Background

To address sexual violence against children with disabilities in Burundi, this evaluation examines the lasting social changes that have occurred within family structures as a result of Handicap International’s Ubuntu Care program.

This pilot program, which empowers children to become key actors in their own protection, focuses on increasing the engagement of children, reducing levels of intra-family violence, and changing the perceptions of sexual violence and disability within the community. This study provides evidence on what works to keep children safe from violence, and it also contributes to the dearth of data on the link between disability and violence that keeps these most vulnerable children invisible.