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VIOLENCE DOMESTIQUE

Définition: la violence domestique est une situation dans laquelle une personne exerce une force physique, psychique, sexuelle, morale ou économiques sur une autre personne avec laquelle elle est liée par un rapport familial, conjugal, de partenariat ou d'union libre, existant ou rompu. La violence domestique est la première cause de mortalité chez les femmes âgées de 19 à 44 ans dans le monde, devant la guerre, la mortalité maternelle, le cancer et les accidents de la route.
Elles peuvent prendre les formes suivantes :
-Violences physiques : coups, mutilations, meurtres, etc.
-Violences sexuelles : viols, agressions sexuelles, proxénétisme, harcèlement sexuel …
-Violences morales et psychiques : chantage, insultes, humiliation/dévalorisation, menaces, stigmatisation (par ex. contre les membres de la famille), pressions, jalousie excessive, etc.
-Privations et contraintes : vol, destruction de propriété, contrainte (enfermement, séquestration, etc.), privation d'autonomie (confiscation de revenu, de véhicule), volonté d'aliénation (aliénation économique, administrative), etc
La cause principale : Un problème de domination :
Dominer l'autre, c'est le point de départ de toute violence conjugale. Pour ce faire, l'homme ou la femme violent(e) usera de différents moyens pour écraser l'autre. Ajouté à cela, l'alcool, la drogue..., la violence monte d'un cran et on n'arrive plus à contrôler ses gestes.
Les violences domestiques ont des conséquences sur sa santé (traces de coups, traumatismes physique ou psychologique, blessures). Elles peuvent être aussi la cause de taux élevé du divorce.
Les femmes et filles d'ici chez nous en R D Congo vivent cette situation :
prenons par exemple le témoignage d'une femme de mon quartier qui raconte ce qui suit :" je me suis marié quand j'avais encore 17ans ; mon mari est un grand alcoolo dépendant, chaque fois qu'il arrive à la maison il m'insulte ; il me dit toi enfant d’un chien ; il me frappe; sans honte il me demande de l'argent pour acheter de la cigarette ; il passe son temps dans un débit de boisson alcoolisée ; il est sans emploi.je suis porteuse du sable au Beach . C’est moi qui suis chargée de l’alimentation et la scolarisation de nos enfants ; mes enfants filles n’ont pas à dire car elles sont traitées comme moi : « telle filles ; telles mères »dit-on ; elles n’auront pas la place dans l’héritage des biens de la famille .Les enfants garçons ne peuvent pas travailler ; ils sont là pour manger et étudier ; ce sont les filles seules qui s’occupent des travaux ménagers. Etant donnée que je n’ai pas assez de moyens pour le faire scolariser ; j’envoie quelques unes chez leur oncle où elles auront peut être la chance d’être scolarisées. Si elles sont scolarisées je ne regarde plus toute forme de maltraitance qu’elles peuvent subir ».
Ceci est un témoignage qui démontre clairement comment certaines femmes de notre pays sont encore victimes des violences domestiques.
PISTES DE SOLUTIONS
1. A tout homme: De donner toute considération à la femme qu'elle merite
Assurer la scolarité à tout enfant
2. A toutes femmes qui subit ce forme de violence de ne pas avoir peur de dénoncer avec courage pour obtenir de l’aide et des expériences des autres femmes pour sortir de cette misère.

3. Aux autorités:- de punir par la loi les auteurs de ces violences
-De faire respecter les droits de la femme et de la jeune fille
-De faire respecter les droits des enfants ;
-De créer de centre pour l'encadrement des femmes et enfants victimes de cette violence

