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Gender & HIV/AIDS.

A Report of the International Workshop on the Development of Empowering Educational HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies and Gender Sensitive Materials (Nairobi Kenya, 9-13 July 2001. Based on the experiences presented in the workshop, participants identified relevant gender issues that affect prevention work and elaborated strategies to tackle them effectively, resulting in principles of empowering prevention strategies. The purpose of this publication is to analyse different HIV prevention programmes and on the basis of this develop guidelines for designing gender-sensitive materials.

This document explains how to identify gender gaps, gender discrimination and gender oppression. It wan alos help currivulum developpers develope gender sensitive teaching and learning materials. Guidelines are suggested for empowering target groups at all stages of the project cycle. A five level framework is proposed for the empowerment of women. There is a section presenting key lessons learned about the integration of gender into prevention education programmes.

This publication will be of use to non-formal education and adult education/literacy programme developers working in the field of HIV prevention education.

Content - The publication includes:
Overview of experiences/projects on HIV prevention and gender issues
The status of HIV and prevention strategies in Africa;
Using a gender perspective;
Sharing of African prevention materials;
Developing gender sensitive materials;
Some guidelines for empowering target groups;
Women empowerment framework;
Key lessons learned about the integration of gender into programmes;
The need for gender sensitive prevention programmes.

Author(s) Ed. : Nigel Hall, Werner Mauch
Source UIE/SAfAIDS 2002
Website 1 (URL) Click here for the publication
Publication Date 30 Oct 2003
UNESCO 1995-2009 - ID: 11619