NGO partnership
Burundi
International Rescue Committee

Preventing Gender-Based Violence through the Social and Economic Empowerment of Women

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to assist Europeans suffering under Hitler's oppression. Today, the IRC is an internationally recognized leader in providing relief, rehabilitation, advocacy, and resettlement for victims of oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries and 24 US cities.

The supported project aims at reducing the vulnerability of women to domestic violence in the conflict-affected province of Bujumbura Rurale in Burundi, by expanding VSLA Groups and paired with a GBV intervention.

  • Women's economical empowerment through access to financial services and training on income-generating activities: expand the successful VSLA project by creating 15 additional groups
  • Women's participation status improved in household decision-making, through a discussion group series focused on the contribution of women to the household, constructive communication skills, and the importance of joint decision-making
Partner:
International Rescue Committee
Location:
Burundi
Mission:
Preventing Gender-Based Violence through the Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Bujumbura Rurale Province
Start date:
January 2009
End date:
January 2010
Beneficiaries:
Members of the VSLA (women and men)