Thursday, May 17, 2007


***Feelin Bono's cry and his band

Gege Katana and Bono

Gege Katana

There's no better introduction than Bono's:

There’s a woman here amongst us
A girl we cannot know
Eyes from the frontline
Eyes that can overthrow
Eyes that see what is
But more what might be
Eyes with vision over visibility
There’s a woman in our midst
That we can never know
A voice from the frontline
A voice that can overthrow
A voice is more than language
A voice is music too
Her voice is whispering, ‘Ubuntu, Ubuntu’Ubuntu, a spell in Swahili
There’s no me without you
No you without me

I am because we are
We are what we can do
There’s no you without me
There’s no me without you
The voice says love thy neighbour is not advice,It’s a command
The voice says, Africa is your neighbour land
The voice says the sun rises on our great shore first
The voice sayd dig your neighbours well

And you will quench your own thirst
And if we dig a well together
We will strike a spring of stories
And discover we can’t stand up if she is on her knees
I am because we are
That’s the word ubuntu
I learned this lesson from Africa
There’s no me without youGEGE, GEGE, iron woman smile

We will walk in your footsteps
And follow your mile
May the dreams you’ve had in darkness
Not leave you when you wake
And like The Morning Tree of CONGO
May you bend and never break
There’s a woman here amongst us
A girl we cannot know
She’s been to the frontline
But today’s she’s home.'

This is the first time in history that an African woman is being celebrated by 1 of the most prestigious non-profit organisation, Dublin based "Frontline Organisation"which mission os to protect social activists in war and danger zones of the world. Those people like Gege in Congo who put their life at risk everyday to the benefit of others...

Gege is the founder of the Solidarity Movement of Women Human Rights Activists in Congo where as some of you may know rape is a humangous issue..women are violated in villages and then rejected by their own families..that's crazzyyy...

Anywhoo Gege and her team collects sexual abuse victims testimonies and report them to Court, they try to help those women in any way that they possibly can.....they are their faces:)

It doesn't go without saying that Gege is threatened on the regular, she was also banned from travelling from the end of the nineties to the early 00's.

Anywhoo if you wanna know more about her and other activists that are being celebrated by r the I rish organisation here's their link:

Here's a french article about Gege Katana:

Djaa we African Women Can make a change in this world:)
Eyee Wayee:)

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