This brief document offers suggestions as to how faith groups can include family planning programming into their current HIV prevention programs. The suggestions involve counseling, testing, and even ways to keep costs down as you add to existing programs.
Many of the communities in the world follow a faith tradition or traditions. The materials we share in this Trending Topic were specifically developed for faith leaders or within specific faith communities. These may be implemented by FBOs, NGOs or secular or non-secular service providers.Engaging with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria," World Vision
Umoja (Swahili for ‘togetherness’), is a church and community initiative. It helps church leaders and their congregations work together with the local community to bring about positive change for the whole community. Umoja does this by helping these local institutions build on the resources and skills they already have.
To engage Muslim religious leaders as actors in development and “champions” of reproductive health and family planning at the national and/or local level, the Extending Service Delivery (ESD) project applied this model. This tool outlines the steps of the model, including planning, implementation, and documentation and dissemination.
This manual is designed to help trainers in conducting workshops for religious leaders and women leaders of faith on gender-based violence and HIV. Training is organized into four sessions and includes instruction for various activities to be included as part of the training. It is structured as a three day session.
This guide is designed to help religious leaders understand the dangers faced by mothers and babies and learn what they can do, in their positions, to help save lives. It includes descriptions of problems encountered by mothers, solutions for those problems, and sermon ideas to help educate the congregation in the practices of safe motherhood.
This tool contains background information on aspects of strategic planning, as well as a series of exercises for community organizations. Working through the exercises results in the development of a strategic plan.
“Pathways to Partnerships” is a practical toolkit for organizations and trainers who support NGOs and community groups responding to HIV/AIDS in developing countries. It can be used flexibly, with one or more NGOs, and as part of technical support visits or training workshops.
This PILLARS guide takes the basis of the community mobilization process and shares it in a way that will help a well-organised and motivated group to use the process without outside help. It would be helpful to churches keen to support their communities or to any small groups or NGO seeking to bring changes that benefit local people.
This toolkit is designed to educate faith leaders and make it easier for them to talk about early marriage and female genital cutting. Included are medical facts and theological references that help faith leaders to speak out against these harmful practices.
A short, illustrated policy brief about the need for family planning in Edo State, Nigeria. Outlines contraceptive prevalence rates and health indices.
This manual has been created to guide trainers in equipping faith leaders to address the harmful traditional practices (HTPs) of female genital cutting (FGC) and early marriage (EM) with their congregants. As such, the manual has been tailored to meet the unique and appropriate needs of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) faith leaders.
This guide is designed for faith leaders and others who provide couples counseling by their church or mosque. The intended audience is trained counselors working in a faith-based setting with married couples or those planning to get married.
This toolkit is designed to provide Nigeria’s faith leaders – both Christian and Muslim – with the tools they need to help fight malaria in their own communities. It also provides them with a specific plan of action for using the tools. It is organized into four main sections:
2. Malaria information
The Interpersonal Communication Skills for HIV one-day training curriculum is designed to teach religious leaders how to more easily communicate important information about HIV and AIDS.
This fatwa - a legal ruling issued by an Islamic scholar - on family planning was developed by Jordanian religious authorities as part of the religious leaders' training kit. The fatwa clarifies that family planning for spacing is allowable within the tenets of Islam and Islamic law, and provides a scriptural basis for its acceptance.
This action planning form was used as part of the Religious Leaders' Training Package. Religious leaders would participate in an observation study tour to witness how others had successfully incorporated family planning messages in a religious framework.
This manual is designed to be used as a reference for religious leaders (RLs), Imams and Preachers, in addition to anyone who is involved in offering guidance and increasing awareness among individuals.
An interfaith sermon guide for Christian and Muslim leaders to provide a series of sermons about malaria prevention.
The PAIMAN project has worked closely with Ulama - Muslim scholars - to reach men with key maternal and child health messages. Ulama used their voluntary service to reach out to the general populace with behavior change messages regarding health and well-being of mothers and children.