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violence aux droits de la femme et fille dans des familles.

Chez nous en RD Congo dans différents foyers vous trouverez des femmes, des filles sont aux services du ménage et les femmes de leurs mari ,dans le cadre de boulot la femme en a aussi comme son mari et tout travaux ménagères sont à la disposition de l’épouse ,même l’éducation des enfants il ya plusieurs hommes qui quittent la maisons le matin et rentrent le soir ,parfois les enfants se comportent mal car ils ne craignent pas leur maman et tout ça tombe sur la femme. A l’école c’est sont les filles qui réussissent moins, pourquoi elles arrivent souvent à l’école avec retards a cause des travaux ménagers ,elles n’ont pas des temps à revoir leurs matières comme conséquences échec, j’ai une fois vécu dans une famille où la fille tombe enceinte et on va chasser la maman en disant que c’est elle qui a encourager sa fille à faire des bêtises pourtant ce faux . Arriver maintenant aux villages la femme et son mari vont quittés la maison pour le champ de retour la femme coupe les boit, les feuilles de manioc , la hou, la machette sur sa tête et le mari rentre mains bredouille arrivé à la maison le mari reste en repos et la femme toujours au travail ; Si vous pouvez faire pour nous quelque chose à propos de cette réclamation.

English translation by community member rebeccahall

Violation of the Rights of Wives and Daughters in the Family

Here in the homes of the Congo, you will find that the girls are the servants of the household and the women of their husbands. The job of the woman is to take care of her husband, all of the household chores, as well as the education of the children, while many men leave the house early in the morning and return at night. Sometimes children misbehave because they do not fear the mother because all of the work falls on her. In the schools, there are girls who succeed less because they arrive late due to their household chores. They do not have time to do their homework or study and the consequence is failure. I once lived in a family where the daughter became pregnant and they blamed her mother saying she encouraged her daughter to make such mistakes, but that's not the case. Recently in the villages, both the wife and husband are starting to leave the house to work in the villages. When they return the woman begins to cut wood, the cassava leaves, and the hay with the machete on her head. The husband returns home empty handed to rest while the wife remains always at work. If you can, do something about this to help us with this problem.

Comments

awinkie's picture

Shukuru

Thank you for sharing your story! It was great to learn about the issues facing you in your country. Thank you for speaking out about these! I am sure that you will make great change by sharing your story!

SHUKURU MATENGA's picture

oui,si vous avez a contribué

oui,si vous avez a contribué faite le ça nous aidera plus.

Shukuru

wowitsjackie's picture

La femme toujours au travail

Shukuru, merci de raconter ton histoire et aussi celle des beaucoup de femmes a RD Congo. C'est vrai autour du monde que la femme est toujours au travail, a l'ecole, au bureau, et dans la maison. Je me demande si ce serait possible trouver des hommes qui font le menage et qui puissent raconter leurs histoires aux autres hommes? Il faut eduquer les hommes de l'importance de partager le travail de la maison avec les femmes!

SHUKURU MATENGA's picture

je vous en pris.

je vous en pris.

Shukuru

Pushpa Achanta's picture

Ground realities

Dear sister,

Merci beaucoup pour l'histoire. Your courageous sharing signals the start of a gradual but definite change in the situation of women and girls in the DRC which resembles that of many women/girls worldwide.

Continue speaking!

Warmly,
Pushpa

antonia.h.'s picture

It's a terrible, extremely

It's a terrible, extremely sad situation. Society doesn't know how to value a woman, how to help her get access to education and succeed in her life. If women had equal opportunities and were treated just as any man is, there would be so many changes: improved education, economic development, even peace. Sadly, this very traditional view that women belong at home, doing household chores all day long, is deeply rooted in some mentalities and is difficult to change overnight. But I do believe it could be changed in time. With people like you :)
Thank you for this!

sherises's picture

The world can seem so unfair

Thank you so much for sharing your story, Shukuru. It is because women are SO capable that so much of the work falls to us. Unfortunately, when it comes to valuable decision-making, we are then not included.

There is hope. What you say is true, and not too far away, in Uganda there currently is a program, Rural Girl Child Mentorship Uganda, that is making strides in just the areas you mention. Girls are going to school and being educated with the blessings of their families in most cases. By the next generation, things will begin to change in those rural areas as these same girls become business women and give back to their communities. They also work community gardens and are working on building a library!

I encourage you to connect with Achieng Beatrice Nas and see how you may be able to implement some of these wonderful ideas in your community. Beatrice is a former WP Voice of the Future and spoke at the 10th Anniversary Celebration here in Portland, Oregon.

Best,
Julie K. Thompson
'SheRises'

every day go out of your way to do something kind

rebeccahall's picture

les droits des femmes

Shakuru,

Je suis tellement heureuse que vous ayez décidé de discuter ce sujet. Je pense que trop souvent les femmes à travers le monde souffrent de ce type d'inégalité et ne peuvent pas devenir plus fort ou succès parce que elles sont les esclaves des hommes. Il n'est pas toujours juste la violence physique qui affecte les femmes beaucoup, mais cette violence aux droits de la femme aussi comme vous avez dit.

Maintenant je suis une étudiante de français et nous traduisons des histoires sur world pulse en anglais. Nous voulons aider les gens qui ne parlent pas le français à comprendre ces histoires et à diffuser les difficultés et inégalités de femmes partout le monde. Pardon mon français, je dois continuer avec mes études avant je serai plus couramment, mais j’espère que je peux aider.

-Becca

rebeccahall's picture

translation

Violation of the Rights of Wives and Daughters in the Family

Here in the homes of the Congo, you will find that the girls are the servants of the household and the women of their husbands. The job of the woman is to take care of her husband, all of the household chores, as well as the education of the children, while many men leave the house early in the morning and return at night. Sometimes children misbehave because they do not fear the mother because all of the work falls on her. In the schools, there are girls who succeed less because they arrive late due to their household chores. They do not have time to do their homework or study and the consequence is failure. I once lived in a family where the daughter became pregnant and they blamed her mother saying she encouraged her daughter to make such mistakes, but that's not the case. Recently in the villages, both the wife and husband are starting to leave the house to work in the villages. When they return the woman begins to cut wood, the cassava leaves, and the hay with the machete on her head. The husband returns home empty handed to rest while the wife remains always at work. If you can, do something about this to help us with this problem.

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