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Resources - Training manuals
1 Activities to explore: using drama in AIDS and family planning work
London: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), 1991, 99 pages ISBN: 0 86089 088 0 Price: U5$35.00/£25.00 to developing countries, U5$55.00/$30.00 elsewhere (limited availability, contact IPPF for details)
Provides activities that explore attitudes and develop skills related to sexuality, family planning and HIV. Outlines the process of working with groups to develop a story, song, or piece of theatre that can be performed to others. The manual is an accompaniment to the video Unmasking AIDS.
2 Act on health: a youth handbook
London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1995, 34 pages ISBN: 0 85092421 9 Price: £4.00
Designed by and aimed at young people who want to promote positive attitudes to health issues among their peers. It contains guidelines on how young people can set up and evaluate their own health programmes.
3 Action for youth
Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 1990, 184 pages Price: Swiss francs 20.00 Languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish
A training manual for youth workers who work with teenagers (the publisher urges careful review and adaptation before using the pack with children under 15). Provides information about HIV prevention, how to deal with youth workers' concerns about AIDS and how to plan and evaluate an AIDS health promotion programme.
4 AIDS: working with young people
Aggleton, P., Rivers, K., and Warwick, I. London: AVERT, 1993 (revised edition), 162 pages ISBN: 0 9515351 8 8 Price: £18.95 plus postage
Health education materials and exercises for use by those working with young people aged 14 and older in youth centres and schools. Contains factual information about HIV/AIDS, suggestions for working with young people and evaluating AIDS education programmes. Designed for use in the UK but adaptable for use elsewhere.
5 Condom availability in schools: a guide for programs
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1993, 250 pages Price: US$39.95
A step-by-step guide to advocating, planning, implementing and evaluating school condom availability programmes. It includes sample materials and information on developing policy and working with the community. Written for use in North America, but may be appropriate for use elsewhere.
6 Counselling skills training in adolescent sexuality and reproductive health: a facilitator's guide
Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) Adolescent Health Programme, 1993, 179 pages WHO/ADH/93.3 Price: Swiss francs 15.00 Languages: English, French and Spanish
Designed to help facilitators run a five day training workshop in counselling skills in adolescent sexuality and reproductive health. The methods described have been used with participants from more than 60 countries.
7 Educator's guide to AIDS and other STDs Sroka, S.
Lakewood, Ohio: Health Education Consultants, 1989 (regular updates), 100 pages Price: U5$30.00 plus postage Languages: English and Spanish
Contains a comprehensive training curriculum on sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. Includes exercises and lessons. Aimed at young people in North America, but can be adapted for use elsewhere.
Resources - Training manuals
8 Exploring healthy sexuality Jewitt, C.
London: Family Planning Association England, 1994,95 pages ISBN: 0 903289 80 6 Price: £14.99
Aimed at youth workers with little training in sex education. Provides exercises for working with young people aged 14 to 24 years and includes key areas for consideration when undertaking sex education, examples of exercises and how to plan these, and a resource section. Developed for use in the UK, but adaptable for use elsewhere.
9 Facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS/STDs: a gender-based response
Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)/Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)/World Health Organization (WHO), 1995, 52 pages with 8 activity cards and 2 posters (available from WHO, Office of AIDS/HIV and STDs) ISBN: 90 6832 7089 Price: Free Languages: English and French
This resource pack is aimed at policy-makers, programme managers and programme implementers who want to develop a gender-based approach to sexual health work. Although not specifically aimed at working with young people, it contains information and examples related to youth work.
10 Greater expectations: a source book for working with girls and young women Szirom, T. and Dyson, S.
Cambridgeshire: LDA, 1990 (second edition), 196 pages (available from Family Planning Association England) ISBN: 0 905114 19 1 Price: £15.95 plus postage
Contains many exercises aimed at raising awareness and self-esteem of girls and young women. It covers issues such as self-image, the role of the media, and gender roles. Does not cover health issues in detail but has many activities that could be adapted.
11 Helping children in difficult circumstances: a teacher's manual
London: Save the Children Fund UK, 1991,47 pages ISBN: 1 870322 42 8 Price: £2.95 plus 15% postage Languages: English, French and Portuguese
Designed to inform teachers about the effects of violence, war and social conflict on children's development and feelings. Suggests means of support that can be used in the school, family and community to help affected children, using case studies from Mozambique. Provides a step-by-step guide on how to support children who have been affected by their experiences of violence.
