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LA DISCRIMINATION DE SEXE

la discrimination de sexe persiste toujours ici chez nous au Congo est surtout dans la Provence du sud Sud-Kivu.
vous pouvez voir dans une même famille ou se trouve les filles et les garçons les parents font la discrimination
après avoir fait la 6eme année la fille ne peut plus continuer pour faire des études supérieure mais seulement les garçons.
après cette classe la fille est préparer pour son mariage parce que ses parents ne veulent pas qu'elle continue a étudie est disent que les études de femmes se termine dans la cuisine donc elles ne servent en rien même aux moment des l’héritage ont cherchera un garçon même s'il a ses grands sœur même si il a quelque mois ils sera héritier de la famille ses sœur sont la seulement pour entendre le mariage.On leurs sur nome a de mauvaise nom comme MUNYERENKANA pour la valeur d'une femme se la vache,comme chez les Rwandais disent ZIRAJE c.a.d. les vaches viennent! donc on considère comme une fois mettre au monde une fille ont a des vaches,parce que quand on la marie on aura trop des vaches comme dot et la richesse augmentera a la famille a ce moment.
Ce pourquoi il y a l'UNICEF avec les système toute les filles a l’école,pour sensibilisé les parents a envoyé tout les enfants et surtout les filles.Mais les parents trouve de difficulté des moyen,pour scolarisée.
Sur ce nous vous prions de voir comment prendre contacté avec nos dirigeants congolais pour crée des travail au parents et surtout la gratuité de l'école primaire.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

Gender discrimination still persists here at home in the Congo, especially in South Kivu.

You can see in one where there are boys and girls, there is discrimination. After the 6th year the daughter can no longer go to higher education but boys can. After going to school the girl is preparing for her wedding because her parents don’t want her to continue studying, as they say that women's studies end in the kitchen. So they do not serve the same amount of inheritance as the boy even if she is an elder sister, even if the age difference is just of few months they will be the family heir. The sister is there only to inherit their marriage. Then they are associated with bad names such as MUNYERENKANA that pretty much means cow, in Rwanda they say ZIRAJE, which means “here comes the cow!” So having a daughter is considered like having a cow, because when we marry we will have many cows and the dowry will increase the family wealth.

Thanks to the UNICEF system all the children were sent to school and educated, especially girls. But parents find it difficult to have the means for schooling.
Please comment on this and get in touch with our Congolese leaders to create working parents and especially for the promotion of a free primary school.

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ngalula's picture

TRANSLATION

Gender discrimination still persists here at home in the Congo, especially in South Kivu.

You can see in one where there are boys and girls, there is discrimination. After the 6th year the daughter can no longer go to higher education but boys can. After going to school the girl is preparing for her wedding because her parents don’t want her to continue studying, as they say that women's studies end in the kitchen. So they do not serve the same amount of inheritance as the boy even if she is an elder sister, even if the age difference is just of few months they will be the family heir. The sister is there only to inherit their marriage. Then they are associated with bad names such as MUNYERENKANA that pretty much means cow, in Rwanda they say ZIRAJE, which means “here comes the cow!” So having a daughter is considered like having a cow, because when we marry we will have many cows and the dowry will increase the family wealth.

Thanks to the UNICEF system all the children were sent to school and educated, especially girls. But parents find it difficult to have the means for schooling.
Please comment on this and get in touch with our Congolese leaders to create working parents and especially for the promotion of a free primary school.

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
:: Foreign Correspondent || Researcher
:: Blog: www.balobeshayi.com
:: Skype: beka.trixie
:: Twitter: @Kabutakapua

Debra Engle's picture

Excellent suggestion

This is such an important subject, and I really appreciate the fact that you've given your readers a concrete suggestion for how they can make a difference. What's the best way for people in your country to get in touch with their leaders? Is there something those of us in other countries can do?

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