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CAHIER DE CHARGE ADRESSE A LA CONFÉRENCE DE L’UNION AFRICAINE DE JANV 2013

NGABO asbl
ASSOCIATION FEMININE POUR LA DEFENSE DES DROITS HUMAINS ET DE DEVELOPPEMENT
E-mail :brigittemawazo@gmail.com
Tel : +243 997280029, +243 859364063
BUKAVU/R.D.CONGO

CAHIER DE CHARGE ADRESSE A LA CONFÉRENCE DE L’UNION AFRICAINE DE JANV 2013

L’organisation des nations unies accorde toujours plus d’attention à la violence faite à l’égard de la femme comprise comme une forme de discrimination et une violation des droits fondamentaux des femmes. Elle s’engage à protéger les droits et la dignité des particuliers hommes et femmes via des nombreux traités et déclarations. Les droits des femmes font certes objet d’une plus grande attention mais la violence faite contre la femme n’a que peu baissée.
Notre pays la R.D.Congo s’est toujours engagé à signer des accords manifestant ainsi la volonté de réduire les cas de violation des droits humains et ceux des femmes en particulier.
Les organisations de la société civile, les ONG internationales sont plus qu’avant actives sur terrain avec des agendas remplis des théories qui visent à lutter contre la violence faite contre la femme.
Néanmoins l’impact de toutes ces actions sur terrain n’est pas encore considérable. D’après les résultats de nos enquêtes de terrain, nous avons constaté que :
 Plus de quatre-vingt pourcent de cas de violences sexuels commis à l’égard des femmes dans les zones en conflits armés ne sont pas pris en charge.
 La grande majorité des cas de violences commises contre les femmes et filles sont encouragés par les coutumes et mœurs les religions...
 Plus de la moitié des femmes n’ont pas une connaissance approfondie de leurs droits.
 L’impunité, l’arrangement à l’amiable, le favoritisme, la corruption, le trafic d’influence sont des systèmes d’arbitrage judiciaires par les quelles bon nombre de cas de violences sexuelles sont traitées dans la plus part de nos villages.
 Bon nombre des femmes sont des victimes passives de l’analphabétisme, la pauvreté, le VIH/SIDA, les naissances indésirables, les mariages précoces, les mariages par rapt, la servitude.
 La déscolarisation des filles par rapport aux garçons.
L’analyse faite de ces données d’enquêtes nous conduit à retenir que le travail qui reste à faire est plus considérable est exigent. Il exige une nouvelle approche méthodologique et stratégique.
 La nouvelle approche méthodologique devrait tenir compte des réalités concrètes du terrain car chaque milieu culturel diffère de l’autre sur le point vu de l’équilibre genre. Ne plus importer des projets et les coller à toutes les zones d’intervention.
 La nouvelle approche stratégique serait plus participative, pratique que magistrale et théorique. Motiver les victimes à revendiquer leurs propres droits et non plus avoir la prétention de tout faire à leur place.
 S’engager à identifier les causes profondes des divers aspects des violences faites à la femme et fille que de se hâter à les combattre aveuglement.
 Développer un mécanisme de suivi des fonds reçus par des organisations de la société civile en vue de soutenir les activités visant à promouvoir le droit des femmes.
La violence faite à la femme et fille a des répercussions graves sur l’économie Africaine. La grande majorité des familles africaines vivent de l’agriculture l’élevage, la pèche, l’extraction minière en système traditionnels. Dans ce système traditionnel, la femme est considérée comme une main d’œuvre, un chien de chasse, qui ayant plus des devoirs que des droits.
L’économie domestique est basée sur ses efforts qui sont partagés entre le devoir naturel de la maternité et celui de lutte pour la survie de la famille. De ce fait, la femme Africaine est plus submergée, engouffrée des taches familiales par rapport à son pair masculin. La violence faite à l’égard des femmes appauvrit les familles et communautés Africaines. L’équilibre Homme-femme dans le secteur de production économique serait un moyen de lutte contre la pauvreté .Etant la base de l’économie domestique Africaine, la femme devrait alors :
 Avoir une considération équilibrée de toute la communauté.
 Profiter de tous les avantages sociaux au même titre que son pair masculin.
 Bénéficier des tous les appuis offerts à la communauté.
 Etre traitée sur base de l’équilibre Homme –femme.
 Etre associée a la prise de décisions et à la gestion des ressources à tous les niveaux.
 Etre initié a la conservation de la nature et à la sauvegarde de l’environnement.
Recommandations :
Eu égard à toutes ces considérations, nous membres de l’association sans but lucratif, de défense des droits humains et de développement dénommée NGABO, qui est membre du réseau Mama Shujaa, recommandons ce qui suit :
1. D’accorder à la violence faite à la femme une attention prioritaire.
2. D’allouer d’importantes ressources à l’élimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes ainsi qu’à la prévention et réparation de toutes les formes de violences faites à son égard.
3. D’augmenter aux victimes des moyens appropriés, un accès à la justice et aux voies de réparation.
4. Agir avec fermeté, enquêter, poursuivre, punir les auteurs des violences faites à la femme, décourager les pratiques culturelles et religieuses rétrogradant la femme et fille.
5. L’union Africaine devrait s’assurer que chaque pays membre est doté d’une législation qui lutte de manière adéquate contre toutes les formes de violence faites à la femme.
6. Offrir à la femme à travers les organisations féminines des ressources suffisantes qui lui permettront de faire face à ce crime.
7. Que tous les pays membres de l’union Africaine accompagnent notre pays la R.D. Congo dans le rétablissement de la paix, la cohabitation pacifique, la bonne gouvernance et la lutte contre la pauvreté.
8. Les organisations de la société civile devraient se fixer les mêmes objectifs tel que :
-Sensibiliser les leaders communautaires et faiseurs d’opinions au niveau local afin qu’ils contribuent activement à faire cesser la tolérance, la complicité de la communauté vis- à –vis des actes de violences à l’égard de la femme.
-Motiver les hommes et garçons à se déclarer hostiles à la violence faite contre la femme et à cesser de protéger les coupables ou de tolérer leur violence.
9. Que toutes ces recommandations faites dans ces assises, arrivent à toutes les institutions intergouvernementales, la société civile, les organisations onusiennes de peur de rester une lettre morte.
Pour NGABO asbl
Mme BRIGITTE MAWAZO
Coordinatrice

