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DISCRIMINANION DE LA FEMME A L'EST DE LA RDC

DISCRIMINATION DE LA FEMME EN RDC
Dès la naissance dans la famille, le garçon occupe la 1ère place, la fille vient après malgré son âge.
A l’arrivée d’un garçonnet au monde la sage femme qui assiste la future mère lance deux cris de joie tandis que pour la fille elle fait un seul cri et cela annonce le sexe du nouveau né. La femme qui a accouché est récompensée selon le sexe du nouveau-né. Son mari sui offre une chèvre après la naissance d’un garçon, tandis que celle qui a eu une fille on va lui chercher les entrailles d’une chèvre au marché.
1. Lorsque le garçon atteint l’âge de la scolarisation, les parents l’inscrivent à l’école. La fille reste à la maison pour les travaux ménagers et garder les petits enfants pour aider sa mère aussi. Le garçon s’occupe des petits bétails et le reste de son temps il joue.
2. Après le décès de son père, la mère et ses filles n’ont pas droit aux biens laissés par le défunt. Les garçons se partagent l’héritage sous la supervision du fils ainé.
3. la fille qui a la chance d’aller à l’école ne bénéficie pas les mêmes avantages comme le garçon
4. La fille victime de la discrimination mais qui a la chance de franchir et terminer ses études universitaires rencontre des obstacles de la part des chefs.
SOLUTION
Que les pouvoirs publiques de la RDC veillent à l’élimination de toute forme de discrimination à l’égard de la femme et d’assurer la protection et la promotion de ses droits.
Que les pouvoirs publics prennent les mesures pour lutter contre toutes formes de violences faites à la femme dans la vie publique et dans la vie privée.
Suivre les bons exemples de certaines ONG qui privilègent les femmes lors d(offre d’emploi.
Merci beaucoup mes amies

English translation by PulseWire member Camille

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN THE DRC

From the moment of his birth into his family, a boy takes priority. A girl comes behind him, despite her age. When a baby boy comes into the world the midwife who is assisting the mother lets out two shouts of joy, while for a girl she gives one shout--this announces the sex of the newborn. The women who has given birth is rewarded according to the sex of the newborn. Her husband gives her a goat after the birth of a boy, while a women who has had a girl receives the intestines of a goat bought at the market.

1. When a boy becomes old enough to send to school, his parents register him. A girl stays at home to do housework and watch the smaller children, to help her mother. The boy takes care of small animals, and the rest of the time he plays.
2. After the death of her father, a mother and her daughters are not allowed the dead man's possessions. The boys split the heritage under the supervision of the elder son.
3. A girl who has the chance to go to school doesn't benefit from the same advantages as a boy.
4. A girl is a victim of discrimination, but those who have the chance to overcome this obstacle and finish university studies meet opposition from the chiefs.

SOLUTION
Have the DRC public authorities see to it that all forms of discrimination towards women are eliminated, and assure the protection and the promotion of these rights.
Have the public authorities take measures to fight against all forms of violence done to women in the public eye as well as private life.
Follow the good example of certain NGOs who privilege women for employment opportunities.

Thanks very much my friends.

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Chère Mumbalima,

Merci d’avoir partagé ces informations avec nous ! C’est très important que l’on connaisse la situation au RDC de votre point de vue, les problèmes ainsi que les solutions que vous envisagez. J’aimerais savoir plus sur votre histoire personnelle. Etes-vous mère de famille ? Avez-vous des enfants ? Comment ca se-passe pour vous, en ce qui concerne la discrimination ? Qu’est-ce que vous vous ressentez du jour au jour ? Votre réponse à ces questions va nous aider à mieux comprendre la situation de votre pays pour qu’on puisse mettre en place des changements.

En espérant pour la paix et la joie dans le monde.
Bon courage !
Camille

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Translation

Discrimination Against Women in the Eastern Congo

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN THE DRC

From the moment of his birth into his family, a boy takes priority. A girl comes behind him, despite her age. When a baby boy comes into the world the midwife who is assisting the mother lets out two shouts of joy, while for a girl she gives one shout--this announces the sex of the newborn. The women who has given birth is rewarded according to the sex of the newborn. Her husband gives her a goat after the birth of a boy, while a women who has had a girl receives the intestines of a goat bought at the market.

1. When a boy becomes old enough to send to school, his parents register him. A girl stays at home to do housework and watch the smaller children, to help her mother. The boy takes care of small animals, and the rest of the time he plays.
2. After the death of her father, a mother and her daughters are not allowed the dead man's possessions. The boys split the heritage under the supervision of the elder son.
3. A girl who has the chance to go to school doesn't benefit from the same advantages as a boy.
4. A girl is a victim of discrimination, but those who have the chance to overcome this obstacle and finish university studies meet opposition from the chiefs.

SOLUTION
Have the DRC public authorities see to it that all forms of discrimination towards women are eliminated, and assure the protection and the promotion of these rights.
Have the public authorities take measures to fight against all forms of violence done to women in the public eye as well as private life.
Follow the good example of certain NGOs who privilege women for employment opportunities.

Thanks very much my friends.

Dear Mumbalina,

Thank you so much for sharing your practical approach to helping girls get a better life in the DRC. It is always shocking to hear and experience how girls are discriminated against in so many different ways, but it is only if we all keep highlighting it and making practical suggestions for change that we can made a difference. good luck in your work!

Katie

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