Go Communities! A Manual for Mobilizing Communities to Take Action to Reduce Girls' Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

This manual is part of the Go Girls! Toolkit and aims to strengthen the skills of mobilizers and community facilitators to motivate communities around reducing girls’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. The Go Girls! Initiative aimed to reduce HIV prevalence among vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10-17 in Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. This manual is designed around a Community Action Cycle for reducing girls’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS which includes the following steps: getting prepared, getting organized, promoting community dialogue, building consensus and planning together, taking collective action, and evaluating together.