12 An introduction to sexual health
Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 1995, 138 pages ISBN: 92 9139007/8/9 Price: Swiss francs 20.00 Languages: English, French and Spanish
Designed for trainers who want to introduce discussion about sexual health but who may not be sure how to start. Provides a framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual health training courses. Includes possible activities which can be adapted and used during training and has a resource list.
13 Let's teach about AIDS
London: Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG) and kuleana Price: Free to developing countries, £10.00 elsewhere Languages: English (available end 1996 from AHRTAG) and Kiswahili (available in 1997 from kuleana)
A practical manual based on a series of booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Practical activities and ideas cover a range of health education strategies, including how to use visual aids, drama, and evaluation techniques.
Resources - Training manuals
14 Life planning education: a youth development program
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1995 (revised edition), 594 pages Price: US$44.95 Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish
Aimed primarily at youth in North America but has also been popular among educators in developing countries. Spanish and Portuguese editions were adapted for use in Latin America. The curriculum contains over 200 educational exercises dealing with young people's sexual and reproductive development, values, self-esteem, decision-making, sexuality, violence, risk reduction and job training.
15 On-line: the drugs learning pack Hope, P., Obbo, K. and Ratnayake, P.
London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1990, 188 pages ISBN: 0 85092 354 9 Price: £7.50
Training activities and information for people who work on drug misuse issues with young people. Contains 40 activities and information sheets, with ideas for planning and evaluating training programmes.
16 Safe choices guide: HIV and other STD policies and prevention programs for youth in high-risk situations
Oklahoma: National Resource Center for Youth Services, 1994 (second edition), 144 pages plus appendices Price: US$35.00 (US$30.00 for orders of 20 or more)
A skills-based HIV prevention curriculum designed for community-based services providers, school-based professionals and education and health workers who work with young people in high-risk situations. The guide covers topics ranging from policy development to training activities. Mainly aimed at youth in North America but the techniques and information could be useful elsewhere.
17 School health education to prevent AIDS and STD: a resource package for curriculum planners
Geneva: World Health Organization/UNESCO, 1994, 117 pages (teachers' guide), 88 pages (curriculum planners), 79 pages (students activities) WHO/GPA/TCO/PRV/94.6 1930061 Price: Swiss francs 18.00 (Swiss francs 12.60 for developing countries) for the three manuals
A guide to help planners set a curriculum and develop materials on HIV and STDs for 12-16 year olds. Divided into three manuals, one each for teachers, curriculum planners and students, it includes 50 worksheets, on communication and negotiation skills, safer sex and HIV/STDs, designed to be adaptable for local use.
18 Stepping stones: a training package on HIV/AIDS, gender issues, communication and relationship skills Welboum, A.
London: Action Aid, 1995, 240 pages & video, 70 minutes, VHS/PAL, (available from Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) Price: manual £12.50 each, video £35.00 (limited numbers available free to Southern NGOs on written request to TALC explaining proposed use)
A training package developed from a workshop in Uganda designed to address the vulnerability of women and young people in decision-making about sexual behaviour. The materials are designed for use in a training workshop to explore social, sexual and psychological needs, and practise different ways of changing behaviour - individually and together. The video illustrates some of the workshop exercises.
19 Street and working children: a guide to planning Ennew, J.
London: Save the Children Fund UK, 1994, 184 pages ISBN: 1 870322 82 7 Price: £6.95 plus 15% postage
A guide for those who want to start or improve projects working with homeless and working children. Explains in simple steps the key issues to consider and has contributions from street children themselves. It does not deal with HIV issues directly but covers linked aspects such as poverty, education, shelter and health. Contains a resource list.
Resources - Training manuals
20 Taught not caught: strategies for education
Cambridge: Clarity Collective, 1989 (second edition), 216 pages (available from Family Planning Association England) ISBN: 1 85505 046 2 Price: £16.50 plus postage
Contains a broad range of practical teaching strategies for those working with young people in the area of sexual health. Suggests ways that young people can approach issues such as sexual decision making, relationships, and self-esteem.