English translation by community member Alex Kivley

LOAD ADDRESS BOOK TO THE CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN UNION JAN 2013

The United Nations always gives more attention to violence towards women as a form of discrimination and a violation of women's human rights. The United Nations is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of individual men and women via numerous treaties and declarations. Women's rights certainly receive more attention but violence against women is only slightly bent.

Our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has always been committed to signing agreements as an attempt to reduce violations of human rights and particularly those of women.

Organizations of civil society, international NGOs are more active than before with field agendas filled with theories that aim to fight against violence against women.

Nevertheless, the impact of these actions on land is not yet significant. According to the results of our fieldwork, we found that:

- More than eighty percent of sexual violence cases committed against women in armed conflict zones are not supported.
- The majority of cases of violence against women and girls are encouraged by the religious customs and manners ...
-More than half of women do not have a thorough knowledge of their rights.
- Impunity, the amicable settlement, favoritism, corruption and trading influences are systems of arbitration court by which many cases of sexual violence are treated in most of our villages.
- Many women are passive victims of illiteracy, poverty, HIV / AIDS, unwanted births, early marriage, marriage by abduction and bondage.
- The schooling of girls compared to boys.The analysis of the survey data leads us to remember that the remaining work to be done is greater than required. It requires a new methodological approach and strategic.
- The new methodological approach should take into account the realities for each cultural setting and that it differs from the other point of view of gender balance. Do not import projects and stick them all in areas of intervention.
- The new strategic approach should be more participatory and practical rather than theoretical lecture. Motivate victims to assert their own rights and not pretend to do everything for them.
- Commit to identify the root causes of the various aspects of violence against women and girls and to hurry to fight blindness.
- Develop a mechanism to monitor funds received by civil society organizations to support activities aimed at promoting the rights of women.

