyen, ce monsieur va risquer de mourir car il n'a pas des visites , ses familiers sont au village.qui va aider ce monsieur?

Merci mes Amies,

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

VIOLENCE AT HOME

There was a father who decided to separate her daughter from her husband because he did not provide a dowry, unbeknownst to his step-son. He arrived at his daughter and packed all the effects of the house and took the chance to complain. Now that we write the man is in jail, his wife is struggling at home, she is abused by her parents, and scorned by his brothers and sisters. She still loves her husband, and looking for ways she can save her husband who is imprisoned. This gentleman will risk death because he is not receiving visits since his family is in the village. Who’s going to save this man?
Thank you my Friends,

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ngalula's picture

TRANSLATION

VIOLENCE AT HOME

There was a father who decided to separate her daughter from her husband because he did not provide a dowry, unbeknownst to his step-son. He arrived at his daughter and packed all the effects of the house and took the chance to complain. Now that we write the man is in jail, his wife is struggling at home, she is abused by her parents, and scorned by his brothers and sisters. She still loves her husband, and looking for ways she can save her husband who is imprisoned. This gentleman will risk death because he is not receiving visits since his family is in the village. Who’s going to save this man?
Thank you my Friends,

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
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William's picture

Violence at Home

Dear Yvonne, thank you for writing this. I didn't know you had dowry in DRC. I understand that dowry is a bad practice for the bride when her family is expected to give it and also for the husband, if his family is supposed to provide it. People seem to be greedy, don't they, looking out for themselves instead of their children. Feeling like you have to step in between the husband and wife on this issue is a risky business, as the father in this article found out. Are there any ways around paying dowry and still getting married and being happy as a couple? I'd like to hear more about this. Thank you, Yvonne.

amymorros's picture

Merci

A very strong true story. I would also like to hear more details. Dowry's seem to be doing more harm than good and I must confess to needing to know more about them. I wonder when this practice will end.
I look forward to reading more from you. It seems to me that a personal story like this is a great way to illustrate a point.
Thank you.

Amy
@amyinstl

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

The Danger of Dowries

Dear Yvonne,

Thank you for describing more injustice caused by demand for a dowry. In telling this story, you reach out for possible suggestions.

Thank you for making your voice heard, and may you continue to do so.

With Respect,

- Sarah

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