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Men Call Each Other Out in Burundi

A group of men in Burundi is going against tradition to support and empower women by raising men’s awareness of gender-based violence. The community is called the Abatangamuco, meaning “those who shed light” in Kirundi and it even has a theatre group. Also joining the conversation is Hilde Ousland Vandeskog, a gender researcher who comes from one of the more egalitarian countries in Europe – Norway. She is the author of the first international study on the Abatangamuco communities in Lesotho. Cry Like a Boy is an original series and podcast in which we are travel to five different African countries meeting men defying centuries-old stereotypes. The journalists behind the project work with a network of local correspondents in the countries reported on, as well as Africanews reporters.