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the best change the rest: Participatory tools for working on gender
June 29, 2007
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Gender and sexuality
are cross cutting factors in the transmission of HIV and the care
and support of those infected and affected. Without addressing these
issues the response to the epidemic is limited. This toolkit provides
a resource aimed at enabling individuals and organisations working
on HIV and AIDS issues to address gender and sexuality effectively.
The toolkit gives guidance
on how to build relations and trust with key community stakeholders
in order to support this work; prepare facilitation teams and train
them. It was inspired, developed and produced with the support and
expertise of a large number of individuals, groups and organisations
through workshops, seminars and field experience in Zambia.
The toolkit contains
participatory activities which enable groups of men and women of
different ages to explore how gender and sexuality affect their
lives and identify changes which they wish to make to improve their
relationships and sexual health. It aims to establish the ongoing
involvement of key stakeholders such as chiefs, traditional advisors,
teachers, health workers, civil society organisations and religious
and other leaders.
The tools involve community
members using techniques such as role-play and making diagrams using
local resources such as the ground, sticks and everyday objects
to generate discussion. Contents include sections on: Gender, sexuality
and vulnerability, Sex and relationships, Sexual violence, Working
together and Making an action plan.
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