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PEACE AND SECURITY

Les négociations entre les M23 et le gouvernement congolais qui étaient interrompu pour permettre aux deux parties de bien terminer l'année devront reprendre incessamment selon des sources concordantes. Les femmes du Nord-KIVU pour la recherche de la Paix ont levé leurs voix pour solliciter la reprise desdites négociations, tout en fustigeant l'absence des "FEMMES" dans ces assises que nous pensons sont mises en place pour la recherche d'une Paix durable. Comment y accéder si certaines couches de la population, notamment les femmes continuent à être marginalisées, piétinée, reduites aux personnes de dernier rang ? Sans aucune opinion palpable à proposer...

Par ailleurs, les dernières dispsitions du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies ont été salué par la population congolaise, mais, elles nécessitent d'être rendues effectives, mais aussi, il reste encore beaucoup à faire par rapport aux commanditaires qui demeurent jusque là impunis. La Paix étant une nécessité absolue en vue de voir un développement mis en place, tout doit être balisé.

Le peuple congolais et plus particulièrement les femmes congolaises ont confiance à l'avenir. Elles espèrent que cet exercice 2013 ouvrira la porte au Développement Durable en RDC et que les guerres d'usures mettront fin, grâce à l'implication du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies, qui, nous espérons, s'impliquera suffisamment et avec loyauté dans la recherche des solutions.

English translation by PulseWire member Rebecca D

According to multiple sources, negotiations between the M23 and the Congolese government (that were interrupted for both parties to finish the year) will continue. Women of North Kivu for Peace raised their voices for the renewal of these talks, while protesting the absence of women in the conversation that we hope is leading towards sustainable peace. How can we achieve peace if significant groups of the population, especially women, continue to be excluded, marginalized, tread upon and reduced to lower-class citizens? Without an obvious answer to suggest...

Meanwhile, the latest security forces of the United Nations have been greeted by the Congolese population, but they need to be made effective. Much still remains to be done concerning those commanders who go to this day unpunished. Since peace is an absolute necessity preceding development, everything needs to be laid out on the table.

The Congolese people, particularly Congolese women, have faith in the future. They hope that this exercise in 2013 will open the doors to sustainable development in DRC and that war will come to an end, thanks to the involvement of the United Nations, who, we hope, will commit to helping to find peaceful solutions.

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION

According to multiple sources, negotiations between the M23 and the Congolese government (that were interrupted for both parties to finish the year) will continue. Women of North Kivu for Peace raised their voices for the renewal of these talks, while protesting the absence of women in the conversation that we hope is leading towards sustainable peace. How can we achieve peace if significant groups of the population, especially women, continue to be excluded, marginalized, tread upon and reduced to lower-class citizens? Without an obvious answer to suggest...

Meanwhile, the latest security forces of the United Nations have been greeted by the Congolese population, but they need to be made effective. Much still remains to be done concerning those commanders who go to this day unpunished. Since peace is an absolute necessity preceding development, everything needs to be laid out on the table.

The Congolese people, particularly Congolese women, have faith in the future. They hope that this exercise in 2013 will open the doors to sustainable development in DRC and that war will come to an end, thanks to the involvement of the United Nations, who, we hope, will commit to helping to find peaceful solutions.

Rebecca D. Inman
Portland, OR USA

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