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PERSONNES HANDICAPEES/VIOLENCE A DOMIILE

Les personnes vivant ave handicap sont souvent désavantagées. Leurs droits ne sont pas respectés. Ils sont molestés ou discriminées. Beaucoup d’entre nous, n’ont pas droit à l’éducation ni aux soins médicaux .sur 10 écoles de la Ville, on peut trouver 4 seulement où il y a des enfants handicapés et le nombre ne dépasse pas souvent 2, car si ça dépasse, les autorités de ces écoles disent souvent qu’elles ne sont pas là pour former le lycée des personnes handicapées.
A l’école, ces enfants subissent toutes formes des troubles, des injures suite à leur état d’infirmité à tel enseigne qu’ils ont peur d’y aller. Quant ils reviennent de l’école, ils n’ont pas droit de manger comme les autres enfants.
Dans la famille, on les accuse souvent que e sont eux qui volent et qui répandent des mensonges sur la famille. C’est très triste ! Beaucoup sont abusées et on les oblige à se marier bien qu’elles ne soient que des enfants. Cela me met tellement en colère.
Nombreux parmi nous sont analphabètes suite aux discriminations que nous subissons dans nos propres familles.
Voilà, nous sommes là, nous faisons nos activités de couture de sacs et d’artisanat, mais nous ne savons pas lire ni écrire même un mot en français, alors que c’est notre besoin. c‘est seulement suite à la discrimination faites à nos égards. Imaginez-vous, avoir toute une association dans laquelle personne ne sait parler ni écrire le français.
Notre vision est de lutter pour améliorer la vie des personnes handicapées.

English translation by community member PilarAlbisu

People with Disabilities/ Violence in the Home

People living with a disability are often punished for it. Their rights are not respected. They are harassed or discriminated. Many of us are denied the right to education and medical care. Out of 10 schools in the city, there are only 4 with handicapped children, and there are usually no more than 2 handicapped students per school, because if there are more, the school authorities often say that it’s not their job to run a school for people with disabilities.

At school, these children are victims of all sorts of bullying and insults due to their disability, to such an extent that they are scared to go. When they come home from school, they are not allowed to eat like the other children.

Their own family members often accuse them of stealing and spreading lies about the family. It’s very sad! Many of them are abused and are forced to get married even though they are only children. This makes me very angry.

Many of us are illiterate due to the discrimination we face in our own homes.

So we’re left there to weave bags and make crafts, but we cannot read or write a single word in French, though it’s a necessity. All because of the discrimination we face. Just imagine: having a whole association where not a single person can speak or write in French.

Our vision is to fight to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Comments

Edka's picture

Que votre colère

Chère Mangaza puisse se traduire en action véritable et le courage pour combattre toute sorte de discrimination envers ces femmes vivant avec un handicap. Elles peuvent avoir un handicap physique mais il y a d'autres qui ont un handicap invisible et c'est pire!

Luttons ensemble pour que ces femmes puissent retrouver la vraie liberté, n'abandonnons pas la course envers ce grand but.

Bien à vous,

Edith

Mangaza's picture

Merci pour votre encouragement

C'est notre but ma chère! bien de le soulevé. nous ne pouvons pas abandonner car nous voulons arriver jusqu'au bout dans la lutte contre la violence faite aux personnes vivant avec handicap et surtout aux femmes.

merci!

MANGAZA

PilarAlbisu's picture

Translation

People with Disabilities/ Violence in the Home

People living with a disability are often punished for it. Their rights are not respected. They are harassed or discriminated. Many of us are denied the right to education and medical care. Out of 10 schools in the city, there are only 4 with handicapped children, and there are usually no more than 2 handicapped students per school, because if there are more, the school authorities often say that it’s not their job to run a school for people with disabilities.

At school, these children are victims of all sorts of bullying and insults due to their disability, to such an extent that they are scared to go. When they come home from school, they are not allowed to eat like the other children.

Their own family members often accuse them of stealing and spreading lies about the family. It’s very sad! Many of them are abused and are forced to get married even though they are only children. This makes me very angry.

Many of us are illiterate due to the discrimination we face in our own homes.

So we’re left there to weave bags and make crafts, but we cannot read or write a single word in French, though it’s a necessity. All because of the discrimination we face. Just imagine: having a whole association where not a single person can speak or write in French.

Our vision is to fight to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

PilarAlbisu's picture

Chère Mangaza, Votre récit

Chère Mangaza,
Votre récit est déchirant. C’est terrible de voir les injustices et les troubles qui vécus par* les personnes handicapées. Je crois pleinement en votre vision. N’abandonnez jamais votre lutte. Vous avez sans doute beaucoup de force et je ne doute pas que vous allez un jour améliorer la vie des personnes handicapées.

Bien à vous!
Pilar

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