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Nov 10, 2023

BUJUMBURA, November 10th (ABP) – The First Lady of Burundi Angeline Ndayishimiye received in audience, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, a delegation of parliamentarians and women leaders from the East African community including Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

In an interview given to the press, the national director of the association of women returnees to Burundi (AFRABU) and head of delegation of parliamentarians and women leaders, Godelieve Manirakiza, indicated that this visit was intended to congratulate the first lady for great achievements in favor of women and children. It was to show her that what she is like a golden lamp enlightening many people in inclusive development and to tell her that they are with her in the protection of women’s rights in Burundi. It was also a question of telling her that they came to participate in a regional workshop for exchange, sharing and learning on the effective participation of women in the elections.

The workshop has two objectives: the sharing of experience among women parliamentarians from member countries of the East African community and the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on good practices and lessons taken for effective participation of women and girls in elections, and the exchange on the strategies used by women in EAC member countries and the ICGLR to promote the participation of women in elections.

Godelieve Manirakiza showed that this workshop was organized by referring to the good works of the first lady of Burundi. She said that it is within the framework of not leaving women behind in decision-making positions and to share experiences.