Program organizer: AVP/South-Kivu Facilitator s committee under the coordination of INITIATIVES POUR LA RECONCILIATION COMMUNAUTAIRE (INIREC asbl organization).
Country: Democratic of the Republic of Congo (DRC)
Date : 22nd-24th April 2021
Workshop type : Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic workshop
- Georges BANI BIBENGA
- MPENDA AMISI
- MIKUNINWA ASSUMANI MIKIN
The person submitting the report: Georges Bani Bibenga
Number of perticipants: 20 Participants : men: 07 women: 08 young adults : 05
Participants description : Burundian refugees in Lusenda Refugee Camp, members of refugee host community, local leaders, members of civil society, representatives of National Commission for Refugees (CNR)
Venue : Sange Transit Burundian Refugee Camp in Territory of Uvira, South Kivu, DRC
Brief description of the workshop requirement :
The Rusizi Plain in Territory of Uvira is increasingly a place of tension and conflict between host community and refugees in the centre of Sange Transit. Everyone feels insecure. Looting of vehicles using Road no. 5, kidnapping, violence, sexual assaults, and other human rights abuses are among the many forms of violence registered in that area. First, the local population accused refugees of authoring all kinds of violence and of causing insecurity in that place. On the contrary, refugees say, they are not the authors. In that context of mutual suspicion, from lack of mutual trust and weak communication between people from the host community and the refugees, we estimate that the teachings of AVP can help this population (host community and refugee community) to improve their communication and to build a constructive and non-violent relationship based on acceptance of oneself and others, tolerance , confidence and mutual collaboration to consolidate peace and security in their village and souroundings.