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Violence based to gender

Comme vous le savez tres bien, notre pays, la RDCongo est caracterise par des voilences faites aux femmes et cela fait a ce qu'il y a frein du developpement dans notre pays. Malheureusement, plusieurs associations ne se limitent que sur les violences sexuelles et pourtant il y a encore quelque chose plus grave qu'on cache depuis tres tres longtemps et que les gens ne veulent pas aborder parce que dit-on c'est un sujet tabou. Les violences conjugales sont autant de violences qui causent de grave problemes dans notre societe et qui n'osent pas, malheureusement, se denonce.
Vu que mon travail de fin de deuxieme cycle a aborder le sujet de VIOLENCE CONJUGALES, je voudrais bien approfondir cela en creant une association dans laquelle on poura sensibiliser les femmes et les enfants victimes de ces violences dans leurs familles.
Imaginez-vous par exemple un homme qui va dans des carrieres minnieres et qui laisse sa femme et ses enfants et il restent la a peu pret 10 ans et cela sans aucune nouvelle, ni signe de vie. La, il vit avec d'autres femmes et fait des enfants. Une fois que son argent se termine, ses femmes fuient et quand il se retrouve seul, c'est a ce moment la qu'il se rappelle de la pauvre femme qu'il avait laissee. Ou encore, il attrappe le VIH la dans des carriere et il revient, malade qu'il est ,il ne dira rien a sa femme de ses aventures et lui presentera des excuses; et comme nos femmes sont ignorantes, et avec plein de bon coeur, la femme accepte encore de vivre avec cet homme, et enfin cet homme la contamine. C'est alors que les enfants restent orphelins de pere et de mere par l'imprudence de leurs parents. Vous vous imaginez vous meme comment devient ces pauvres enfants.
J'ai besoin de l'aide pour mieux orienter mes recherches afin de faire un travail unique dans mon association et ainsi attirer l'attention des bailleurs de fond, afin d'ameliorer la condition feminine en RDCongo.
Merci pour votre attention a ce journal.

THERESE KASINDI

English translation by community member hsloss

Gender-based Violence

As you know very well, the DR Congo is characterized by acts of violence against women; and this is what has halted development in our country. Unfortunately, many organizations do not limit their work to incidents of sexual violence; there is yet something even graver, which has been hidden for a very long time, that people do not want to address because they say it is a taboo subject. Domestic violence is all the more violent, causing grave problems in our society, and people dare not to end it.

As my graduate thesis approached the subject of domestic violence, I would like to deepen my contribution by creating an organization in which we can educate women and children who are victims of this violence within their families.

Imagine, for example, a man who goes to make a living in the mines. He leaves his wife and his children for close to 10 years without sending any news or signs of life. Over there in the mines, he lives with other women and has more children. Once his money is gone, his wives leave him; and when he finds himself alone, he remembers the poor woman he left behind. Or even, he contracts HIV during this time and returns home, as sick as he is, and speaks nothing to his wife of his dalliances, only begging her forgiveness. As us women are ignorant to such actions and kindhearted, the wife agrees to once again make her life with this man, and at last, he infects her. That’s when these children become orphaned by the imprudence of their parents. Imagine yourselves what becomes of these poor children.

I need help to better direct my research so as to take on this unique work within my organization; and to attract the attention of donors in order to improve the status of women in the DRC.

Thank you for your attention to this journal.

Therese Kasindi

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Gender-based Violence

As you know very well, the DR Congo is characterized by acts of violence against women; and this is what has halted development in our country. Unfortunately, many organizations do not limit their work to incidents of sexual violence; there is yet something even graver, which has been hidden for a very long time, that people do not want to address because they say it is a taboo subject. Domestic violence is all the more violent, causing grave problems in our society, and people dare not to end it.

As my graduate thesis approached the subject of domestic violence, I would like to deepen my contribution by creating an organization in which we can educate women and children who are victims of this violence within their families.

Imagine, for example, a man who goes to make a living in the mines. He leaves his wife and his children for close to 10 years without sending any news or signs of life. Over there in the mines, he lives with other women and has more children. Once his money is gone, his wives leave him; and when he finds himself alone, he remembers the poor woman he left behind. Or even, he contracts HIV during this time and returns home, as sick as he is, and speaks nothing to his wife of his dalliances, only begging her forgiveness. As us women are ignorant to such actions and kindhearted, the wife agrees to once again make her life with this man, and at last, he infects her. That’s when these children become orphaned by the imprudence of their parents. Imagine yourselves what becomes of these poor children.

I need help to better direct my research so as to take on this unique work within my organization; and to attract the attention of donors in order to improve the status of women in the DRC.

Thank you for your attention to this journal.

Therese Kasindi

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Thanks a lot for the

Thanks a lot for the translation, my sister!
Much love!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

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