Nous venons d'apprendre avec beaucoup d'interet, la designation d'une femme a la tete de la commission de l'union Africaine. Nous sommes tres soulagee d'observer que le genre est entrain d'avoir peu a peu sa place dans le monde. En tant que femmes vivant dans un pays en conflits armes, nous Mamans SHUJAA vivant a l'Est de la RDC, la partie embrasee par la guerre, nous demanderions a Madame ZUMA de placer au premier rang, comme son cheval de Bataille, les Questions liees a la PAIX ET SECURITE. Nous, lui rassurons tout notre soutien. Nous lui demandons de voir avec un oeil plus realiste, combien la recrudescence des conflits en Afrique a des repercussions tres facheuses sur les vies des femmes y compris celles des enfants. Cela etant, nous lui demandons de mettre tout a l'oeuvre pour que la guerre qui sevit a l'Est de la RDC, plus particulierement en province du Nord Kivu puisse cesser immediatement, sans condition... Plusieurs femmes souffrent, elles vivent des conditions tres inhumaines, Nous esperons que Madame ZUMA, en sa qualite de femme devra lever le defis.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

We have just learned with great interest, of the appointment of a woman at the head of the commission of the African Union. We are very relieved to see that gender is about to gradually reach its place in the world. As women living in a country with armed conflicts, we Shujaa Moms from the east of the DRC, the area filled with war, we ask Mrs Zuma that she places at the forefront, as her war horse, the issues related to PEACE AND SECURITY.

We reassure her of our full support. We ask her to have a more realistic look on how the resurgence of conflicts in Africa has very unfortunate implications on the lives of women, including those of children.

That being so, we ask her to work for everything that the war raging in eastern DRC, more particularly in North Kivu province, cease immediately, unconditionally ...

Many women suffer, they live very inhumane conditions. We hope that Mrs. Zuma, in her capacity and as a woman will raise challenges.

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We have just learned with great interest, of the appointment of a woman at the head of the commission of the African Union. We are very relieved to see that gender is about to gradually reach its place in the world. As women living in a country with armed conflicts, we Shujaa Moms from the east of the DRC, the area filled with war, we ask Mrs Zuma that she places at the forefront, as her war horse, the issues related to PEACE AND SECURITY.

We reassure her of our full support. We ask her to have a more realistic look on how the resurgence of conflicts in Africa has very unfortunate implications on the lives of women, including those of children.

That being so, we ask her to work for everything that the war raging in eastern DRC, more particularly in North Kivu province, cease immediately, unconditionally ...

Many women suffer, they live very inhumane conditions. We hope that Mrs. Zuma, in her capacity and as a woman will raise challenges.

Madeleine,

The appointment of a woman at the head of the commission of the African Union is very exciting. Women's welfare undoubtedly will be at the forefront of her agenda.

Peace and Security are the right of all human beings and it is the overwhelming force of strong women who will bring peace and security to our world.

Thank you for posting and keeping us on World Pulse up to date on what is happening in the DRC.

Best to you!

Laura

Dear Madeleine,

The appointment of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the new head of the African Union Commission is very exciting indeed. It is one of the most powerful positions on the continent and now Dlamini-Zuma will be one of the most powerful people on it. This is a step forward for the unity and rights of women everywhere--not just Africa.

Let us hope the zeal and determination she has previously brought to domestic issues will serve her well as she will attempt to heal the many conflicts in her new role as a diplomat.

Please keep posting--the world is watching.

Best, Deborah