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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Burundi launched their national action plan in 2012 and it expires in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2010 DHS survey of Burundi, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife is 5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 1.2%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 2.8%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 2.6%. According to a 1987 DHS survey, the ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"However, Burundian legislation still contains some outmoded laws and some matters have not been legislated. Nevertheless, reforms are under way. They have to do, in particular, with: 1) Inheritance, matrimonial regimes and gifts, which are still governed by customary law" (9). This indicates that there are currently no laws on inheritance rights of women (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "However, given the lack of a law on inheritance, marital property and gifts (SRML), women are restricted in their entitlement to legal remedy because the tendency is to resort to custom" (30). The lack of a law on inheritance implies that wives are not legally allowed to inherit from their husbands (CODER COMMENT-BCT).more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The instruments that Burundi has developed to combat discrimination are to be found above all in the Constitution and in the National Gender Policy. Awareness-raising campaigns are conducted to ensure that this policy is implemented and the Constitution observed with respect to gender, particularly when it comes to nominating women candidates for decision-making positions" (10). "Every year the Ministry for Gender and Human Rights organizes: 1) The “16 days of advocacy against gender violence” campaign to provide information In addition, since 2010, it has been running an “open house day on Resolution 1325”; 2) The celebration of International Women's Day on March 8; 3) Publicity and communication via radio and ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Significantly, progress was reflected in women taking up at least 30% of the positions in all elective bodies, with the exception of the hillside communities in which, on average, women hold 20% of the elected positions" (7). If women are holding at least 30% of elected positions, that indicates that the quotas are working without limiting women's involvement (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "Women’s participation in the general elections of 2010 (five polls: elections of the members of the communal councils; of the Head of State; lower house members of parliament; senators; and members of the hillside community councils) was greater than men’s, as shown in the following Table, which indicates that on ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Burundi is a State party to the Convention, which it ratified without reservations on 4 April 1991 through Decree-Law No. 1/006" (6).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Article 22 of the Constitution guarantees equal protection with no distinction between men and women and they have the same right to legal remedy" (30).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Furthermore, the Government has inserted into the Criminal Code (Law No.1/05 of 22 April 2009, revising the Criminal Code) clause that severely punish trafficking in women and girls. Involved are above all offences against public morals (les bonnes mœurs, Articles 538 to 565): prostitution, abetment of debauchery and prostitution" (15). "Article 539 of the Criminal Code establishes that: 'Whoever has violated public morals to satisfy the passions of another person or persons by instigating, abetting or facilitating debauchery, corruption, and the prostitution of persons of either sex aged or apparently aged 21 and over shall be sentenced to between one and five years imprisonment and a fine of between fifty ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The representation of women in decision-making for a set by the Constitution at at least 30%, as well as in the peacekeeping missions" (13). "The Committee reminded the Burundian State “to ensure that the truth and reconciliation process is conducted in compliance with the provisions of the Convention and that women are involved in the process on an equal footing with men, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)” (Paragraph 16). Women have had ample participation, through the transitional justice mechanisms, in the reconciliation process under way, particularly in the stages already completed, i.e., the Tripartite Commission for organizing nationwide consultations regarding those mechanisms and in the consultations themselves, ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"With the help of it international partners, including UNICEF, Burundi had a study conducted to evaluate the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Burundi. The study was conducted in December 2011 in the following towns: Bujumbura, Rumonge, Makamba, Gitega and Muyinga, and published in February 2012. It ascertained the reality of sexual exploitation of girls, including girls of a very young age. It takes several forms, including the prostitution of children, sexual tourism, and early and forced marriages" (14).