Archive for the ‘Burundi’ Category

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

The Trans African Climate Caravan of Hope sets off today

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Posted in Burundi, Climate change, Pan Africa | 9 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3297" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A local artist paints logos ahead of the Caravan launch in Bujumbura. Photo: James Akena/PACJA"][/caption] The Trans African Caravan of Hope - a 17-day journey through 10 countries to raise the voices of African communities affected by ...

We Can campaign launches in Burundi

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 Posted in Burundi, Gender, Video, Women's rights | 2 Comments »

Several thousand people marched in Burundi this week to officially launch the We Can campaign in the country, aiming to end violence against women. Diane Mpinganzima, the head of Oxfam in Burundi, said violence against women is a growing problem: “This ...

Burundi farmers hold a Week of Action

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Food security | 2 Comments »

This week I was in Burundi to take part in a series of activities organised by local farmers and agricultural organisations. Over 90 percent of people in Burundi depend on agriculture, a sector that also accounts for 80 percent of ...

Watch the trailer: Shooting Poverty

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 Posted in Arms Trade, Burundi, Video | No Comments »

Earlier this year Oxfam set up the Shooting Poverty project, a call for film proposals to illustrate the devastating social and economic impact of the arms trade. The winning proposals came from Burundi, Brazil and India. Due to be released next month, you can ...

Monitoring election violence in Burundi via SMS

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 Posted in Burundi, Peacebuilding | No Comments »

Burundi goes to the polls again this week, with parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 23 July. Opposition parties have said they will boycott the vote, claiming that members have been arrested, harassed and tortured. Local ...