l ignorance et la peur condamnent certaines femmes a la violence

Pascasie Nyantamia
Posted July 20, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

J'ai été personnellement touchée par le temoignage d'une femme. Je ne saurais jamais,nous racontait elle, contracter le mariage civil avec mon mari compte tenu de son caractère agressif. Si je me rappelle bien ,apres la sixième naissance, il m'avait aggressé au point ou les blessures de ses coups avaient suscité une prise en charge medicale. Lorsqu'on a voulu s'entretenir avec son mari,cette femme nous en a empeché car la présence des sensibilisateurs ,selon elle amenerait son à la frapper davantage.A partir de cela , nous remarquons qu'il ya des femmes,qui n'ont pas jusque là la prise de conscience de leurs droits malgrés des multiples assocciations militant pour les droits de la femme. Il serait donc indispensable de mettre au point des nouvelles strategies pour les femmes afin de pouvoir les instruire sur la manière de revandiquer leurs droits.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

Ignorance and Fear of Women to Condemn Violence

I was personally touched by testimony of a woman. I would never be able to tell it, but after getting married in civil marriage with an aggressive man, if I recall well, at the sixth pregnancy he attacked her at the point of hurting her. The hurts were such she needed medical care. When we wanted to take her in the hospital with husband she refused since she thought that would have been a chance for him to hit her more. This is how we discovered there are women who don’t know their rights as married women. It is indispensable to settle new strategies for women so that we can teach them how they can make their rights heard.

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Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 07, 2012

I was personally touched by testimony of a woman. I would never be able to tell it, but after getting married in civil marriage with an aggressive man, if I recall well, at the sixth pregnancy he attacked her at the point of hurting her. The hurts were such she needed medical care. When we wanted to take her in the hospital with husband she refused since she thought that would have been a chance for him to hit her more. This is how we discovered there are women who don’t know their rights as married women. It is indispensable to settle new strategies for women so that we can teach them how they can make their rights heard.

es813
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 26, 2012

Nyantamia, I couldn't agree with you more. It's horrible enough when men attack women but even more horrendous when it's your own husband who is supposed to love you more than anyone else. Somehow we do need to educate women on their rights and provide them with the resources and support to exercise those rights while maintaining their personal safety. I think we are slowly making progress with awareness that is being created with people like yourself but until every woman can stand up for themselves in a safe way, we have much more to do. Thanks so much for having the courage to make your voice heard. liz

amymorros
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012

New strategies for women. Yes, thank you for your insight into this issue. It is very difficult to read of such things but important for us all to be aware that they happen all too often in this world.

I appreciate your honesty and look forward to reading more from you.

Susan Spencer
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012

Dear Niyantamia, Thank you for relating this story. It makes me sad and angry to read it, but I appreciate the telling of it for we all need to be aware that such things happen again and again -- and in some form in every society on our earth! The fact that this poor woman did not know what rights she had, or where to turn for advice and protection, reminds us all of the importance of campaigns to end violence against women. As with this WorldPulse campaign, awareness is such an important first step, and your story helps build it. Thank you! Susa

Katie Welch
Oct 31, 2012
Oct 31, 2012

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this, nyantamia. It's important for all of us to reflect on the importance of empowering women in our community and spreading education and encouragement about our rights to live a life free from violence. I look forward to hearing more about the strategies you come up with!

Warmly, Katie