This study proposes to understand the long-term impacts and the potential pathways through which an integrated behavioral intervention focused on personal and economic empowerment and efficient and clean cooking technology use can impact gender based violence in a refugee camp setting. Due to the need to halt deforestation of surrounding communities, Rwanda will be instituting a ban on firewood use for cooking in the coming year. This will be accompanied by access to cleaner cookstoves and fuels that will necessitate significant behavior change.
Lead agency: Fundación Plan International España
PIs: Dr. Anita Shankar, Naira Kalra, Lameck Habumugisha and Luis García La Moneda