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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE/ L'EXPLOTATION ILLEGALE DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES EN RDC

Parmi les principales causes des multiples guerres dans notre pays figure l'abondance des potentialités en terme des ressources naturelles dont la plupart se trouve dans la partie orientale de la République Démocratique du CONGO.
C'est ainsi que nos ressources ne cessent d'attirer la convoitise de nombreux pays voisins et de plusieurs multinationales qui entretiennent des milices pour mener des attaques contre les populations civiles vivant dans les zones où sévissent ces nombreuses ressources.
D'après plusieurs observations, c'est dans ces zones où il y a l'ampleur des violences basées sur le genre y compris les viols.
Ici, nous tenons à décrier avec grande énergie la situation qui sévit en province du Nord-Kivu où opèrent les milices du M23 et notamment les milices rwandaises interahamwe, les maïmaï nyatura, etc...
De source d'un groupe de femmes déplacées, certaines milices exploitent la forêt à travers la déforestation pour des fins économiques, en produisant de la braise, devenue chère, car un sac revient à 25$. Il semble que ces inciviques après la mise des braises dans des sacs, ils ont mis à l'entrée de leur site d'exploitation deux pancartes sur lesquelles ils mentionne : Ici, échange des braises contre le sexe, sur l'autre, figure la mention : échange des braises contre l'argent.
En tant que femmes, nous nous demandons quand est-ce que la femme congolaise retrouvera sa dignité ?
Il est grand temps que la communauté internationale débarrasse notre pays de tous ces inciviques qui chosifient la femme.
Pour nous, il est temps que la mère de l'humanité soit protégée.

English translation by community member milsgra

Among the main causes that start wars in our country we can count the abundance of potentials in terms of natural resources of which many are in the eastern part of the DRC. Thus our resources never cease to fuel the greed of our many neighbors and many multinationals that hire paramilitary groups to launch attacks against civilians living in those areas rich in natural resources. According to many observations, it is in those areas that the majority of gender base violence including rapes are occurring. Here we want to shed light with great energy the on the situation taking place in North Kivu where the paramilitary M23 and notably the Rwandan paramilitary, interahamwe, the Maimai nyatura etc. The (source) income of displaced women where the paramilitary exploit the forest through deforestation for economic purposes, by making firewood that has become extremely expensive for a sac cost $25. It seems that after they made firewood piles for sale they mark then with signs saying: here we exchange firewood for sex or here we sell firewood; as a woman I want to ask when will the Congolese woman reclaim her dignity?
It is time that the international community steps in and drives those immoral beings objectifying women out of our country. For us it is time we liberate the mother of humanity.

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Among the main causes that start wars in our country we can count the abundance of potentials in terms of natural resources of which many are in the eastern part of the DRC. Thus our resources never cease to fuel the greed of our many neighbors and many multinationals that hire paramilitary groups to launch attacks against civilians living in those areas rich in natural resources. According to many observations, it is in those areas that the majority of gender base violence including rapes are occurring. Here we want to shed light with great energy the on the situation taking place in North Kivu where the paramilitary M23 and notably the Rwandan paramilitary, interahamwe, the Maimai nyatura etc. The (source) income of displaced women where the paramilitary exploit the forest through deforestation for economic purposes, by making firewood that has become extremely expensive for a sac cost $25. It seems that after they made firewood piles for sale they mark then with signs saying: here we exchange firewood for sex or here we sell firewood; as a woman I want to ask when will the Congolese woman reclaim her dignity?
It is time that the international community steps in and drives those immoral beings objectifying women out of our country. For us it is time we liberate the mother of humanity.

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