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08 MARS 2014/COMMEMORATION DE LA JOURNEE INTERNATIONALE DE LA FEMME

Au cours de cette année, la Journée Internationale de la Femme, la "JIF 2014" venait d'être commémorée de plusieurs manière par les femmes dans notre pays , la République Démocratique du Congo.
Contrairement à ce qui se faisait autrefois, la Ministre Nationale chargée du Genre, Femmes et Famille a interdit aux femmes de défiler. Celle-ci a exhorté les femmes de mener des réflexion par rapport au thème choisit au niveau National , lequel était intitulé "Ensemble pour combattre les Viols et Violences faits aux Femmes".
A cet effet, les organisations féminines membres de Women in Leadership "WiLead", encadrées par International Medical Corps avaient organisé deux activités suivantes :
- Tribune d'expression Populaire
- Mini-foire d'exposition des activités des FEMMES AUX MAINS D'OR".

Notons que la première activité liée à la Tribune d'expression populaire a permis aux femmes de s'exprimer sur diverses formes des violations des droits, et notamment sur leurs revendications présentées aux autorités depuis l'année 2013, pour lesquelles les promesses demeuraient non réalisées.
S'agissant de la seconde activité, les femmes ont eu à exposer leurs réalisations. Il a été observé que celles-ci avaient des initiatives très louables, lesquelles demeuraient méconnues par le public.
Ces expositions qui ont duré 4 jours à l'alimentation St Jacob que l'un des opérateurs économiques de la ville de Bukavu acquis à la cause de la femme avait disponibilisé pendant 4 jours. C'est ce qui a permis aux organisations d'étaler leurs capacités en vue de se faire connaître.
Pour ce qui concerne le REFED/Sud-Kivu, il y a eut l'exposition des briquettes biomasses déjà produites y compris les braseros appropriés pour cette forme de combustible.
Divers partenaires avaient visité ces expositions à travers lesquelles les compétences féminines avaient été découvertes.
Partant de ce qui précède, cette journée Internationale était une fois de plus une journée de plaidoyer en faveur de la femme congolaise qui s'est décidé de ne plus marcher tant que dureront les viols et violences faits aux femmes en RDC.
D'autre part, les questions ayant trait à la scolarisation des filles ont été évoquées par les organisations.
RECOMMANDATIONS :

-Nous sollicitons l'appui de la communauté Internationale et celui de toutes les femmes du monde entier en vue de voir les viols et violences faits aux femmes mettre fin en RDC,
-Nous demandons que les initiatives féminines soient appuyées afin que les femmes atteignent leurs propre autonomisation.

Madeleine

English translation by community member irenelucia

March 8th, 2014 / Commemoration of International Women’s Day

Over the course of this year, International Women’s Day, “IWD 2014,” came to be commemorated in several ways by the women of our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Contrary to what was formerly done, the National Ministry of Gender, Family, and Children forbade women to parade. This encouraged women to bring their reflections on the chosen theme — which was entitled “Together to fight rape and violence against women" — to the national level.

For that purpose, the women’s organizations that are members of Women in Leadership (WiLead), trained by International Medical Corps, have organized the two following activities:

1. Forum for popular expression
2. Mini trade fair to show the activities of “Women with Hands of Gold”

We’d like to note that the first activity, the the forum for popular expression, permitted women to express themselves about different types of human rights violations, and notably about the claims that they have submitted to authorities since 2013, the promises for which rest unrealized.

In the second activity, the women shared their achievements. It was observed that these women had very commendable initiatives, which rest unknown by the public.

These expositions lasted four days at the St. Jacob restaurant, a space that one of Bukavu’s economic operators acquired. This is what permitted the organizations to display their abilities in order to make themselves known.

With regards to REFED (Women and Development Network) of South Kivu, there was an exposition of already produced biomass briquettes, including the appropriate braziers for this kind of fuel.

Various partners visited these expositions through which women’s capacities were discovered.

As you can see above, this International Women’s Day was once more a day of advocation for Congolese women, who have decided to stop marching as long as rape and violence against women last in the DRC.

In addition, questions relating to girls’ education were raised by the organizations.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. We solicit the support of the international community and of all of the women in the entire world for the purpose of seeing an end to rape and violence against women in the DRC.

2. We ask that women’s initiatives be supported so that women can attain their own empowerment and autonomy.

-Madeleine

Comments

Tiffany Purn's picture

Madeleine -Thanks for your

Madeleine -

Thanks for your leadership in bringing women together and sharing with the rest of the world what you are doing, your hopes, your dreams, and what you need. It's time for people to listen and to take action. May they find you, connect with you, and support you.

Have you heard about Mary Robinson's plan to work with women's organizations in DRC? What are your thoughts about this?

Also, who had the idea to create biomass briquettes? It's a fabulous idea to be making and selling these. Wish you all the best!

Google translate:

Merci pour votre leadership dans rassembler les femmes et le partage avec le reste du monde ce que vous faites, vos espoirs, vos rêves, et ce que vous avez besoin. Il est temps pour les gens à écouter et à prendre des mesures. Puissent-ils vous trouver, se connecter avec vous, et de vous soutenir.

Avez-vous entendu parler du plan de Mary Robinson à travailler avec les organisations de femmes en RDC? Quelles sont vos réflexions à ce sujet?

En outre, qui a eu l'idée de créer des briquettes de biomasse? C'est une idée fabuleuse à la fabrication et la vente de ces. Je vous souhaite tout le meilleur!

irenelucia's picture

TRANSLATION/TRADUCTION

TRANSLATION/TRADUCTION:

"March 8th, 2014 / Commemoration of International Women’s Day:

Over the course of this year, International Women’s Day, “IWD 2014,” came to be commemorated in several ways by the women of our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Contrary to what was formerly done, the National Ministry of Gender, Family, and Children forbade women to parade. This encouraged women to bring their reflections on the chosen theme — which was entitled “Together to fight rape and violence against women" — to the national level.

For that purpose, the women’s organizations that are members of Women in Leadership (WiLead), trained by International Medical Corps, have organized the two following activities:

1. Forum for popular expression
2. Mini trade fair to show the activities of “Women with Hands of Gold”

We’d like to note that the first activity, the the forum for popular expression, permitted women to express themselves about different types of human rights violations, and notably about the claims that they have submitted to authorities since 2013, the promises for which rest unrealized.

In the second activity, the women shared their achievements. It was observed that these women had very commendable initiatives, which rest unknown by the public.

These expositions lasted four days at the St. Jacob restaurant, a space that one of Bukavu’s economic operators acquired. This is what permitted the organizations to display their abilities in order to make themselves known.

With regards to REFED (Women and Development Network) of South Kivu, there was an exposition of already produced biomass briquettes, including the appropriate braziers for this kind of fuel.

Various partners visited these expositions through which women’s capacities were discovered.

As you can see above, this International Women’s Day was once more a day of advocation for Congolese women, who have decided to stop marching as long as rape and violence against women last in the DRC.

In addition, questions relating to girls’ education were raised by the organizations.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. We solicit the support of the international community and of all of the women in the entire world for the purpose of seeing an end to rape and violence against women in the DRC.

2. We ask that women’s initiatives be supported so that women can attain their own empowerment and autonomy.

-Madeleine"

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