Supporting the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Burundi

Reporting Organization:OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,000,000
Timeframe: July 5, 2018 - February 28, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burundi - $ 1,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (40.00 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (40.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (20.00 %)

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This project supports the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Burundi (OHCHR) to ensure that it maintains its operations in the country from June 2018-March 2019. The on-going political, security, economic and human rights crisis requires a strong OHCHR presence in Burundi. OHCHR-Burundi systematically monitors the institutions and places of detention, essentially all those where violations are known to occur, to document them and recommend preventive measures and remedies to dissuade further abuses from occurring. OHCHR-Burundi’s monitoring activities also serve as a basis for reporting to relevant actors in Geneva and New York in order to inform the ongoing political dialogue on the situation of the country and to inform the diplomatic community through regular briefings organised in the country.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 210
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1 Training
1 Women's Day activities
231 Daily reports on human rights situation in Burundi
11 Monthly reports on human rights situation in Burundi
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthen rule of law and accountability for human rights violations; (2) enhance and protect civic spaces and people’s participation; (3) Integrate human rights in sustainable development, and (4) ensure early warning, prevention and protection of human rights in situations of conflict and insecurity.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2018) include: (1) engaged 60 lawyers and 20 human rights defenders in training sessions on the effective implementation of the state’s law on the Protection of Victims, Witnesses and other Persons at Risk; (2) facilitated the participation of 130 people (of which 69 women) in Women’s Day activities on the impact of the state’s laws on gender-based violence; and (3) produced 231 daily reports and 11 monthly reports on the human rights situation in Burundi. This project ended abruptly as the partner, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was forced to leave Burundi and has not returned. For this reason, some project activities were not accomplished; however, the project did achieve the results described above.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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