Violence against women and girls has a serious impact on the African economy. The vast majority of African families live on agriculture farming, fishing and mining in a traditional system. In the traditional system, the woman is considered a laborer, a hunting dog, which has more duties than rights. The domestic economy is based on the efforts that are shared between the natural duty of motherhood and the struggle for survival of the family. Therefore, the African woman is submerged, engulfed family duties in relation to their male peer. Violence against women impoverishes families and African communities. Male-female balance in the economic production would be a way to fight against poverty.

As the basis of the domestic economy African woman should then:

 Have a balanced consideration of the entire community.
 Take advantage of all the social benefits as well as its masculine peer.
 Benefit from all the support offered to the community.
 Be treated on the basis of the balance man-woman.
 Be associated with a decision-making and resource management on all levels.
 Be initiated to the conservation of nature and preservation of the environment.

Recommandations :

Having regard to all these considerations, we members of the nonprofit association of human rights and development called NGABO, a member of the network Mama Shujaa, recommend the following:

1. To give priority attention toward the violence against women.
2. Allocate significant resources to the elimination of discrimination against women and the prevention and repair of all forms of violence against them.
3. Increase appropriate means for Victims, access to justice and to repair pathways.
4. Act with firmness, investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of violence towards women, discourage religious and cultural practices retrograding women and girls.
5. The African Union should ensure that each country member has legislation that adequately fights against all forms of violence against the woman.
6. Provide women with sufficient resources that will enable them to cope with these crimes through women's organizations.
7. All member countries of the African Union accompany our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the restoration of peace, peaceful cohabitation, good governance and the fight against poverty.
8. The civil society organizations should set the same goals such as:
-To sensitize community leaders and opinion makers at a local level to actively contribute to stop tolerance of violence against women vis-à-vis acts of complicity within the community.
-To motivate men and boys to declare it hostile to act violently towards women and to stop protecting the guilty or tolerate their violence.
9. That all these recommendations made in these meetings, come to all intergovernmental institutions, civil society, UN organizations for fear of remaining a dead letter.

For NGABO asbl
Mme BRIGITTE MAWAZO
Coordinator

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LOAD ADDRESS BOOK TO THE CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN UNION JAN 2013

The United Nations always gives more attention to violence towards women as a form of discrimination and a violation of women's human rights. The United Nations is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of individual men and women via numerous treaties and declarations. Women's rights certainly receive more attention but violence against women is only slightly bent.

Our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has always been committed to signing agreements as an attempt to reduce violations of human rights and particularly those of women.

Organizations of civil society, international NGOs are more active than before with field agendas filled with theories that aim to fight against violence against women.

Nevertheless, the impact of these actions on land is not yet significant. According to the results of our fieldwork, we found that:

- More than eighty percent of sexual violence cases committed against women in armed conflict zones are not supported.
- The majority of cases of violence against women and girls are encouraged by the religious customs and manners ...
-More than half of women do not have a thorough knowledge of their rights.
- Impunity, the amicable settlement, favoritism, corruption and trading influences are systems of arbitration court by which many cases of sexual violence are treated in most of our villages.
- Many women are passive victims of illiteracy, poverty, HIV / AIDS, unwanted births, early marriage, marriage by abduction and bondage.
- The schooling of girls compared to boys.The analysis of the survey data leads us to remember that the remaining work to be done is greater than required. It requires a new methodological approach and strategic.
- The new methodological approach should take into account the realities for each cultural setting and that it differs from the other point of view of gender balance. Do not import projects and stick them all in areas of intervention.
- The new strategic approach should be more participatory and practical rather than theoretical lecture. Motivate victims to assert their own rights and not pretend to do everything for them.
- Commit to identify the root causes of the various aspects of violence against women and girls and to hurry to fight blindness.
- Develop a mechanism to monitor funds received by civil society organizations to support activities aimed at promoting the rights of women.

Violence against women and girls has a serious impact on the African economy. The vast majority of African families live on agriculture farming, fishing and mining in a traditional system. In the traditional system, the woman is considered a laborer, a hunting dog, which has more duties than rights. The domestic economy is based on the efforts that are shared between the natural duty of motherhood and the struggle for survival of the family. Therefore, the African woman is submerged, engulfed family duties in relation to their male peer. Violence against women impoverishes families and African communities. Male-female balance in the economic production would be a way to fight against poverty.

