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DISRIMINATION DE LA FEMME

Par tout en AFRIQUE les coutumes sont presque le même c’est ainsi donc qu’ont va voir ensemble les faits de la discrimination de la femme congolaise.
La femme congolaise ne pouvait manger la viande de la poule et les œufs parlons de certains coutumes comme :pour le shi,banyamulenge ,babembe ,bafulero etc.et celui qui le faisait été Considère comme tabou .
La femme congolaise ne pouvait s’assoir dans un même salon ave les hommes.car les femmes étaient considéré considère des enfants, que la femme ne pouvait pas prononcer une parole intéressante
La femme congolaise pour certaine tribu n’avait pas de choix de conjoint sont les parents et les familier qui décide a la place de la fille.
La femme n’avait pas droit à l’éducation elle était considéré comme un bien de la famille qu’on peut utiliser comme ont veut dans toute circonstance en présence.
La femme congolaise était considéré comme richesse de sa famille c’est à-dire plus vous avez enfanté plusieurs filles plus vous avez beaucoup de richesses.
La richesse d’un homme lui donner l’opportunité d’être polygame dans ce cas c’est homme est considéré comme roi.
La femme qui ne met pas au monde un garçon elle devient directement déconsidérée dans sa famille et peut être chasse de sa maison pour rentre chez elle et son époux peut prendre une autre femme comme épouse.
En cas de la partage d’héritage la femme n’hérité pas les biens de sa famille sont seulement les garçons qui le bénéficie.

English translation by community member Camila

Discrimination against women

All over Africa, the customs are almost all the same, and therefore it is why we will look over the facts surrounding the discrimination against Congolese women.
Congolese women cannot eat chicken and eggs; I refer to certain customs practiced by the shi, banyamulenge, babembe, bafulero, etc… and those who practice these customs consider this a taboo.
A Congolese woman cannot be seated in the same room as men because women are considered children; women are said to be incapable of saying an interesting word.
A Congolese woman, in certain tribes, does not have the choice in choosing a spouse; the parents and the family are the ones who decide.
A woman does not have the right to an education, she is considered to be property of the family that one can use as one wishes in any circumstance.
A Congolese woman is considered to symbolize the family’s wealth, meaning, if you have more children, more girls, you have a lot of wealth.
A man’s wealth gives him the opportunity to be polygamous; in this case, the man is considered a king.
A woman who does not give birth to a son, automatically becomes dishonored from the family and maybe banished from her home. In order for her husband and herself to return home, her husband can take another woman as his wife.
Regarding the share of inheritance, the woman does not inherit the fortune of the family, only the males benefit from this.

Comments

KASINDI BULAMBO's picture

ma chère c'est vrai. la femme

ma chère c'est vrai. la femme etait marginalisée jusqu'à la moelle épinière. mais, la ratification de la Convention sur l'elimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes, esperons que toutes ces discriminations finirons par disparaitre un jour.

kasindi

Camila's picture

Translation

Discrimination against women

All over Africa, the customs are almost all the same, and therefore it is why we will look over the facts surrounding the discrimination against Congolese women.
Congolese women cannot eat chicken and eggs; I refer to certain customs practiced by the shi, banyamulenge, babembe, bafulero, etc… and those who practice these customs consider this a taboo.
A Congolese woman cannot be seated in the same room as men because women are considered children; women are said to be incapable of saying an interesting word.
A Congolese woman, in certain tribes, does not have the choice in choosing a spouse; the parents and the family are the ones who decide.
A woman does not have the right to an education, she is considered to be property of the family that one can use as one wishes in any circumstance.
A Congolese woman is considered to symbolize the family’s wealth, meaning, if you have more children, more girls, you have a lot of wealth.
A man’s wealth gives him the opportunity to be polygamous; in this case, the man is considered a king.
A woman who does not give birth to a son, automatically becomes dishonored from the family and maybe banished from her home. In order for her husband and herself to return home, her husband can take another woman as his wife.
Regarding the share of inheritance, the woman does not inherit the fortune of the family, only the males benefit from this.

Camila's picture

Chère Masoka, Je vous

Chère Masoka,
Je vous remercie vraiment pour votre récit sur cette injustice. Je n’étais pas très informée des coutumes africaines et de l’injustice envers les femmes. Mais, grâce à vous, je ne serai pas aussi ignorante. Cette injustice me rends triste parce que toutes les femmes sont humaines dignes d’être traitées avec respect et amour comme toutes les femmes respectent les hommes. J’espère que cette réalité change, et que les femmes sont encouragées de batailler pour leurs droits. Je vous donne mon appui.

Sincèrement,
Camila

masoka's picture

discrimination

je vous Mercie de m'avoir Lise main tenant nous devions tous lutte contre tout les genres de discrimination faite par tout au monde antier

MASOKA

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