Femmes revendiquons nos droits !
princesse

English translation by community member BelindaRose

Domestic Violence

Definition: domestic violence is a situation in which one person exerts physical, psychological, sexual, moral, or financial force on another person with which she is related by family, marriage, partnership, cohabitation, existing or broken.
Domestic violence is the #1,cause of death among women aged 19-44 in the world, after war, maternal mortality, cancer,
and car crashes. It can take the following forms:
-Physical Violence: bruises, mutilation, murder, etc.
-Sexual Violence: rape, sexual assaults, procurement, sexual harassment . . .
-Moral and Psychological Violence: blackmail, insults, humiliation/degradation, threats, stigmatization (i.e. between members of family), pressures, excessive jealousy, etc.
-Deprivation and Stress: stealing, destroying of property, stress (confinement, kidnapping, etc.), disempowerment (confiscation of income, car), alienation (financial alienation, administrative), etc.
The main cause: a problem of domination:
Dominating the other, it is the starting point of any domestic violence. To do this, the violent man or women will use different means to hurt the other. Added to this alcohol and/ordrugs, the violence escalates and one is no longer able to control his or her actions.
Domestic Violence has consequences on health (bruises, physical or psychological trauma, injury. They can also be the cause of high rates of divorce. The women and girls here in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) are living these situations:
Take, for example , the testimony of a woman in my neighborhood who said the following: “I got married when I was just 17 years old. My husband is an alcoholic, everytime he comes home he insults me, he hits me, he asks me for money for cigarettes, he spends time in a drunken stupor, and he is unemployed. I work hard every day at the beach carrying sand for work, I am responsible feeding and schooling our children; my girls are treated just like me (like mother, like daughter they say) and won’t inherit any family possessions. Boys, however, don’t have to work; they are there to eat and study; it is only the girls who take care of housework. Given that I do not have enough resources to do schooling, I send them to their uncle so that they will have the chance to be educated. If they are educated, I will no longer have to watch any form of abuse they may experience.”
This is a testimony which demonstrates clearly how certain women in our country are still victims of domestic abuse.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
1. To all men: Give women the consideration they deserve. Provide education to all children
2. To all women who undergo any type of violence, do not be afraid to speak up. Be courageous because you can help other women escape from the same type of misery.
3. Authorities: - legally punish the perpetrators
- uphold the rights of women and girls
- enforce the rights of children
- establish a center for education women and children who are victims of violence

Women, demand our rights!
Princess

Comments

Ariane Moza Assumani's picture

NOUS DISONS MERCI

Nous te remercions plus pour cette bonne et vraie information montrant comment les femmes sont toujours violées même à domicile et donc continuons notre travail de plaider pour notre droit.

arianemoza

muhorakeye's picture

comentaire

ce vrai les femmes congolaise vivent dans cette condition. merci memoiselle c'est notrecharge pour lutte contre
ce violence qui penalise notres meres congolaise

Muhorakeye Esperance

Kika Sylvie Katchunga's picture

Merci my sister PRINCESSE

Merci my sister PRINCESSE d'avoir écrit cela. il n'est pas juste et cela doit changer. s'il vous plaît continues le combat pour la justice.

sylvie

BelindaRose's picture

Traduction

Domestic Violence

Definition: domestic violence is a situation in which one person exerts physical,

psychological, sexual, moral, or financial force on another person with which she is related by

family, marriage, partnership, cohabitation, existing or broken. Domestic violence is the #1

cause of death among women aged 19-44 in the world, after war, maternal mortality, cancer,

and car crashes. It can take the following forms:

-Physical Violence: bruises, mutilation, murder, etc.

-Sexual Violence: rape, sexual assaults, procurement, sexual harassment . . .

-Moral and Psychological Violence: blackmail, insults, humiliation/degradation, threats,

stigmatization (i.e. between members of family), pressures, excessive jealousy, etc.

-Deprivation and Stress: stealing, destroying of property, stress (confinement, kidnapping, etc.),

disempowerment (confiscation of income, car), alienation (financial alienation, administrative),

etc.

The main cause: a problem of domination:

Dominating the other, it is the starting point of any domestic violence. To do this, the

violent man or women will use different means to hurt the other. Added to this alcohol and/

ordrugs, the violence escalates and one is no longer able to control his or her actions.

Domestic Violence has consequences on health (bruises, physical or psychological

trauma, injury. They can also be the cause of high rates of divorce. The women and girls here in

the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) are living these situations:

Take, for example , the testimony of a woman in my neighborhood who said the

following: “I got married when I was just 17 years old. My husband is an alcoholic, everytime

he comes home he insults me, he hits me, he asks me for money for cigarettes, he spends

time in a drunken stupor, and he is unemployed. I work hard every day at the beach carrying

sand for work, I am responsible feeding and schooling our children; my girls are treated just

like me (like mother, like daughter they say) and won’t inherit any family possessions. Boys,

however, don’t have to work; they are there to eat and study; it is only the girls who take care

of housework. Given that I do not have enough resources to do schooling, I send them to their

uncle so that they will have the chance to be educated. If they are educated, I will no longer

have to watch any form of abuse they may experience.”

This is a testimony which demonstrates clearly how certain women in our country are

still victims of domestic abuse.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

1. To all men: Give women the consideration they deserve. Provide education to all

2. To all women who undergo any type of violence, do not be afraid to speak up. Be

3. Authorities: - legally punish the perpetrators

children

courageous because you can help other women escape from the same type of

misery.

-uphold the rights of women and girls

-enforce the rights of children

-establish a center for education women and children who are victims of violence

Women, demand our rights!

Princess

BelindaRose's picture

Merci Beaucoup

M'en montre les fammes qui souffrent dans l'autres pays. Elles avient beaucoup du courage et je leur respecte.

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