NEW: Guide for trainers - Increase effectiveness of SRHR and HIV prevention among young people

April 10, 2014

STOP AIDS NOW! and Rutgers WPF have jointly developed an extensive guide for trainers to train individuals at local organisations to become experts on evidence-informed and rights-based SRHR en HIV prevention programmes for youth.

Through research studies we know a lot about the effectiveness of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education and HIV prevention programmes for youth. Even though strong programmes exist, this knowledge is not widely used and applied. Many programmes do not fully address the needs of young people or only focus on a few aspects that contribute to behaviour change. These programmes have limited chances of success and are not as effective as they could be. 

To increase the effectiveness of SRHR education and HIV prevention programmes for young people, Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! have established a pool of local trainers to support civil society organisations (CSOs) in 12 African countries. In the context of programme, a guide for trainers was developed with which trainers have been trained to be experts on evidence-informed and rights- based SRHR and HIV prevention interventions for youth.

Trainers are available in Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. The aim is that by the end of 2015, at least 150 CSOs from these 12 different African countries will benefit and have adapted their programme activities to increase effectiveness.

You can take a look in a few chapters of the guide for trainers:

Are you interested in the methodology and do you want to know more? Or are you an organisation in any of these countries and seek support? Please contact Miriam Groenhof at STOP AIDS NOW! or Jo Reinders at Rutgers WPF.