Burundi

Burundi

International Men’s Day – 2012

On 19 November 2012 Burundi joined the world for the first time in celebrating the International Men’s Day, as Association for the Protection of the Man in Distress (APHD Burundi) denounced violence inflicted to men by their wives. Vincent Bukuru, chairman of the APHD-Burundi said, “Violence on men rises when the man loses his job, during the end of year festivities (Christmas and New Year) and at the International Women’s Day (8 March).” Bukuru called on the Burundian government to conduct a national investigation on types and origins of violence that men are facing, their consequences and their gravity which he stated is a violation of human rights.

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Burundi marks Men’s Day amid condemnation of violence against men The New Times, Rwanda’s First Daily