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.
Good Governance is key to a stable community. Among other things, Good Governance implies that local authorities are transparent and that they promote people’s participation in the decision-making process.
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