Ministry for Peace and Reconciliation under the Cross (MIPAREC)

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MIPAREC promote peace, community development and social cohesion through training, reconciliation and peacebuilding in Burundi

Ministry for Peace and Reconciliation under the Cross (MIPAREC) envisions building a peaceful, fair and prosperous society. Its mission is to promote peace, community development and social cohesion through training activities, reconciliation and various peacebuilding related activities.

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MIPAREC has opened an institute on conflict transformation which organises annual courses for peacebuilders from the Great Lakes region. MIPAREC regularly sends consultants to Rwanda to work with a sister organisation, Ibuka, in non-violent community conflict management and transformation.

Major achievements

  • Effective and transformative training in peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Weapons collection which were voluntarily handed over by civilians who used them during the conflict period. This helped reduce community violence.
  • Successful transformative mediation of social and land conflicts in divided communities.
  • The application of restorative justice between offenders and offended which led to a reconciliation process.
  • Educating people on the culture of nonviolence and citizenship in general and community awareness on human rights, family management and encouraging parents to send their children to school.

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