Since January  2017, in collaboration whith Profemmes/Twese Hamwe , Reseau des Femmes implemented a project called « Inclusive Engagement for Sustainable GBV Prevention and Response, Through Community Participation and Accountable Governance», under the financial support from THE PALLADIUM GROUP/IKIRARO CY’ITERAMBERE PROGRAM with the aim to enable Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe’s member organizations and other local CSOs in the 4 project districts interact more constructively with local government institutions to make more effective GBV policy, planning, budgeting and accountability processes which will allow women and girls to be protected from GBV, exercise their rights and improve their social status.


Key project interventions of Reseau des Femmes in Rusizi District:

  • Capacity development workshop for PFTH member organizations, local leaders, and other local CSOs on tracking implementation of the national GBV policy
  • Dialogues to discuss the gaps identified in the study that was conducted
  • District advocacy meetings each per district
  • GBV action plans developed and monitored for implementation
  • 4 live Radio talk shows were organized, to raise community awareness on GBV Policy implementation challenges and gaps
  • 3 live TV talk shows were also organized on the gaps in the GBV Policy implementation
  • State and non state actors’ dialogues, were organized in all operational Districts to strategize on responding to gaps identified in implementation of the GBV Policy.
  • Building partnership with stakeholders and partners


Major achievements have been realized:


  • Highlighting GBV policy implementation gaps moved different actors to deeply reflect about the status of GBV and their roles.
  • Increased mobilization and sensitization at the district level
  • Advocacy meetings at the District level resulted into relevant commitments
  • The National Police committed to station police officers where they were not, to deal with GBV cases and to facilitate GBV victims in accessing justice and services
  • Revision of Districts’ priorities that included gender promotion and GBV prevention and response targets.