21 Together we can: peer educator's manual
Kingston: Jamaica Red Cross, 1995, 74 pages Price: Free
Aimed at teenage peer educators. Includes activities for managing risk situations, assessing personal values and skills in condom use.
22 Understanding STDs: information for Pacific Island students
Noumea: South Pacific Commission, 1993, 76 pages Price: Free to Pacific Islands, US$5.00 elsewhere Languages: English and French
Manual for school students discussing STDs including HIV transmission, prevention and treatments and including exercises on communication skills. Designed for secondary school students in the Pacific Islands but can be used elsewhere.
23 When I'm grown: life planning education for younger children
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 3 volumes Grades 1-2, 1993, 170 pages, Grades 3-4, 1993, 390 pages, Grades 5-6,1992,390 pages Prices: US$44.95 (individual volumes), US$69.95 (two volumes), US$99.95 (three volumes)
A curriculum for primary school children covering sexuality, HIV prevention and health information within a framework of self-esteem development, problem solving and communication with peers and family. Contains nearly 200 participatory activities for groups with discussion exercises and role play. Developed for use in North America but adaptable for use elsewhere.
24 Working with young people: a guide to preventing HIV/AIDS and STDs
London: Commonwealth Youth Programme, with WHO and UNICEF, 1995, 135 pages Price: Free (subject to availability)
Aimed at people working with out-of-school youth, contains activities on HIV and Sill prevention for new projects or integrated into existing activities. Describes basic steps in planning, designing, evaluating and implementing projects. Information includes how to reach young people, communicating with young people, and health and support services.
25 Youth health: analysis and action
London: Commonwealth Youth Programme, 1995, 96 pages ISBN: 0 85092 4391 Price: £10.00
Report written by four young people who reviewed the health services in four countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the South Pacific. Discusses how young people can analyse and review their own health and community service needs and suggests ways that young people can be involved in programme planning, delivery and evaluation.
26 Youth-reaching-youth implementation guide: a peer program for alcohol and other drug use prevention
Washington DC: National Network of Runaway and Youth Services, 1991,281 pages (available from National Resource Center for Youth Services) Price: US$29.00 plus US$10.00 postage
Provides a step-by-step approach for community-based agencies to plan and implement a programme that involves young people in, and empowers them to make a significant contribution to, reducing or preventing alcohol and other drug use among young people living in high-risk situations. Designed mainly for North America, but adaptable for use elsewhere.
Resources - Books
27 Does AIDS hurt? Educating young children about AIDS Quackenbush, M. Santa Cruz: ETR Associates, 1992 (second edition), 149 pages ISBN: 0 941816 52 4 Price: US$17.95
Aimed at parents and teachers who work with young children. Discusses the issues that young children may raise and discusses some of the main strategies that can be taken. It considers the needs of children infected or affected directly by HIV, and other young children.
28 The health of young people: a challenge and a promise
Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), 1993, 109 pages WHO order no: 1150394 ISBN: 92 4 156154 8 Price: Swiss francs 23.00/US$20.70 (Swiss francs 16.10 in developing countries) Languages: English, French and Spanish
Offers an overview of the current health situation of young people, including health problems related to substance dependence, sexual behaviour and risk-taking. Reviews strengths and weaknesses of traditional responses to adolescent health concerns and suggests ways to improve them.
29 Healthy living, healthy loving Hampton, J.
London: MacMillan, 1987, 181 pages ISBN: 0333 439759 Price: £5.95
Written for teenagers in Africa. It answers common questions on relationships, reproductive and sexual health and includes a guide to a healthy lifestyle.
30 Learn more about health: a book for primary schools
Nairobi: Plan International, 1993, 26 pages Price: Free in Kenya, for those outside Kenya contact Plan International for details
Illustrated information book for primary school children. An elderly man in the community teaches young children about HIV transmission, how to care for people with AIDS who are sick and addresses issues of discrimination.
31 Peer to peer: youth preventing HIV infection together
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1993, 24 pages Price: US$6.00
A booklet for youth workers which looks at the potential of peer education for risk reduction and HIV prevention. In addition offers tips on starting a programme, involving young people in the process, securing funding, and evaluation. Model peer education programmes are included.
32 Reaching the hard-to-reach: health strategies for serving urban young women
Washington DC: Child hope-USA Inc, 1991, 68 pages Price: US$7.00
Report from a conference held in 1991 looking at models of innovative health programmes for young women, including those living on the streets, from around the world. Includes examples from different youth programmes working with young women.
