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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian government minister, assassinated
Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura last month. "Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha", in the east of Bujumbura by, "two criminals in a vehicle," police...
Friday, May 06, 2016
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Public Administration: Burundi
The political situation in Burundi is typical of a post-conflict country that is striving to reconcile the need to consolidate the newly restored peace and responding to the basic needs and demands of the population, while laying the required...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Women promote peace in Burundi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently raised alarm bells over “new and extremely disturbing patterns of human rights violations”. With more than 230,000 people who have left the country in the last year and despite the numerous calls...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country....
Friday, March 08, 2013
Our voices: Women's political participation, Burundi
Film: Burundi has one of the highest allocations of seats in parliament for women, numbering 36% of all MPs. There is also a 30% quota policy for women's political participation at lower levels of the administration.  Despite this progress, women's...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
IPU: Honing the Leadership Skills of Women MPs in Burundi
In a bid to enhance the role and influence of women MPs in the political scene in Burundi, women parliamentarians in the east African country have been given training on ways to build their leadership, communication and advocacy skills as part of a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Burundi: Women Want Their Place in Transitional Justice
Representatives of several associations for the promotion of women in Burundi expressed the wish to see women represent 50% of the popular consultation on the mechanisms of transitional justice which will be launched shortly throughout the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
BURUNDI: UNIFEM Supporting Women's Participation in 2010 Elections
The Government of Burundi has sent a request to the Secretary-General asking for UN support for the 2010 presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. In this spirit, UNIFEM supported a workshop in Bujumbura aimed at formulating...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Burundi: Unprecendented mobilization of women in the eve of elections in Burundi
Women' associations are ready with a 'national strategy' for increased participation of Burundian women in the second post-conflict general elections that will start in May with the local elections, according to human rights activists in...
Monday, March 28, 2011
The Road ahead Citizen Attitudes about Burundi in the Post-2011 Election Period
This report explores public opinion in Burundi. Based on 40 focus group discussions with nearly 500 Burundian participants, the report examines attitudes and concerns of Burundian citizens about the 2010 electoral period. As with all NDI public...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Burundi
Presidential First Round Election The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the Senate 34 members are elected to serve 5-year terms. In the National Assembly 100 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms....
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Gender Quotas in African Countries
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Video: From Peace to Politics: Burundian Women Take Charge
This video depicts how women crossed political parties and ethnic groups to become a unified force. Dramatically under-represented in the political forum in their country, as a unified entity women paved the way for their political participation...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
This report outlines key areas for mainstreaming gender in conflict or potential conflict situations. It argues that attention must be given to early-warning protection and assistance, the role of women in peace processes, and the full...