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soufrance dan lavie

Je suis habitant de shabunda,mais pour le momant je suis à bukavu. la fammille reste à shabunda. Maman était cultivateur a l'extremité de shabunda,à matili ,elle cultivait ,du mais ,du riz d' arachides et manioc.quand elle arrive au champ pour recolter les nterahamwe (f.d.l.r) ont mis la main sur elle et on lui a tappé en plus on l'a violé. après avoir la violé,ils étaient au nombres de 5 geant elle est rentré à la maison très abattu et a commencé à seigner du sang. a ce moment la son mari lui a dit d' aller à l' hopital,pour se faire soigné.

English translation by PulseWire member bmbu

I am from Shabunda but currently I am in Bukavu. My family remains in Shabunda. Mother was a farmer on the outskirts of Shabunda near Matili. She grew maize, peanut rice and cassava root. When she arrived at the field to harvest the Interahamwe [paramilitary group] took her and they beat her then raped her. After having raped her, they numbered 5 giants, she returned to the house very despondent and began to bleed blood. At that point her husband told her to go to the hospital to obtain care.

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

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bmbu's picture

Merci Sibatu

Chère Sibatu,

Merci beaucoup pour ayant partagé l'experience de votre mère. Je n'imagine pas comment il est si difficile à parler de votre mère et votre famille. Vous êtes si courageuse. J'espère que votre mère a reçu de soin suffisant.

J'attends votre prochain poste,

Beverley

bmbu's picture

Translation: Suffering in Life

I am from Shabunda but currently I am in Bukavu. My family remains in Shabunda. Mother was a farmer on the outskirts of Shabunda near Matili. She grew maize, peanut rice and cassava root. When she arrived at the field to harvest the Interahamwe [paramilitary group] took her and they beat her then raped her. After having raped her, they numbered 5 giants, she returned to the house very despondent and began to bleed blood. At that point her husband told her to go to the hospital to obtain care.

Kadeen's picture

Heart Breaking

It must have been a hard for your family. I hope your mother is doing ok. I want to ask you is there anything been done in your village or country to stop women from getting rape or punish the men who rape?

Kadeen Dennie
Listener
Pulsewire Magazine
kadeenphd@gmail.com

ddegarm's picture

Keep strong

Only cowards rape women in war - women are often easy prey. I am sorry you and your family have experienced such a tragedy but speaking about your concerns help the healing begin and the work of those from the outside to help educate others about this treatment begins.

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