At iPeace, we believe that raising awareness of citizens and their leaders about human rights and good governance on a regular basis is the best way to contribute to the building of sustainable peace.
Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) is a non profit organization that has been working since 2001 to help communities and individuals in Africa’s Great Lakes Region achieve sustainable peaceful coexistence using human rights and good governance education.
iPeace has independently registered organizations in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda, which closely collaborate to achieve their shared mission. In the Netherlands, Stichting Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (SIPHR) is set to raise financial support for the organization’s activities in Africa.
Rights are not worth it if they are not exercised. Certain categories of people face challenges to enjoy their rights. That is why iPeace has been working hard with leaders and communities to ensure that vulnerable people have access to justice like any other citizens.
To sustainably stop human rights violations, people must be fully aware and understand their rights as enshrined in different laws and regulations.
iPeace works closely with public and private institutions to enhance their governance. Our interventions in this area are guided by the observation according to which societies with more effective and accountable governing institutions perform better on a range of issues, from economic growth to human development and social cohesion. Our activities aim at empowering citizens to meaningfully participate in
Sustainable peace is the final goal pursued by iPeace As an organization working in post-conflict regions, iPeace has programs that aim to reinforce peaceful cohabitation among peoples
Technology is quickly transforming the society. Digital transformation is considered as the royal way to fast track economic development in developing countries. For that reason, heavy investments are done in digital solutions to bring critical services to the most vulnerable, to create jobs, to strengthen small and medium businesses, to enable trade and services, and to build resilience.
People may seek to rebuild their lives in a foreign country for multiple reasons. While some may choose to leave their countries for a better job or education, others can be forced to escape from persecution or human rights abuses.
iPeace applies a transformative approach to gender norms in all its programs and activities. The goal is to change social and gender norms to fight against unequal power and privileges between people of different sexes in order to free people and communities from harmful and destructive norms.