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  1. Community action toolkit: a guide to advancing sex education in your community

    The community action toolkit provides tools needed to become knowledgeable about sex education, build support in state or community, work to implement sound policies, and institute or defend effective sex education programs that support and affirm young people’s rights to honest information. The toolkit is designed to serve as a resource for all advocates whether they are students, parents, teachers, school administrators, health professionals, youth-serving professionals, policymakers, or concerned community members.

  2. Comprehensive sex education: a campaign toolkit for HIV advocates

    Comprehensive sex education promotes a view of sexuality as a natural par of human development. It provides information about sexual abstinence as well as pregnancy and disease protection, and provides teens with skills to ensure they are able to take care of their sexual health and make healthy, responsible decisions. This publication is a practical, hands-on resource for advocates.

  3. Moments in time: HIV/AIDS advocacy stories

    This collection of stories highlights some of the key advocacy moments of our time as told from the unique perspective of those who are engaged in advocacy work in communities around the world. In all, 16 different advocacy organizations are profiled in this manual. Although the stories focus on HIV/AIDS, the advocacy models are applicable to other settings and other issues. The selected advocacy stories are those working within and among the following constituent groups: women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and faith-based organizations. …

  4. Policy and advocacy in HIV/AIDS prevention: strategies for enhancing prevention interventions

    The handbook provides an overview of how to contribute to making policy an effective component of HIV/AIDS prevention.

  5. How to create an effective communication project: using the AIDSCAP strategy to develop successful behavior change interventions

    The handbook guides you through the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) projects using a strategy developed by the AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project of Family Health International. The strategy is illustrated by the Communication Pyramid including the following components: risk factors, target audience, desired behaviour and attitude changes, initial planning, messages, communication channels and media, pre-testing, and interventions to reach the audience.

  6. How to conduct effective pretests: ensuring meaningful BCC messages and materials

    The handbook is meant to help field level planners and implementors conduct simple, effective pretests of BCC materials for HIV/AIDS prevention.

  7. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  8. HIV/AIDS Care and Support Projects: using behavior change communication techniques to design and implement care and support projects

    The handbook is meant to help organizations implement HIV/AIDS care and support projects using behaviour change communication techniques. The topics included in the handbook are: choosing care and support interventions; selecting target audiences; planning and designing care and support interventions; using effective communication approaches; meeting the training and education needs of staff, volunteers and target audiences; developing systems for supervision, support and monitoring of activities; influencing social norms; and other important care and support topics (e.g. …

  9. Behavior change through mass communication: using mass media for AIDS prevention

    The main objective of the handbook is to help field level planners and implementors use mass media as a part of their overall communication strategy. The topics included in the handbook are: approach and work with TV, radio and print media staff; write short scripts for radio and TV programs; get scripts produced for radio and television; get stories printed in newspapers and magazines; and get more press coverage.

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