Indigenous women face hardship in Bujumbura, Burundi

In 2016, at Bujumbura City in Burundi, indigenous women experience difficulties in enjoying their right to food, housing, and education for their children.

Another key concern is their lack of land for productivity and income, according to Sindizera Severin, coordinator of AIDB Burundi.  

As a result, they had to beg money in the streets, behind the church and in the market of Bujumbura.

According to the indigenous women, they only eat once a day. 

AIDB, an organization of indigenous peoples, held a workshop in 18 provinces for  50 indigenous leaders of the indigenous Batwa in 2016. 

This workshop focused on the Batwa’s struggle against land serfdom. This system of exploitation is to make the indigenous Batwa population work without any pay. 

The consequences are multiple. They do not have the means to secure food to eat. As a result, children are unable to focus on their education for lack of food, and had to drop out. (AIDB-Burundi)

 

  

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