This Community Advocates training manual contains a curriculum developed by the Population Council, Nigeria, under the HIV Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria funded by USAID/Nigeria. The curriculum was developed as a tool for training community advocates in conducting advocacy activities on the issues of early marriage, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health. The curriculum aims to improve knowledge and strengthen the skills of community representatives from the northern region of Nigeria so they can openly discuss sensitive issues relating to HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and marriage. Designed to be adapted or implemented as written, the curriculum is based on the needs of the facilitators and trainees. This training manual is intended as a resource for the project communities as well as other partners/organizations interested in mobilizing and engaging community representatives in advocacy efforts on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health issues.
Population Council, Adolescent Health and Information Projects, Federation of Muslim Women's Associations in Nigeria, and Islamic Education Trust. 2007. "The HIV/AIDS prevention project for vulnerable youth in northern Nigeria: Community advocates training manual." Abuja: Population Council.