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Women in DRC need Peace and Justice!

A pregnant woman living in the Kingasani neighborhood in the town of Kimbanseke was raped and beaten by uncivil dressed keeping police in the town of Kimbanseke. The drama and product last weekend. The widow aged about forty years had the habit of begging to get something to eat and survive.

Unfortunately, the young lady fell in front of a group of police officers on patrol. The police will question him about why she was in the street at this hour. She explained to them that she is a widow and must often go out to beg. One of these uncivil dressed will then say to her friends that she was "a good prey" to chew. Others will refuse outright saying he had to respect a pregnant woman.

Finally three of these uncivil will ask said woman to follow him to find something to eat. Along the way, they assaulted and raped her. The woman bled profusely. A few hours later, late at night and was found dying on the ground. Then, driving to the nearest medical center. On site, the doctor pronounced dead baby after the heavy bleeding. This case has a lot of noise in Masina. An investigation was launched to find these uncivil.
This event hapenned in Kinshasa, DRC.

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mrbeckbeck's picture

Heartbreaking

This is a heartbreaking story, Therese. How can this happen in Kinshasa (or anywhere!) in 2013? I'm feeling frustrated knowing that this goes on, and I see a day when justice and peace will be the norm instead.

I hope the investigation brings results. My heart is with this woman...I hope she can find peace someday soon.

THIS MUST END!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

Therese kasindi's picture

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Yes, in this year, Scott. We don't know if one day we will have peace.
God sustains us!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Deqa's picture

Dear Theresa, Thank you for

Dear Theresa,
Thank you for sharing the story of this woman. I'm completely speechless and outta words to describe how I feel. This is such a shameful act and it must end. I know throughout the streets of many African countries including mine, as soon the sun sets if a woman is walking around at night she will be the victim of a vicious rape. This is surely saddening and overwhelmingly heartbreaking.
Just like Mr Beck said, I also pray for this woman to find peace. And for the community to help her out and give her a chance to earn her wages maybe as a house help instead of roaming across the streets and begging for food.
I know in my community the government does simply nothing to bring the perpetrators to justice or even to elevate the pain of the victim, even most international organizations in my community do not have policies to provide support or relief the pain of rape victims.

Again my dear thank you for being voice to the silenced.
Love
Deqa

Therese kasindi's picture

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Thanks my sister! We only put our faith in God because women suffer so much. We don't know if our government members are hearing all these. The impunity of our country will put us in revolt. There is nothing important they do in order women find peace. If a woman is raped in a big Town as Kinshasa where all authorities are, how can that be in a small town as Bukavu?
We are tired now!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Wendyiscalm's picture

Horrific

Dear Therese,

This must have been very difficult for you to write. I commend your courage to speak out and inform those of us who live in different environments. What can I do? I mean What can I do? I want to help. But I do not know how.

Unfortunately, I think this is just one of many many cases like this you have seen.

You said they are investigating. WIll you please keep us informed of the results of this investigation.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Therese kasindi's picture

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Dear Wendy, women in Drc are already traumatized hearing only stories of our sisters! Sometimes when I am reading these kind of stories, I demand myself if those who did such things still human beings or not.
I tell you it's very, very a petty from them, and one thing consoles me is that God will be our judge, the true one we can have. Your prays can help more those women, but they need a support like psychosocial, financial so they could not beg on the road. But, it's not the fist time these things occur. If only our government could go forward looking for those stupid persons and punish them, it could be a good idea, but I don't think so. Corruption and impunity are bad things that our country is suffering from, unfortunately . They can only give an amount of money and they will be free and will continue there business.
My vision is to help children of those raped women to go to school so that one day they can help their mother, also to find some money to those women so they can be independent and avoiding them to beg every time, but I can't. I am jobless since 2009 when I was finish my studies. The thing I do is when my husband give my pocket money I do some business, like selling some clothes outside my friend's shop, when I gain something I pay the school fees of one or two poor children. So poor women I know well, came to take some of those clothes, and go selling them and when they finish to sell them I give to them some money so can go to market and eat something in their house.
I think you can help me so much if you let me know how I can begin a small project and how to have some financial in order to save one children in my country to go to school and one woman to do some business in order to be Independent. My to do these thinks it's not easy for me, but I say that one child is happy to go to school and one women is happy to return home with something to eat, and she will be welcomed by their children arriving home.
I am not good in English but I think you will understand what I wrote.
Thanks a lot my sister!
dansciel@yahoo.fr
Love!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Diane Ezeji's picture

Thanks for sharing your pain

Thanks for sharing your pain with us.

Diane Ezeji

Thanks to you for reading my post!
Love!
dansciel@yahoo.fr

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Urmila Chanam's picture

My heart bleeds

Dear Therese,

I could visualize the turn of events leading to the rape. It is like some ugly video footage that has been playing in my heart and mind repeatedly since India has seen crimes rising against women in recent times.

My heart bleeds. Another woman fallen today. Another aspiration extinguished.

I feel sad, I feel nervous but most of all I feel a rage because the perpetrators in all probability will go scot free.

In solidarity,
Urmila Chanam
India

It takes just one to change many

Therese kasindi's picture

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Dear Urmila, you are filling a rage,it's normal but as I know our country I don't think the investigation will gives something good. Women have now blood in place of tears. My sister, it's not easy!
Our support will be prays.
In Love,
dansciel@yahoo.fr

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Wendyiscalm's picture

Hello Therese

Hello Therese,

Yes, I do understand your writing. Thank you for taking so much time to write me about everything. Mother Teresa said "If you help one person you help the world." She is right and I think the way you want to start by helping ONE person with all needs is a good idea. It is possible, rather than trying to do too much for too many girls at once and not keeping up. Let me think about how the best way to go about this would be. The way my mind works is I put an idea in it and then it takes some days for it to come to me. What I would suggest right now is that you try to find ONE girl that has the POSSIBILITY to get through school.

