Women contribute to preventing conflict and sustaining peace through:
Addressing consequences of conflict and supporting development
Women have assisted with the implementation of development and relief aid projects, which indirectly contribute to sustaining peace.
In Burundi, civil society organizations have played an instrumental role in sustaining the negotiated peace. They have worked hard to spark economic recovery, especially for demobilized combatants. Women’s organizations also help other women achieve economic empowerment and independence through income-generating initiatives and savings associations, and promote more responsible use of resources.