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Coaching Boys Into Men – Rwanda


In 2021 Rwanda was added to the USAID missions engaged in the implementation of Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) scale up efforts as part of the Pact ACHIEVE (Adolescents and Children, HIV Incidence reduction, Empowerment, and Virus elimination) Project. Futures Without Violence continued to  provide technical support to World Vision, Inc. (WV) for this multi-country scale-up implementation of the CBIM in PEPFAR’s Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) countries.    CBIM is a violence prevention model that leverages coach and athlete leadership and is designed to build knowledge and inspire adolescent boys and young men about the importance of developing healthy masculinity and respectful nonviolent relationships. The CBIM program seeks to increase positive bystander behaviors and attitudes through sports to reduce the perpetration of violence against children (particularly girls and women) through social norms change, and ultimately reduce the risk of HIV infection among adolescent girls who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence. CBIM is one of the seven evidence-based violence prevention interventions identified within the World Health Organization’s INSPIRE global framework for ending violence against children.