33 School health education for the prevention of AIDS and STDs
WHO AIDS Series 10
Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), 1992, 79 pages WHO order number: 1870010 Price: Swiss francs 18.00 (Swiss francs 12.60 for developing countries, single copies free from WHO) Languages: English, French, Greek, Hindi, Russian and Spanish (contact WHO for information about other languages)
Outlines principles for integrating the subjects of AIDS/STDs within the broader context of health in schools. Aimed at programme and curriculum planners.
Resources - Books / Teaching Tools and Games
34 The sexual exploitation of children: field responses
Geneva: International Catholic Child Bureau, 1992, 284 pages Price: Swiss francs 20.00 Languages: Chinese, English, French and Spanish
A practical compilation of projects working with sexually exploited children. Describes case studies of projects and discusses how to reach these children and work with them.
35 Sexuality and disability: a matter that concerns all of us
Vallingby: Swedish Institute for the Handicapped, 1986, 52 pages ISBN: 91 8631 021 6 Price: Swedish kroner 35.00
Written for, people who work with disabled people, this book aims to dispel myths about disability and sexuality and to provide basic knowledge for teachers, parents and others. Designed for use in Sweden but the key issues and concerns could be used to provoke discussions elsewhere.
36 Sexuality and the mentally handicapped: a manual for parents and teachers
Bombay: Family Planning Association of India, 1995, 48 pages Price: US$2.00
Discusses issues and concerns that teachers and parents may have around sexuality and disability. Discusses the needs of young people with various levels of learning difficulty and provides practical information for working on sexuality issues.
37 Understanding adolescents: an IPPF report on young people's sexual and reproductive health needs
London: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), 1994, 33 pages ISBN: 0 860890988 Price: Free Languages: English, French and Spanish
Summarises adolescent sexual and reproductive health needs and outlines programme and policy implications. Gives examples of IPPF's work with young people.
38 AIDS and you game
Gabarone: AIDS Action Trust (ACT)/UNICEF Botswana (available from ACT) ISBN: 99912 0 146 7 Price: Free to non-funded organisations in Southern Africa while supplies last
This game teaches younger children about HIV transmission and prevention. Contains games, picture cards, and a training book AIDS: a challenge in education. Originally adapted from a British game, the materials can be easily adapted for local use.
39 Child-to-Child: a resource book
London: Child-to-Child Trust, 1994 (available from Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) 2 volumes
Part 1: Implementing the child-to-child approach
80 pages ISBN: 0 946 182 078 Price: £3.00 plus postage
Contains sections on the concept of Child-to-Child and how the approach has been implemented in different ways around the world, the use of appropriate methodologies, evaluation, planning and organising workshops, and on materials in different languages and where they can be obtained.
Part 2: Activity sheets
168 pages ISBN: 0 946 182 086 Price: £4.00 plus postage Languages: Many including Arabic, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, Sesotho, Spanish, Swahili and Telugu. Child-to-Child is willing to assist in translation into other languages.
Contains 36 activity sheets on health issues, including HIV and AIDS.
Resources - Teaching Tools and Games
40 Family planning, STDs, and AIDS flannelgraphs
St. Albans: Teaching-aids at Low Cost (TALC), 55 pages plus 5 flannel sheets Price: £19.50 plus postage
Pictures printed on flannel which can be cut out and displayed on a flannelboard to stimulate discussion and involve groups in defining problems and identifying solutions. Accompanying manual suggests ways the pictures can be used, and provides information about HIV/AIDS, Sills, and family planning. Flannelgraphs are easy to carry, can be reused many times, and can be added to and adapted to meet the needs of the people using them.
41 Let us learn about our body and health
I A manual for trainers
II Exercise book
Ahmedabad: Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA), 1996, 25 pages & 23 pages Price: Rs 50/-/US$10.00 (for set of two books)
An exercise book with accompanying teacher's manual for younger teenagers. It discusses menstruation, conception, sex determination and the reproductive system within the context of looking after your body. Teacher's manual discusses gender issues and provides tips on teaching methods.
42 Man's world
London: Working with Men, (no date) Price: £18.00
Board game designed for work with young men over 14 years of age. Enables young men to discuss their knowledge, feelings and attitudes about being men. Designed for use in the UK but could be adapted for local use.
