Bring your simple lunch (vegan soup, salad, bread) to the Friends Center library and hear about Burundian Quaker Pastor, Parfaite Ntahuba’s work with women in conflict zones. Parfaite will also be part of the morning’s family meeting for worship.
Childcare available upon request to Jonathan Vogel-Borne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the FMC Peace and Social Justice Committee and the African Great Lakes Initiative, Friends Peace Teams
Parfaite Ntahuba is a Quaker pastor in her home country of Burundi, East Africa – one of only 3 women to hold such a position. Parfaite Ntahuba coordinates the Friends Women’s Association (FWA), a project that provides health services to women and their families who are affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as economic and social reintegration of women who have survived gender-based violence. Ms. Parfaite has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Hope Africa University, one of very few women who afforded the opportunity for a post-secondary education in the field.
Like Sally Armstrong and Malala Yousafzai, Ntahuba Parfaite is a leading advocate in her country on the relationship between violence against women and Burundi’s overall struggle for social justice, human rights and peace.
A short video about the Friends Women’s Association, Burundi
Click image below to view/download the Friends Women’s Association brochure
Meeting with Ntaska Clinic HIV Positive Beneficiaries
Click image below to view/download the Friends Women’s Association flyer