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L'internet un outil irreverssible du plaidoyer

Chers membres du reseau Worldpulse,

Oui, c'est vraie, l'internet est un outil irreverssible du plaidoyer avec une puissance extraordinaire du changement et du dévéloppement mondial. Aujourd'hui je travail avec un partenaire que j'avais contacté à l'internet, oui c'est vraie, il nous soutient depuis tres longtemps et fait avancer la mission de l'organisation d'une maniere incroyable. Son appui nous offre des opportunités inimaginables et augmente notre visibilité sur terrain pour les différentes actions mises en oeuvre pour notre organisation.

Lors du Sommet de la Francophonie en 2012, organisée en République Démocratique du Congo, j'avais voulue y prendre part, mais cela n'était pas possible et cela pour deux raisons: je n'avais pas l'invitation, mais aussi j'étais sous emotion après avoir etait victime d'un incendie de ma maison familiale sans rien recuperer, gloire à Dieu, il n'y avait pas eu des morts d'hommes.
Alors que j'étais allongée sur le lit dans une chambrette, dans un chantier nous accordé par un voisin, très malade, j'avais pris mon laptop et mon modem, je suis connectéé à l'internet, je suis allongée sur le lit, j'avais pris mon laptop, je l'avais déposé sur mon ventre et alors je ne suis mis à ecrire une lettre ouverte que j'avais adressée aux Excellences Présidents et Ambassadeurs présents au Sommet de la Francophonie. En passant je réitere encore une fois tous les membres de Worldpulse qui ont soutenus d'une maniere ou d'un autre ce plaidoyer de grande envergule. La prise en change de cette plaidoyer à était assurée par les femmes fortes du monde que je respecte et admire beaucoup. Cette lettre a produit des effets réels, le processus de restauration de la paix totale et encours, avec des avancées extraordinaires. Mes consoeurs qui étaient parties à Kinshasa au Sommet me dira que ma lettre ouverte avait constitiué d'un document de base pour l'elaboration de diiérents cahiers de charge. Encore une fois merci les femmes fortes du monde : Femmes Prix Nobel de la Paix. Si je le pouvais j'allais encore vous primer pour la paix en RDC en général et particulierement à l'Est de la RDC. Je suis très reconnaissance pour le soutien et la prise en charge de la lettre ouverte. Presque toute les recommandations ont ete considérées, je me frotte les mais pour ca et celles qui ne sont pas encore réalisées, elles sont planifiées et les autres sont encours de réalisation.

Je n'ai vraiment pas de mots pour m'exprimer; il faillait vivre la réalité des guerres en répétitions dans mon pays, pour me comprendre; les tueries à grand echelle, les massacres de milliers d' inoncents, les viols et violences sexuelles des femmes et jeunes filles, l'enterrement des personnes vivantes, les incendies des maisons, la déstruction méchantes des infrastructures sociales et économiques, les pillages de ressources minieres de la RDC, les mouvements de la population avec toutes ses conséquences nefastes sur le plan economique et sanitaire, le traumatisme généralié, la transmision des ISTs et le virus du Sida, etc. Ce sont là les gains de la guerre!!!

Toutes les femmes et jeunes filles aspirent à l'accès à cet outil de grande valeur pour moi et pour les autres gens qui veulent améliorer les situations injustes et dégradantes de la vie humaine. Restons soudés et solidaires nous y parviendrons. Les femmes en milieux ruraux à l'est de la RDC veulent accèder à cet outil.

Merci beaucoup et franche collaboration.

Wilhelmine

English translation by community member LightMyWay

The internet is an irreversible tool for appeals

Dear members of the World Pulse network,

Yes, it’s true, the internet is an irreversible tool for appeals with an extraordinary power for change and global development. Today I work with a partner whom I contact on the internet, yes it’s true, he’s supported us for a long time and is helping to advance my organization’s mission incredibly. His support allows us unimaginable opportunities and increases our visibility on the ground for our organization’s different actions.

During the Sommet de la Francophonie in 2012, organized by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I’d wanted to take part, but that wasn’t possible for two reasons: I didn’t have an invitiation, but also I was very emotional after my house burned down and we couldn’t save anything. Thank God there were no human deaths.

While I was lying on a bed in a tiny room, in a space a neighbor gave us, very sick, I took my laptop and modem, I got online, I was laid out on the bed, I had my laptop sitting on my stomach and then I started to write an open letter addressed to Their Excellencies, the presidents and ambassadors present at the Sommet de la Francophonie. In passing I mentioned again all the members of World Pulse who have supported in whatever way this large-scale appeal. The person who received this appeal was assured by all the strong women of the world whom I respect and admire so much. This letter produced some very real effects. The total peace restoration process was in progress, making some extraordinary advances. My colleagues who had gone to the summit at Kinshasha told me that my open letter helped make up a grounding document for sections elaborating different responsibilities. Once again I thank these strong women of the world: Female Nobel Peace Prize winners. If I could, I would again award you a prize for peace in the DRC in general and the eastern DRC in particular. I am so thankful for the support and responsibility of the open letter. Almost all the recommendations were considered, which I was worried about, and those that are not yet realized are planned for, and the others are in the process of being realized.

