This manual has been adapted from Progam M, developed in Brazil by Instituto Promundo and partners, and from the Leadership Training Program for Women developed by CORO for Literacy in Mumbai. The manual was prepared through a two-year long participatory process undertaken in Mumabi by CORO and the Horizons program of the Population Council with support from Instituto Promundo. This process engaged young women as leaders in the design and implementation of program activities that were subsequently validated through community-based research undertaken in the selected urban slum communities in India. Through its activities, the manual promotes critical reflection among young women, so they may recognize and understand how gender normative attitudes and behaviors affect their everyday lives and can result in increasing their vulnerability to HIV and other reproductive health problems. This resource will benefit those engaged in programs that aim to provide comprehensive gender-based responses to HIV prevention.
CORO and Horizons Program. 2008. "Sakhi Saheli: Promoting Gender Equity and Empowering Young Women—A Training Manual." New Delhi: Population Council