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Introducing myself and my journal: MY VOICE COUNTS

About Me:
I am a human development expert with more than 15 years of leadership experience in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organisations and Embassies. My expertise is in gender and development; women’s leadership; protection and defense of children’s and women’s rights; conflict resolution and peacebuilding; and HIV and AIDS. She has worked with the ICRC, ActionAid International and USAID, in addition to her work with national NGOs.

I longly worked worked as a community-level peacemaker in Burundi’s peace process, using dialogue, culture, games and sports to bring Burundian ethnic communities (Hutu and Tutsi) together and promote reconciliation. I made researches on how to link the traditional Burundian institution “UBUSHINGANTAHE” with international NGO peace building and development work in an effort to contribute to a sustainable peace and development.

I play a very active role in Burundi’s civil society and occupy top positions in some of the main civil society organizations for the defense of human rights, specifically girls and women rights. I am the Vice President of the Forum for the Reinforcement of Civil Society, a coalition of 145 organizations, and Chief Commissioner of the Burundi Girl Guides Association. I am also the President of the Management Committee of “AMAHORO-AMANI” peace project in the Great Lakes countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo – North and South Kivu and Rwanda. This is a joint project of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Bureau (WAGGGS), implemented by the scouts and girls guides associations in the sub-region.

I am an independent trainer of women and young girls who would like to engage in politics in Burundi in various fields, especially in gender and leadership.

My Passions:
Dances, making friends

My Challenges:
Wanting to do several things at the same time

My Vision for the Future:
A World in which Girls and Women are empowered and have their voices heard

My Areas of Expertise:
Office Management, administration , Gender issues and children's rights


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Welcome! Its really amazing


Its really amazing that you joined our online community, am sure you will have a wonderful time with us. I encourage you to check out the PulseWire Getting Started guide to help you learn what the website has to offer and how to use it: and also check the groups here:

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Looking forward to read your posts. Always feel free to post in your journal, comment other posts and interact with other amazing friends here.


Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


JustineN's picture

Thanks a lot !! We all have

Thanks a lot !! We all have a lot to contribute and to share and I hope it will help !!

Hi Justine,

I just came across you page, and with your background in public service/community development in a post-conflict environment, I thought you might be interested in this opportunity in the US.

Travel, accommodation, and meals are paid.

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2013

Here is the link:

Kind regards,

World Pulse Online Community Management Volunteer

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