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Analphabètisme de la femme congolaise suite

A notre journal, nous ajoutons que la guerre est un grand handicap pour les études de la femme. La guerre engendre la pauvreté, l"insécurité et toutes sortes des viols et violences sexuelles et tueries. A l'heure où je vous parle, il y a beaucoup d'enfants et des femmes en déplacement qui se cachent soit dans la forêt, soit dans des villages voisins. Ils n'ont pas connu la rentrée scolaire et aussi, ayant connu le pillage, les parents n'ont rien pour fournir aux enfants les matériels scolaires, ici c'est toujours la fille qui est victime analphabétisme malgré les atouts et les compétences (intelligence) de la sœur que du frère dans la famille.

English translation by PulseWire member milsgra

To our journal, we want to add that the war is a great handicap to women’s education. The war engenders poverty, insecurity and all sorts of rape and sexual violence and killings. At the moment that I am talking to you, there are plenty of children and women who are displaced and are hiding in the forest, or in neighboring villages. They did not attend the first day of school and they have witnessed pillages and the parents have no money to get school supplies. Here it is the girl who is a victim of illiteracy even if she is more astute and has more intellectual competence than the brother.

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milsgra's picture

Chère Soeur

Merci de partager les violences que subissent les femmes quand la guerre est un quotidiennement presente dans leurs vies. Bonne continuation.

milsgra's picture

Translation

To our journal, we want to add that the war is a great handicap to women’s education. The war engenders poverty, insecurity and all sorts of rape and sexual violence and killings. At the moment that I am talking to you, there are plenty of children and women who are displaced and are hiding in the forest, or in neighboring villages. They did not attend the first day of school and they have witnessed pillages and the parents have no money to get school supplies. Here it is the girl who is a victim of illiteracy even if she is more astute and has more intellectual competence than the brother.

Sheil's picture

Dear Ms. Ruhebuza Vumilia

Dear Ms. Ruhebuza Vumilia Jeannette,

I am learning from you and other women's writings. The DRC seems like a very beautiful, lush landscape fully under attack; for natural resources and minerals, and in the process destroying the fabric of the familiy through violent rape, torture and killings. What I can commit to do as a first step, is help bring more visibility to the plight of women, children and men in DRC.

Sheila

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Madame Jeannette Ruhebuza Vumilia,

J'apprends de vous et écrits d'autres femmes. La RDC semble être un très beau paysage luxuriant pleinement l'objet d'attaques, car les ressources naturelles et les minéraux, et dans le processus de détruire le tissu de la familiy par viol avec violence, la torture et les meurtres. Ce que je peux s'engager à faire en tant que première étape, c'est aider à apporter plus de visibilité à la situation des femmes, des enfants et des hommes en RDC.

Sheila

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Wapenzi Bi Ruhebuza Vumilia Jeannette,

Mimi kujifunza kutoka kwenu na maandiko mengine ya wanawake. DRC inaonekana kama landscape nzuri sana, lush kikamilifu chini ya mashambulizi, kwa maliasili na madini, na katika mchakato kuharibu ufumaji wa familiy kwa kuwabaka vurugu, mateso na mauaji hayo. Ninachoweza kufanya kufanya kama hatua ya kwanza, ni kusaidia kuleta zaidi kujulikana na hatma ya wanawake, watoto na wanaume katika DRC.

Sheila

Sheila

wanja's picture

Dear Jeannette, Thank you

Dear Jeannette,

Thank you for sharing your views with us. I agree with you when you say the girl child always suffers at the expense of her brother. This is true even in the absence of war. Many parents would rather invest in the boy child perhaps because they feel the girl is raised to be married off but the boy will keep the wealth at home.
This we know is not true. In your writing you say "we' so am thinking you are a group of women. if so, you could try to educate those in your group and others to change their attitude about the girl child and her place in society. Bear in mind that changing a people's mindset and attitude is not easy, it takes time but nothing is impossible.
I wish you all the best.

Regards

Wanja

EWG

Dear Ruhebuza,
Thank you for pointing out an important issue in your journal writing. True, among the traumatic effects of war, one of the havoc that it creates is obstruction to education especially for women.
Education of every girl child and women is extremely important especially now. Not only every child should go to school but every woman need to have complementary skills that makes her independent. I think there should be policies worldwide by making vocational education compulsory for everyone, especially women. And as you have mentioned, it not only endangers life and strikes poverty but also lead to sexual violence and other heinous acts.

On the other hand for the war stricken countries and other places wherever such adverse situations for women are there, volunteer activities should be promoted. Volunteers can be trained to develop counseling skills, motivational skills and advocacy skills, which will facilitate bringing positive changes in the society. If we can't stop the war, we can at least heal the wounds and we all know words have magical healing power...

What should I say, my heart goes out to you dear; to all the children who are not able to go to school and mainly the girls who are subjected to gender based bias. I wish, I had a magic wand…I would have replaced all forms of war and violence from every geographical border, from every border of heart and turn it to love, peace and smile...
Hope we get to see that day.
With love and regards
Nusrat

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ..........Hellen Keller

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