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LES FEMME DE BUKAVU

La majorité des femmes des Bukavu travaillent souvent dans le secteur informel, notamment le petit commerce. Celles qui ont la chance d’obtenir un emploi dans une structure professionnelle occupent malheureusement pour la plupart des emplois sous qualifies .dans des conditions précaires notamment dans les quels leur droit ne sont par respectés
En outre, elles sont présentes dans les organes de prise de décision.Endehors des pratiques coutumière qui restreignent souvent la capacité professionnelle de la femme, il y a aussi le comportement de certains maris qui ne veulent pas que leur femmes travaillent .certains pas complexe, surtout si c’est la femme qui gagne plus ou occupe un poste plus important que lui .D’autres par jalousie .croyant que la femme qui travaille couche nécessairement avec son chef mettant ainsi en doute l’intégrité morale de la femme .et je me demande pour le maris peuvent a voire de mauvaise comportement pareil . AU lieu de soutenir et encourager leur femme il sont entre de diabolises et les découragé

English translation by community member hsloss

Women of Bukavu

The majority of women in Bukavu often work on the black market, typically in small businesses. Those who have the fortune to gain employment in a professional setting, unfortunately occupy, for the most part, jobs for which they are under qualified; which in turn, carry precarious conditions in which their rights are not respected.

In addition, they are present in decision-making bodies.

Outside the customary practices that often restrict the professional capacity of women, there is also the behavior of some husbands who do not want their women work: sometimes due to ego, especially if the woman is earning more or has a higher position than her husband; for others, it is due to jealousy, believing that a woman who works must be sleeping with her boss, which also puts into doubt the moral integrity of women.

I wonder if husbands are partaking in equally bad behavior. Instead of supporting and encouraging their women, they demonize and discourage them.

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Women of Bukavu

The majority of women in Bukavu often work on the black market, typically in small businesses. Those who have the fortune to gain employment in a professional setting, unfortunately occupy, for the most part, jobs for which they are under qualified; which in turn, carry precarious conditions in which their rights are not respected.

In addition, they are present in decision-making bodies.

Outside the customary practices that often restrict the professional capacity of women, there is also the behavior of some husbands who do not want their women work: sometimes due to ego, especially if the woman is earning more or has a higher position than her husband; for others, it is due to jealousy, believing that a woman who works must be sleeping with her boss, which also puts into doubt the moral integrity of women.

I wonder if husbands are partaking in equally bad behavior. Instead of supporting and encouraging their women, they demonize and discourage them.

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