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Violence faite à la femme

Ici à l'est de la République démocratique du Congo , précisément à Bukavu, les hommes sont devenus irresponsables, dans le sens que quand vous rencontré les mamans entrain de travailler,c'est comme si les hommes n'existent plus,les mamans font déjà n'importe quel sorte d'emploi ,elles montent à des étages pour faire la construction entre autre aide maçon,transporteuses des fagons,cela pour que leurs enfants ne meurent de faim et nous nous constatons que cela est du au chômage ,car la plus part des sont entrain de terminés les études et les diplômes restent dans les maisons,maintenant ces dernières constatent que leur maris ne travaillent pas ,elles sont dans l'obligation de faire n'importe quoi,Nous qui sommes concernés que devons-nous faire!

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

Violence Against The Woman

Here in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, precisely in Bukavu, men have become irresponsible in the sense that when you meet women working, it's as if men no longer exist, the mothers do any kind of job, they climb upstairs amongst other things like aid bricklayers, load conveyors so that their children do not die of hunger and we notice that this is due to unemployment since most of them have completed their studies and their certificates are in their houses. When the latter notice that their husbands don’t work; they are forced to do anything. Those of us who are involved what should we do?

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

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Nita's picture

les diplomés qui choment

Bonjour Yvonne,
Merci pour votre article qui nous met au courant de ce que se passe au Congo.
C'est bien vrai que le chômage est un problème banal mais certaines personnes en profite pour faire souffrir les femmes.

La libération de la femme surtout la femme Congolaise est très proche.

Les femmes vont se reposer et celles qui ont eu a beaucoup travailler, les enfants vont se souvenir d'eux.

Mais dites moi, Yvonne, vous êtes aussi diplômé et sans travail?

Si ça ne vous dérange pas de me répondre, vous êtes diplômé en quoi?

Suis a l'ecoute

NITA

Nita's picture

Translation

Violence Against The Woman

Here in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, precisely in Bukavu, men have become irresponsible in the sense that when you meet women working, it's as if men no longer exist, the mothers do any kind of job, they climb upstairs amongst other things like aid bricklayers, load conveyors so that their children do not die of hunger and we notice that this is due to unemployment since most of them have completed their studies and their certificates are in their houses. When the latter notice that their husbands don’t work; they are forced to do anything. Those of us who are involved what should we do?

NITA

Mila's picture

Thank you Yvonne

Hi Yvonne,

Thank you so much for writing and being a part of WorldPulse! I am so sorry to hear about what women such as yourself are going through in Bakavu and the rest of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. What solutions can you think of that would help especially the women and the children? I, along with the rest of the WorldPulse community, would be happy to support you. Please remember that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Best,
Mila

RachelinBrazil's picture

problems in the Congo

Yvonne -

is is women like you, who are willing to speak out, that give hope to the Congo. When you speak out, the world cannot ignore the suffering in your country. I am so sorry to hear about the difficult time faced by you and other women there. Please know that women around the world stand with you, and want to support you.

Regards,

Rachel

Rachel Lovejoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil

jacquesato's picture

Thanks for sharing

Yvonne, the only way for women to overcome this awful situation is to get organized. A good example is the comedores populares, or community kitchens, run by the women’s voluntary groups in the
poverty-stricken areas in Peru. This is a unique example of mass women’s popular participation that
cannot be found in any other countries, Community kitchens started in the 1970s and have been part of a collective social movement led by poor women across Lima to combat food insecurity in a country where 40 percent of its population of 28 million people live below the poverty line. Its members pool together their limited resources and take turns cooking for themselves and the community at large, preparing some 100 meals a day.
The rewards of being part of a community kitchen go beyond alleviating hunger by giving these women a sense of solidarity, collectivity, and respect. Participating in a community kitchen means that they become members of the Federation of Women Organized in Committees of Self-Sustaining Kitchens, an organization that oversees 1,300 kitchens in Lima. Most importantly, the organization offers lifelong skills by providing “leadership training courses for the women, information about health care, training in establishing micro-enterprises to generate additional family income, help and advice in obtaining credit". They're also actively engaged in Peru’s public policy, particularly the country’s food production and distribution system. Community kitchens “have risen as one of the most significant women's organizations in Latin America, and today are on the forefront of protests demanding solutions to a cost of living that many say is reversing recent progress in reducing poverty.”
All the best!

Jacqueline

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