She shall be called Joie, Joy, the girl who Dorcas Borauzima wearing and who will be born in February.
" We have to forget about and create pleasure. If we just look at what has happened, we will never recover and always be upset, " says Dorcas, and looking down on the stomach.
Sextonåringens gaze flattens against the bright window where the sun's rays is screened by a thin curtain, which also absorbs the worst of the noise from the street.
Yet unborn Joie is the result of the rape that Dorcas was subjected to a majkväll in the year, at the'clock, when armed men stormed into the apartment that she shared with her mother Martha. A man kept guard outside, two of the men cleaned the dwelling on the food, money and valuables while the fourth raped Dorcas.
in the town of Bukavu in the eastern Congo, at a shelter for rape victims, as of an event carries the same name as herself, Maison Dorcas. The home has as well as the girl received its name from the biblical female benefactor Dorcas and operated by Panzistiftelsen and its founder, Denis Mukwege, who in the year awarded the Nobel peace prize.
After the rape, before she ended up at the shelter, had Dorcas, help on Denis the death of his hospital and there she will also be returning in February when she will give birth to the child.
It will be the third time in the life of Dorcas gets the help of the now world-famous dr. Mukwege.
I was born in the hospital after my mother was raped, " she says.
Denis Mukwege is awarded in the day Monday, the Nobel peace prize for his commitment against sexual violence in conflict, together with the previous ICE-the prisoner Nadia Murad. During the first ten years of the war in the Congo, he focused on his main tasks as a gynaecologist at the hospital he founded in the late 1990s.
" It was when I treated the third generation of the victims that I decided to give myself into the work to stop the war. You start with the mothers, after 20 years mothers 'children are adults and some of them have already six-year-old children," says Denis Mukwege in an interview with DN.
– A girl born here became pregnant when she was 12 years old.
been going on for nearly a quarter century, unrest has characterized life in the eastern Congo since the mid-1990s. How many victims of abuse are impossible to estimate, but already ten years ago there was talk about the hundreds of thousands of affected women and men.
the Problem has been exacerbated with time, as the violence has become rougher and aged dropped in both the victims as the perpetrators. This is because, according to Mukwege, a whole generation now has grown up with conflict and violence as a normal state of affairs.
– I talk with the young men in the militias and notice that the adults have hjärntvättat them. Some perpetrators are also victims. Adults teach children who are twelve years old to be adults. They teach to rape, destroy and exploit women. Afterwards have the children post-traumatic stress disorder and is psychologically completely destroyed. Nothing is done to help them become normal, " says Mukwege to DN.
the War in Congo has not only led to many people affected by abuse. The number of dead has been estimated at five million.
The vast majority of these have not fallen victims to bullets or grenades, but have died of starvation and illness. Health and social care has not reached out to the population in the affected landsändarna.
Chibalonza bears testimony of what it means to be affected by both violence and lack of care. DN hits her in the dusk of an old Italian mission, which is nestled in the greenery at the Kivusjöns beach. Tears welling up in her eyes when we start talking about what happened to her family.
" It's just so terrible, it is such a sad story, what happens in this part of the country.
today, the 49-year-old woman performs with his old age dignity. She fingers on the plastpärlorna in his necklace and looks out over the lake whose glassy surface is broken by årtagen from a couple of fishermen returning with the day's catch.
today she is a copy machine at a business housed in a container outside the post office in the town of Bukavu. There are many people who need documents to the state's bulging bureaucracy. But the daily surplus in the business is only a few bucks which best.
16 years ago, she sold the charcoal along the road when two police officers assaulted and raped her. It was only after her daughter, Dorcas birth as she realized that not only she but also her daughter, which was a result of the rape, had been infected by hiv.
" I told someone that I was raped. It was after I'd given birth and my daughter started to become sick as they discovered that we were both sick. The panzi hospital was at that time a small institution that has not had the equipment to find the infection. But then I got the clear to me that I am infected, I have taken the medicine as often as I can. It must be taken properly with food and when I don't have food so pauses I the dosage.
the day will be available even in a severely underdeveloped country like the Congo. But since they require a good nutrition, so is Martha Chibalonzas struggle to find food for the day. She has hard to make the money last to and behind with the rent, which got the landlord to remove the door from the home where she lives. She gets back when she can pay.
She says that she has several times thought of taking his life to avoid the misery.
" It is so incredibly difficult. All asking you for money all the time. I think of my daughter, her baby, on-the-job that barely brings any salary.
But there is a glimmer of light. The probability of Dorcas unborn daughter Joie will be infected by hiv when she is born in February is significantly less. It is a completely different aftercare available for Dorcas than what it did for her mother 16 years earlier.
Denis Mukwege speaks often about how the panzi hospital and foundation works to help victims process their trauma and get them to come on. The optimism surrounding the work have been given a boost after Mukwege was awarded a prize which was instituted by the ”Alfredi Nobeli”, as Dorcas call the Swedish dynamituppfinnaren.
"the Price will give us peace," she says.
she start on Panzistiftelsens courses in cooking, baking and sewing in order to better cope with the return to life outside the protective walls at Maison Dorcas.
"Then I want to work hard so that I can earn money and buy a house for my mom," she says.
Footnote: a longer interview with Denis Mukwege was published on Saturday in the DN and can be read on the DN.see here .