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JOURNEE INTERNATIONALE DE LA FEMME PAS COMME LES AUTRES

La Journée Internationale de la Femme ( JIF) a une histoire lointaine. Il 'agit d'une grande lutte des femmes qui a aboutit à une à la création de cette par l'ONU en 1977 après la déclaration de la socialiste Clara ZENTKIN. C"est depuis 1993 que le Sud Kivu fête ces journées par de défilés, le ports des pagnes et manger pour certains et surtout l'implication des autorités qui saisissent de l'occasion pour transmettre leurs messages enfin d'utiliser la femme à ses fins; Cette fois les femmes ont dit non et aussi le gouvernement les a quand même appuyés. Elle ne peuvent pas fêter comme au moment ou leurs concert sont encore entraine d'être violées, tuées; toujours en déplacement, etc.......L a journée a été passée en méditation active. Certaines femmes dans la prière, d'autres dans les œuvres caritatives auprès des malades, prisonniers, et autre démunis tels que le veuves, orphelins des policiers et soldats, déplacés, jeunes filles en difficultés de payer les études ect... Aussi des tribunes ont étés organisés où les couches des femmes selon leurs catégories de travail se sont organisées pour s'exprimer auprès des autorités, exposer leurs capacités, dénoncer les violences qu"elles rencontrent dans les milieux de leur de travail quotidienne dans l'espoir qu'elles seront écoutés pour des solutions éventuelles pouvant apporter le changement positif dans notre pays et toute l'Afrique en générale. Nous devons pas oublier qu'il y a des avancées à célébrer, des revendications à faire malgré les textes ratifiés où signés sans être appliqués, il faut connaître des stratégies à utiliser pour revendiquer c'est la raison des ces tribunes et les femmes se sont exprimées et revendiquer la paix durable source de tout développement.

English translation by community member maggie_dziubek

The International Day of the Woman (IDW) has a long history. It started as a big movement by women which resulted in the creation of the United Nations in 1977 after the declaration of the socialist Cara Zentkin. Since 1993 South Kivu has celebrated this day with parades, by wearing special clothing (pagnes), eating for some, and the authorities are especially involved as they seize the occasion to transmit their messages in order to use women to their own ends. This time women have said no, and the government has also still supported them. They cannot celebrate while their peers continue to be rape, killed, always displaced etc.....The day is passed in active meditation. Some women pray, others care for the sick, prisoners and others such as poor widows, orphans of policemen and soldiers, refugees, young girls who are having trouble paying for their studies etc... Forums have also been organized where groups of women according to their profession are organized to speak with the authorities, to expose their capabilities, to denounce the violence which they encounter in the daily environment in which they work in the hope that they will be listened to for solutions that could eventually bring about positive change in our country and in all of Africa in general. We must not forget that there is progress to celebrate, despite statements which have been signed and ratified but not applied, you have to know strategies to use for advocacy, this is the reason these forums and the women are expressing and demanding lasting peace is the source of all development.

Comments

Merci Jeanette pour cette histoire de la journee de la femme.
Je ne connaissais pas l'histoire de cette journee. Grace a toi j'apprecie ce jour encore plus.
Merci encore.
A bientot j'espere!
Delphine

Delphine Criscenzo

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Translation

The International Day of the Woman (IDW) has a long history. It started as a big movement by women which resulted in the creation of the United Nations in 1977 after the declaration of the socialist Cara Zentkin. Since 1993 South Kivu has celebrated this day with parades, by wearing special clothing (pagnes), eating for some, and the authorities are especially involved as they seize the occasion to transmit their messages in order to use women to their own ends. This time women have said no, and the government has also still supported them. They cannot celebrate while their peers continue to be rape, killed, always displaced etc.....The day is passed in active meditation. Some women pray, others care for the sick, prisoners and others such as poor widows, orphans of policemen and soldiers, refugees, young girls who are having trouble paying for their studies etc... Forums have also been organized where groups of women according to their profession are organized to speak with the authorities, to expose their capabilities, to denounce the violence which they encounter in the daily environment in which they work in the hope that they will be listened to for solutions that could eventually bring about positive change in our country and in all of Africa in general. We must not forget that there is progress to celebrate, despite statements which have been signed and ratified but not applied, you have to know strategies to use for advocacy, this is the reason these forums and the women are expressing and demanding lasting peace is the source of all development.

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La Paix Durable

Jeannette,

Merci encore pour cette histoire. La transition du JIF d'un jour des fêtes au jour du service et revendiquer par des femmes est une transition importante.

J'apprécie particulièrement votre phrase finale : "la paix durable source de tout développement" -- je d'accord ! C'est vraiment le bas de tout développement.

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