Nous les femmes du congo, nous sommes très déconsiderées, nous sommes très exploitées sur touts les plan. on veut toujours nous traiter comme des esclaves pendant que nous avons aussi nos droits et nos devoirs mais on ne fait que voir nos dévoirs et bafouer nos droits. Dans notre culture, une femme ne doit pas étudier, ne doit pas manger à table avec les hommes, son travail est de faire seulement la vaisselle. Alors quant Dieu avait crée la femme, es - ce - qu'il les avait limitées sur touts les plans? je penses que non. Aide nous s'il vous plait à jouir des nos droits aussi dans notre pays...
Mme Anuatite

English translation by PulseWire member AnnieTheriault

Violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

We, the women of Congo, are constantly being exploited and they want to treat us as slaves. We have both rights and responsibilities, but while they require we comply with the latter, they in no way respect our rights. In our culture, a woman cannot study or sit at the same table as men to enjoy a meal. And her job is reduced to washing dishes. So, when God created the woman: did He intend to limit her in every aspect of life? I don’t think so. Please help us to exercise our rights in our country.

Mrs. Anuatite

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Violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

We, the women of Congo, are constantly being exploited and they want to treat us as slaves. We have both rights and responsibilities, but while they require we comply with the latter, they in no way respect our rights. In our culture, a woman cannot study or sit at the same table as men to enjoy a meal. And her job is reduced to washing dishes. So, when God created the woman: did He intend to limit her in every aspect of life? I don’t think so. Please help us to exercise our rights in our country.

Mrs. Anuatite

Dear Anourite, It has only been a few lines that you have written, but these lines are very touching. I'm glad that you decided to participate in the campaign and shared your story. Please continue. I think it is extremely important for people elsewhere to hear about your life. What do you we can do from the outside? Looking forward to hearing more from you! Katharina

Dear Anuarite, Thank you for sharing your story with us. You have provided us with inside look into your culture and tradition. I am from Kenya, but with Indian decent (from India) and I have also seen that women in these places undergo the same treatment. All of you as women in your city or town need to come together and create a group where you can meet on a frequent basis. In this group you can help each other feel better, become strong and fight for your rights. I think that if you create a woman's group who share your thoughts and feelings, you will be able to each other emotionally and perhaps phsyically. The key here is to become strong and remain strong to fight for your rights. I wish you all the luck. Please keep me posted.

Many Thanks, Bina

Kind Regards, Bina Patel hc Mediate, LLC www.hcmediate.com

Merci Beaucoup ma Chère, je pense qu'en lisant nos récits sur WP vous comprendrez que les choses dont vous nous demandez de faire est déjà à la une. Voyez comment les mamans revendiquent leurs droits via ce site, et comment elles montrent leurs chagrin via les violences qu'elles subissent par ci par là dans nos différents pays. Ne vous en faite pas, nous revendiquons nos droits sans passé par le parlement ou les députés. A la prochaine.

anolitékrz

I am VERY proud of you and the women who are demanding their rights. You are born with these rights and are fully entitled to them. I am very happy that you and your fellow ladies have the strength and courage to fight for your rights!! Keep going! You are in my prayers! Please keep me posted!

Kind Regards, Bina Patel hc Mediate, LLC www.hcmediate.com

Dear Anuarite,

Hello. My name is Hannah and I am a student in the United States. I want to thank you for sharing and giving listeners a window into your culture. In school I spend a lot of my time studying from texts books and reading documents that I have very little connection to and I found this small passage incredibly powerful and moving. You are teaching me and all the other listeners what it is like to be a woman in your community and speaking openly and honestly about your experiences. This is not an easy task, but you are educating and engaging us listeners in doing so.

I feel deeply saddened by the oppression that you struggle with everyday but grateful that you are writing and sharing these stories. Thank you for teaching me and engaging with the listeners. I hope you are able to continue your fight for women's rights in your community. I wish you peace and strength.

Hannah