Autres Difficultés rencontrées dans notre Association UFD Union des Femmes pour le Développement

mumbalima
Posted July 17, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

La violence a toute formes ici à l'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) précisement à Bukavu Il y a des femmes qui transportent des fardeaux pour avoir quoi à manger aux enfants et leurs études; elles transportent par exemple 1 sac de maïs de 60kg, Haricot, farine de froment, farine de manioc les étoffes etc..;même si elle a un mari, même si elle est anceinte. Une a été cognée par un véhicule, elle voulait traversée la route avec un sac de manioc de 60kg Il y a des hommes qui sont là pour fabriquer des enfants seulement. C'est Dommage!

Merci beaucoup mes amies

English translation by PulseWire member aheraud

"Violence takes many forms here in Eastern DRC, especially in Bukavu. There are women who carry heavy burdens in order to provide enough to eat for their children and their studies. She might carry for example, a 60 kg. bag of corn, beans, wheatflour, cassava flour or fabric: even if she has a husband, even if she's pregnant. A woman carrying a bag of cassava was hit by a car as she tried to cross the street. There are men who are here simply to make children. It's a pity!

Thank you very much my friends"

Ending Gender-Based Violence 2012

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aheraud
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012

"Violence takes many forms here in Eastern DRC, especially in Bukavu. There are women who carry heavy burdens in order to provide enough to eat for their children and their studies. She might carry for example, a 60 kg. bag of corn, beans, wheatflour, cassava flour or fabric: even if she has a husband, even if she's pregnant. A woman carrying a bag of cassava was hit by a car as she tried to cross the street. There are men who are here simply to make children. It's a pity!

Thank you very much my friends"

milsgra
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012

Chère Emilie,

Merci de votre courage et votre voix qui aideront a élever la voix de toutes les femmes. Pourriez-vous élaborer un peu sur la vie des femmes qui portent les fardeaux? Sont-elles des femmes commerçantes? Est-ce qu'elles travaillent pour la survie de leur famille? Quels sont leur rôle dans la société Congolaise? Quelles formes prennent la violence qu'elle subissent?

A bientôt,

Pénina

marvi82
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012

Hello,

You are absolutely right. Women have a central role in the family and they should be valued as equal as men.

What do you think needs to be changed? How can this inequality be overcome? I would like to hear more from you on the issue.

In solidarity,

Marvi

Portlandia
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 09, 2012

Hello Mumbalima, I am so sorry to learn of the terrible things that are happening to women in your country, but I am so happy you share these stories so that others may listen and support you from all over the world. I'm sure you are an inspiration to others in your community and I hope that you will continue to speak out! We hear you and together we can make a difference. I wish you the best! Lynn from Portland, Oregon, USA

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 16, 2012

Dear Mumbalima, Sorry about the situation of women. I totally agree with Marvi, what can be done to improve on the situation. How do you think the women can be better protected. Otherwise i think what is happening to women in bukavu is very absurd and the situation needs to improve. I think there needs to be a lot of sensitizing on women's rights so that the women are more empowered and can fight for their rights. Thank you my sister for this story and i strongly encourage you to bring to light many more of these stories so that we can advice you. stay blessed.