Declaration by Burundian women's rights organisations

Integrating women's priorities into Burundi's poverty reducation strategy

This declaration was prepared for the Conference of Burundi Development Partners in Geneva on 29-30 October 2012.

It puts forth concrete policy recommendations on development, gender equality, economic empowerment and peacebuilding priorities for Burundi. Burundi’s second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper outlines the government’s commitments for the country’s economic growth and development from 2012 to 2016 and was prepared in consultation with development partners and other stakeholders. Following the successful advocacy of these women’s rights organisations in Burundi over the past few years, the PRSP II document reflects concerns and priorities outlined by a broad cross-section of Burundian women. It is now crucial to ensure that these written commitments are translated into concrete and tangible actions that will benefit women and girls, and contribute to durable peace and reconciliation for all Burundians.

  • Author(s):
    International Alert
    UN Women
    Réseau Femmes et Paix
    Association des Femmes Rapatriées du Burundi
    Collectif des Associations et ONG Féminines du Burundi
    Association pour la Promotion de la Fille au Burundi
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    October 2012
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