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Returnee women are called on to adhere to local GBV case management strategies


Dec 2, 2021

MAKAMBA December 2nd (ABP) – The family and community development center (CDFC), in collaboration with the high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), met on Monday, November 29, 2021, in Nyanza-Lac in Makamba province (south of Burundi), returnee women and women leaders to sensitize those returnees to adhere to local strategies for the management of cases of violence against women and girls, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

The coordinator of the CDFC, Mrs. Chantal Niyomwungere returned to the types of violence including sexual, psychological, economic and physical. She added that Burundian law punishes all those forms of violence. Mrs. Niyomwungere recalled that each time information must be given to put an end to this violence.

According to Mrs. Niyomwungere, to lead the fight against all types of violence against women, men must take the lead in the fight. Ms. Niyomwungere took the opportunity to ask returnee women to join village savings and loan associations or local cooperatives to speed up their reintegration and empowerment. She explained that this will allow their effective involvement in the fight against violence against women and girls.

Note that this awareness was organized as part of the 16 days of activism against violence against women and girls, 2021 edition which began on November 25.