As of 2008, Burundi was projected to have an estimated population of 8,691,005 people. This estimate explicitly takes into account the effects of AIDS, which has a significant effect on the demographics of the country. Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It has a low gross domestic product largely due to civil wars, corruption, poor access to education, and the effects of HIV/AIDS.
Currently Burundi does not have a formal MenEngage network. The platform used at the moment is civil society organizations and NGOs. It is chaired by CARE International in Burundi. The platform does not have a website. CARE Burundi hopes to set up the Burundi MenEngage network with technical assistance from Sonke Gender Justice Network.
What does CARE Burundi currently do?
CARE Burundi works closely with other organisations such as CHOVIFE, ABUBEF, Family Health International and Pathfinder. Some of the activities implemented are as follows:
Target group for activities:
As a result, communities showed improved knowledge and understanding on the effects of gender-based violence and how to prevent it in their homes and communities. Notably, men are now willing to engage in gender discussions with their peers on how to end violence against women and children.