GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

MADELEINE BWENGE
Posted September 17, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

Depuis ce 16-19 Septembre 2012, les femmes des organisations de la société civile du Sud-Kivu venaient de participer à l'organisation des journées portes ouvertes organisées par l'ONU-FEMMES à Bukavu. Au cours de ces assises, les femmes ont eu à échanger avec les autorités provinciales sur des questions se rapportant aux violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre auxquelles les femmes congolaises sont confrontées en provinces du Nord et Sud-Kivu. La représentante de l'Onu-femmes à l'Est de la DRC a lancé un message fort face à la situation des violences faites aux femmes; lesquelles ont des conséquences très n"fastes sur la situation des femmes ici à l'Est. Au cours des travaux; il a été question d'examiner la résolution 1325 et les récentes recommandations des ministres ayant en charge la justice dans les pays de la CIRGL; concertation des pays de la région des grands lacs étaient examinés. Les questions liées à la prise en charge holistique des victimes et l'ouverture de la CAMPAGNE TOLERANCE ZERO qui débutera en octobre au Sud-Kivu ont été des préoccupations majeures de ces journées portes ouvertes organisées par l'Onu-femmes. En effet, les femmes ont eu le privilège d'exposer leurs différentes initiatives. L'Action pour l'éducation environnementale ; Genre et Développement Durable a présenté une exposition sur un mini-projet de l'énergie durable et d'un centre de Documentation environnementale que nous sommes entrain de mettre en place. Nous remercions très sincèrement l'Onu-Femmes pour avoir accordé aux femmes cette opportunité.

English translation by PulseWire member MsCadet

Since September 16 to 19 2012, the women of the civil society organization of South Kivu came to participate on the hosting of open days organized by UN- Women in Bukavu. During these meetings, these women exchanged with provincial authorities on questions related to sexual violence and gender-based that Congolese women face in provinces of the North and South of Kivu. The representative of UN-Women in the East of RDC launched a message on women’s violence, where there have been quick consequences on women’s issues in the East. During the course of our work, there was question on examining the U.N Security Council Resolution 1325, the recent recommendations of ministries in charge of justice for countries in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, and the cooperation of countries in the African Great Lakes Region. The issues related to holistic care of victims and the initiation of the Campaign Tolerance Zero beginning on October in South Kivu were major inquiries at the open house organized by UN-Women. In fact, women were privileged to expose their different initiatives. Action for Environmental Education; Gender & Sustainable Development presented an exhibition on a mini-project on sustainable energy and the documentation center on environment that we are in the process of establishing. We sincerely thank the UN-Women for giving these women this opportunity.

Ending Gender-Based Violence 2012

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William
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2012

Dear Madeleine, thank you for sharing you story. I found it very inspiring to see the results of what can happen when women organize and present their needs. Congratulations to all the women involved. Keep up the good work.

MADELEINE BWENGE
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 22, 2012

Merci beaucoup William pour vos encouragements. Je suis très rassurée que toutes les femmes du monde nous portent à coeur dans le combat que nous menons en vue d'apporter des changements positifs sur la situation des femmes à tous les niveaux.

MsCadet
Oct 01, 2012
Oct 01, 2012

Since September 16 to 19 2012, the women of the civil society organization of South Kivu came to participate on the hosting of open days organized by UN- Women in Bukavu. During these meetings, these women exchanged with provincial authorities on questions related to sexual violence and gender-based that Congolese women face in provinces of the North and South of Kivu. The representative of UN-Women in the East of RDC launched a message on women’s violence, where there have been quick consequences on women’s issues in the East. During the course of our work, there was question on examining the U.N Security Council Resolution 1325, the recent recommendations of ministries in charge of justice for countries in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, and the cooperation of countries in the African Great Lakes Region. The issues related to holistic care of victims and the initiation of the Campaign Tolerance Zero beginning on October in South Kivu were major inquiries at the open house organized by UN-Women. In fact, women were privileged to expose their different initiatives. Action for Environmental Education; Gender & Sustainable Development presented an exhibition on a mini-project on sustainable energy and the documentation center on environment that we are in the process of establishing. We sincerely thank the UN-Women for giving these women this opportunity.

Irmia Fitriyah
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 15, 2012

Great to hear this story. And I do want to know how this can happen. I think you should share this success so that others may follow :)

Mia

binapatel33
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 17, 2012

This is a great story and thank yo ufor sharing it with us. The initiatives taken are a step forward to the success of women and their equality. Keep up the great work.

cece
Nov 01, 2012
Nov 01, 2012

Thank you for sharing your story! It is great to know that women are out there sharing to anyone that will give them the opportunity to listen. Keep doing what your doing, will touch everyone eventually.

Love

Cece