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VIOLENCE DE DROITS DE FEMMES EN RDC

Suite au crise et chômage en ROC les hommes commencent a faire de voyages lion de leur familles soient disant a la recherche de survie de famille.Parmi eux il y a ceux qui vaut 5ans,3ans au même 1ans en dehors de leur foyer et laissent les responsabilités et l’éducation des enfants qui est devenue affaire de femmes.Moi qui vous parle j;en ai l’expérience.Nous demandons que le gouvernement cherche comment créer l'emploi dans notre pays.Les hommes et les femmes qu'ils en occupent des l' éducation des enfants.

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

ABUSE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN DRC
Following the crisis and unemployment in DRC, men have started going on lion travel in search of the so called family survival. Amongst them are those who make 5 years, 3 years or even 1year outside their homes leaving the responsibilities and the children’s education which has become the women’s duty.
I, who is talking to you, I have had the experience. We are asking that the government to seek how to create jobs in our country so that men and women will take care of the children’s education.

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Nita's picture

Voyage lion

Bonjour Mme Mweze
Merci pour votre contribution.
J’espère que le gouvernement a prit note de votre suggestion qui est la meilleure

NITA

Nita's picture

Translation

ABUSE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN DRC
Following the crisis and unemployment in DRC, men have started going on lion travel in search of the so called family survival. Amongst them are those who make 5 years, 3 years or even 1year outside their homes leaving the responsibilities and the children’s education which has become the women’s duty.
I, who is talking to you, I have had the experience. We are asking that the government to seek how to create jobs in our country so that men and women will take care of the children’s education.

NITA

William's picture

husbands gone from home

Hello, yes, having one's husband gone from home for years would put a terrible burden on the wife. Not only that but what temptations are the men faced with as they travel? I think there are many countries where men leave seeking employment, so you have many sisters around the world who are in the same circumstances. I'm aware what is happening in eastern DRC and tell everyone I know about it and how badly women are being treated. I'm also praying for the safety of all girls and women in the DRC, as I understand the dangers. Take care of yourself and family and may God bless you. Keep posting throught World Pulse so we can support you.

Barbara M Bracewell's picture

Sad Picture Indeed

What is happening to women in such families in the DRC as painted by you in this write up is extremely sad and terrible for all involved. There is no doubt in my mind that the mothers who are left behind to handle all the responsibilities including the children’s education, are operating under immense stress and frustration. I absolutely sympathize with all such women and pray that some alternate methods of providing for their families are sought out by the men of the DRC. This arrangement is fraught with dangers that could ultimately lead to the disintegration of the family including estrangement; possible infidelity by both parties:men who are away for years at a time and by the women left back who may seek companionship from other men during those times; discipline problems from the kids at home since there is no father figure to help guide them; as well as the possibility of women falling prey by being enticed by gifts, money or help from men who have hidden agendas. Under overwhelming circumstances in their lives women who feel helpless may fall for the wrong type of "help". Wish these women the best and pray that their partners and husbands recognize the enormity of the pressure and burden put on their women and do something urgently to change the dynamics of this current situation.

BMBracewell

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