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A Randomized Trial of a Reconciliation Workshop With and Without PTSD Psychoeducation in Burundian Sample June 2010

Manual for Creating Democracy and Peace Groups to Prevent Election Violence

Healing HIV-Positive Women
By Florence Ntakarutimana

PeaceWays Fall 2008:
Putting Down a Heavy Load

HROC Philosophy

Recovery in Mutaho, Burundi: HROC Testimonies from Mutaho
By Adrien Niyongabo

Recovery in Mutaho, Burundi: Goodness is Not a Debt
By Adrien Niyongabo

After the Guns Have Stopped: Searching for Reconciliation in Burundi,
by Theoneste Bizimana and Anna Sandidge

Now I am Human: Testimonies from the Healing and Companions Program in Rwanda and Burundi Rwanda: By Bethany Mahler and Florence Ntakarutimana
Burundi: By Adrien Niyongabo

Heading to the FWA’s Kamenge Clinic
By Dr. Alexia Nibona, Director

Women, War and AIDS: The Friends Women’s Association in Burundi
By Cassilde Ntamamiro
Edited by Rachel Fretz

How Much is One White Woman Paid?
Report on the Kamenge Workcamp
By Cassilde Ntamamiro, FWA coordinator


Current Programs in Burundi:

Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC)

  • Healing Companion Cycle with HROC workshops, follow-up days, and community celebrations
  • Advanced HROC workshops in select communities
  • Support of existing 40 Healing Companions--people who have participated in HROC workshops trained to be healers in their communities

HROC/HIV

  • Healing Companion Cycle with 20 HROC workshops, 10 follow-up days, and 5 celebrations for HIV positive women


Friends Women's Association (FWA)

  • Basic support for Kamenge Clinic

Mediation

  • In partnership with Change Agents for Peace, Incorporated, peace activists have been trained in transformative medation.

Completed programs:

In July, 2006, 2007, and 2008, the summer workcamps constructed the new building which now houses the operations of the Friends Women’s Association’s Kamenge Clinic.

In July 2005, the summer workcamp with Burundi Yearly Meeting built 3 classrooms for Nyarurambi School and re-roofed five houses, four for Hutu refugees returning from Tanzania and one for an internally displaced Tutsi

In July 2004, the summer workcamp with Kibimba Peace Committee rebuilt three and re-roofed two houses for internally displaced Tutsi.

In July 2003, the summer workcamp with Kibimba Peace Committee rebuilt 5 houses for internally displaced Tutsi

In April 2002, AGLI successfully introduced the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP-Burundi) with Burundi Yearly Meeting

From October 2000 to March 2003, the major endeavor of the African Great Lakes Initiative was to develop the Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services (THARS) with Burundi Yearly Meeting. This included the organization of the program, the training of lead facilitators, the additional training of 23 local facilitators, and the opening of listening rooms.

In March 2003, THARS received major outside funding and has continued without additional support from AGLI working with victims of torture, safe houses for women who have been raped and abused, and counselling individuals with severe cases of trauma.

In July 1999, AGLI first project was the summer workcamp with Burundi Yearly Meeting rebuilding the guest house at Kamenge Friends Church in Bujumbura.