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….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….



Une Lettre de Appolinaire Zagabe (

Chère Cécile ,

J’espere que tu vas bien et merci de pouvoir me demander de vous
envoyer des informations sur les viols en RDC comme arme des Guerre.

Le viol est devenu le nouveau canon/arme de la guerre dans notre beau pays la République Démocratique du Congo, Nos mères, les sœurs sont chaque jour victimes de violences sexuelles…

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Les rebelles dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo viol près de 200 femmes au cours d’une saisie de quatre jours d’une ville. Hutus rwandais, les FDLR et les insurgés des milices Maï Maï repaire Est du Congo, et terrorisent les civils et le viol des milliers de femmes chaque année, malgré une campagne soutenue par l’ONU qui aussi sont inclus parmi les auteurs des viols en RDC. Le 30 Juillet, FLDR et les groupes Maï Maï ont attaqué la ville de Luvungi au Nord-Kivu, qu’ils ont ensuite contrôlé jusqu’au 3 Août dernier.

“Lors de l’attaque (les rebelles) ont pillé des maisons (le) de la population et violé plusieurs femmes à Luvungi et les zones environnantes», Le bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) par le canal de la porte-parole StefaniaTrassari déclaré lundi.

«International Medical Corps (IMC) a indiqué que les FDLR ont violé systématiquement la population au cours de quatre jours à Luvungi et les zones environnantes. Un total de 179 cas de violence sexuelle ont été signalés,” Trassari dit, ajoutant tous les cas de viol étaient contre les femmes.

Groupe humanitaire de la CIM a dit qu’il était le traitement des victimes.

“Presque tous les viols signalés ont été décrits comme ayant été commis par deux à six hommes armés, qui se déroulent souvent aux des enfants des femmes .

L’Organisation des Nations Unies avait retirée 1.700 soldats de la paix ces derniers mois en réponse aux appels lancés par le gouvernement congolais pour mettre fin à la mission l’an prochain mais qui n’a pas été respecter et prend toujours en charge des opérations de maintien de la Paix en RDC, dont le résultat est qualifie comme NULLE par la population Congolaise.

Ma Chere Cécile , c’est triste vraiment et ca fait mail lorsque nos mamans et nos soeurs sont victimes de viols, mettons nos efforts ensemble pour combattre ce fleau qui decime l’humanite?



48 comments on “Une Lettre pour Cécile : VIOL MAINTENANT LE NOUVEAU ARME DE LA GUERRE EN RDC

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  4. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    Cecilia. I want you to look at what Michael Kors gave to this world in design and style, almost every merchandise has change from function into extravagance. In the meantime, he’s also functioning along with the sweatshop in China and exploiting other countries just like Louis Vuitton did by turning a blind eye to operations by Chinese bosses, so why does the world blame Africa for manufacturing the counterfeit merchandise to take from their revenues?
    I like this African website that sells michael kors hamilton bag cheap
    Why does the world judge Africa for doing what people like Michael Kors and LV did to us?
    This is not our problem. It is Michael Kors’ business problems.


    • ceciliawyu
      January 13, 2014

      Hello Meridian Africa,
      I don’t know what to say? I don’t wear Michael Kors and I hate LV since all the Communist New Rich Chavs started wearing them! Yuck!
      You do whatever you think is right. I don’t have an opinion on what AFrica needs to do to make a living either way as I believe unless you are violating human rights, it is none of the business of America, Russia, Europe and China, what Africa as seperate nations and as a continent choose to do. Far too many had exploited her riches.
      I think it is time people leave Africa alone and help when help is asked for and not come “swanning” in like some White inappropriate Dutch or English colonialists and tell other people what to do. Of course, if there are gross violations of human rights….well….that is a different matter….but knowing China and Russia and America and all the UN permanent security council (haha. lol. France! lol.)…they will never agree on a UN directives against anyone in Africa anyone because they are too busy running sweatshops in Africa and their own backyard. As for Michael Kors….well..I wish him well as a designer and hope he does not go the way of LV and Burberry into a label made up entirely of Chavs of China! hahahaha.


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    • ceciliawyu
      December 16, 2013

      Hello A Zucenara….it is okay…stranger things had been attemptively “flogged” to me….only to find that some part of the consumer in me, is a perpetually dead horse! lol. Goodluck with the book. I wanted a pony!


