MY FIRST PERIOD

Mauwa Brigitte
Posted June 6, 2016 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thank you world that pulsates our website, with the subject of my first period, it astrakhan more because we will not share our history on the same wavelength long. Some were educated well before the event. And also that different social ranks us. We African women we have problems taboos that create difficulties for each according their ethnicities. My ethnicity hemba THE MIDDLE OF GEOGRAPHIC AND HUMAN Bahemba. Located on the right bank of the Congo River in the Kongolo region and part of Nyunzu the Bahemba are one of the ethnic groups in the Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They are in the northwest of Katanga. Hemba The territory has a rich, covered in many places by dense forest. It is a territory near large equatorial forests. The territory hemba eight chiefdoms including that of Mambwe and their language, Kihemba, has several dialects influenced by the languages ​​of the neighbors are the Baluba, the Bakalanga the Bangubangu and Bahombo. The girl is well protected for the honor of the woman who has been married for having framed his daughter on the day of her first love with her husband. As soon as we see if the girl was a virgin; but there are problems that arise from sorcery, the day of the first rule in the young girl who was not suddenly make the blood flowing, she is traumatized, not knowing what to do? When she meets a woman who has a bad heart she gives a fabric ensorcèlerez already finished for his life. That is to say, to block her motherhood in the world of witches; daughter suffer all his life where he made a strong prayer for deliverance. The first rules we do not show it to anyone for reasons of witchcraft. The woman must do its best to tell her daughter as soon as the menstrual age, it must begin to teach it how it will behave during this period of rule and to avoid being boys, she may get pregnant . Hygiene side, able to take key 3 times during the day, do not do heavy work. For the solution, we have a great work to raise awareness and over the restaurant life education.

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helen.ng
Jun 06, 2016
Jun 06, 2016

It certainly is a challenge to grow up and continue to live in areas where the subject of periods is quite taboo. This can severely impact young girls and women in the future, in the way they view themselves and others. We must continue to speak up and stand up against negativity surrounding periods so to improve the lives of many. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the community.

Mauwa Brigitte
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 07, 2016

Dear Helen.ng,

Exactly, We must continue to speak up and stand up contre negativity surrounding Periods so to Improve the lives of many. And drive this spirit of witchcraft in the community so that girls and women are living in harmony with a healthy environment.

Terry Mullins
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 07, 2016

Thank you for sharing your story, Mauwa Brigitte. In today's modern world it is hard for us to imagine that menstruation is still considered a taboo subject in many countries. I applaud your efforts to raise awareness in the Kongola region of DRC. You have many challenges with the many different dialects and customs in your region and surrounding regions, but it is women like you who are making a difference one small step at a time. 

Mauwa Brigitte
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 07, 2016

Dear Helen.ng,

I appreciate your comment, yes, there are several challenges and changing attitudes of the community to have a better world, leaving witchcraft going towards development. With your support and awareness as moral, material or little to improve living conditions.

JOY Eze
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 07, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your story! I believe we should work on speaking out, because if we speak out our problems will be half solved.

Mauwa Brigitte
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 10, 2016

Dear Joy Eze,

Thank you very much for your comment, expression and release solves some problems when you made to rescue the opinion by exposing the problems there and the silence will be broken to enter the world of development.