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Burundi program photo

Women in an association in Rutana Province of Burundi raise their hands up

Women in an association in Rutana Province of Burundi. Peace comes with accepting, supporting, and trusting each other, and living together in the community. 

In Burundi, many people are seeking to improve their living conditions and regain their human dignity after years of conflict. AFSC is aware that development can be achieved in communities where sustainable peace has been built—where people trust one another, work as one, and have a common goal of developing their communities. The program in Burundi accompanies and strengthens civil society and local faith-based organizations who are reaching out to communities, using a three-component approach of economic reintegration, social cohesion, and trauma healing. The program also helps young people enhance their skills and exposes them to self-employment opportunities in their communities.

To achieve greater impact at the political level, AFSC engages with key actors and decision-makers to create an open environment where they can discuss and develop ways to address critical issues on peace with an overall goal of social and political change.


Resources for download

  • Burundi 2015 DEP report
  • Report on Burundian parliamentarians' study tour on Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Joint statement: Standing for peace and reconciliation
  • Debout pour la paix et la Réconciliation au Burundi

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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