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  10. Montanna
    April 27, 2012

    I would like to thank you for the endeavors you have made in writing this piece. I am trusting the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own website now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your writing is a fine representative of it. At my age, I did not think I want too difficult computer things, yet I like good quality reading. So I will try.


    • ceciliawyu
      April 29, 2012

      Montanna, you are NEVER too old or young to write what you are passionate about. I would rather see 1 intelligent blog than 10million blogs by little 16 yrs old with nothing to say except the size of Robert Pattison’s…..hmm….lol. 🙂 “shoes”…..goodluck and please come back when you have your blog set up. Cecilia


      • Appolinaire ZAGABE
        April 29, 2012

        Hi every one, I have missed a lot, I can see interresting discussion is going on. hope we all make strong the network. cheers. Appo.


  11. ceciliawyu
    April 27, 2012

    1) Ask the ladies to remember what made them feel happy
    2) Organise a culture-based event : dance, culture festival, anything that reminds them of when they feel happy.
    3) Organise regular ways they can get together to create Women Creative circles.
    (always start with people first)
    4) Then you can put up any posters, website,, anything you like.
    ***always start with the women,exactly as Inspiring Women Summit and now Sustain-Able suggest. Walk beside them so they do not walk alone ever again.
    5) AFTER that, you can all fill in the weird reports to UNICEF, UNESCO and UN etc…..but start at (1) because that is the way Sustain-Able rolls and I NEVER compromise on that! 🙂

    This is all that I can tell you strategically. The rest your 30+NGOs and all your educated experts know how to do and do very well…

    P.S And put together a website that documents everything we do! Or just blog it in this blog as a guest Blogger? You decide!

    gotta run. byee. 🙂 Cecilia


  12. I do agree with all the ideas you have offered to your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for beginners. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.


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  15. Appolinaire ZAGABE
    April 23, 2012

    Yes Cecilia, try and see if we can get a solution.


    • ceciliawyu
      April 23, 2012

      indeed I hope so. At some point as a cluster of NGOs with the whole Nobel Women’s Initiative via Sustain-able I have to find the time to “liaise”…I know..I know, its important. One day at a time! Can you post some “results”…to start with, spread the new “focus” to all your NGOs networks! 🙂


    • ceciliawyu
      April 26, 2012

      I got your clusters lists of 30+ NGOs in the Congo ready to work with this. thank you. How wonderful! We just need to bring it together with some core visions and pick 1-2 decent programmes.Did you have a look at what was suggested to you during the Inspiring women summit 2012? Or do you have some better grass-root UNICEF affiliated ideas also? Give it some thought…:) (CC)


      • Appolinaire ZAGABE
        April 27, 2012

        Am pleased to hear you received the list of the grass-root organisations I sent to you, wonderful.
        As you have an image of what we can do, that’s good. we should put the ideas together and see which program to start with.

        Yes, I remember what Dr Rev. Devaa told me, Organize more space for them while showing them that they are necessary and important in society, support them,….

        How do you think this campain should open officially in North Kivu? I was thinking this should be done as the first phase to start with, where buy all the grass-root organisations implicated in the matter should demonstrate in all the corners of the province, put posters. with the same theme.
        Can this work? Then after that we can process in organizing our activities as we said.

        What do you think?


  16. Appolinaire ZAGABE
    April 23, 2012

    GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo—Forty year-old Angelique reveals a gunshot wound in her back to women in the Keyshero Medical centre, while her six-year-old daughter reaches up to touch it.
    Angelique (her name has been changed) and her family were attacked in their village in November 2007 when men dressed in police uniforms broke into their house at night, looted it, and forced her family into the forest. With brute force they held down Angelique and her 12-year-old daughter as they raped them and then shot each in the back. “They chased us … I don’t know where my husband is now. I haven’t seen him since that day,” said Angelique.
    Anguish, fear, and torment weigh on the hearts of many women and girls in a country infamous for widespread sexual brutality. With a recent flare-up of fighting in the eastern and northern provinces, which has affected the lives of over 1 million civilians since August, women and girls have even more reason to live in fear.
    Rape as a weapon of war
    The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—sometimes referred to as the ‘African World War’—has devastated the country since its onset in 1998. The world’s deadliest conflict since World War II, it has killed 5.4 million people and displaced a million more. Despite the signing of peace accords in 2003 and again in 2008, fighting has been ongoing throughout the east, and the prevalence of rape in this region has been described as the worst in the world.
    Much of the violence is unspeakably brutal. Many sexual violence survivors have received debilitating damage to their reproductive organs, resulting in multiple fistulas and incontinence.Women and girls have been left with
    “Initially, rape is used as a tool of war. But now sexual violence is also perpetuated by ordinary people occupying positions of


