English translation by Liz Poulsen
We are delighted to participate in this activity--the 16 days of activism--in this community, because we have a good place that allows us to be understood by everyone.
In the Congo, we still have so many difficulties because technology still does not work like it does in other countries, and the problem is that the culture doesn't permit women to denouce [file a legal complaint about] rapists even though we know very well that the best strategy to end harrassment and rape is denouncing. This is why our Mama Shujaa center started teaching us women literacy skills, and they taught us about rights and how Congolese women can claim their right to education, for example. But, parents [often] force their [girl children] to stay at home to take care of the children or to work in the fields, but saying no to her parents is a big problem. You will see that women do not have seats in administrative places because of this lack of education. So, this new technology is a part of the path of solutions to which one must add repeated awareness-building, take charge of strengthening or creating community radio everywhere, so that these acts come to an end.
Technology is a better solution for the stability of women. Thank you.