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Fidele Joy Nzambimana, Kinama, Bujumbura

I can't describe the joy I felt when this happened. The couple even reconciled. The wife really opened up and the children of the couple don't stop to thank me.
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Fidele, the conciliator

Once it is not a woman who talks about women's rights and the abuse of wifes and children by their husband but Fidele, a 34-year-old male activist, from Bujumbura. He talks really passionate about his “mission” to reconcile families especially the maltreated wifes with their abusive husbands.
There was a time in my neighbourhood in which the women were mistreated. Their husbands refused to do their share or the paternity right, or the women have to suffer fysical assaults.
This situation caused Fidele a lot of anger and pain.

Starting next door

Fidele himself never observed discussions of his parents and grew up as a happy child, together with his brothers. But in his near environment things went quite different: “I saw my friends growing up in families where there were a lot of fights and discussions. Husbands refused to do their share or the paternity right, or the women had to suffer fysical assaults.” This situation really revolted him. He approached the local youth, every ethnicity and political party to change all of this. He started his actions literally next door:
The first example of a couple that I reconciled were my neighbours. The husband beated up his wife frequently. If, for dinner or lunch, the man ate earlier than his wife and kids, it could happen that nor the wife, nor the children had something to eat.
Fidele tried to show this man how much pain he caused in his family without even knowing and eventually he tried to change his behaviour. And this work was not without success: the husband apologized himself to his wife.
I can't describe the joy I felt when this happened. The couple even reconciled. The wife really opened up and the children of the couple don't stop to thank me.

Educating youth

Fidele doesn't want to limit his work by only reconciling couples but he already wants to start to educate people from an early age:
In the near future I want to make my action range bigger by educating the youth of my community in solving conflicts in a peaceful way.
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