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VIOLENCES DES DROITS DE LA FEMME

AVANT - PROPOS
Les droits de la femme sont dédain par les hommes égoïstes qui veulent s’approprier de tous les biens familiaux.
Après plusieurs recherches, les analystes ont conclu que la population congolaise représente 52% pour les femmes et 48% pour les hommes. En RDC, les femmes sont plus représentées dans les activités génératrices de revenues.
Ex :
 Les surpeuplements des marchés par les femmes pratiquant le commerce.
 Dans les milieux ruraux, les travaux communautaires des champs sont exécutés par les femmes.
 Etc.

Compte tenu de toutes ces activités, on constate que la femme est la source économique dans la société (famille, église et nation).

DÉVELOPPEMENT
Lors du mariage civil, les agents de l’état civil demandent aux futurs époux de déclarer leur régime matrimonial et la majorité choisit le régime communautaire.

Cependant certains époux s’approprient tous les biens familiaux dont la maison, les champs, le bétail voire même la finance et les enfants. Ils emploient l’adjectif possessif à la première personne du singulier dont mon, ma, mes, ils se permettent de vendre les biens familiaux sans demander l’avis de leurs épouses ni celui de leurs enfants.

Après le décès du mari, les garçons de la famille deviennent des héritiers sans associer les filles. Quelle injustice et égoïsme du sexe masculin ?

Certaines femmes adhèrent à des associations pour relever leur niveau économique. Les ONG œuvrant chez nous essayent d’aider les femmes à travers l’élevage de quelques animaux domestiques, microcrédits, semences pour leurs champs. Les hommes se pointent pour réclamer leur intérêts parce qu’ils sont chefs de la famille. Il arrive de fois que ces pauvres femmes tombent en faillite à cause de ces maris dictateurs qui intimident leurs femmes.

Plusieurs hommes oublient leur tâche et laissent aux femmes la responsabilité d'éduquer seules les enfants, or l'éducation est une activité de partenariat.

CONCLUSION
Que les époux traitent leurs épouses comme leurs partenaires et non leurs objets.
Que l’État Civil et les églises sensibilisent les citoyens sur leurs devoirs de mariés l'un envers l'autre.
Que les femmes exigent le mariage civil et religieux pour défendre leurs droits dans la vie conjugale.

English translation by community member LightMyWay

Violence Against Women's Rights

PREFACE
Women’s rights are disdained by egoistic men who want to claim ownership of all of a family’s goods.
After much research, analysts have concluded that the Congolese population consists of 52% women and 48% men. In the DRC, the activities of women generate more revenue than those of men.

Examples:
The overcrowding of markets by woman selling their wares.
In rural areas, the communal work in the fields is done by women.
Etc.

Given all these activities, we can see that women are an economic wellspring in society (family, church, and country).

DEVELOPMENT
In a civil ceremony, the government officiants ask the spouses-to-be to declare their marriage settlement, and the majority choose a conjugal partnership.

However, some husbands take ownership of all the goods of a family including the house, the land, the livestock, even the finances and the children. They use first-person possessive adjectives like “mine” or “my,” they sell the family’s property without asking the wife or children for their opinion.

After the husband dies, the family’s sons become the heirs without even considering the daughters. What sort of injustice and masculine egoism is this?

Some women join organizations to improve their economic status. The non-government organizations operating in our country try to help women through the raising of domestic animals, microcredit loans, seed for their fields. The men show up to demand their share as heads of the family. Sometimes these poor women go bankrupt because their dictatorial husbands bully them.

Many men forget their responsibilities and leave the women to educate the children alone, though education should be a partnership activity.

CONCLUSION
Husbands must treat their wives as their partners and not their objects.
The State and Church must make citizens aware of their marital duties towards one another.
Women must demand civil and religious marriage defend their rights in a conjugal partnership.

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Comments

LightMyWay's picture

Merci

Chère Anuarite,

Je vous remercie pour votre courage et pour votre honnêteté en décrivant la situation de la majorité des femmes mariées, et en offrant vos propositions pour améliorer leur situation. Il est clair que vous croyez que les femmes ont une responsabilité : elles ne sont pas QUE des victimes—elles ont aussi le choix, le droit, voire l’obligation, de dire « non » à leurs époux, d’exiger ce qui leur appartient, de faire la moitié d’un partenariat, plutôt que la victime d’une dictature. Même s’il est difficile de croire au gouvernement—à l’Etat civil—j’ai la confiance aux femmes du Congo et du monde. Je vous soutiens dans vos efforts, et je vous écoute.

Merci encore,
LightMyWay
(Lydia)

PREFACE
Women’s rights are disdained by egoistic men who want to claim ownership of all of a family’s goods.
After much research, analysts have concluded that the Congolese population consists of 52% women and 48% men. In the DRC, the activities of women generate more revenue than those of men.
Examples:
The overcrowding of markets by woman selling their wares.
In rural areas, the communal work in the fields is done by women.
Etc.
Given all these activities, we can see that women are an economic wellspring in society (family, church, and country).

DEVELOPMENT
In a civil ceremony, the government officiants ask the spouses-to-be to declare their marriage settlement, and the majority choose a conjugal partnership.
However, some husbands take ownership of all the goods of a family including the house, the land, the livestock, even the finances and the children. They use first-person possessive adjectives like “mine” or “my,” they sell the family’s property without asking the wife or children for their opinion.
After the husband dies, the family’s sons become the heirs without even considering the daughters. What sort of injustice and masculine egoism is this?
Some women join organizations to improve their economic status. The non-government organizations operating in our country try to help women through the raising of domestic animals, microcredit loans, seed for their fields. The men show up to demand their share as heads of the family. Sometimes these poor women go bankrupt because their dictatorial husbands bully them.
Many men forget their responsibilities and leave the women to educate the children alone, though education should be a partnership activity.

CONCLUSION
Husbands must treat their wives as their partners and not their objects.
The State and Church must make citizens aware of their marital duties towards one another.
Women must demand civil and religious marriage defend their rights in a conjugal partnership.

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