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Bring Back our Girls

Nous sommes très choquées de l'enlèvement de nos filles au Nigeria. Toutes les voix féminines en général, et plus particulièrement celles des femmes congolaises s'unissent à celles d'autres femmes du monde pour décrier tout haut l'enlèvement des filles à partir de leur cadre d'éducation.
Nous déplorons qu'au moment où le monde entier se déploit pour éradiquer les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles que de tels actes barbares puissent continuer à s'opérer dans nos pays africains, bien sûr, en vue de décourager les femmes que nous sommes à envoyer leurs filles à l'école. Nous lisons avec un oeil réaliste les objectifs macabres derrière cette barbarie. C'est de bien vouloir faire avancer le taux d'analphabétisme de la femme, dans le monde en général et plus particulièrement en Afrique. Nous disons NON à cette barbarie ! NON une fois de plus à cette nouvelle forme d'esclavage dont la femme et la fille continue à subir ! Nous pensons qu'il est grand temps de libérér la fille et la femme et que la Justice Internationale fasse son travail.
En tant que femme, génitrice, nous ne sommes pas d'accord du sort réservé aux filles et aux femmes dans nos pays respectifs. Nous rappelons à tous que la femme et la fille ont droit au Respect de leur dignité et à la Vie !
RENDEZ-NOUS NOS FILLES le plus tôt possible ! RENDEZ AUX MERES LEURS ENFANTS ! ceci constitue une interpellation, dans la mesure où on ne doit pas séparer le couple MERE-ENFANT!
RENDEZ-NOUS NOS FILLES, car les enfants en général et la fille en particulier, c'est un Don de Dieu !
RENDEZ-NOUS NOS FILLES, car leurs place n'est pas là où vous les cachez, dans des conditions que nous ignorons !
Leurs place, c'est en Famille mais aussi, à l'école.
RENDEZ-Nous nos filles, c'est le cri de la Femme congolaise, unie à des millier d'autres voix qui crient contre la barbarie dans le Monde.

MADELEINE

English translation by community member Nancy Janus

Bring Back our Girls

We are very shocked by the kidnapping of our girls in Nigeria. All female voices in general and most particularly those of Congolese women unite with those of other women of the world to loudly cry out against the kidnapping of the girls from their school.

We deplore that right now, when the whole world is working on eradicating violence against women and girls, such barbaric acts can go on happening in our African countries, of course, for the purpose of discouraging women from sending their daughters to school. We view with realistic eyes the macabre intentions behind this barbarity. It is certainly in order to increase the rate of illiteracy throughout the world and particularly in Africa. We say NO to this barbarity! NO once again to this new form of slavery that women and girls have to undergo! We think that it is high time to free girls and women and to allow International Justice to do its work.

As women, parents, we are not in agreement with the fate reserved for girls and women in our respective countries. We remind everyone that women and girls have a right to Respect for their dignity and Life!

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS as soon as possible! BRING BACK THE CHILDREN TO THEIR MOTHERS! This constitutes an interrogation in the sense that a MOTHER and CHILD should not be separated! BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, for children in general and a girl in particular is a Gift from God!

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, for they do not belong there where you are hiding them, under conditions that we do not know anything about!

They belong in their Families and also in school.

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, is the cry of the Congolese woman, united with thousands of other voices crying out against the barbarity of the world.

Comments

Nancy Janus's picture

J'ai traduit votre journal

Ma chère Madeleine,

Pour moi c'est un honneur d'avoir traduit votre journal en anglais. Comme femme je me sens, comme vous, que ces filles doivent être rendues à leurs familles le plus tôt possible. Vous avez complètement raison. Toute cette histoire est un acte de barbarie.

Vous écrivez fort et vous écrivez bien sobre cette situation affreuse.

Nancy Janus

Merci ma chère Nancy pour le travail que vous venez de faire. Depuis que j'avais écris cet article, j"attendais impatiemment les réactions marquant la solidarité de toutes les femmes mais, en vain. Maintenant que vous venez de traduire cet article, je suis convaincue que les voix vont se faire entendre. Nous continuons à déplorer tous ces actes de barbarie dans le monde.

MADELEINE

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Translation

Bring Back our Girls

We are very shocked by the kidnapping of our girls in Nigeria. All female voices in general and most particularly those of Congolese women unite with those of other women of the world to loudly cry out against the kidnapping of the girls from their school.

We deplore that right now, when the whole world is working on eradicating violence against women and girls, such barbaric acts can go on happening in our African countries, of course, for the purpose of discouraging women from sending their daughters to school. We view with realistic eyes the macabre intentions behind this barbarity. It is certainly in order to increase the rate of illiteracy throughout the world and particularly in Africa. We say NO to this barbarity! NO once again to this new form of slavery that women and girls have to undergo! We think that it is high time to free girls and women and to allow International Justice to do its work.

As women, parents, we are not in agreement with the fate reserved for girls and women in our respective countries. We remind everyone that women and girls have a right to Respect for their dignity and Life!

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS as soon as possible! BRING BACK THE CHILDREN TO THEIR MOTHERS! This constitutes an interrogation in the sense that a MOTHER and CHILD should not be separated! BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, for children in general and a girl in particular is a Gift from God!

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, for they do not belong there where you are hiding them, under conditions that we do not know anything about!

They belong in their Families and also in school.

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, is the cry of the Congolese woman, united with thousands of other voices crying out against the barbarity of the world.

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