    broken bones, missing limbs and burned flesh. Some have been shot and stabbed in the vagina with rifles, shards of glass and other objects. Family men have been forced at gun point to sexually violate their own daughters, sisters and mothers.
    “Sexual violence constitutes a plague in the DRC,” said Dr. Margaret Agama, the country’s UNFPA representative. “Initially, rape was used as a tool of war by all the belligerent forces involved in the country’s recent conflicts, but now sexual violence is unfortunately not only perpetrated by armed factions but also by ordinary people occupying positions of authority, neighbours, friends and family members.”
    As warfare rages on between rebel and government groups, the violence is escalating and women’s bodies have literally become a battleground. Systematic gang rapes, kidnappings, mutilation, and sexual slavery are experienced at the hands of both foreign militias and the Congolese army—which is supposed to provide protection. Survivors are left wounded, alone and with few options.
    Mental anguish
    Instead of empathy and compassion, survivors of sexual violence in DRC are often stigmatized, leaving many feeling ashamed and embarrassed. The physical consequences of rape may include injuries, unwanted pregnancies and HIV. But the damage to mental health can be just as harmful and may lead to anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and even suicide.
    Survivors who fail to receive appropriate treatment and counselling can suffer these effects for years. Yet, asking for help from authorities or even friends is not easy since the judicial system is riddled with corruption. Violence against women has become so engrained into Congolese culture that it is considered a norm.
    In 2006, a new constitution clarified definitions of rape and sexual attacks, and introduced a 20-year minimum sentence for those found guilty. However, the weak application of the law allows perpetrators to act with impunity, and few women have the money to prosecute. These factors have left many survivors unwilling to come forward and report the crimes that have been committed.
    Life-altering consequences
    Besides physical and mental anguish, pregnancy as a result of rape is another consequence Congolese women and girls face. Photo: Lyndsey Addario
    Unless survivors are lucky enough to get prompt medical care, sexual violence often results in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, as well as unwanted pregnancies. Following the recent escalation of violence in the eastern and northern provinces, some 15,000 pregnant women were displaced, and 5,000 will deliver in the next three months.
    In any population, even in the best of times, about one in seven women will have complications that require emergency obstetric care or surgical delivery. Instability and displacement can put stresses on women that may force them into premature labour or lead to other complications. Without access to basic antenatal care and support for complications, the lives of these women and their babies are at risk.
    Many Congolese are out of reach of humanitarian aid. But in camps near Goma, where an estimated 50,000 internally displaced persons are dwelling, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the DRC’s Ministry of Health, peole are still lacking assistance,food, medicines,… to accommodate 150,000 displaced persons and host families .


    • ceciliawyu
      April 23, 2012

      OMG! Let me add it to the blog as a follow up letter! Omg! We have to try to work with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and Stop Rape in conflict 2012! 😦


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  31. Anonymous
    April 14, 2012

    so dass der ursprungliche

    From Cecilia: yeah, it is. I know it is a serious topic and now Nobel Women’s Initiative are on board with a “Stop Rape in Conflict” thing.

    Leave your name next time…and my german friend said if it is too stressful…watch this:


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  33. Tolbert
    April 10, 2012

    This style is incredible! You know how to keep a reader interested. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own weblog (properly, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I actually loved what you had to say, and a lot more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    From Cecilia: Thank you very much Tolbert But you know that this blog is very serious!:P But thank you for your enthusiatic praise. 🙂 I am glad you also enjoy my other funny blogs too! (CC)


  34. Appolinaire ZAGABE
    March 14, 2012

    Merci pour cette lettre,mais c’est triste vraiment Cecilia, que pensez vous pour sauver ces mamans et filles victimes des viols? les enfants nés des viols?


    • ceciliawyu
      March 14, 2012

      C’est détestable! Pour moi, Non! C’est n’est pas la réalité acceptable! merci, Appolinaire pour votre travail humanitaire! Cécile


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