Bandebereho / Role Model

Fathers and couples programme reduces domestic violence by 44%

The MenCare+ programme in Rwanda reveals 40% less violence in men against their partners. The programme in Rwanda (known as Bandebereho, meaning ‘role model’ in Kinyarwanda) built the skills needed to have stronger, more equal and non-violent relationships among couples. Focusing on power and gender roles, the programme transformed ideas and norms about who does what and who has power in the household, as well as in intimate relations.