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Title: KIVU'S WOMEN WITHSTAND WARFARE AGRESSION
At the 21st century dawn, the behaviors of Congolese women are increasingly dictated by the complicated factors of the multifaceted crises they are facing. In addition to their traditional recognized tasks, they have crossed the traditional threshold of their home to deal with important matters arising in the society, these including their involvement in
the fight for peace, human rights and democracy. Besides, women are willing to take part in political arena, despite the varied and persistent obstacles on their way.
Today, women take part in development initiatives; following in the footpaths of their male counterparts, negotiating finances, and mobilize men and women in development activities. Women restore hope to the widows and orphans, especially those who have lost the joy of living.
We have seen women fighting first against dictatorship for the emergence of a rule of law and then, against the aggression of our country by foreign armies. They went further by mobilizing the grassroots so that everyone could be seriously involved in the country’s liberation. The communities have always been proud of them. Others have gone beyond our perilous borders to support the democratic impulse that began since the 90s by MOBUTU; to raise the voice for the voiceless.
Women in the South Kivu province realized that more than ever they had to be united to bring the war to an end, to secure the repatriation of Rwandan refugees and the withdrawal from the Congolese territory of all uninvited foreign troops.
In actual fact, women met to talk about their difficult situation based on multifaceted crisis. They also analyzed the causes and consequences; identified the actors and finally came up with strategies in order to react. They took part in seminars, forums, conferences and meetings at all levels to raise international awareness, to advocate for the return of peace in the eastern DRC.
They wrote memoranda and organized demonstrations; they denounced the international conspiracy in the occupation of the eastern DRC. They condemned the guilty silence of the international community toward the massacres and looting that was being carried out by foreign armies operating in the country.
They have significantly contributed to the efforts to obstruct the way to attack against the country by foreign armies, to provide the necessary support to traumatized people by recurring conflicts, to provide bread to households that are vulnerable, to claim equal rights for men and women, to those who are weak and those who are strong; to the wealthy and the poor, the civilized and those in rural areas.
It is therefore essential to cheer these women who have invested their time to lead this legitimate struggle; they considered their fight for the good of the community as their battle cry. The severity of the situation inside the country forced them to work beyond the prescribed hours to cross dangerous lines in often harsh conditions and demand the
return of peace...
Those women who did not hesitate to defy the dangers, and who have given up everything to prepare a better future for the nation, they spared no opportunity to demand positive change of the poor situation people live in during these times, they deserve to be talked about.
But who dares to speak of the merits of women?
How are women’s efforts taken into account in power sharing?
These are some of the questions that motivate this paper.