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"As for women’s participation in recreational activities, sports and all other aspects of cultural life, it continues to grow in urban areas, where it is a function of the level of education: the higher the level of a woman’s education, the narrower the participation gap vis-à-vis men. In competitive sports, there is a women’s championship in all the organized sports practiced in Burundi, although the percentage of women taking part is still low. In mass sports in urban areas, there has been notable progress from a gender perspective thanks to sensitization activities, so much so that the Sports Ministry estimates that women’s participation is 40%. In football, for instance, which ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Training of family planning providers, especially in long-acting contraceptive methods (implants and IUDs), in order to expand the range of options" (22). "As for family planning, the available data point to increasing use of modern methods of contraception: from 4% in 1990 to 21.9% in 2011. That trend has to do above all with political commitment and support from partners, the absence of any contraceptive stock-outs since 2006, more intense communication regarding the need to change family planning behaviour and practices, the training given to providers on long-action (implant and IUD) contraceptive methods, and performance-based financing. Nevertheless, unsatisfied family planning needs – i.e. the percentage of women who would like ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The fact that pregnancy-related services are provided free of charge, combined with performance-based financing and capacity-building in the health care system, has increased use of RH services and helped reduce maternal mortality" (22).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"With a view to promoting grassroots community participation in development programmes, the Government has established community mechanisms: the Communal Community Development Committees (CCDC) and the Hillside Community Development Committees (CDC) to support the Communal Council and Hillside Community Councils, respectively. Ministerial Order No. 530/10182/CAB OF 31 December 2007, which instituted them, specifies that women’s representation on both Committees must be at least 30%" (24). "The Government’s determination to reduce poverty through a gender-specific approach is illustrated by the Strategic Framework for Growth and Poverty Reduction (SFGP II), which serves as its frame of reference on development matters and which illustrates the Government’s commitment to incorporate gender in poverty reduction. Indeed, ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Organization of an annual campaign to raise awareness among girls in secondary schools and universities about the possibility of a career in the National Police of Burundi" (32).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"However, Burundian legislation still contains some outmoded laws and some matters have not been legislated. Nevertheless, reforms are under way. They have to do, in particular, with: 1) Inheritance, matrimonial regimes and gifts, which are still governed by customary law" (9). "However, given the lack of a law on inheritance, marital property and gifts (SRML), women are restricted in their entitlement to legal remedy because the tendency is to resort to custom" (30). "The Government has already made it a priority to conduct awareness campaigns for the population at all levels, including rural chiefs (communal and hillside community councils, as well as community leaders, including members of civil society organizations). ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"However, Burundian legislation still contains some outmoded laws and some matters have not been legislated. Nevertheless, reforms are under way. They have to do, in particular, with: 1) Inheritance, matrimonial regimes and gifts, which are still governed by customary law" (9). This indicates that there are currently no laws on inheritance rights of women (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "However, given the lack of a law on inheritance, marital property and gifts (SRML), women are restricted in their entitlement to legal remedy because the tendency is to resort to custom" (30). The lack of a law on inheritance implies that daughters are not legally able to inherit from their fathers (CODER COMMENT-BCT).more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Thus, the maternal mortality rate has been falling in Burubdi since 1990. It has fallen at a rate 30 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births per year, yielding an overall reduction of 54.5% between 1990 and 2010. The number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010 was estimated at 500" (22).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"To that end, the Government has continued its efforts to improve the country’s health care infrastructure, to mainstream gender equality across all health sector reforms" (6). "Preparation of national strategies for gender mainstreaming in the police and in the defence and education sectors; The obligation for all ministerial institutions to include gender in their sector policy and to establish a separate budget for it in their budgetary projections as of 2012; and so on" (13). These are steps that the Burundian government has taken or will take due to recommendations from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Guide to Gender Mainstreaming in Implementation of ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee had recommended “strengthen[ing] measures to combat and prevent trafficking in women and girls and to improve the economic situation of women so as to eliminate their vulnerability to exploitation and traffickers” (Paragraph 28).The Government is conscious of this phenomenon. With the help of civil society partners and international organizations, it has organized training sessions and awareness campaigns on the gravity of the phenomenon, with a view to preventing and fighting it" (15). "56. To prevent trafficking in women and girls and to improve their economic situation so as to eliminate their vulnerability to exploitation and traffickers, the Government has embarked on a series of crosscutting measures and, in ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In fact, the State’s health care subsidies for children under five, pregnant women and women in childbirth have extended access and the need to expand infrastructure at the same pace and within reach of the beneficiaries" (21). "The Committee has recommended that the Burundian State “take appropriate measures to improve women’s access to health care and health-related services” (Paragraph 36). Numerous steps have been taken in that direction, including, in particular, the following: 1) Since April 2010, performance-based financing built into reimbursement of the cost-free care package for women who are pregnant or giving birth has been extended, on an equal footing, to the whole of the country and has ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee had « reiterate[d] its recommendation that the State party take the necessary steps to bring discriminatory laws, inter alia, the Code of the Person and the Family and the Penal Code, into line with the Convention. It strongly recommends amendment of the provisions that...indicate that the man is the head of the household (article 122 of the Code of the Person and the Family)" (9-10).