I don’t really have words to express what I’m feeling. You would have to live through repeated wars in my country to understand me; the large-scale amount of deaths, the massacres of thousands of innocent people, the rapes and sexual violence towards women and young girls, the live burials, the house fires, the wicked destruction of social and economic infrastructure, the pillaging of mineral resources in the DRC, the movements of entire populations with tragic consequences on the economy and healthcare, the general trauma, the transmission of STIs and the AIDS virus, etc. Such are the spoils of war!!!

All women and young girls dream of access to this tool, which is hugely valuable to me and to other people who want to improve the unfair and degrading situations of human life. Let’s stay united and in solidarity; we will achieve it. The women in rural areas in eastern DRC want access to this tool.

Thank you so much and here’s to honest collaborations,
Wilhelmine

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Comments

amymorros's picture

Une Lettre

Felicitations!

The travail de l'organisation de la Francophonie est tres interessant. J'ai passe du temps en France et aussi dans L'Afrique de L'Ouest est j'aime lire des histoires en francias.

It is amazing what you have accomplished and how you were motivated to write that letter outlining positive changes that needed to be made and seeing the positive result of your advocacy. Even though you could not be at the meeting, you made an impact. I wish you well.

Amy
@amyinstl

Merci beauucoup, l'internet nous aide a beaucoup des choses, avec cet outil nous pouvons changer le monde et bien sure si nous sommes animes de bonne foi entant que humain.
Encore une fois merci pour vos compliments.

Wilhelmine.

travelpoet's picture

Dear Wilhelmine, Thank you

Dear Wilhelmine,

Thank you for your passionate writing and for expressing the challenges and hopefulness in the DRC! It's so important for the world to understand the struggles that you and others have faced and for all of us to work together for peace and common purpose.

I'm grateful that you and your family were not physically harmed in the fire at your house and that you have been able to use your resilience and strength to mobilize peaceful action for yourself and others.

Sending blessings to you for your continued efforts!

Kristie

Chère Kristie,

merci beaucoup de vos encouragements, nos problèmes ne sont pas les préoccupations des anges mais plutôt de nous mêmes être humains, nous pouvons tout changer, nous en avons le pouvoir...

Wilhelmine.

LightMyWay's picture

Merci

Ma chère Wilhelmine,

Merci pour vos mots puissants. Pour que toutes les femmes à l’est de la RDC puissent se connecter, qu’est-ce qu’il faudrait ? C’est-à-dire, selon vous, quel est le plus grand obstacle qui empêche les femmes d’accèder à cet outil ? : un manque de cafés-internet ? Un manque de portables avec accès à l’internet ? Un manque de leçons pour les filles sur les méthodes pour se connecter ? Quel est le moyen le plus efficace pour donner les moyens d’utiliser l’internet à ces filles ? Cette question m’intéresse beaucoup et je voudrais en avoir votre opinion.

Merci beaucoup encore, mon amie.

LightMyWay
(Lydia)

Dear members of the World Pulse network,

Yes, it’s true, the internet is an irreversible tool for appeals with an extraordinary power for change and global development. Today I work with a partner whom I contact on the internet, yes it’s true, he’s supported us for a long time and is helping to advance my organization’s mission incredibly. His support allows us unimaginable opportunities and increases our visibility on the ground for our organization’s different actions.

During the Sommet de la Francophonie in 2012, organized by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I’d wanted to take part, but that wasn’t possible for two reasons: I didn’t have an invitiation, but also I was very emotional after my house burned down and we couldn’t save anything. Thank God there were no human deaths.

While I was lying on a bed in a tiny room, in a space a neighbor gave us, very sick, I took my laptop and modem, I got online, I was laid out on the bed, I had my laptop sitting on my stomach and then I started to write an open letter addressed to Their Excellencies, the presidents and ambassadors present at the Sommet de la Francophonie. In passing I mentioned again all the members of World Pulse who have supported in whatever way this large-scale appeal. The person who received this appeal was assured by all the strong women of the world whom I respect and admire so much. This letter produced some very real effects. The total peace restoration process was in progress, making some extraordinary advances. My colleagues who had gone to the summit at Kinshasha told me that my open letter helped make up a grounding document for sections elaborating different responsibilities. Once again I thank these strong women of the world: Female Nobel Peace Prize winners. If I could, I would again award you a prize for peace in the DRC in general and the eastern DRC in particular. I am so thankful for the support and responsibility of the open letter. Almost all the recommendations were considered, which I was worried about, and those that are not yet realized are planned for, and the others are in the process of being realized.

I don’t really have words to express what I’m feeling. You would have to live through repeated wars in my country to understand me; the large-scale amount of deaths, the massacres of thousands of innocent people, the rapes and sexual violence towards women and young girls, the live burials, the house fires, the wicked destruction of social and economic infrastructure, the pillaging of mineral resources in the DRC, the movements of entire populations with tragic consequences on the economy and healthcare, the general trauma, the transmission of STIs and the AIDS virus, etc. Such are the spoils of war!!!

All women and young girls dream of access to this tool, which is hugely valuable to me and to other people who want to improve the unfair and degrading situations of human life. Let’s stay united and in solidarity; we will achieve it. The women in rural areas in eastern DRC want access to this tool.

Thank you so much and here’s to honest collaborations,
Wilhelmine

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