Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In their V-Men Congo statement they said, “We… understand that women are our most precious resource, pillar of the family, the basic cell of the Nation, and backbone of the economy. Today, in the twenty-first century, despite their daily struggle, determination and courage, some customs and cultural practices of our retrograde patriarchal societies keep them in an inferior status of second-class citizens and modern slaves.”
“Considering the fact that women are not only our mothers, our sisters, our wives and daughters, we know that all human beings are equal and therefore everyone should be able to make choices freely and without discrimination. The gap between the daily realities and the rights recognized in international conventions, the Constitution and the laws must be bridged…”
To read more of their statement and about other men’s groups around the world coming together to create a better life for all EVE and men, go to http://www.onebillionrising.org/12209/statement-v-men-congo-launch-movement-bukavu-bodega-7-march-2014/#english.
Now let’s work to make such sentiments and attitudes the foundation of all societies!!