43 One-for-one AIDS game Iley, R.
London: Educating with Games, 1990, (available from Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) Price: £2.50 plus postage
Board game which uses dice and cards with questions about AIDS to educate players. Designed to be adapted and re-produced at low cost locally.
44 The packet series
Baltimore: Population Communication Services, 1990 Price: Free Languages: English, French and Spanish
A series containing health and family planning communication materials from around the world. Each packet consists of sample materials on a particular topic and includes ideas on how to produce similar materials. Topics include reaching young people, wallcharts on contraceptive methods, photonovels, books and songs for family planning.
45 Raja-rani: pregnancy during adolescence,
Sumati-parvati: gender discrimination,
Sumati: sex determination,
Ahmedabad: Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA), 1995 Price: Rs. 100/-/US$10.00 (for set of four flip charts)
Short flip charts designed for use with younger adolescents, to be used together with the Universal childbirth picture book. Simple stories are used to raise issues of adolescent pregnancy, abortion, sex determination and gender differences. Designed for use in South Asia.
Resources - Teaching Tools and Games / Comics
46 The universal childbirth picture book/flipchart
Lexington: Women's International Network, 1987, book 76 pages/flipchart 34 pages Price: Book US$7.00 plus US$4.00 each for airmail, bulk orders of 10 or more US$4.20 per copy plus postage, flipchart US$25.00 plus postage Languages: Arabic, English, French, Somali, Spanish (available in Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu from CHETNA, price Rs. 15/-/)
Available as a book or a larger flipchart (43cm x 56cm - 34 pages), has hand drawn illustrations with brief descriptions of the female and male sex organs, conception, pregnancy, and the birth process. Designed as a teaching tool for explaining childbirth and sexual health.
Rio de Janeiro: Salamandra, 1992 Price: US$16.80 Languages: English and Portuguese
A board game with condom-like figures uses dice and question cards about HIV/AIDS. For literate youth between the ages of 10 and 14 years of age. Includes a leaflet for parents and educators.
48 Bodytalk: in the age of AIDS
Harare: National AIDS Control Programme/UNICEF, 1995 Price: Free Languages: English, Ndebele and Shona
A magazine for young people that discusses issues around love and relationships and answers questions for teenagers around sexual health concerns.
49 I need to know
Gabarone: Ministry of Health Botswana, 1985-1995, 115 pages Price: Single copies free on request
Series of five photo-comics dealing with adolescence and sexuality from the perspective of a young Botswanan woman. Photos and stories were developed in Botswana and discuss many of the dilemmas that young women and men face in urban and rural areas.
50 Pacific Wize Comics 1 and 2
Suva: Commonwealth Youth Programme/South Pacific Commission (available from South Pacific Commission) Price: Free to Pacific Islands, US$1.00 each elsewhere
Comics written and drawn by young people which discuss the attitudes of young men and women in the South Pacific and provide information on HIV transmission and prevention.
51 Pied Crow
Nairobi: CARE Kenya, 16-24 pages Price: Free
Produced six times yearly and designed mainly for primary schools, this comic book covers a range of issues affecting youth, including health and the environment. Has occasional special issues on HIV/AIDS.
52 Roxy: life love and sex in the nineties
Cape Town: Story Circle/Medical Research Council/Progressive Primary Health Care Network, 1994, 40 pages (available from Macmillan Boleswa Publishers) ISBN: 079780514 1 Price: Rand 9.95 (reductions available on bulk orders)
Photo-comic about a young woman, Roxy, and her friends. It explores their sexual relationships and friendships and their different attitudes towards AIDS and sex. Young people were involved in developing the comic and checking the appropriateness of images and dialogue.
Resources - Comics / Videos
53 Speaking out: young people and HIV
London: Commonwealth Youth Programme, 1994, 37 minutes Price: £5.00
Audio-cassette in which young people living with HIV from different African countries talk about their lives. Provides information on HIV transmission and prevention. The tape is designed for youth group discussions or English lessons.
54 AIDS, it's time for schools to act
Paris: United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1993, 15 minutes Format: VHS/N1SC Price: US$20.00 Languages: English and French
Aimed at planners and teachers this informative video emphasises the important role schools play in HIV prevention. Illustrates school-based activities from around the world.
