Famous Burundians are committed: stop violence against women!

HAGARIKA AMABI | Stop violence against women!

That’s the name of the song that was recently released by many great Burundian female artists. Tetero, Miss Erica, Esther Nish, Gretha, Meili, Olga, Belle 9ice, Channy Queen, Linah Blanche, Ines Raguel, and Mo’W Kanzie sing to raise awareness for gender-based violence. Absolutely wonderful to see them coming together and supporting the work of Help a Child and other partners.

With the release of the song, they kicked off the new Empowered 2 Protect (E2P) program in Burundi. After it was successfully piloted in DRC, E2P will now also be launched in Burundi.

E2P is a community-based SGBV protection awareness package that includes an innovative, non-violent prevention tool: the Invi Bracelet.

But, not only the women came together, various male Burundians also wanted to play their part. In a response video, Big Fizzo, Kolly the Magic, Mutima, Vichou Love, and Kigingi call the men to be responsible and to take care of women. They also address the women, they apologise and vow to protect them.

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