In a bid to strengthen and improve the quality of training provided through SWW, SAT began developing national facilitation teams whose role is to facilitate various training activities in the communities where they operate. Generally, facilitators have already received training in their skill areas, but very few have received any training in facilitation. Facilitators have also identified a shortage of suitable reference materials for their training activities as an area of concern. The publication of this manual will provide a much-needed resource to guide facilitators through the process of training.
It is widely recognised that gender-based inequalities play a key role in restricting women’s ability to protect themselves from HIV. Most men, however poor they are, can choose when and with whom they have sex and what methods, if any, they use to protect themselves. Men are far more likely to start and control sexual interactions and reproductive decision-making than women. This restricts women’s ability to adopt behaviour that reduces their risk of infection.