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Violence de droit de la femme

Moi, Nganiza Mushayuma Yvonne ,Mama shujaa,je venais d'assister à une situation ici en dans la ville de bukavu .une dame est venu dans sa voiture avec ses enfants qu'elle partie retirer à l'école et un motard vient brusquement et cogne la voiture de la dame.le motard est blessé,tous d'un coup les motards sont venue pour le cas de leur camarade,et leur intervention été que la dame puisse payer tous ce qui est écrasé et lui faire soigner à l’hôpital.heureusement qu'il y avait d'autres personnes ont vu comment se passé la situation.on a juger la situation en disant que si la maman été à pied elle allait perdre sa avec ses enfants mais c'est dieu qui a intervenu.ils alors dit que si cette dame appelait les roulages qui maitrise bien les code de la route le motard doit payer .maintenant on a demandé à tous deux de se convenir à huit clos,mais on a constater que comme c'est une femme c4est pourquoi on a juge l'affaire comme cela,car les motards voulaient toujours à ce que la maman puisse payer le motard. Merci mes amies

English translation by PulseWire member JC2986

I, Nganiza Mushayuma Yvonne, Mama shujaa, witnessed a situation that took place in the city of Bukavu. A woman was driving home from picking up her children at school when another driver suddenly ran into her car. He was injured in the accident. All of a sudden other drivers came to help him. They decided that the woman should pay for all of the damages and that he should be taken to the hospital to be treated. Thankfully, others had seen what had really happened because the other drivers were accusing the woman and she would have lost her case if it weren’t for them. But God intervened and those on the scene said that she should call the traffic officers who knew the street laws and that the other driver was the one responsible. Ultimately, the two drivers were asked to go to court but the fact is that the situation was originally judged in this manner because one driver was a woman and everyone assumed she should pay for the accident. Thank you my friends.

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JC2986's picture

Merci

Merci d'avoir partager votre histoire. Heureusement qu'il y avait d'autres personnes qui ont vu l'accident pour guarantir que la femme et ses enfants ne soient pas punis.

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Translation

Translation:
I, Nganiza Mushayuma Yvonne, Mama shujaa, witnessed a situation that took place in the city of Bukavu. A woman was driving home from picking up her children at school when another driver suddenly ran into her car. He was injured in the accident. All of a sudden other drivers came to help him. They decided that the woman should pay for all of the damages and that he should be taken to the hospital to be treated. Thankfully, others had seen what had really happened because the other drivers were accusing the woman and she would have lost her case if it weren’t for them. But God intervened and those on the scene said that she should call the traffic officers who knew the street laws and that the other driver was the one responsible. Ultimately, the two drivers were asked to go to court but the fact is that the situation was originally judged in this manner because one driver was a woman and everyone assumed she should pay for the accident. Thank you my friends.

jacquesato's picture

Being a woman is a full time job!!

Hi Nganiza, I'm Jacqueline, thanks for sharing this story. Actually, it's not at all uncommon for many women, even in developed countries, to face a similar situation. There's a remarkable amount of nonsense talked about women drivers! Even though it's statistically proven that woman are safer drivers than men. Men have a 77% higher risk of dying in an accident compared to women. We practice more what's called "defensive driving". The situation you described was handled in a very discriminatory and biased manner against the driver just because she was female. It's so awful that she was being cornered by a group of men! I'm glad people intervened and justice prevailed. It reminds me that women have to fight for our rights every single moment of our lives. On a bright note, I came across this article about a women's taxi service in India and I found it uplifting!!
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_shed-bias-go-for-a-drive-with-the-...
Take care

Jacqueline

j_cambra's picture

Making a difference

Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad that people came to help the woman and children. By being present and making people aware of this situation you are helping others around the world see how countries/societies are very biased towards men. Awareness is the first step towards change.

Sincerely,
Justin

cmphung's picture

Unfair

Thank you for sharing you story. It is important to bring awareness about situations like this, so we can bring to light how sometimes woman are treated unfairly, simply because they are woman. I am glad that there were people there to stand up for her. It reminds us to also stand up when we see something unfair.

Charlene

Charlene Phung MPH

Gemma's picture

Your voice will help

Yvonne: Thank you for your post. I am pleased to learn from you that people stood up for the blameless woman and that the situation was handled justly. The act of doing right and your courage in giving voice to the situation is what will help change our global culture that has many biases against women. The men, women and children that witnessed the courage on that day will be impacted and may be motivated to step forward. Your post will be read and will influence the reader. Horray for courage and voice - it will change the world. I am inspired by you. Cheers, Gemma

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