You know we want to help all street orphans or poor children but many of them have suffered damage to their learning part of their brain because of malnutrition at birth,in their young years, etc. So, the idea is to find ONE person, young maybe 5 years old or in 7th grade whatever you think. BUT the key is, you have to find one that has intelligence and DRIVE (which is often missing) to do what she needs to do even if you can meet her needs. In Zambia I look for kids who are CURIOUS. I do not know if you know what that means. It is if they inquire, ask questions about how things work, if they want to explore. That is what I have found to be the greatest determination of whether or not a child can accomplish what he needs to accomplish in school. There are many problems such as being in an unstable environment so they cannot study at night. So, eventually a boarding school would be best. But that is not what we start with. So, I will think and you will begin to explore to see who that one person is going to be and then let me know or ask me questions and then we will take it from there. Does that make sense to you, Therese?

One thing I believe is that when God sees you doing this, when HE believes the time is right, he will bring many to you at once to help. Don't worry about that now. You are on the right path with a BIG heart to take with you on your journey.

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.

I'm here for you, Therese.

Ubuntu(I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Therese kasindi's picture

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Dear Wendy, thanks a lot for that idea. I think it's a good one. I will try to observe and I will inform you.
Thanks so much!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Wendyiscalm's picture

Yes

Yes, Therese,

Please feel comfortable keeping me informed. But also, as you begin this important journey ( and it is an important journey, step by step), please feel free to contact me during the process, ask questions, ask for suggestions, to just see what I think of this and that. I am not an expert but I am here for you.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Therese kasindi's picture

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Yes, Wendy, I understand what you told me and I will did it,don't worry. When I did my meditation this morning, I find this in my Bible:" Better a little in fear of the LORD than great treasure with trouble. proverb"(Proverb 15.16).
I like it because I am sure that you are right when you say that it's better than I begin with one child than many children. I have faith that God will lead me to an intelligent child who really needs help.
And I love so much your words: "I am who I am because of who we are together". You are so special for me my sister.
At the moment I am looking for a visa from South Africa to Rwanda Embassy of South Africa. In June I will represent the ACOLDEMHA's head, it's the organization in which I am volunteer, in a conference in Johannesburg. It's a Public Policy Course, organized by OSISA.Her name is, Neema Namadamu, the Hero woman(Mama Shujaa) in DRC.
Don't worry if you see that I am in silence one moment.
God bless you so much!

dansciel@yahoo.fr

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Wendyiscalm's picture

Therese

Hi Therese,

Loved you words. And for me, though I am hugely successful, because I came from abject poverty and had no support, I had to always start small. Because if I failed there was no one to help me out. I am the kind of person who goes to my first class and sits in the back. BUT by the end of the term, I am in the front row. Step by step for me. I look forward to hearing from you.

There is a passage in the old testament that most people don't see or know about. A minister, Bruce Wilkerson wrote a book about it called The Prayer of Jabez. He has seen miracles happen quickly when people ask big time for what they want if it is for their highest good, directly and then say this prayer. It has worked for me big time and for many others who could never have their wish come true.

It is based on the fact this minister says that God WANTS you to ASK big time for what you want.

So I said it every day asking for something that was impossible (to live in a very expensive beautiful area of the city). I said it every day, first asking, then saying it. Within 6 months I was living EXACTLY there. And other things have happened with this prayer as well that I could not have designed myself.

Here it is.

"Oh, that you will bless me INDEED.
And ENLARGE my territory.
That your hands will be with me
And that you will keep me from evil
That I may not cause pain."

I have seen people who couldn't get jobs get a better one than they could have imagined, a child adopted after two years of trying for this one special child that they couldn't get through normal circles, etc. If it is for our highest good is the key.

Have a good day,

Ubuntu

Wendy

P.S. Therese, I go through Johannesburg often to get to Livingstone Zambia. When are you going to be in Jo'burg. I know you will be busy but perhaps I could coordinate to be there when you are there and I am on my way to L/stone. I often stay overnight in Jo'burg.

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Therese kasindi's picture

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Hi Wendy! So proud to be your friend. Your words console me so much, and give me hope in my life.
I will be in Johannesburg from 09 to 29 June. We will be welcomed by the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rose bank. I will be so happy if we meet. And, you know, it will be my first time to arrive in South Africa, and God did a great thing for me.
June 10 is my birthday and my first journey in one of the Country of my dream.
Can I know Ubuntu is which language,please?
Much love!
Have a Good night!
Ubuntu

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Wendyiscalm's picture

UBUNTU

Ubuntu is from South Africa. Nelson Mandala and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, if you google them, they have many simple but excellent articles about their feeling about the word UBUNTU.

If you could only pick one word to say for the rest of your life, this word has to be the one !

Okay, now, PLEASE as soon as you know your schedule, let me know. because if I arrange to come and stay overnight to see you I want to be sure you will be able to do this. So, please, Therese when you know please let me know.

Love, respect and Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

Rose Bank Johannesburg

Hi Therese,

I looked up wehre the hotel is. It is about 30 minutes from the airport is a very exclusive area of Jo'burg. I could stay overnight there instead of the hotel at the airport. So, when you know your schedule and your availability please let me know. Airplane and hotel rooms may be filled up soon or maybe already even.

ubuntu

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Therese kasindi's picture

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Hi Wendy,
Exact, the hotel is about 30minutes from the airport. I will inform you when I will get my schedule.
Peace!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

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