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 semiliterate women.
Macauley, Cameron; Onyango, Monica; and Niragira, Eric
"Peer-support Training for Nonliterate and Semiliterate Female Ex-combatants: Experience in Burundi,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 16
, Article 23.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol16/iss2/23