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le mariage précose ou forcé

La problématique du mariage précoce ou forcé demeure préoccupante au Sud Kivu précisément dans notre territoire le taux de fille mineur qui ce mari avant l’âge est très élevé. Dans notre famille l’enfant fille ce mari a l’âge de 12 a 15 ans et l’enfant garçons ce mari a l’âge de 15 ansa 18 ans, l’enfant fille n’a pas de choix de choisir son mari même ni temps de fiançailles ce le jour du mariage que la fille va voir pour la première foi son mari. La discussion de dot ce fait entre les parents elle-même sans toute foi associer la mère de la fille ni fille elle-même,cet a cause de la pratiques coutumières ainsi que la crise socio-économique.

English translation by community member LightMyWay

Early or Forced Marriage

The issue of early or forced marriages is worrisome in South Kivu, especially in our territory; the rate of girls who are minors marrying before they come of age is very high. In our family, a girl child gets married between the ages of 12 and 15, and the boy children get married between the ages of 15 and 18. The girls have no say in choosing their husbands, nor in the engagement. It’s not until the wedding day that the girl sees her husband for the first time. The dowry discussion takes place between the parents, without however including the girl’s mother or the girl herself. This is due to traditional customs as well as the socio-economic crisis.

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LightMyWay's picture

Merci

Ma chère Nashimwe Esperance,

Merci d’avoir exprimé vos soucis sur ce sujet. Pour moi, une jeune femme aux USA, il est vraiment difficile à imaginer que ce genre de mariage continue à exister. Mais vos observations en donnent la preuve. Comment est-ce que vous suggérez que ce problème répandu soit abordé ? Par le gouvernement et les autorités ? Ou plus près du foyer même, par les parents qui refusent d’accepter les mariages pour leurs trop jeunes filles et qui font la promesse à leurs filles de les protéger et de les soutenir ? Je m’intéresse à votre réponse.

Merci encore, Nashimwe, de vous faire entendre dans cette communauté—nous sommes avec vous.

Sincèrement,
LightMyWay
(Lydia)

ongolese law does not accept child marriage to me 18 years for girls and 20 years for boys, all this kind of marriage is outside of the law that is to say, were not authorized by wedding law. At the same parents, Ilya some parents who encourages this kind of marriage and what does not encourage.

ESPERANCE

LightMyWay's picture

Why do some parents continue

Why do some parents continue to encourage this kind of marriage? Do they believe there is no better future for their daughters than to marry at a very young age? Also, these marriages are recognized by the government, correct? But it's clear they are breaking the law. C'est incomprehensible !

Yes, some parents encourage this type of marriage as parents we need to dot such marriages are not recognized by the government., Is i have wedding feast,

ESPERANCE

The issue of early or forced marriages is worrisome in South Kivu, especially in our territory; the rate of girls who are minors marrying before they come of age is very high. In our family, a girl child gets married between the ages of 12 and 15, and the boy children get married between the ages of 15 and 18. The girls have no say in choosing their husbands, nor in the engagement. It’s not until the wedding day that the girl sees her husband for the first time. The dowry discussion takes place between the parents, without however including the girl’s mother or the girl herself. This is due to traditional customs as well as the socio-economic crisis.

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