Burundi

Angelique dreams of a Burundi united in addressing the many social problems it now faces.

Angelique

Note: This article was originally published in my university’s news magazine. I didn’t know Angelique* before the interview that brought about this article, but we have since become great friends.

Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws

Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws By Anna S. Sussman - WeNews correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi (WOMENSENEWS)--At a small rape clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Bujumbura, the capital of the small East African nation of Burundi, young rape victims line up for antiretroviral medication to treat HIV. Although the war has ended, the rape crisis continues. Luk Van Baeren, a field officer at the clinic, says it sees about 10 victims of sexual violence each day, and says he thinks that's only the tip of the iceberg.