Chadian women are beaten, humiliated and crushed beneath the weight of traditions.
However, women were not predestined to be their husbands’ punch-bags, says
Kagbe Rachel. Chadian women must be treated with dignity and respect.
les femmes tchadiennes sont battues, humiliées et écrasées sous le poids de
traditions. Pourtant la femme n’était pas prédestinée à être le sac de frappe
de son mari. Il faut que la femme tchadienne soit traitée avec
dignité et respect, dit Kagbe
91% de recalés à l’examen du baccalauréat 2012 au Tchad pour seulement 9% d’admis. Réorganiser le baccalauréat n’est pas la solution. Il faut revoir le système éducatif et sensibiliser les différents acteurs à une prise de conscience.
This year in Chad only 9% of students passed their high school leaving exams. Reorganising these exams is not the solution. We need to re-examine the whole education system, encouraging all those involved to wake up and take stock, says Kagbe Rachel.
Government attempts to reduce the excruciatingly
high maternal mortality and stillbirth rates in Chad are failing. Qualified
medical staff paid reasonable salaries and health auxiliaries are needed, not
infrastructure, says Kagbe Rachel
Les efforts déployés par le
gouvernement pour réduire les taux catastrophiquement élevés de mortalité
maternelle et de mortinatalité au Chad ont été mal orientés. Ce dont nous avons
besoin, ce n’est pas la construction d’infrastructures, mais de médecins
spécialistes qui reçoivent un salaire décent et d’auxiliaires de santé, dit
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