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Women, Ink. Resources: Gender Training Resources

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
A Gender Analysis Training Manual for Grassroots Workers
A. Rani Parker
This training manual highlights the effects of gender in formulating and implementing development programmes, focusing on grassroots workers and their communities. It offers a guide for conducting a four-day workshop with grassroots people, and describes a community-based technique for the analysis of gender differences. Includes: pre-workshop and evaluation questionnaires; case studies; participant handouts; follow-up activities; glossary; additional reading.
UNIFEM, 1993. paper; 106 pp. ISBN 0-912917-41-5 US$15.95

DOING THE GENDER BOOGIE
Power, Participation and Economic Justice
Debbie Culbertson (Ed.)
Doing the Gender Boogie is a development education toolkit with a range of activities for involving groups in exploring gender and global justice. It contains step-by-step instructions for organising workshops and all of the supporting materials needed to put each session together. Although developed within a Canadian context, workshop materials have a global focus, providing examples from both the South and the North.
Ten Days for Global Justice, 1995. paper; 64 pp. US$12.95

GENDER RELATIONS ANALYSIS
A Guide for Trainers
A. Rani Parker, Itziar Lozano and Lyn A. Messner
This gender training guide links current theory with field-relevant practice. It provides a framework for gender relations analysis with respect to programmes and organisational structure and discusses interventions at personal, institutional, and methodological levels. It summarises key concepts in gender analysis, presents a 5-day training curriculum for technical and management practitioners, with additional perpectives for training of trainers. Gender Relations Analysis will enable trainers with some experience in participatory methods to develop and conduct their own gender relations training.
Save the Children, 1995. paper; 142 pp. ISBN 1-888393-00-9 US$19.95

IMAGINATIVE EVENTS FOR TRAINERS
A Trainer's Sourcebook of Games, Simulations, and Role-Play Exercises
Ken Jones
Imaginative Events for Training offers games, simulations, role-play exercises and puzzles that can be used to make development training activities more effective and workshop participants more creative, better team players and communicators, and skilled negotiators. It features a step-by-step guide to planning, running, debriefing and evaluating each of the 48 events included in this sourcebook. Special handouts; questionnaires; self-assessment sheets.
McGraw Hill, 1993. paper; 310 pp. ISBN 0-07-033019-0 US$24.95

LISTENING FOR A CHANGE
Oral Testimony and Community Development
Hugo Slim and Paul Thompson
Listening for a Change helps community workers improve their listening and learning skills so that they make the knowledge, experience, culture and priorities of local people central to their work. It demonstrates how to assemble oral testimonies and describes practical measures for collecting, interpreting, and applying oral testimony to community development issues. It also explores the limits, ambiguities and ethics of using oral testimonies. Case studies; bibliography.
New Society Publishers, 1995. paper; 172 pp. ISBN 0-86571-304-9 US$14.95

POWER, PROCESS AND PARTICIPATION
Tools for Change
Rachel Slocum, Lori Wichhart, Dianne Rocheleau and Barbara Thomas-Slayter (Eds.)
This book offers innovative collaborative tools that are sensitive to cultural and social differences, and have been designed to increase the capacities of local communities, NGOs, and public sector agencies. The book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered, paying particular attention to gender issues. It also examines how differences of race, caste, religion, age, and status may lead to the "politics of exclusion."
IT Publications, 1995. paper; 272 pp. ISBN 1-85339-303-7 US$17.50

REDUCING RISK
Participatory Learning Activities for Disaster Mitigation in Southern Africa
Astrid von Kotze with Ailsa Holloway
Based on the experience of practitioners working in Southern Africa, this collection aims to increase understanding about community risk and vulnerability, and to strengthen the training capacities of those involved in community-based disaster management. Each activity has been developed and extensively tested with organisations working in this field, and the approaches and activities are applicable, with adaptation for local differences, across the world. Reducing Risk is primarily a tool for practitioners working with highly vulnerable communities. It is also useful for facilitating learning activities in disaster reduction, both as a reference and as a 'how to' manual. Fully illustrated.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, 1996. paper; 300 pp. ISBN 0-85598-347-7 US$29.95

SEEING AND SHOWING OURSELVES
A Guide For Using Small Format Videotape As A Participatory Tool For Development
Maria Protz
Despite the current enthusiasm for small-format videotape as a medium in developmental efforts, approaches and methodo-logies for its use in development processes are generally unavailable. Seeing and Showing Ourselves addresses this gap by offering practical "how to" suggestions for using video as a medium for non-formal, participatory adult education. It suggests an approach concentrating on communication for rural development, particularly that involving women. The strength of the material is its focus on the participatory process and the suitability, effectiveness and role of videotape within this process, rather than on technical production information.
Given the relatively extensive use of the medium in India, this guidebook is a useful starting point for the consideration of small format videotape as a developmental tool. Comprehensive, simply written, and well-illustrated, the material is particularly appropriate for grassroots activists and trainers working at the village level. List of contact groups using media for development; readings on development communication.
CENDIT, 1990. paper; 96 pp. US$12.00

