Addressing the type of gender inequality in the world (3): Domestic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
"In Congo it is estimated More than half of couples, women are victims of domestic violence. Women are also victims of the [psychological violence 'Anna Del Frate and Patrignani Alvazzi Angela, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (1995). The victimization of women in developing countries, issues and reports No. 5]. As an African man, born and raised in the country, I can attest to that. Africa, despite its rich culture and prominent, singular and extraordinary landscape diversity of tribes (ranging in the thousands), is a continent severely affected by many types of gender inequality and the inhuman treatment of women.
The Republic Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is known by the UN as "Rape Capital of the World" the. More sex crimes are committed with the women there than anywhere else in the world. Often, the problems of gender inequality in relation to the DRC concentrates on this, which unfortunately trying to do something to stop the act of beating women is difficult, since most of the time that is swept under the rug! Men who hit women are very deep below the intellect of women and fear of mental and emotional power! Then use your caveman primitive innate to defend their egos, turning women in improvised punching bags. Women by nature are physically weaker than men, usually. Physical violence they find it particularly painful and threatening because their bodies are not designed to take hits as "good" as the bodies of men are (in general). Check out the Internet for "women victims of domestic violence" in the images and turn the search filter off! I challenge you to overcome in the front page! Now that we have, we can agree that men who physically fight women are the lowest in the caliber of the men there.
You know, in my work to address gender inequality, I think a lot of men and women's behavior and study myself. I often detect the features macho men, including myself, regularly. I always try to understand how we do things, how gender equality can be achieved. I do not know if you're in this with me or do not know it, but gender inequality and male behavior patterns are all over USA! I live in the tropics sun, nature, birds, fauna, flora and sea! I see a pigeon, an animal that is an icon of beauty … chasing another from a place that has just arrived, which led to another flying! A lizard Agama lizard harassing a woman "fire" and brutal it when there is nothing (sound familiar?). Pigeons, a worldwide symbol of peace, struggles, in which (presumably) the alpha male becomes a scene of food (as humans love to feed pigeons) and chases everyone else away! It same with dogs, chickens, … depresses me to continue. All animals were only caught on a bad day? I do not know, but I see these events regularly.
Regardless of the "big" social evolution of mankind since the beginning of time (you know, not living in caves, etc), an integral part of man's responsibility is to protect women. Because they are built to (if necessary)! For centuries, men have been the breadwinner in the household and personal security of their families. Since the 20th century, women were officially allowed to work (which had since been working just never recognized) and have been great advances of feminism to date. These steps, but really amazing, however, contribute little to the overall improvement drastic and immediate welfare and future of thousands of millions of girls and women victims of all types of gender inequality worldwide. What good is the right to vote for a rural Ethiopian mother five, if not all can feed your family, without denying herself a meal every day? What is the point of being allowed to work, when, largely a good job of realistically an enigma and the only job available to you is prostitution or some form of it (including escort 'hawks') because you are a normal young women in sub-Saharan Africa? It is my belief that men have collectively failed in their role as guardians of women over time and amazingly, continue to do so. The difference in women are less physically strong than men, has, for centuries have been exploited and abused by men for their own benefit. Because they can. They have muscle, you should stop taking it? And that is exactly what has fueled the growth of bacteria, such as violence against women and girls around the world, when all of a sudden people able men began to realize that he could absolutely dominate over women and get away with it! This in itself it has been and remains an empowerment for many men perpetrators of domestic violence violence around the world.
From the beginning of time women have always have known that men have a weak ego in reality! Tell too much truth in the criticism and the risk of being beaten as a result of them hurt! I'm pretty 30 years old … me and my mother still talks like that, trying not to hurt my feelings at times (but I never beat up women!). That's just to show the nature of homo sapiens male. Behind all that bravado, the muscles, the person larger than life ego and super-cool and charisma is a person can be divided into a few words! Why do men beat women so much? They try to avoid it!
