United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office

Training Tools

A little book on MEN

This CD has been supported by UNIFEM under the CHARCA project and is produced by AAKAR. This is an interactive CD that contains photographs, drawings, text and videos. It discusses various patterns of masculinity prevalent in different cultures; and emphasizes the need to intervene with these various notions of masculinity which the society perceives as definite and permanent.

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Language: English

Year: 2007

Source: UNIFEM, Delhi, AAKAR-Delhi.


HIV/AIDS and Gender

This CD has been developed by UNIFEM under the CHARCA project. It will help a wide range of people in the field of prevention, care and support for developing training modules to address multiple dimensions of HIV including those of human rights and gender equality. A useful tool for trainers, it contains various modules, including guidelines for youth and women along with a resource directory with posters, manuals, documents, videos and presentations on HIV/AIDS and Gender. The modules and guidelines in this CD will also enable trainers to make handouts and plan activities/games for their training sessions.        

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Languages: English and Hindi.   


Year:  2007

Source: UNIFEM, Delhi


Role of Panchayats in Addressing Gender and HIV: A Trainers’ Handbook

Produced by the Institute of Social Sciences, with support from UNIFEM this handbook for trainers covers different dimensions of Gender and HIV and the crucial role that Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) can play in this regard. Through the case studies of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Udaipur (Rajasthan) which are drawn from the CHARCA programme,  it is emphasized that the  wide-ranging network of PRIs all over the country has the potential to make a difference to the epidemic situation in the country and also improve the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS. This training will serve as a useful resource for not only master trainers but also NGO’s, women’s groups and government functionaries working with PRI’s. However, it can also be adapted and easily used by district and block level trainers for their training needs.

Languages: English, Hindi

Year: 2007


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Gender Dimensions of Work, Health and Social Relationships and Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

This training kit aims to address the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS in context of women’s work, her health and social relationships.

The kit has a master’s trainers handbook, a training and information booklet for self help group members and interactive games and materials   produced under the Swayamsidha Programme of MWCD with support from New Concepts Information Systems. The kit was developed and field tested in some of the states with technical support from National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD).  The kit has been  printed and disseminated among the 31 nodal officers under the Swayamsidha Project all over the country.  

Languages: English, Hindi and Marathi.   

Year:  2007

Source: UNIFEM, Delhi and Ministry of Women and Child

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Manual Manual
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Dream and Reality: Migration, Gender and HIV/AIDS:

These are a set of 4 publications brought out by Sahayog with support from UNIFEM on issues of male migration, masculinity and its linkages with HIV.  

An informative booklet in Hindi that deals with various issues like Male Migration, Gender, Masculinity, sexual relations, HIV/AIDS and social stigma through a self-study mode. 

Conversations Among Friends: Male Migration, Gender and HIV/AIDS

This consists of a series of flash cards that deal with issues of Male migration, gender and HIV/AIDS in a simple and interactive mode encouraging discussions on these issues.  

Dream and Reality: Migration, Gender and HIV/AIDS:

This is an interesting and user friendly portrayal of the layered dimensions of HIV in a storybook fashion. 

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Story Book

GOLMAAL - A Board Game for young people on gender & sexuality 

Produced by Point of View, with support from UNIFEM., this game board named ‘Golmaal’ is an advocacy tool which aims to enable young people in the age group 16-25 years to discuss, explore and better understand the concept of Gender, including the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS. It aims to build a gendered perspective with regard to the law, women’s rights, gender based violence, sexuality, and relationships. Information on gender and HIV and the linkages are explained through this game which motivates the participants to brainstorm and express their views freely on the issues. Its testing in different parts of the country has revealed that this game has appealed greatly to young people due to its strategy of ‘learn while having fun’.  

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Languages: Hindi, English, Telegu, Kannada and Mizo.

Year: 2006

Source: UNIFEM, Delhi and Point Of View


 ‘Reflections’ -All about HIV/AIDS

Prepared by Railway Women’s Empowerment and AIDS Prevention Society (REAPS), this booklet is a record of the contributions of the peer counselors under the Railways-UNFEEM project so that people can be inspired by their efforts to change lives. This document also contains facts about HIV/AIDS and the railway project.


Languages: English

Year: 2006

Source: REAPS, UNIFEM, Delhi


Gender, HIV and Human Rights: A Training Manual (2000) by Ms. Madhu Bala Nath, UNIFEM Regional Gender and HIV/AIDS Advisor, Asia and the Pacific

In collaboration with UNFPA and UNAIDS, the Manual is the product of an interactive process, focused on increasing understanding on the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS. Divided into four sections: (1) Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: The Gender and Human Rights Context (2) Gender Concerns in HIV and Development (3) Gender and HIV/AIDS: A Human rights Approach (4) Learnings from the Workshops, the Manual offers a set of learning tools presented in a linear mode, which can be used individually and non-sequentially. The tools have been prepared drawing on both qualitative and quantitative information, generated through epidemiological analysis as well as indicative research experiences in various parts of the world.


Instruction Booklet for training instructors of truckers and awareness instruction booklet for truckers

It has been jointly produced by the Department of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Government of India and UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office.   

Description: This is a user-friendly handbook, in English and Hindi in a single volume. In simple uncomplicated language, the booklet provides facts on HIV/AIDS, demystifying myths and misconceptions, making clear the distinctions between safe and unsafe behaviour. It includes a small interesting quiz, which has been designed to test the information absorption levels of the reader. Small enough to fit into a pocket, and to provide ready help, the booklet lists organizations with their contact details, in different parts of India. It seeks to empower with information, answering questions, which people may be hesitant to ask.


Gender and HIV/AIDS  Electronic Library


 Media Tool for Gender Sensitive Reporting on HIV/AIDS