Facilitating Gender Equity and Transformation :

Tools, Training Manuals, Job Aids

Changing Gender Norms and Practices, Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Tools and Lessons from the RESPOND Project
This report summarizes key issues and lessons emerging from RESPOND’s work in Angola, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Namibia, South Africa, and Tanzania. Based on a review of RESPOND Project documentation from these countries and interviews with selected key informants with regard to the work in each country, this report provides short case studies for each country and a list of tools, that can serve as resources for future work on changing gender norms and practices for improving sexual and reproductive health.

Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services
A compilation of the most current and relevant resources on integrating services for gender-based violence (GBV) into reproductive health services, this bibliography is designed for those seeking to develop, expand, or improve standards of care and clinic operating policies and procedures. The resources cover such areas as GBV and general service integration; GBV and family planning and reproductive health service integration; GBV and HIV service integration; conducting family planning counseling; challenging root causes of GBV; GBV in conflict and humanitarian settings; GBV as human rights; and region-specific information. Each entry includes a brief summary of the resource and its application in the context of GBV and reproductive health and family planning integration.
Available in English (PDF, 766 KB)

Together to End Domestic Violence
This manual was utilized under RESPOND Angola to train a group of activists against gender-based violence (GBV) who had already been working around issues of HIV and GBV. The manual, which draws on activities from EngenderHealth’s Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual and from the White Ribbon Campaign Brazil manual on Educacao Para Acao, seeks to engage the activists in reflecting on gender norms and their impact on health and GBV, identifying healthy relationships, understanding causes and consequences of GBV and reflecting on ways in which community members (and activists) can support survivors of GBV. The manual begins with a participant section with handouts and resources for participants.
Available in Portuguese (PDF, 703 KB)

Integration of Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence Services: A Prototype for Adaptation, Trainer’s Guide
This manual is an educational tool for increasing the capacity of family planning and reproductive health care providers to recognize and respond to the impact of intimate partner violence in the lives of their family planning clients. It is meant as a tool to be utilized by a trained and experienced facilitator. It can also be used to train facilitators who will implement workshop activities with groups of family planning and reproductive health care providers. It is organized in the form of a five-day training, with the possibility to extend the training to include a sixth day. The training focuses on, but is not limited to: root causes and dynamics of intimate partner violence; the process for integrating services; provider attitudes and skills-development; and action planning.
Available in English (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Men as Partners in the Fight Against Sexual Violence in Burundi: Facilitator's Guide
RESPOND adapted EngenderHealth’s existing MAP curriculum in December 2012 to create this Men as Partners facilitator’s guide addressing harmful gender norms and attitudes in the Burundian context. The manual is intended for use in four-day MAP workshops and was used in Burundi with miners, tea plantation workers and bicycle- and moto-taxi drivers.
Available in French (PDF, 1 MB)

Involving Community Leaders in the Improvement of Sexual Violence Case Management in Burundi: Facilitator’s Guide
RESPOND adapted EngenderHealth’s existing MAP curriculum in December 2012 to create this facilitator’s guide. The curriculum addresses harmful gender norms and attitudes in the Burundian context. The manual is intended for use in two-day MAP sensitizations and was used in Burundi to sensitize community leaders.
Available in French (PDF, 920 KB)

Stay Healthy: A Gender-Transformative HIV Prevention Curriculum for Youth in Namibia
Developed in partnership with LifeLine/ChildLine in Namibia, this prototype curriculum is meant to be used to help youth better understand the role of gender norms in the HIV epidemic and adopt healthy behaviors. Stay Healthy focuses on delaying the onset of sexual intercourse, increasing the correct and consistent use of the male condom among sexually active youth, and decreasing multiple concurrent partners among sexually active youth. Set in a Namibian context, this highly interactive curriculum comprises a series of 18 linked sessions that can be easily adapted for use with youth in school and nonschool settings, as well as with youth in other countries.
Available in English (PDF, 2 MB)

Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: A Spiritual Supplement Facilitating the Men as Partners Group Education Manual in Christian Settings
This supplement to Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual was created to promote gender transformation through biblical and spiritual discussion in Christian contexts, stimulate conversation and deeper reflection on gender-related topics with Christian audiences, support facilitators in dealing with difficult questions of a religious or spiritual nature, and provide facilitators with religious and spiritual justifications for gender equity and equality. It was developed jointly by RESPOND and LifeLine/ChildLine (the project partner in Namibia) with funding support from PEPFAR. The document was used by LifeLine/ChildLine to conduct gender-transformative work with men and boys and to train Christian clergy in its use for the development of sermons, pastoral counselling, religious education, and health education.
Available in English (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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