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Bonjour!
Je ne sais pas si dans tout ce qui se passe à l'Est de la RD Congo, la violence de femme terminera car jusqu'à présent le taux très elèvé. Il y a une famille au village dont le père de la famille quand il a vu les soldats à quelques metre de sa maison, a dit à sa femme et ses filles: moi je part et vous vous restez car je n'ai pas à donner mais vous vous avez vos sexes. Or il avait de l'argent qu'il pourait tenter de sauver sa famille, comme c'est l'habitude a fait par l'expret et laisser la femme et ses filles et a pris seulement ses deus garcons et s'enfuit en se cachant dans le brousse.

Les enemis sont entrés dans la maison et demande de l'argent, le montent qu'ils ont demandés le père de la famille en avait plus. Comme elles n'avaient absolument rien ils ont commencés à violés les filles devant leurs mère.

Après trois jours le père est revenu et les a chassé tous. Qui poura les sauvés?

Si la violence existe au monde, ce qui est à l'Est de notre pays nous cause honte d'une façon je ne sais pas exprimé.
Je pense que vous allez nous aider pour que ça diminue.

Je vous aime tous.

Merci beaucoup.

English translation by PulseWire member Aurore

Hello ! I don't know if VAW in the Eastern region of our country will ever end, because at the moment the rates are still very high. A father in my village, when he saw the soldiers arriving a few meters from his house, who told his wife and daughters : « I'm leaving and you're staying ; I have nothing to give them but you have your sexes ». Although he had money and he could have tried to use it and save his family, as people usually do, he ran away with his two sons to hide in the bush and left his wife and daughters behind.

The enemies arrived in the house and asked for money. The father owned more than the amount they asked for. Because the women were left with absolutely nothing, they started raping the daughters in front of their mother.

After three days, the father came back and chased them all. Who will save these women ?

If violence exists everywhere around the world, what happens in our Eastern regions is a shame for us to an extent I could not express.

I think you are all gonna help us so that violence goes down.
I love you all.

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

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Comments

milsgra's picture

Votre Récit

Je vous remercie de votre courage et de votre voix. Car si nous n'en parlons pas de la violence que subisse les femmes de votre pays, personne ne saura la vérité.

mumbalima's picture

Bojour encore une fois! Quand

Bojour encore une fois!

Quand vous parlez, une seule solution je crois c'est d'abord qu'on sesse la guerre, car c'est trop pour l'Est de la RDC
Surtout les femmes sont victime des soldats de 4 coins.

Nous comptons pour vous

Merci beaucoup mon amie.

Aurore's picture

Traduction World Pulse

Bonjour Mumbalima, Ce témoignage est particulièrement touchant et révoltant. Qu'au sein même des familles, les femmes soient utilisées pour « payer » quelque chose avec leurs corps, c'est horrible. Merci pour avoir partagé cette expérience sur World Pulse. Je suis traductrice volontaire pour le site, et l'équipe a pensé que cette histoire devrait pouvoir être lue même par celles et ceux qui ne parlent pas français. Merci encore. Chaleureusement ; Aurore

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Read this article in English!

Hello ! I don't know if VAW in the Eastern region of our country will ever end, because at the moment the rates are still very high. A father in my village, when he saw the soldiers arriving a few meters from his house, who told his wife and daughters : « I'm leaving and you're staying ; I have nothing to give them but you have your sexes ». Although he had money and he could have tried to use it and save his family, as people usually do, he ran away with his two sons to hide in the bush and left his wife and daughters behind.
The enemies arrived in the house and asked for money. The father owned more than the amount they asked for. Because the women were left with absolutely nothing, they started raping the daughters in front of their mother.
After three days, the father came back and chased them all. Who will save these women ?
If violence exists everywhere around the world, what happens in our Eastern regions is a shame for us to an extent I could not express.
I think you are all gonna help us so that violence goes down.
I love you all.

Mumbalina, I am so saddened by your story. I can't imagine the horror of being abandoned with no means of protection against these thieves and rapists. Thank you for telling the world about the reality of what's happening in your country. It is an act of courage to speak out and shine a light on this violence.

Please keep writing. Your voice is a powerful tool for change.

With admiration,

Deb Engle

lydiagcallano's picture

Lamenting

Your story is heart crashing and teeth grinding! It is unthinkable for a father to leave his wife and girls behind despite the sure event of physical and psychological abuse by the soldiers, while he saves himself and his sons. It is a clear evidence of low regard for women in your country. A responsible father should protect his family with his own life!

My heart goes out to the women of RDC who have been suffering under an abusive and carnal leadership for many years now. I pray that their pain and sorrows would end soon. Please hug any hurting woman you meet on my behalf. Tell them I know their pains and I am praying for them.

In the name of Jesus,

Lydia

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

bronxesqmom's picture

The True Value of a Woman

Dear Mumbalima,

Although I was horrified by what I read, I am so thankful that you shared this story with the world. What struck me most while I read your story was the fact that the husband and soldiers assumed that the female body is indistinguiable from money. They all assumed that the husband's debts could be paid by violating the female body. Women are worth more than their sex! Women are invaluable members of our societies. Women are farmers, doctors and activists. As mothers, daughters and wives women are equal to men in every way.

VAW may end when all of us, women AND men believe that!

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