Democratic Republic Congo suffers, like many other African countries, the scarcity of reliable and timely statistics. The fight against domestic violence by government agencies, NGOs, charities or how wise it is difficult to say the least. And if that were not tragic enough, the members of society rarely want to shoot in a discussion a couple who becomes the man beats a woman because I feel it is a private, national and I have to say on it. In a profile of gender equality in the Republic Congo, composed of employees of Wikigender.org, states that "domestic violence against women, including rape, also appears to be common. However, there is no official known statistics, provided by the government or NGOs, to the extent of such violence. "[Wikigender.org al (2010). Gender Equality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Wikigender.org].
ALL encounter this kind of situation. A few of we do so regularly, other all the time (it seems). Due to a very common feature of our collective education, not the business mind of others, usually we are in a vicious circle. We are witnessing an act of violence is wrong and know that what is happening, as nothing to do with it, but at the same time that is preventing us are instinctively interfere with a possible backlash on our own not worry about strangers. What may be right about that time? When you're walking by a man beating the woman with him, all measures of properness and what is good and have vaporized in the air! That area is a exact point of anarchy, within the limits of society we all like to meet:)! Do not become your duty to refrain from any hesitation inside and just fight and when to get rid of this anarchy? The woman being beaten almost to death certainly thinks so!
In the last years, I have witnessed at least five cases of violence in domestic violence, physical violence against women, women beaten the crap out of … whatever you want call. I once saw a man by stoning a woman as she was fleeing from him with granite boulders the size of the palm of an adult male repeatedly after her! Everyone in the area had to duck away, myself included, to avoid becoming a victim too.
On another occasion, at night I saw a man in his mid-twenties, punched his girlfriend as if in a boxing match! There were almost no people around, but those which were only paused and looked. You know what it sounds like when you watch movies with men who beat each other and the sound effects you hear each hit? Well, we're not entirely false, they are real! I have heard several of them. I found the fight at my own risk and dragged the man out of it (he was much stronger than me). The girl's face was badly wounded and bleeding, … the upper half torn. It took me a few minutes to get the guy to understand that if I had continued, would kill her! When both eventually went in the opposite direction, I said just before she had been disrespectful.
I once saw a girl of about twenty years, crying as he walked toward me, holding a tissue from his right eye, sloppily. The second two are crossed, I saw his right eye swollen as if he had blinked an egg!
My analogy is to the way they are on purpose, to provoke you! Did you laugh? Because there is nothing funny about them. If you understand, you'll appreciate the strong message I'm sending! These crimes happen every day around the world and very little is being done to stop it. This is what happens to women every day, now in the final minutes, the next ten seconds, for many women, in many places!
As the Edmund Burke put it says: 'The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. "And that price only serves to demonstrate the extent to which Gender inequality has grown in our times, who said women could not do anything good? Peacekeeping is known to have the most dangerous jobs the world. Breaking a fight can be very risky … But someone has to do something! If organizations are not going to take a leadership role, then you can! No? Then What prevents it from being more proactive and peace mediation in the next time you see an argument for a nasty turn partner (and the pace at which things seem to go these days, you see a fight)?
Is threatening to be told what to do when someone is screaming at you with a finger shoved in your face. It is not very different when you're reading feels the same way. How much less of a threat do you think that feeling the same I just go through compared to the time when a woman is beaten, everywhere your body, and again, no sign of anyone helping her, near or far?
(Maybe in my next article, you are required to yell more often!)
Do not be a superhero. Protect a woman who needs your help to be subjected to the worst experience of your life!
References: 1, Anna del Frate and Patrignani Alvazzi Angela, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice http://www.unicri.it/documentation_centre/publications/issues/r5.php
2, WikiGender – Gender Equality in the Democratic Republic of
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Domestic violence is a global pandemic and yet also one of the most under-reported offences. It kills more women than cancer. There are more than 3 billion females in the world, the majority of them are enslaved by unscrupulous men to a life of incessant beatings and emotional and psychological abuse, living without their fundamental human rights. Learn more about gender inequality, explore articles, comics & animations about the heinous crime – visit the UN Award-winning ‘Mother Nature – A Satire on Gender Inequality’ @ http://dotunsblog.wordpress.com NOW and join the campaign against global gender inequality!