Burundi

Association Bonne Semence (Good Sowing Association) (BonSem)
$28,600
To promote the protection of the rights of rural residents in north and southwest Burundi. BonSem will recruit and train 30 human rights monitors from Bujumburarurale, Kirundo, Muyinga, and Karusi provinces to work with local officials to prevent abuses against rural Burundian residents, especially women. BonSem will also air weekly radio broadcasts about the work of its human rights monitors and conflict resolution centers and publish 500 copies of a leaflet aimed at reducing intercommunity conflict.


Giramahoro
(Center for Peace)
$16,860*
To promote citizen participation in Burundi’s truth and reconciliation commission for social transformation. The Giramahoro, or Center for Peace, will encourage young people to play an active role in advocating for a reconciliation process that is sensitive to their needs and stimulate a commitment to a culture of tolerance, democracy, good governance, and political freedom.