Monday, 24 January 2011

Conference on armed violence and development,Amsterdam 23rd-25th January 2011

From 23rd to 25th January 2011 is holding in Amsterdam a conference on armed violence with stake holders in different region of the world.

I have been invited in this conference in order to give my contribution about the work of CEDAC in Burundi.
The conference began on Sunday with the reception realized by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) and IKV Pax Christi who are the main organizers of the conference
Today, we started the conference on two aspects as measuring armed violence and victim assistance. I participated in the group of victim assistance with the Moderation of Nerina Cevra, specialist of Survivor right and victim assistance in AOAV.
The group started the work with my presentation when I was talking about the work of CEDAC in victim assistance and armed violence in Burundi, a presentation which has been highly appreciated by the participants.
According to recovery and inclusion to victims , Dr Ken Rutherford from the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery ,USA, gave his presentation where he showed the importance of Peer to Peer Support in the recovery to victims or survivor of armed violence.
I am still continuing the conference and it is really interesting to the work of CEDAC in Burundi.

Eric Niragira

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