‘Mobilising Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-Based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual’ has been designed to guide trainers in conducting workshops for religious leaders and women leaders of faith on GBV and HIV. Produced by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the manual created specifically for heads of religious organisations, such as inter-religious councils and women’s religious organisations. While this material was piloted with leaders, it can be adapted to meet the specific priorities and needs of participants, such as other organisation members.
The overall objective of the training is to raise awareness of religious leaders and women leaders of faith about GBV as it relates to HIV and motivate action planning to address the issues in their own organisations or communities. At the end of the workshop, participants should be better able to identify different types, causes, and consequences of GBV and understand the link between GBV and HIV, among other things.
For more information, refer to http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADT405.pdf.