Country Burundi
Year 2011
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The primary purpose of the National Gender Policy is to combat the different types of discrimination and inequality affecting women in order to achieve equality between the sexes. The Policy was adopted by the Council of Ministers in December 2003. To implement the Policy, the Government drew up and adopted a plan of action.


The sectoral policies of all the ministries took steps to revise and incorporate the gender perspective; a handbook has been prepared for this purpose. In addition, the National Gender Policy provides for a number of follow-up mechanisms, such as the National Gender Council, the Technical Committee on Gender and the Permanent Executive Secretariat of the National Gender Council, among others. The National Gender Policy was evaluated and updated in 2011.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/BDI/4 para. 47