55 Better safe: a South Pacific drama
West Deakin: Family Planning Australia Inc., 1993, 14 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: Australian $30.00 plus postage Languages: English plus limited copies in French, Hindi, Fijian, Pidgin, Tongan and Samoan.
Based in Fiji, this drama shows the story of Jone, a young man who wants to find a girlfriend and who discovers the need for safer sex. It can be used particularly as a discussion starter on the need for male sexual responsibility.
Harare: Media for Development Trust, 1989,54 minutes (also available from Development through Self-Reliance, Inc.) Format: VHS/PAL/NTSC/SECAM/16mm film Price: US$69.00 for video, US$495 for 16mm film plus US$16.00 postage with a US$20.00 discount for African agencies in Africa. Languages: English, French, Ndebele, Setswana, Shona, Swahili, Zulu
Set in Zimbabwe, this film is about teenage pregnancy. Rita is a young woman who is planning to stay at school and study. She finds that she is pregnant and has to face the consequences. Contains discussion guidelines.
57 Getting it right: safer sex for young gay men
London: Pride Video, 1993, 55 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £15.99
Aimed at young gay men (young men who are sexually attracted to other men) who often find it difficult to get access to information. Through interviews with young gay men, some who have HIV and others who do not, safer sex information is explained, often in graphic language and images.
58 Karate Kids I and II
Toronto: Street Kids International (SKI), 1990, (also available from Development through Self-Reliance, Inc.) Format: VHS/PAL/NTSC/SECAM Price: US$39.95 each with a US$20.00 discount for African organisations in Africa, free for groups who cannot afford to pay upon receipt of an explanatory letter to SKI Languages: Arabic, English, French, Luganda, Nyanja, Shona, Swahili (a total of 17 language editions available - contact SKI for details)
Karate Kids I
An adventure cartoon designed to encourage discussion about health and AIDS for street youth. The story deals with day-to-day survival and focuses on the threat of sexual exploitation. Package includes video, training book for educators and pocket comic book.
Karate Kids II - Goldtooth
An adventure cartoon for street youth dealing with substance abuse. It discusses the range of situations in which young people are exposed to including drugs, alcohol and glue and looks at strategies for avoiding substance use. Aimed at young people aged 8-14.
59 A lesbian guide to sexual health: well sexy women
London: Pride Video, 1993, 55 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £15.99
Made by and for a lesbian audience (women who are sexually attracted to other women). Lesbians discuss what safer sex means for them and safer sex information is provided, sometimes with explicit language and images.
60 Like any other lovers
Noumea: South Pacific Commission, 1993, 54 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: US$25.00, free to non-profit groups in the Pacific Islands (also available from Development through Self-Reliance, Inc. US$39.95 with a US$20.00 discount for African agencies in Africa)
A love story set in the Pacific. When Chris learns that he is HIV-positive his relationship with Linda becomes threatened. The video demonstrates the response to Chris's situation from family, friends, and the community. It highlights many of the discriminatory attitudes associated with HIV.
61 Love and kisses
West Deakin: Family Planning Australia Inc., 1992, 16 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: free (Australian $20.00 may be charged in future if stocks run out and copying is required)
An Australian love story of a young couple. Helen is happy when she learns that she is pregnant, but soon finds out that she also has genital herpes. This video shows the doubts that can occur when a partner develops a sexually transmitted disease. Different people involved express how they feel about love, sex, trust and HIV/AIDS. The video is intended to raise issues and provide a starting point for discussion.
62 More time
Harare: Media for Development Trust, 1993, 90 minutes (available from Development through Self-Reliance, Inc.) Format: VHS/PAL/NTSC/SECAM/16mm and 35mm film Price: US$79.00 with a $20.00 discount for African agencies in Africa for video, inquire for 16mm and 35mm film price Languages: English, Setswana and Swahili
This film tells the story of Thandi, a teenager growing up in a Zimbabwean township. The predicaments and choices facing her friends at school, family in a rural area, her boyfriend and her mother are all portrayed. Viewers are encouraged to think about the consequences of teenage sex in the context of HIV.
