Burundi

Our Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding pilot program created a model that engages men and women to work in partnership to address the interconnected cycles of community-based and gender-based violence. This program focused on the Great Lakes Region of Africa—which has faced devastating endemic violence in the last two decades—and included three Burundian organizations.

Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding (2012-2015)

The Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding program worked in Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda to pilot a new paradigm of cross-gender partnerships to address the interconnected cycles of community-based and gender-based violence. In 2015, organizations participating in the Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding Program formed a regional alliance to continue to advance violence prevention through female-male partnerships: Alliance Femmes/Hommes pour la Paix (Alliance of Women and Men for Peace).

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COMBATING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (2006)

Karuna Center traveled to Bujumbura, Burundi in December 2006 at CARE International’s request to assist the multi-national humanitarian development organization in launching a two-year grassroots campaign to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  We launched CARE’s program with a training on conflict-sensitive design and program management for senior staff based in-region, equipping them with the skills and competencies needed to ensure that all campaign actions would be both conflict- and gender-sensitive.

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