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Since 2008, the Government has continued to take steps designed to implement policies that provide for de jure equality and seek to eliminate discrimination against women. In 2010, it established the Ombudsperson’s Office, the Department of Gender Equality in charge of monitoring implementation of gender equality policies and laws, the National Action Plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325" (10). "Likewise, in December 2011, together with its national partners, the Government initiated the National Action Plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325" (11). "Through its various agencies, the Government regularly organizes awareness-raising and information campaigns targeting women and NGOs to encourage them to make use of ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"This report devotes special attention to the measures adopted to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). Comprehensive strategies to combat all forms of violence against women have been established and firm law enforcement measures taken, and more of them are being prepared, in synergy between the Government, civil society organizations, and communities" (6). The emphasis on gender-based violence preventation demonstrates that violence against women is still a problem in Burundi (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "Comprehensive care for victims of GBV in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, which has supported civil society efforts through the Seruka and Nturengaho centres and the SWAA and ABUBEF organizations, by providing medicines and service provider training. There ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Burundian State and NGOs collaborate in the transportation of witnesses and victims to the court" (11). "Through its various agencies, the Government regularly organizes awareness-raising and information campaigns targeting women and NGOs to encourage them to make use of the available procedures and remedies for violations of their rights" (11). "The Government has carried on collaborating with civil society, as is illustrated by: ...Collaboration with local NGOs running family planning information, education and communication (IEC) programmes with a view to lowering the fertility rate" (19). "This strategy is the culmination of a long process initiated by the Ministry Responsible for Human Rights and Gender. It is the fruit of ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The right to access bank loans is still in force and Burundian women always have access to credit on an equal footing with men" (6). "There are no longer any barriers to granting loans to a married woman; and so on" (13). "Right of access to bank loans remains unaltered and women enjoy the same access to credit as men" (24). "Regarding access to loans, as underscored in the previous report, 'With respect to bank loans, Burundian women enjoy this right on an equal footing with men. Since the previous report, the number of loans granted to women has increased, and the nature of the loans has extended to commercial ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee had « reiterate[d] its recommendation that the State party take the necessary steps to bring discriminatory laws, inter alia, the Code of the Person and the Family and the Penal Code, into line with the Convention. It strongly recommends amendment of the provisions that...establish discrimination with regard to adultery (article 3 of the Penal Code)" (9-10). This discrimination could possibly indicate a double standard regarding adultery and marriage fidelity (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Nowadays, girl mothers are allowed to continue attending school" (13). This implies that girl mothers were not allowed to stay in school previously (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Government has commissioned a study on the reasons for school dropouts, whereby the underlying hypothesis is that girls drop out in large numbers due to early pregnancy" (18). "A measure allowing girls who become pregnant during their school years to go back to the school after they give birth" (18). "Making primary education cost-free has helped increase the enrolment of girls" (18).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Regarding access to loans, as underscored in the previous report, 'With respect to bank loans, Burundian women enjoy this right on an equal footing with men. Since the previous report, the number of loans granted to women has increased, and the nature of the loans has extended to commercial and home loans.' Overall, given the country’s poverty, there is no widespread access to loans. The development of banking services is still incipient. They reach approximately 3.7% of the adult population. That affects everybody, rural women in particular" (28). "In that connection, and bearing in mind the difficulty women have in accessing loans" (28). "Another objective pursued in the SFGP II ...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"When the country was at war, there was trafficking of young girls taken to Lebanon. According to the judicial inquiries under way, there are thought to have been 300 victims of that trafficking. Judicial proceedings have begun but are being obstructed by insufficient cooperation from the country hosting the victims. Since 2010, according to police sources, young girls have been victims of trafficking in the sub-region. By the end of the first half of 2012, 24 case files had been passed to the police" (15).