Abatangamuco works with men in the community to help them to realize the potential of women and create equality in their marital relationships, ultimately benefiting individuals, families and whole communities. They work through the positive deviant theory. While searching for positive change stories CARE discovered one man who was an activist against gender-based violence in his own household and community. This man spoke out about his own experience, and more men were ‘touched’ by the stories of this Abatangamuco (’he who brings light’). CARE is now supporting a growing number of Abatangamuco to convince more men and women in Burundi to challenge traditional practices and influence others to change their harmful behavior against women.

  • Policy Brief

  • Videos: Abatangamuco Video Part I, Abatangamuco Video Part II, Abatangamuco Video Part III