MOLI, an LGBT organization based in Burundi, just released “I love my
country but my country does not love me: The Situation of Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Persons in Burundi
(2003-2013).” a report on the situation of LGBTI persons in Burundi.
The report was written by Irwin Iradukunda, Human Rights Defender, in collaboration with Jean Regis Ninteretse, Christian Rumu and Star
Rugori; and translated into English by Stefan Sonnenberg, Interim
Director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
Clinic at Stanford Law School, in California, USA.
To recap, during the months of November 2013 to February 2014, MOLI
conducted a research on the evolution of Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex in Burundi over the period
comprised between 2003 and 2013.
This report, the first of its kind in Burundi, retraces the birth of
the LGBTI movement in Burundi, its growing, key facts that marked the
movement for the human rights of LGBTI people in Burundi, and the
situation of LGBTI and people presumed as such; all with a
consideration of the international context, the political, the legal,
the economic, the social, and cultural contexts of Burundi.
This report contains as well recommendations to improve the respective interventions by various stakeholders towards the sexual minorities, in Burundi.
Please download the report here.
In 2010 Chris Rumu was invited to Belgium by WISHvzw, watch the video -partialy in dutch- made during his visit here or read the Humure Blog on the remarkable work done during this short visit here.