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L'Histoire de la marginalisation

L’histoire de la marginalisation de la couche sociale féminin en RDC comment son essor vers les années 1994-1996; lorsque les troupes étrangères viennent. Durant cette période de guerre et d'instabilité politiques les femmes se heurtent à nombreux problèmes dont la mort des époux pour les unes devenant ainsi veuves et la perte de dignité du au comportement bestial des troupes étrangères pour les autres. Nous vivons des période des violences jour au jour, nous ne savons quand ça terminera.

Merci beaucoup mes amies!

English translation by PulseWire member MESSA

The marginalisation of the women folk in the DRC reached its peak during the years 1994-1996 with the arrival of foreign troops. During this period of war and political instability, women faced several problems. some became widows after losing their husbands while others lost their pride due to the savage behaviour of the foreign troops. We witness violence on daily bases and we don't know when this will end.

Thanks a lot friends

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MESSA's picture

une précision importante

Bonjour à toi et merci pour cet historique que tu nous a donné. ça permet de mieux comprendre la situation qui prévaut en RDC. Merci aussi d'être un facteur de changement.

Merci

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

MESSA's picture

Translation

The marginalisation of the women folk in the DRC reached its peak during the years 1994-1996 with the arrival of foreign troops. During this period of war and political instability, women faced several problems. some became widows after losing their husbands while others lost their pride due to the savage behaviour of the foreign troops. We witness violence on daily bases and we don't know when this will end.

Thanks a lot friends

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Thank You, Juslene

Dear Juslene,

Thank you for the information and history you share in your testimony. In order for all of us outside the DRC to understand the gender violence issue, we need to understand as much of the basis and background for it as possible.

The issue of women being submitted to grotesque injustices and cruelty as a result of war time is one that continues to surface, again and again. Small wonder that women lost all self-esteem after being subjected to savage violence.

If you have thoughts about possible solutions for the present-day violence against women in DRC, please share those, too. We will listen!

Best Regards,

Sarah

Pushpa Achanta's picture

War woes

Ma chere Juslene,

Merci pour votre historie.

I believe that most conflicts wouldn't occur if individuals, groups and governments stopped interfering in others' matters, craving hegemony. As women, we must work hard to prevent all sorts of violence as that would save us, our families, communities, nations and thereby, the world.

Regards,
Pushpa

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