Harare: Media for Development Trust, 1992, 103 minutes (available from Development through Self-Reliance, Inc.) Format: VHS/PAL/N1SC/16mm and 35mm film, music audio cassette also available Price: US$79.00 with a US$20.00 discount for African organisations in Africa for video, inquire for 16mm and 35mm film prices, US$11.95 for cassette Languages: English, Portuguese and Swahili
This film tells the story of Patrick and Neria, a Zimbabwean couple living in the city. When Patrick dies suddenly Neria has to face Patrick's brother, who claims traditional right to inherit. This film describes Neria's fight for justice through the law and traditional justice systems.
Resources - Videos
64 No need to blame
Harare: UNICEF, 1993, 35 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: Free to developing countries
Five Zimbabweans, two men and three women, describe how they feel about their HIV status, about family reactions and about living positively. Family and friends also describe their hopes and fears for their loved ones. The video deals with personal experiences rather than medical information.
65 No rubber, no way!
Rio de Janeiro: Centro de Criacao de Imagem Popular (CECIP) for Portuguese language edition inside Brazil; and from WHO Regional Office for the Americas for English or Spanish subtitles outside Brazil, 1992, 27 minutes Format: VHS/PAL/NTSC Price: Free Languages: Portuguese (English or Spanish subtitles available)
Deals with the basic facts on HIV/AIDS, including the views of street youth on the subject. It is narrated by a street boy and includes interviews with young people living on the street.
66 Safe for life: a guide for the young
London: Educational Media Film & Videos Ltd, 1992, 10 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £29.50
This cartoon portrays teenagers expressing concern about common myths and prejudices about AIDS. Explores the benefits and problems of testing, sexual behaviour and safer sex. Different forms of sexual activity, including condom use, are demonstrated.
67 Secret and sacred
Nairobi: Ace Communications Ltd, 1995, 34 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £17.00
Addresses the topic of female genital mutilation (FGM). Examines the cultural context within which FGM is practised and discusses the obstacles to efforts to stop the practice. Looks at opportunities for change and illustrates this with successful interventions by a Kenyan NGO.
68 Silent epidemic
Nairobi: Ace Communications Ltd, 1995, 19 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £23.00
Addresses the problem of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with simple information on symptoms and transmission. Discusses the difficulties that young people face in preventing transmission and suggests practical solutions. Produced in Kenya and appropriate for use in sub-Saharan Africa. Recommended for viewing by those over 16 years of age.
69 Sex: a guide for the young
London: Educational Media Film &. Videos Ltd, 1992, 18 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £29.50 plus £3.50 postage or £5.00 postage for two copies
Two cartoon characters, Kathy and John, voice their unspoken feelings and fears during their first sexual encounter. The film looks at different forms of sexual pleasure and contraceptive methods. Contains graphic imagery which may not be suitable for all.
70 Streetwise women
Toronto: Youthlink, 1990, 16 minutes Format: VHS/NTSC Price: Canadian $20.00
Specially designed to address the concerns of women on the streets, such as injecting drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, negotiating safer sex and empowerment to make safe choices. Aimed at young women in North America. A facilitators' manual accompanies the video.
Resources - Videos / Newsletters
71 Unmasking AIDS
London: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), 1991, 43 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £30.00 Europe and North America, £20.00 to developing countries for video and two guides (UK orders available from Hygia) Languages: English and French
Describes how theatre, puppets, and masks can be used to educate young people about HIV/AIDS. A group of young English people explore, through participatory learning, the facts about AIDS and improvise some issues confronting young people, such as how to persuade a partner to use a condom, using puppets, masks and role plays.
72 Vibes in a world of sexuality
Kingston: Ashe, 1995, 60 minutes Format: NTSC Price: US$15.00 plus US$3.00 postage
A musical revue aimed at teenagers and performed by a youth theatre, showing the skills needed for sexual health, including self-control, trust and effective communication. Young people face issues such as peer pressure and sexually transmitted diseases through songs and short dramas.
73 A window of hope
Lusaka: Kara Counselling, 1994, 18 minutes Format: VHS/PAL Price: £15.00/US$25.00 payable to Kara Counselling, Zambia
Positive and Living Squad (PALS) in Zambia are young people living with HIV and AIDS. In this video they show how they are coping with living with what support they need and how they are addressing discrimination through educational programmes with young people.
