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je connais une voisine qui a etait viole par les interahamwes a kaniola en presence de son mari mais cet homme avait chasse sa femme pour le moment elle vie dans le misere avec ses enfants qui ne sont pas scolarises elle vend de braise mais sa capitale est moins de 50$ elle souffre beaucoup

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

VIOLENCE

I know a neighbor who was raped by the Interahamwe in Kaniola with her husband present. The man now has repudiated his wife who at the moment lives in misery with her children who are not receiving any kind of education. She sells charcoal but her capital is less than $50. She suffers a lot.

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

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ngalula's picture

TRANSLATION

VIOLENCE
I know a neighbor who was raped by the Interahamwe in Kaniola with her husband present. The man now has repudiated his wife who at the moment lives in misery with her children who are not receiving any kind of education. She sells charcoal but her capital is less than $50. She suffers a lot.

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
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amirchima's picture

Sorry

Thank you for sharing this story. I am sorry for your neighbor and her entire family. This has to be a difficult time for all of them. I am interested to learn more. In general, how often have you heard of similar stories? Are there any education opportunities for the children? Is there a support network to help your neighbor recover physically and emotionally?

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Very Sad

I feel for this woman. For her husband to leave her when he was present when she was raped is very very wrong. Thank you for bringing this story and for sure there is a lot that needs to be done to fight for these women's rights. Please continue to bring out these stories because we need to know to ensure that their voices are heard all over the word. God bless you my sister. stay blessed

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Hannah Cynthia's picture

sad

I feel very sad for this women. It is a terrible thing that has happened to her and I am sorry she has no one to turn to for help or support in this difficult time. My thoughts are with her and her child. It is incredibly sad that she suffered this act of violence and is now suffering without resources to care for herself and her child. Thank you for sharing.

Sheil's picture

No more rape

Dear Ms. Julia Ngalya,

I am so sorry to hear about the violent rape of your neighbor, with her husband forced to watch, then because of cultural norms, repudiates his wife. I am blessed to live in a culture and society where I and my family are safe. Please continue to post your stories, and this world pulse community will continue to figure out how we can help.

Sheila
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Madame Julia Ngalya,

Je suis tellement désolé d'entendre parler du viol violent de votre voisin, avec son mari forcé à regarder, puis en raison de normes culturelles, répudie sa femme. Je suis la chance de vivre dans une culture et une société où moi et ma famille sont en sécurité. Merci de continuer à publier vos histoires, et cette communauté d'impulsion mondiale continuera de comprendre comment nous pouvons vous aider.

Sheila

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