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Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Burundi

The objective of the baseline study for the Joint Program "Menyumenyeshe" is to determine the baseline situation through 7 indicators identified by the consortium at the beginning of the program implementation. This willbe used as the basis to compare to the final evaluation in 2020 to measure the progress and achievements / results of the program, and provide recommendations to guide the current and other future programs.

The survey reached successfully 1247 households on an initial sample of 1260 distributed in all 18 provinces of the country.It targeted any young people aged 10-24 years found in the selected households. In these households, 5037 members were registered and 1483 young people and adolescents were successfully interviewed. [120 pages] Read More...

A Win-Win for Gender, Agriculture and Nutrition

The project “A Win-Win for Gender, Agriculture and Nutrition: Testing a Gender- Transformative Approach from Asia in Africa” is a four-year research program, implemented in six communes in the provinces of Kirundo and Gitega in Burundi, to test an innovative, gender-transformative approach for the agriculture sector that starts with developing critical consciousness and challenging discriminatory beliefs and social norms through a model of reflection, community dialogue and collective action. CARE and partners are testing how this approach improves gender equality and how a focus on power relations and consciousness-raising may also yield sustainable effects on food security, nutrition and economic well-being. The project is testing two key approaches (1) a gender-transformative model (the “EKATA”- Empowerment through Knowledge And Transformative Action- model) for gender equality and (2) a typical gender-mainstreamed approach in the agriculture sector (“Gender-Light” model), in which basic gender activities are integrated into a program that has a principal focus and measures of success on women’s economic empowerment through agriculture and micro-enterprise development. The key research question is “What is the added value, and what are the associated costs of applying a gender-transformative approach within a livelihoods intervention, in terms of accelerating lasting transformations in gender equality, food security and economic well- being?”[66 pages] Read More...

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Programme Inclusive Governance in Fragile Settings Midterm Report Burundi

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Programme aims to contribute to inclusive and effective governance processes in fragile settings since 1st of January 2016 to 31st December 2020. The programme is implemented by Care Netherlands (CNL), CARE Country Offices (COs) and local partners in Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Burundi. In Burundi, this program is implemented in 3 provinces (Gitega, Muyinga, Kirundo) in 8 communes and 80 collines. This document provides the results of the mid-term review conducted in July 2018 in Burundi. [124 pages] Read More...

POWER Africa Midterm Evaluation

A reflective, formative Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) of the Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Africa (POWER)/Promoting Opportunities for Financial Inclusion project in Rwanda (PROFIR) Program, commissioned by CARE Canada and the MasterCard Foundation (MCF), was implemented over a period of six months, from January to June 2016. The central objective of this evaluation was to “comprehensively and systematically summarize strategic learning and results that POWER has generated thus far in order to facilitate reflection on program achievements and challenges”. [154 pages] Read More...

POWER Africa Burundi Rolling Baseline Report

POWER Africa, CARE’s Promoting Economic Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment in Rural Africa Project, is a $13 million, four-year project, funded by the MasterCard Foundation which aims to increase financial inclusion in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Rwanda through the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) approach, financial education, and linking mature groups to formal financial institutions, while also creating a platform for sharing lessons learned within and between the four target countries. Three years into the project, in Burundi there are 102,098 VSLA members in 4,432 groups.
This study, using 18 trained enumerators in six groups, carried out 290 1:1 interviews with young women in VSLAs, examining their lives before VSLAs and now. Also, 130 non-VSLA members were interviewed as a control. Additional evidence was gathered from several VSLA and non-VSLA focus groups. [42 pages] Read More...

L’analyse sur la Participation Politique de la Femme Ainsi Que Sa Protection Contre les VSBG

La présente analyse a été initiée dans le but de mettre à la disposition de la COCAFEM/GL et de ses partenaires un état des lieux dans les provinces d’intervention sur la participation de la femme dans la gouvernance politique et administrative et sur saprotection contre les violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre (VSBG). Ses résultats doivent permettre à la COCAFEM/GL de mener des actions de plaidoyer basées sur des évidences. (69 pages) Read More...

Political Participation of Women in Burundi

This case study is part of a research project that aims to summarise existing analysis and provide new evidence on the enabling conditions for increasing the political participation and influence of marginalised women in fragile contexts. The research consisted of a review of the relevant literature, key informant interviews at the national, provincial and local level, as well as focus group discussions with vulnerable women and men who are participating in the EVC programme. Interview guides, the focus group methodology, and the fieldwork programme can be found in the annexes. (26 pages) Read More...

Sisi Vajana “We the Youth” Initiative

Sisi Vijana is a three-year (December 2013- November 2016) innovative initiative that works with young people between 13 to 23 years old in Burundi and DRC. The objective of the initiative is to reduce sexual and gender-based violence and promote gender equality. Due to the lack of research on masculinity among young people in the Great Lakes region, the first phase of this initiative includes a formative study on the attitudes of young people towards gender equality, masculinity, sexuality and violence. The results will contribute to the development of a regional model of engagement of young men and boys focused on transforming gender roles. The model will be used for capacity building of youth in the prevention and fight against SGBV. [52 pages] Read More...

L’initative Sisi Vijana (“Nous Les Jeunes”)

D’une durée de trois ans (Décembre 2013- Novembre 2016) SISI VIJANA est une initiative innovatrice qui travaille avec les jeunes de 13-23 ans du Burundi et de la RDC car travailler avec des jeunes hommes s'est avéré être une stratégie efficace pour redéfinir les normes de genre d'une société en faveur de l'égalité des genres. L’initiative est mise en œuvre par deux partenaires locaux à savoir REJA et JJB dans les provinces de GITEGA et NGOZI. L’objectif de l’initiative est de réduire les violences sexuelles basées sur le genre (SGBV) ainsi que la promotion de l’égalité des genres. En raison de l’absence des recherches sur la masculinité chez les jeunes dans la région des Grands Lacs, la première phase de cette initiative comprend une étude formative sur les attitudes des jeunes face à l'égalité des genres, la masculinité, la sexualité et la violence. Les résultats vont contribuer à l’élaboration d’un modèle régional d’engagement des jeunes garçons axé sur le genre transformatif. Le modèle sera utilisé pour renforcer les capacités des jeunes dans la prévention et la lutte contre les VSBG. [57 pages] Read More...

Norms and practices impeding gender equality in Burundian society

The overall goal of this study is to add to CARE Burundi’s understanding of men’s behaviours and attitudes and changes in those attitudes and behaviours with regard to promoting gender equality. The results of the study will be used to inform, drive and monitor policy development in promoting gender transformation. [41 pages] Read More...

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