Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance
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Top 5: Gender and sexuality related publications


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We’ve put together five of our top publications for working with communities on issues relating to gender and sexuality.

You can find many more by searching by subject matter here.

Keep the best, change the rest

This gender and sexuality toolkit is packed with participatory tools for working with communities.

It was inspired, developed and produced with the support and expertise of a large number of individuals, groups and organisations in Zambia. The activities enable groups to explore how gender and sexuality affect their lives and identify changes which they wish to make to improve their relationships and sexual health.

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.

Sex work, violence and HIV

This guide for programmes with sex workers discusses the challenges involved in ensuring that violence is addressed in HIV programmes, gives a detailed understanding of violence in relation to sex work and challenges some common assumptions.

The guide also provides examples from real programmes that illustrate ways in which HIV projects can help reduce the incidence of violence against sex workers and provide support to those who experience violence.

Linkages and integration of sexual and reproductive health, rights and HIV: Good practice update March 2009

One of the messages we’re taking to Women Deliver 2010 is that integrated SRH and HIV services are vital to increase progress on the relevant Millennium Development Goals; to reduce maternal mortality, deaths of children, and combat HIV.

This update contains details on the Alliance approach, and how different components of SRH and HIV policy and programming work can be linked.

Sexuality and life-skills manual

This toolkit is written for anyone who wants to facilitate participatory learning activities with young people to equip them with the knowledge, positive attitudes and skills to grow up and enjoy sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
Ways this toolkit aims to help provide learning activities for young people include:

  • Providing accurate and factual information to young people
  • Applying new knowledge to their own lives
  • Developing their self-esteem and confidence
  • Developing life skills, for example, communication and assertiveness skills,problem-solving and decision-making

It's my life: a guide for women about HIV and AIDS

This information booklet aimed at a Caribbean audience explains HIV and AIDS to women, how it is passed on and how they can protect themselves; what happens if they are HIV positive; and basic facts about pregnancy and prevention of HIV transmission to the baby. It also includes a list of organisations offering help and support in the region. It was produced as part of a series of information booklets for the Caribbean.