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GENRE ET VIH

Bonjour mes amies ,je vous presente encore la situation de la femme en RDC precisement dans la province du sud kivu là où la situation politique est instable, l'insécurité, conflits éthnique et lles violences sexuelles ces sont des femmes qui sont les prémieres victimes.souvent elles sont abandonnées où délaissées par leurs maris et sont contaminées par le VIH.Elles se sentent marginalisées et s' enferment à eux même par sont douloureux sécrets.Autre chose concernant plupart des hommes font de trafic là où ils font un long temps ,à leurs rétour quand leurs femmes osent de les parler d'aller d'abord à la consultation pour savoir notre état sérologique ça devient quelque chose qui amenent la mesatente dans cet foyer même jusqu'arriver à c'est la femme cede après ça peut être que celle çi conçoit la grosse au moment de la c.p.n. à l'hopital on découvre que la femme esr victime en rentrant àla maison ranconte à son mari , il l' abandonne après l'avoir donner des coups et sans la laissée même auçun franc pour la sur vue de cette pauvre famille.Cette femme n' aurant plus d'amis car sa belle famille et quelque fois il y a même des famille propre qui les abandonnent;menant ses voisins ne veulent plus d'elle ,si elle est locateur n'en parlons même pas.Menant quel est le sort de ses enfants ne partent plus à l'école qui a beaucoup des raisons. Parmis ses raisons sont aussi disciminés comme leurs mamans.quand je réflchis à cause de ceux mes chéres victime je vois que pour les aider ,je peux preceder de telle manière:fomer des couples qui ont déjà surmonté de tel cas pour faire un cadre de médiation et accompagné par un médecin psychologue .merci et à la prochaine Aimerance

English translation by PulseWire member sarahplew

Hello my friends. I want to present the situation for women in the DRC to you, particularly in the provence of southern Kivu, where the political situation is unstable, there is insecurity and ethical conflicts, and there are sexual violences of which women are the first victims. Often they are abandoned or left by their husbands and are contaminated by HIV. They feel marginalized and shut themselves off because of their own painful secrets. Another similar thing: the majority of men are involved in trafficking, which has been going on for a long time. At their return, when their wives dare to mention going to a meeting to get to know the state of our immune system, that becomes something that causes dissension and women give up after that. Maybe those who consult at hospitals discover that women are victims when they go home and and talk to their husband. He abandons her after having hit her and without leaving a single cent for the survival of the poor family. Women will not longer have friends because of their in laws and sometimes even their own family abandons them. Their neighbors don't want them anymore, if she speaks we don't even talk about it. Leading this is the fate of her children who don't go to school for many reasons. Among these reasons are that they are discriminated against like their mothers. When I reflect because of these dear victims, I see that to help them I can proceed in this way: form couples who already overcame this circumstance to make a framework of mediation accompanied by a psychologist. Thank you and until next time.

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

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Translation

Hello my friends. I want to present the situation for women in the DRC to you, particularly in the provence of southern Kivu, where the political situation is unstable, there is insecurity and ethical conflicts, and there are sexual violences of which women are the first victims. Often they are abandoned or left by their husbands and are contaminated by HIV. They feel marginalized and shut themselves off because of their own painful secrets. Another similar thing: the majority of men are involved in trafficking, which has been going on for a long time. At their return, when their wives dare to mention going to a meeting to get to know the state of our immune system, that becomes something that causes dissension and women give up after that. Maybe those who consult at hospitals discover that women are victims when they go home and and talk to their husband. He abandons her after having hit her and without leaving a single cent for the survival of the poor family. Women will not longer have friends because of their in laws and sometimes even their own family abandons them. Their neighbors don't want them anymore, if she speaks we don't even talk about it. Leading this is the fate of her children who don't go to school for many reasons. Among these reasons are that they are discriminated against like their mothers. When I reflect because of these dear victims, I see that to help them I can proceed in this way: form couples who already overcame this circumstance to make a framework of mediation accompanied by a psychologist. Thank you and until next time.

Mila's picture

Thank you Saife

Hi Saife,

Thank you so much for writing and sharing your story with us. I am so sorry to hear about the troubles and challenges facing the women in Southern Kivu. Have you had to go through this too? know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your writing is powerful and I really liked how you gave a solution at the end. It sounds really difficult to work on this on your own. Are there NGO's that can help? You would be a great mentor for these women and could also help sent up other mentor relationships.

Take care and all the best,
Mila

irmia's picture

Hope the world listen to this

Hi Saife, thanks for sharing this strong story. I hope the world listen to your story.
Keep on raising your voice.

Mia

weaverheart's picture

Thank you for writing

Dear Saife,

These are such important issues that you raise here. It is good that you can tell your story to us. We are thinking of you and the other sisters in the DRC and we send our best thoughts and prayers that change and help will come. It is crucial that you continue to speak out and tell the story of life and death where you are.

Many blessings to you.

Laura

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