Engaging Men - The Abatangamuco and Women's Empowerment in Burundi

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Wallacher, Hilde (2012) Engaging Men - The Abatangamuco and Women's Empowerment in Burundi, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

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The present project is a collaboration between CARE Norway and PRIO researcher Hilde Wallacher, born from the research interests of the gender research team at PRIO and CARE’s preference for research-based evaluations of their activities. Over the last couple of years, the question of the role of men in women’s empowerment processes has become increasingly pervasive.1 At the same time, actual programming for this purpose tends to be limited to small-scale, single-issue projects related to, for example, HIV protection or reproductive health. This study addresses CARE’s efforts to work with and through a local Burundian organisation of rural men, the Abatangamuco, as a way to address the need to engage men in a more fundamental and holistic manner in their on-going efforts for women’s empowerment.

PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 2, 2012)

We are happy to share with you the second issue of the GPS Update this year. This issue is headlined by an interview with PRIO Researcher Hilde Wallacher on her recent PRIO Paper "Engaging Men - The Abatangamuco and Women's Empowerment in Burundi" (also policy brief, accessible here). The paper is based on a study Wallacher recently undertook for CARE in Burundi of the men's movement Abatangamuco, which is working to promote gender equality.

You will also find articles on the Conciliation Resources European Tour, the DPA Guidance for Mediators, a recently published book on the world's women presidents and prime ministers 1960-2010, Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Oslo, a report from a meeting of the 1325 Research Network, and the regular columns with news and publications.

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