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Women Helping Women: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Burundi

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Champaign Urbana Friends
Location
Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 E. Main, Urbana
Date
Oct 11, 2017   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Parfaite Ntahuba
Contact
Charlotte Green
E-Mail
charlotteg588@gmail.com
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Originating Calendar
Women's Resources Center

Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Parfaite Ntahuba, a Quaker pastor and Director of Friends Women's Association (FWA) in Burundi, will give a talk on addressing gender-based violence and HIV on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 PM at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 E. Main, Urbana. Childcare will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. 

FWA is a grassroots organization founded by and for Burundian women to address their needs in a post-conflict environment. FWA operates several projects, including a health clinic for women and their families affected by HIV/AIDS and a program that helps women who have survived gender-based violence to reintegrate in their communities. Donations to FWA will be welcomed. Checks may be made out to Friends Peace Teams with FWA on the memo line.

Parfaite will also give a talk on campus on Thursday, October 12 at 1 PM in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana. The public is also invited to this talk, co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies, the Gender and Women's Studies Department, and the Women's Resources Center.

On Thursday, October 12 at 6 PM at the Quaker Meetinghouse, Friends invite the public to a potluck meal for an opportunity to visit with Parfaite.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Green, charlotteg588@gmail.com.

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