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Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender Manuals for Male Group Leaders
The Training Manual provides male group leaders with the information and techniques they need to share information and encourage discussions on gender issues and optimal infant and young child feeding. The training curriculum described in the manual assumes strong facilitation skills on part of the participants. It describes a two-day training workshop that uses group activities, focused discussions, brainstorming, and role playing to introduce issues such as breastfeeding, complementary feeding, counseling and testing for HIV, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
This Participants’ manual serves as a reference for male group leaders who participated in the two-day training in order for them to be able to share information and encourage discussions on gender issues and support optimal maternal dietary and infant and young child feeding practices. This manual includes summaries of key content, suggested questions to promote discussion, and activities that group leaders can use when facilitatingtheir group sessions.