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KARIBU BIENVENUE WELCOME

CHERE DELEGATION DE Nobel Women's Initiative

Nous avons la joie de vous acceuillir ici chez nous à l''Est de la RDCongo, nous vous remercions pour votre initiative combien louable. Les victimes ont commencé l'atelier et elles étaient joyeuses ce matin quand je suis allées les visiter et accompagner d'autres. Elles se rendent compte que nos voix n' arrivent pas dans les oreilles des sourds et il y a quand même des personnes qui compatissent avec elles. Elles seront encore plus soulagées quand il y aura des mesures aui seront prises pour empecher cette sitaution si alarmante. J'ai interrongé certaines d'entres elles, elles m'ont repondue qu'elles ont besoin de :
-. que les guerres à répetion cessent pour réduire les violences sexuelles prise comme arme de guerre
-. qu'il ait l'eau et l'electricité car elles sont violées dans les coins obscurs et puiser l'eau à des longues distances.
-. qu'elles soient indemniséés et justice soit faite, aussi punir les coupables comme ça été dit le jour du rising for justice organisé par VDAY, le 14/O2/2014
-. que les routes soient construites pour atteindre le fin du village en cas de secours ou évacuer leurs produits des champs
-. réduire la pauvreté, viendra des ces deux choses précédentes car elles vont rentrer vaquer à leurs occupations
quotidienes tels que le champs, le petit commerce .... sans s'inquiéter, c'est alors que les produits ou les fruits de leurs labeusr pourront les aider pour l'autoprise en charge socio economique. c'est leurs droits.. Sur place vous allez les rencontrer pour les écouter. Nous disons encore Karibu, Soyez les bienvenues dans nos terroirs. Nous nous appretons pour bien vous recevoir à Bukavu; Welcome, JEANNETTE

English translation by community member ClairePoyser

KARIBU BIENVENUE WELCOME

Dear Nobel Women’s Initiative Delegation,

We have the joy of welcoming you to the East of the DRC, we thank you for your commendable initiatives.

The victims have commenced their workshop and they were very happy this morning when I went to visit them. They realize that our voices do not reach the ears of the deaf, but there are however some people who sympathise with them. They will be even more relieved when measures will be put in place to prevent this alarming situation. I asked some of them and they responded that they need:
- a stop to the war to reduce sexual violence, which is used as a weapon of war
- that they may have water and electricity, as they are raped in dark areas and must go long distances to fetch water
- that they are compensated and see justice done, and that the guilty are punished, as was discussed on the day of rising for justice organized by VDAY on Valentine’s Day 2014
- that roads are constructed to reach the end of the village in case of emergency or if there is a need to evacuate products from their fields
- a reduction in poverty: which will come from the two aforementioned points, because the women would like to return to work

Participation in daily tasks such as attending to the fields, small business, etc…that’s when the fruits of their labor will allow them to take socio-economic self control. It’s their right. On site, you will have the opportunity to meet with them and listen to them. We say ‘Karibu’! Be welcome on our land. We are preparing to welcome you to Bukavu. Welcome,

Jeanette

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Elie's picture

Jeannette

Merci de partager avec nous tout le travail que vous faites et la visite de la délégation de Nobel Women's Initiative. Nous sommes particulièrement contents de savoir que les femmes victimes accueillent bien le message que vous leur envoyez et collaborent afin d'aider a trouver des solutions durables aux difficultés dont elles font face tous les jours. Je souhaite vivement que la délégation revienne très prochainement avec un peu plus de soulagement et de sourire pour ces femmes. Vous faites un travail remarquable et je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage dans vos efforts.

Bien de choses a vous et a toutes les autres femmes.

Elie

Kadidia's picture

Nobel women's initiative visit

Jeannette,

Nous sommes heureuses de savoir que des femmes venant de l'etranger vont vous rendre visite. Oui, vos voix ont ete entendues. Profitez de cette opportunite d'echanges. Les besoins des femmes en RDC sont legitimes et nous esperons tous que les dispositions legales et pratiques vont etre mises en place rapidementpour le bien-etre des femmes de votre pays et pour toutes les femmes a travers le monde qui souffrent du meme environnement negatif.

Kadidia Doumbia

ClairePoyser's picture

Merci

Bonjour Jeanette,

Merci pour ce message de bienvenue. Comment se passe votre rendez-vous avec Nobel Women's Initiative? Je connais bien cet organisation, meme en habitant en Australie! Leurs initiatives sont formidables - vous avez eu la chance de les rencontrer!

Claire

ClairePoyser's picture

Translation

KARIBU BIENVENUE WELCOME

Dear Nobel Women’s Initiative Delegation,

We have the joy of welcoming you to the East of the DRC, we thank you for your commendable initiatives.

The victims have commenced their workshop and they were very happy this morning when I went to visit them. They realize that our voices do not reach the ears of the deaf, but there are however some people who sympathise with them. They will be even more relieved when measures will be put in place to prevent this alarming situation. I asked some of them and they responded that they need:
- a stop to the war to reduce sexual violence, which is used as a weapon of war
- that they may have water and electricity, as they are raped in dark areas and must go long distances to fetch water
- that they are compensated and see justice done, and that the guilty are punished, as was discussed on the day of rising for justice organized by VDAY on Valentine’s Day 2014
- that roads are constructed to reach the end of the village in case of emergency or if there is a need to evacuate products from their fields
- a reduction in poverty: which will come from the two aforementioned points, because the women would like to return to work

Participation in daily tasks such as attending to the fields, small business, etc…that’s when the fruits of their labor will allow them to take socio-economic self control. It’s their right. On site, you will have the opportunity to meet with them and listen to them. We say ‘Karibu’! Be welcome on our land. We are preparing to welcome you to Bukavu. Welcome,

Jeanette

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