My husband and children essay

An appalling report of a 23-year-old woman raped in 2003 “That night, they were an attack on our village. Five armed men entered our house. I was there with my husband and children my husband hides in the house, They asked after him and my 12 years old daughter and I told them that he left the house they caught us and took us to the bush. They made us lie on the ground and spread our legs. Then, the five of them climbed onto us and raped us, until their needs were satisfied. We carried back to the village. My house had been burn.

My husband and my other child move to my family in law Aftermath my husband said that my daughter is not pure anymore I am dirty I was banished from my husband community” A nightmarish experience narrated by a 45-year-old woman raped in 2003 These discourses are the main one from victims of sexual violence in DRC. The patriarchal commitment of men according to African morale value is the protection of the family. The sample show as any level of aggression that men flew his responsibility to protect his family then insensibly condemned her with children for a disarray life.

The data show also the representation of girl as property that must not be damaged before delivery instead if girl is not virgin she doesn’t have any value, any identity. Women must be empowerment as drew in the chapter 2 she represented 52% of the population she is the also motor of agriculture must be more representative and unite. Girls must not be discriminated. She must be educated this is the only way to free themselves from the state of subjectivity and objectivity.

My interrogation on women subjectivity in objectivity, Women’s consciousness has surely been moulded and influenced by the systematic degradation of their values, their bodies, and their stories. Generation after generation of women has been exposed to all forms of covert and overt patriarchal dismissal of women’s wisdom and intuition, repression of their healing knowledge, ridiculed of talents and strengths, misinterpretation of their reproductive power, and demeaning of their sexuality.

Zelda G Knight’s [1] thesis research, titled “Healing stories of the unconscious: past-life imagery in transpersonal” about uncover archetype significance of past-life experience and its relationship to the re-emerging feminine within patriarchal culture and show how the past-life stories and images contribute to the process of inner healing and transformation, a process termed ‘spiritual emergence .

She argues that the biographical and archetypal that inform women’s personal lives within patriarchy are in part created as a result of the intergenerational repression of the feminine and the denigration of all that is female and particular to women. The typical biographical and archetypal for a woman may be: “As a woman I am inferior. ” “As a woman I am the eternal victim. ” And implicit for women in such biographical and archetypal is the idea that the archetypal nature of consciousness is phenomenological expressed in ways which are different to those of men.

Women’s lives are lives of disempowerment. This does not mean that men do not feel disempowered, but women’s lack of power is historically institutionalised and culturally reinforced daily from birth by a socio-political system that values men and the masculine consciousness above all else. Is it possible that the nature of women’s consciousness may change? Is it possible that within patriarchy women may still somehow reclaim a sense of power and control? Feminism is adamant that only through the restructuring of society on all levels will women ever gain power and equality.

In contrast, transpersonal feminism approaches the possible future of women in a more positive light. From the book “I dream a world, portraits of black women who changed America” by Brian Lanker, Septima Poinsette Clarc who was teacher in public school in south Caroline (United States) and one of the most effective and heroes of the civil right believed that literacy was the key to empowerment” “I ‘m a product of desegregate, that has enable me to become as successful as I have financially, emotionally and spiritually (. ) I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to sexism.

(…) I think that education is power I think that communicate with people is power. My main goals (…) are to encourage people to empower themselves”. Oprah Winfrey I agree with Kemal Dervis, UNDP Administrator on the International women’s Day 8 March 2006. He asserts that development requires more than economic growth alone. The fight against poverty is not a campaign of charity – it is a mission of empowerment. This is especially true as regards women, given that, of the world’s one billion poorest people, three-fifths are women and girls.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment – as set out in the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals – is, therefore, crucial to development. Despite these successes, however, progress towards the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment still trails conspicuously behind. The sad truth remains that seventy percent of the 130 million children who are out of school are girls. Women account for two-thirds of the 960 million adults in the world who cannot read, which greatly impedes their ability to participate in the political process.

With notable exceptions, such as the Nordic countries, women are too often absent from parliaments, making up, on average, only 16 percent of parliamentarians world-wide. If women do not have power equal to men, they will remain behind. Without women’s equal participation in political life, all members of society will suffer. Newly-elected women leaders give hope to women worldwide that from the highest political level to the most personal; equality between women and men is a goal that can be achieved.


[1] “Truths that belong to no time” (Jung 1928, p.190) [2] Thesis for the Degree of PHD in Psychology “Healing stories of the unconscious: past-life imagery in transpersonal psychotherapy” by Zelda G Knight [3] http://web. amnesty. org/library/print/26/10/2004 [4] “Women and the state in Africa” edited by Jane L. Parpart and katleen A Staudt, [1] 2002 FAO State of Food Insecurity, cited in Marked for Death – Rape Survivors Living with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda (AI Index: AFR 47/007/2004). [2] AI Angola report entitled: Extrajudicial executions and torture in Cabinda, (AI Index: AFR 12/02/1998).