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My Role in Ending Gender-Based Violence

In December 2012, Fountain-ISOKO, with the financial support of CORDAID, began a community-based gender equity and advocacy program entitled Mon Rôle (My Role) to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in post-conflict Burundi. Over a three-year period, 720 participants, 60% women and 40% men will partake in group education, gender-based violence prevention advocacy and human and women’s rights monitoring activities. Building from Partnership Between Men and Women to Bring and End to Violence Against Women, a Men’s Resources International program manual, My Role utilizes a socio-ecological framework, gender synchronized strategies and positive masculinities methodologies to implicate and empower men to address violence against women and girls.

Founded in 2006 on the principles of equality, integrity and excellence, Fontaine-ISOKO for Good Governance and Integrated Development was established by women and men committed to working hand in hand in building a just society and bringing positive change to Burundi and the Great Lakes region of Africa. By contributing to Burundian peacebuilding and good governance processes, Fontaine-ISOKO’s mission is to promote a competitive and entrepreneurial culture for active, nonviolent and sustainable development. CORDAID is a Dutch civil society development organization that aims to create fair, diverse and sustainable societies. Specializing in vulnerable regions and conflict contexts, CORDAID emphasizes community-level projects and social entrepreneurship that facilitates collaborative development. Together, Fontaine-ISOKO and CORDAID seek to inspire mutual social change that supports nonviolence, community integration and equality.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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