TEAM GAMES FOR TRAINERS
Carolyn Nilson
Team Games for Trainers presents over 100 exercises and activities -- illustrations, stories and activities -- for developing team-centred work processes and environments. These can be usefully adapted not only for team-building within development organisations but also at the grassroots level for community building. Each game is self-contained and clearly explained, and is suitable for use by experienced trainers and novices alike.
McGraw Hill, 1993. paper; 322 pp. ISBN 0-07-046588-6 US$24.95

THE OXFAM GENDER TRAINING MANUAL
Suzanne Williams with Janet Seed and Adelina Mwau
Based on OXFAM's international experience, this manual incorporates over 100 learner-centred gender training activities with participatory methodologies, each accompanied by objectives, methods, facilitator notes and suggested activity adaptations. It includes: key gender and development concepts; gender analysis; gender-sensitive appraisal and planning; gender perspectives on conflict, the environment, economic crisis and culture; gender and communication; and strategies for change. This comprehensive one-of-a-kind manual is an excellent resource for trainers with some experience of facilitating workshops.
OXFAM, 1994. paper; 634 pp. ISBN 0-85598-267-5 US$45.00

THE WINNING TRAINER
Julius E. Eitington
This updated and expanded third edition of The Winning Trainer is the one-stop sourcebook every trainer needs, with participatory training techniques for a variety of development-related training activities. It has more than 100 handouts and activities, with sections on managing diversity in the classroom, cross-gender leadership training, gender differences in communication styles, and cross-cultural training. It describes each technique and its effective usage, presents examples of using participatory training methods, and explains how to design various training activities.
Gulf Publishing (Third Edition), 1996. paper; 625 pp. ISBN 0-884-159-0 US$49.95

WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR PERSONAL, ECONOMIC, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Suzanne Kindervatter
The 40+ participatory learning activities in this handbook for field workers and adult educators use local materials and are adaptable for literate or preliterate groups. The book can be used in non-formal education programmes or to increase women's participation in development programmes especially as they relate to women and their families, work, and rights.
OEF International, 1983. paper; 100 pp. ISBN 0-912917-01-6 US$13.50
Also available in Spanish and French.

SEE ALSO: Two Halves Make a Whole: Balancing Gender Relations in Development (Category: Gender Analysis).
Action Guide for Girls' Education (Category: The Girl Child).
Choose a Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls (Category: The Girl Child).
On Our Feet: Taking Steps to Challenge Women's Oppression (Category: Education).
A Manual for Socio-Economic Gender Analysis (Category: Gender Analysis).
Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women's Education in Muslim Societies (Category: Women's Human Rights).
See Small Business category for a number of subject-specific training resources.

CEDPA TRAINING MANUAL SERIES

VOLUME 1: TRAINING TRAINERS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Conducting a Workshop on Participatory Training Techniques
Training Trainers for Development presents a six-day curriculum on participatory training techniques. It prepares trainers to use interactive, learner-centred methods that are most effective for adult learners, to conduct needs assessment, and to design, implement, and evaluate participatory, competency-based training. Adult educators, community organisations, groups working with young adults, and organisations that need to strengthen in-house training skills will find this manual useful. Field-testing was conducted at regional workshops in Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, and Ukraine.
The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), 1995. paper; 92 pp. US$15.00

VOLUME 2: PROJECT DESIGN FOR PROGRAM MANAGERS
Conducting a Workshop on Planning Community-based Projects
In a time of scarce and uncertain resources, carefully designed projects are crucial to an organisation's effectiveness. This manual, the second in the CEDPA Training Manual Series, enables trainers to conduct a six-day workshop in all phases of project design: needs assessment, problem identification, development and implementation of solutions, assessment of outcomes, and planning for the future.
Emphasising project design as an ongoing process and a foundation for organisational sustainability, Project Design also provides exercises that will be helpful to managers in improving their skills in planning, implementing, and managing projects. The workshop content is applicable to managers in any sector.
CEDPA, 1994. paper; 140 pages. US$15.00

VOLUME 3: GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
The third volume in the CEDPA Training Manual Series, Gender and Development details a five-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of organisations to incorporate gender perspectives in their work. For trainers of programme managers and development workers in the private and public sectors, the workshop improves the knowledge, attitudes, and skills so as to create gender-responsive institutions, policies, programmes and projects.
It examines gender influences in the participants' lives, cultural and societal expectations of men and women, how systems and institutions create and maintain gender roles and relationships, and how these factors affect the development process. Its practical relevance has been demonstrated in rigorous field-testing by development organisations in the Caribbean, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Vietnam and elsewhere.
CEDPA, 1996. paper; 98 pages. US$15.00

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