TitlePeer-support Training for Nonliterate and Semiliterate Female Ex-combatants: Experience in Burundi
AuthorsCameron Macauley, Monica Onyango & Eric Niragira
PublicationThe Journal of ERW and Mine Action. 2012 Mar; 16(1).


In September 2011, 25 female veterans of Burundi’s civil war were trained to become peer-support workers. The five-day training, funded under a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and conducted by James Madison University’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, was the first of its kind to offer peer-counseling skills to non-literate and semi-literate women.