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VIOLENCES FAITES AUX VIELLARDS EN RDC

DÉVELOPPEMENT
1) En RDC, les personnes du 3e âge sont abandonnés par la société. ceux qui sont jeunes aujourd'hui sont les vieux de demain. Les parents ont les devoirs de nourrir, éduquer, vêtir et soigner leurs enfants. Ces derniers sont dans l'obligation d'aider leurs parents pendant leur vieillesse. c'est une réciprocité. il n' y a rien pour rien.
les personnes du 3e âge qui n'ont pas d'enfants doivent être à la charge de l’État parce qu'elles ont servi le pays pendant leur jeune âge . Ils ont droit à la retraite honoraire.

In the DRC the elderly are abandoned by society. Those who are young today are the old of tomorrow. A Parent’s duty is to nourish, educate, clothe and take care of their children. This last generation is obliged to help their parents during old age. This is reciprocity. There is nothing for nothing. The elderly who do not have children should be taken on by the state because they served their country while they were young. They have a right to an honorary/respectful retirement.

Thank you my friends

English translation by community member maggie_dziubek

DEVELOPMENT

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, elderly people are abandoned by society. The youth of today will be the elderly of tomorrow. Parents have a duty to nourish, educate, clothe and feed their children. Children are also obliged to help their parents in their old age. It is a reciprocal relationship. There will be nothing for nothing.

Elderly people who do not have children should be in the keeping of the State because they have served their country during their youth. They have a right to a honorable retirement.

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Comments

irmia's picture

Would love to hear more

Hi Rosalie:

I absolutely agree with you about elderly issue. I would love to hear more about that--may be there's a story from an elder you know :)

Mia

Nicole.Staudinger's picture

Empathy

Rosalie,

I admire your empathy and care in bringing attention to the plight of the elderly. It is especially sad that children would abandon their parents after being cared for their entire lives. I agree that more should be done to assist the elderly, and to have them be made to feel valued. Thank you for your perspective.

Sincerely,
Nicole

maggie_dziubek's picture

Translation

DEVELOPMENT

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, elderly people are abandoned by society. The youth of today will be the elderly of tomorrow. Parents have a duty to nourish, educate, clothe and feed their children. Children are also obliged to help their parents in their old age. It is a reciprocal relationship. There will be nothing for nothing.

Elderly people who do not have children should be in the keeping of the State because they have served their country during their youth. They have a right to a honorable retirement.

maggie_dziubek's picture

Merci pour votre poste

Lubala,

Merci pour votre contribution à World Pulse. Votre observation sur le devoir d'état des vieux dans le DRC est relevant même aux États-Unis (à une dégrée diffèrent, bien sûr) mais les débats dans ma pays sont similar. Je suis d'accord avec votre recommandation que les enfants doivent assumer la responsabilité de leurs parents, mais dans l'absence des enfants l'État était un devoir de prendre soin de ses citoyens.

Meilleurs vœux,

Maggie

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