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violence faite ala femme

un depute provincial du sud kivu vit avec une femme qu'il avait pris par force,il la maltraité comme il veut en se tapant la poitrine en disant qu'un honorable ne peut pas être poursuivi pour des petits faits.la pauvre femme a deja 3 enfants avec ce depute dont une fillle et 2 garcons qui partagent la misere avec leur mama.pour sacouverture, l,intouchable deputeavait promisala famille de l infortunee 8 vaches comme dot mais la remise reste un reve.ca fait maintenant 4 ans depuis qu' il avait promis de remettre la dot.le depute a sa femme le gitume.pour prouver son poids de depute, il commence a mettrelapauvre dame et ses 3 enfants dans des conditions inhumaines en les chassant dans sa maison, manger et autre besoins vitaux sont devenus un miracle.la pauvre vit un moment difficile.

Merci mes amies.

English translation by PulseWire member Annie Theriault

Violence Against Women

A political deputy in South Kivu lives with a woman he raped. He abuses her, yet publicly says that he is an honorable man and cannot be prosecuted for petty things. The poor woman already has three children with this deputy: a girl and two boys that share their mother’s misery. The untouchable deputy promised the unfortunate woman’s family a dowry of eight cows but has yet to give them anything. Four years have passed since he promised the dowry. The deputy has a legitimate wife, and treats the poor woman and her three children inhumanely by chasing them from the home, failing to feed them or providing for their other basic needs. They are going through difficult times.

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

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AnnieTheriault's picture

Translation

Violence Against Women

A political deputy in South Kivu lives with a woman he raped. He abuses her, yet publicly says that he is an honorable man and cannot be prosecuted for petty things. The poor woman already has three children with this deputy: a girl and two boys that share their mother’s misery. The untouchable deputy promised the unfortunate woman’s family a dowry of eight cows but has yet to give them anything. Four years have passed since he promised the dowry. The deputy has a legitimate wife, and treats the poor woman and her three children inhumanely by chasing them from the home, failing to feed them or providing for their other basic needs. They are going through difficult times.

William's picture

abuse and intimidation of women

Dear suster, this deputy should be put in jail and charges pressed against him for abusing this woman and his three children. If he is indeed above the law then you and other sisters need to let the world know that the federal Government is corrupt. By telling the world this story and others of lawlesses being condoned by the government you will help cause change. Gather a number of women who know this is true and let the world know. This man should be in prison.

Masirikae -

Thank you for sharing the sad story of the woman abused by the deputy. It is for women such as her, who cannot defend or speak up for themselves that we must speak up. That a man in power can get away with such things send a message to other men that they can abuse women without fear of repercussion. Although this is one woman`s story, it represents a larger problem in the Congo and elsewhere of the link between corruption, abuse of power, and violence against women. Sharing this story with the world tells the world that women will not sit by and just let abuse happen, or ignore the suffering of others.

Thank you, Thank you!

Rachel Lovejoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil

sarahrubin's picture

speaking out for her

Thank you for sharing what this woman is going through who is unable to speak for herself. Even when I know about the violence women experience in the world it is incredibly important to hear each story illustrating specific situations instead of generalizing. I hope this woman and her children have emotional support from their friends and family if they cannot leave this situation. I cannot imagine what it is like to have no means to prosecute your abuser or resources to escape.

cmphung's picture

Your Courage

Thank you for sharing this story. You have given voice to this woman and her three children. You have taken courage to speak out against this man and brought her story to the world. We need to expose corrupt government officials, like him who abuse their power. He should be shamed.

It is time we stop letting men have power over women. Time to make a stand.

Charlene Phung MPH

flora1's picture

Masirkae, You have done

Masirkae,

You have done something very very important by posting this. What can you do without endangering yourself?

This man may be above the law but he is not above the public knowing who he is. Sometimes, the shame of being known to be bad is enough to impact a situation.

In the meantime, are there enough women in your community who can help this women by providing for her and her children's needs? See if you can gather enough support for her that at least she will not feel alone in this world. Her children must not be punished for the evil deeds of their father. They deserve to know goodness in this world.

Thank you for having the courage to tell this story, one among so many of this kind of cruelty toward women.

I am in awe of your courage my sweet sister.

be well.

~flora

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