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Our voices: Women's political participation

Film: In this series of short films Burundian women look at key issues in the wake of the civil war, which ended in 2005. More than 1 million Burundians were internally displaced or forced to flee the country as a result of the 12-year civil conflict which killed over 300,000 people.

Régine Nishimagizwe Rosette Nizigama Shani Azaizi
7 March 2013

Our Voices - Women's Political Participation from International Alert on Vimeo.

Burundi has one of the highest allocations of seats in parliament for women, numbering 36% of all MPs. There is also a 30% quota policy for women's political participation at lower levels of the administration.

Despite this progress, women's voices are not always heard.

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