This 12 page brief lays out lessons learned from CARE's learning intiative on Engaging Men and Boys.
CARE originally established an office in Burundi in 1994 to help people affected by civil unrest. Our initial program focused on the distribution of emergency supplies to internally displaced people and returning refugees in the northern part of the country.
During the following years of upheaval within the Great Lakes region, CARE Burundi managed refugee camps inside the country and across the border in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After successfully conducting democratic elections, Burundi’s new government has many challenges, not only that of rebuilding both infrastructure and the economy but also rebuilding governance structures and a climate of trust amongst the population.
Post-war, we support civil society and in particular women to take a more active role in moving Burundi towards peace and economic security.
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Seruka or “Don’t Hide,” is an organization in Bujumbura, Burundi, that provides confidential medical support for survivors of sexual violence and psychological and social support for them and their families.
CARE currently works in 11 countries in East and Central Africa (ECA), implementing long-term programs to fight poverty, respond to humanitarian emergencies, and advocate for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest populations.
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Seruka or “Don’t Hide,” is an organization in Bujumbura, Burundi, that provides confidential medical support for survivors of sexual violence and psychological and social support for them and their families. Seruka also assists with connecting survivors with legal advocates, and provides medical evidence of assaults for legal prosecutions.