Programme psychosocial Grands Lacs

Project completed

Gender-based violence is very prevalent in all three countries of the Great Lakes Region. In order to help women and children who have become victims of rape and sexual violence, this programme is concerned with providing psychological, medical and social assistance to victims through the public health system and NGOs active in this field. Moreover, the programme focuses on promoting women’s and victims’ rights and their socio-economic re-integration. The programme thus contributes to the dynamics of reconciliation and rebuilding of the social ties in Rwanda, Burundi and in DRC. In the longer term the program aims to address and integrate the issue of gender based violence at national politic level.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
The Great Lakes Region
Conflict & fragility
Human rights
Conflict prevention and transformation
Psycho-social support (till 2016)
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Sexually transmitted diseases incl. HIV/AIDS
01.04.2010 - 30.06.2015
CHF  7’742’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • SDC Field Office

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    7’742’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    7’484’075
Project phases Phase 4 01.09.2021 - 31.12.2024   (Current phase) Phase 3 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2024   (Completed) Phase 2 01.07.2014 - 30.06.2018   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.04.2010 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)