Burundi - Organizations

Various commercial, agricultural, cultural, social, and welfare organizations exist in Burundi. Most are located in Bujumbura. UPRONA has affiliate labor, youth, and women's organizations. The National Council of Churches of Burundi has a membership of 500,000 Protestant denominations and congregations. The group supports issues of social welfare, peace, reconciliation, human rights, and general educational as well as evangelical activities. Youth organizations include the National Youth Council, The Young Catholics Movement, the Red Cross Youth, Boy Scouts, and Girl Guides. There are a number of women's organizations, including the Burundi Women's Union, which serves to encourage participation in government and politics.

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