As the basis of the domestic economy African woman should then:

 Have a balanced consideration of the entire community.
 Take advantage of all the social benefits as well as its masculine peer.
 Benefit from all the support offered to the community.
 Be treated on the basis of the balance man-woman.
 Be associated with a decision-making and resource management on all levels.
 Be initiated to the conservation of nature and preservation of the environment.

Recommandations :

Having regard to all these considerations, we members of the nonprofit association of human rights and development called NGABO, a member of the network Mama Shujaa, recommend the following:

1. To give priority attention toward the violence against women.
2. Allocate significant resources to the elimination of discrimination against women and the prevention and repair of all forms of violence against them.
3. Increase appropriate means for Victims, access to justice and to repair pathways.
4. Act with firmness, investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of violence towards women, discourage religious and cultural practices retrograding women and girls.
5. The African Union should ensure that each country member has legislation that adequately fights against all forms of violence against the woman.
6. Provide women with sufficient resources that will enable them to cope with these crimes through women's organizations.
7. All member countries of the African Union accompany our country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the restoration of peace, peaceful cohabitation, good governance and the fight against poverty.
8. The civil society organizations should set the same goals such as:
-To sensitize community leaders and opinion makers at a local level to actively contribute to stop tolerance of violence against women vis-à-vis acts of
complicity within the community.
-To motivate men and boys to declare it hostile to act violently towards women and to stop protecting the guilty or tolerate their violence.
9. That all these recommendations made in these meetings, come to all intergovernmental institutions, civil society, UN organizations for fear of remaining a dead letter.

For NGABO asbl
Mme BRIGITTE MAWAZO
Coordinator

"Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."
~Marcel Proust

Alex Kivley's picture

Bravo NGABO!

Salut Brigitte!

Merci pour le partage votre point de vue sur le travail Ngabo de mettre fin à la violence envers les femmes. Il est extrêmement intéressant de entendons également parler de la façon dont la violence envers les femmes peut affecter autant que l'économie de tout un pays quand il est si large diffusion.

Y at-il eu des idées établies quant à la façon d'enseigner aux hommes et aux garçons pour "-Motiver les hommes et garçons à se déclarer hostiles à la violence faite contre la femme et à cesser de protéger les coupables ou de tolérer leur violence"?

Ce sera un obstacle énorme à surmonter, mais j'aime croire que, peu à peu, avec l'aide de femmes comme vous, nous pouvons étendre la sensibilisation et surmonter ce changement.

Nous vous remercions d'informer WorldPulse du travail de votre organisation!

Cordialement,
Alex

Hi Brigitte!

Thank you for sharing your insight on NGABO's work to end violence towards women. It is extremely interesting to also hear about how the violence towards women can affect so much as the economy of an entire country when it is so wide spread.

Have there been any ideas established as to how to teach men and boys to "-To motivate men and boys to declare it hostile to act violently towards women and to stop protecting the guilty or tolerate their violence."?

This will be a huge obstacle to overcome but I like to believe that little by little, with the help from women like you, we can spread awareness and overcome this change.

Thank you for informing WorldPulse of your organization's work!

Sincerely,
Alex

"Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."
~Marcel Proust

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa's picture

Merci

Bonjour
Je vous remercie d'avoir traduit et compris mon message.Je suis très consolée d’être écoutée par d'autres membres qui ont le même souci que moi.
Courage et bon travail
Brigitte

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

Bonjour Alex
Je suis contente que vous ayez pose une telle question.Nous devons réfléchir beaucoup sur les stratégie que nous devons utiliser pour réduire les violences faites contre la femme.Pour ma part,je pense qu'il est bon de sensibiliser les victimes et les bourreaux en même temps.Si les hommes sont sensibilises,ils pourront cesser de violer les femmes.Et pour les sensibiliser ,nous devons d'abord savoir pourquoi ils prennent plaisir a nous violer.C'est-a-dire identifier les causes avant d'appliquer une activité de sensibilisation.
La tache est grande et elle demande un engagement sérieux de nous les femmes.
Curieusement,nos organisations manquent des moyens suffisants pour pouvoir s'affronter efficacement a ce fléaux.
Mon souhait est que World Puls nous aide a trouver une subvention pour mon organisation.
Brigitte

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