The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently over “new and extremely disturbing patterns of human rights violations”. With more than who have left the country in the last year and despite the numerous calls for peaceful dialogue between the Government and the opposition, there has been little progress. In this tense political context, UN Women has been supporting the authorities, civil society organizations as well as local communities to prevent further violence. “As the crisis in Burundi protracts, it is crucial to continue strengthening the capacities and keep supporting women mediators and all stakeholders committed to peace,” says UN Women Representative in Burundi, Jeremie Delage. “Women play a lead role in early warning and conflict prevention. Women are at the core of conflict resolution”. To read the full story, please click here.