• Objectives

    - Realize how essential peace building and reconciliation is for our work in Society.
    - Increase social capacity and propensity for the peaceful resolution of disputes.
    - Collect and strengthen ongoing efforts to consolidate peace for better participation and integration of the dimension "peace and Justice" in the region.
    - Establish a wider network of the legal actors, those of security, political leaders as well as those of civil society for an accurate definition of strategies for sustainable peace
    - Develop training skills to work with leaders and groups.
    - Enable women and young people to fully contribute to and benefit from peacebuilding and reconstruction.

Who we are?

Absolutely Justice and Peace (AJP) is a platform that aims to consolidate sustainable peace and reconciliation at all levels, gives emphasis to advocacy and creates spaces for inclusive dialogue. With a regional vocation and scope, it lays groundwork for participatory research and monitoring in order to make effective and sustainable policy recommendations aiming to enable societies at all levels to make informed decisions, based on the values of participation, leadership, inclusivity, accountability and good governance.

How did we come to the day ?:

The 90s saw a spate of wars and layering attacks on each of the countries mdembers of the African Great Lakes Region sometimes involving members of the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL), sometimes highlighting economic issues of the crisis at the community level especially for reasons of leadership and land, most of these lands teeming untold natural resources, sometimes each of these countries trying to promote its own economic interests in the moribund CEPGL taking advantage of the crisis.

Other crises were born from the desire to achieve regional leadership and to combat unwanted political powers, creating armed groups and militias at the price of the lives of civilians. This has jeopardized the economic issues that have set the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries that gradually collapsed.

Over time, there has been growing intolerance, division, discrimination, rejection, mistrust, hatred, with the direct result of increased activism of armed groups and militias some of them unnamed, heavy traffic of weapons and ammunition of war and then a manhunt for control of the land.

In this context, all institutions including those of Justice began to face enormous difficulties in functioning, lowering the confidence of man vis-à-vis the institutions yet to protect civilians. Land robbed by armed men have created other types of conflicts from endangering customary powers to conflicts between local and neighboring communities formerly cohesive yet. All claims now result in a machete, knife or bullet wounds in the head. Justice hardly ever existing and alternative dispute resolution system does not exist or is ignored. In most cases, the victims are innocent people killed for belonging to a different community of armed men or given armed group.

Through its practical approaches to participatory research and assessment, and effective inclusion of the definition of dialogue and mutual tolerance policies, AJP has managed to capitalize some confidence vis-à-vis the various stakeholders, mainly those then working for the effectiveness of respect for human rights, peace, reconciliation through the formulation of reforms. His motto is stylized on Justice and Peace for all.

Through the Mechanism of Alternative Disputes Resolution and formulation reforms which result from participatory and inclusive assessments and research, AJP plans progressively to have a distributive Justice in support of the institutional systems that collapse and constantly malfunction.