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GENDER SENSITIVE PROGRAMMING IN DEMOBILIZATION & REINTEGRATION OPERATIONS

Burundi Emergency Demobilization and Transitional Reintegration Project:

LOGiCA is providing technical assistance to the Burundi Emergency Demobilization and Transitional Reintegration Project’s technical coordination team (TCT) for the implementation of a gender action plan which covers the following principle components:

  • Capacity development of the project’s reintegration partners in the form of ‘Train the Trainers’ on: gender, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and household budget management.
  • Economic Reintegration:
    • family participation: sensitization and training of ex-combatant focal points on the importance of participation of the spouse in related activities in parallel with wider media messaging;
    • female ex-combatants: training on and creation of associations and sensitization with existing women’s associations.
  • Social Reintegration – Sensitization:
    • (women-specific and unisex community activities,
    • dedicated radio program for women’s and gender issues,
    • formation of women’s radio listening clubs.
  • Social Reintegration – Training:
    • Women’s leadership training including pilot child-care services;
    • training of ex-combatant focal points on gender and SGBV with a focus on engagement for prevention.
  • Social Reintegration – Psychosocial:
    • two-phased approach to identification including home-visits where necessary;
    • tailored services to SGBV survivors delivered.
  • Vulnerable groups:
    • disabled: psychosocial services and training on home-based physical therapy provided to spouses of severely disabled ex-combatants;
    • children: ensure the integration of former child – now adult ex-combatants into activities of the gender action fund (GAP).

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