BUJUMBURA July 8th (ABP) – The Burundi Women’s Association for Peace (WAP-Burundi) released a statement in Bujumbura on Friday July 5, 2019 to counter the recent statement by the chairman of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, Mr. Doudou Diène, issued at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights, in which he says that human rights in Burundi are flouted.
WAP would like to inform the national and international community that Burundi is a peaceful and stable country and that the people, the majority of whom are women, are still engaged in their daily activities.
WAP-Burundi deplored that the UN commission of inquiry is unable to see the significant security gains recorded in Burundi as they are perceived and encouraged by other international actors.
WAP-Burundi finds that such reports, which it describes as lying ones, have no other purpose than to divert the attention of the Burundians who are preparing for the 2020 elections.
She took the opportunity to invite the international community to support the Burundi government for its actions in all sectors of national life.
WAP-Burundi commends the voluntary repatriation of refugees and even calls on other refugees to return to their homeland. The WAP-Burundi also calls on Burundian women to be elected and to attend massively the next elections in 2020.