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Intergenerational dialogue on trauma from past wounds


May 25, 2022

BUJUMBURA May 25th (ABP) – The national coordinator of the association “friends’ women’s association” Mrs. Parfaite Ntahuba, gave an interview to the press, on Friday May 20, 2022, on the session of the intergenerational dialogue on trauma caused by injuries of the past.

Mrs. Ntahuba said that this session is one of the activities of a project funded by the United Nations Security Council, through UN/WOMEN and American Friends Service Committee and sponsored by the Ministry of Interior, Public Safety and Community Development.

Friends Women’s association is one of the partners in the implementation of this project which is being implemented in 7 provinces, namely Bujumbura City Council, Bujumbura, Bubanza, Cibitoke, Gitega, Rumonge and Makamba. The project is titled “Connecting the Global to the Local, Strengthening Women’s Leadership for the Localization of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 for Women, Peace and Security in Burundi”.

According to Mrs. Ntahuba, that project has three objectives, in particular to support the network of women mediators so that it becomes a legally recognized organization in Burundi, to organize activities to promote social cohesion and to strengthen women so that they be economically self-sufficient.

Intergenerational dialogue on healing from trauma caused by past wounds aims to promote social cohesion; so that people of different generations can exchange on the country’s past, tell their painful stories for the first step towards healing trauma, she added.

In addition, Mrs. Ntahuba noted that the leaders who participated in this session, will build relationships, namely those who live with the trauma caused by the wounds of the past in their community, since they have just learned the symptoms. She said that a large part of the people will experience healing, promote forgiveness and reconciliation within the Burundian community. She also pointed out that we will walk hand in hand for the sustainable development of our country after reconciliation.