74 AIDS Action
London: Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG).. ISSN: 0953 0096 Price: Free to developing countries and students from developing countries, £6.00 other students, £12.00/US$24.00 individuals elsewhere, £24.00/US$48.00 institutions elsewhere
Languages: English (international, Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa), French, Portuguese (Africa and Brazil) and Spanish
Aimed at health workers and educators working at the primary level, provides practical information on a wide range of international HIV, STD and sexual health care and prevention issues. Includes case studies and resource listings.
Regional editions are produced with partner organisations in developing countries:
French - Action contre Ie SIDA: ENDA Tiers Monde, Senegal
Spanish - Accion en SIDA: Colectivo Sol, Mexico
Portuguese (Africa) - Accao SIDA: Mozambique
Portuguese (Brazil) - Acao anti-AIDS, Associacao Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS (ABIA), Brazil
English (Asia-Pacific) - Asia Pacific AIDS Action: Health Action Information Network (HAIN), Philippines
English (Southern Africa) - AIDS Action: Southern Africa Network of AIDS Service Organisations (SANASO), Zimbabwe
75 AIDS/STD Health Promotion Exchange
Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) ISSN: 1384 2692 Price: Free to developing countries, Dutch guilders 45.00 elsewhere Frequency: Quarterly
Reports on worldwide HIV/AIDS/STD-related education, health promotion and prevention activities, with an emphasis on developing countries. Aimed at policy-makers, programme planners, health educators, community workers, teachers and journalists.
Resources - Newsletters / Resource lists and directories
Durham, NC: Family Health International ISSN: 0270 3637 Price: Free to public health and family planning professionals Frequency: Quarterly Languages: English, French and Spanish
Aimed at health workers and covers family planning and health issues. Contains research, project reports and publications listings.
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth Price: Free for non-government and national organisations in developing countries; US$15.00 for those elsewhere - Frequency: Quarterly Languages: English, French and Spanish
Focuses on issues relating to the sexual health of young people, including contraception and HIV/STD prevention, with an emphasis on developing countries.
78 Planned parenthood challenges
London: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) ISSN: 1350 5106 Price: Free to family planning workers and associated individuals and organisations Frequency: Twice per year
Each issue covers a topic of concern to those working in sexual and reproductive health. Contains case studies, project reports, and a section suggesting further reading. Topics covered so far include empowering youth, sexual and reproductive health, women's health, women's rights, advocacy for reproductive health and meeting unmet needs.
79 Straight Talk
Kampala: UNICEF Uganda Price: Free to family planning and public health professionals Frequency: 6 times per year
Newspaper for adolescents addressing issues of AIDS, safer sex and young people's sexual health concerns.
80 Directory of European funders of HIV/AIDS projects in developing countries
London: UK NGO AIDS Consortium, 1993 (second edition), 87 pages Price: Free to developing countries, £10.00 (Europe) and £12.50 (elsewhere)
Provides information about more than 40 funding sources within Europe for HIV/AIDS projects in developing countries. Includes guidelines for fundraising and proposal writing.
81 Essential AIDS information resources
London: Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG)/World Health Organization (WHO) GPA, 1994, 35 pages Price: Free to developing countries, £5.00/US$10.00 elsewhere Languages: French and Spanish editions also available from AHRTAG or ENDA Tiers Monde (Bibliographie selective: SIDA et education sexuelle) and Colectivo Sol (Promover la salud sexual en America Latina y el Caribe: catalogo de recursos educativos sobre VIH/SIDA y salud sexual disponibles para su uso en America Latina y el Caribe)
Resource list containing more than 120 resources. Covers key low cost practical and up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS aimed at national and district level AIDS programme staff, NGOs and implementors of HIV prevention and care at community level.
Resources - Resource lists and directories
82 Funding the future
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1993, 72 pages Price: Free to NGOs and national organisations in developing countries, US$8.00 elsewhere Languages: English, French and Spanish
Guide listing over 30 agencies who fund programmes concerned with adolescent fertility. Provides information on the agency, funding interests and application requirements. Includes tips on fundraising, advocacy and proposal writing, with a bibliography of additional fundraising resources.
83 Guide to technical support available to HIV/AIDS projects in developing countries
London: UK NGO AIDS Consortium, 1995, 98 pages Price: Free to developing countries, £10.00 Europe, £12.50 elsewhere
Provides information about European agencies that provide technical support in the areas of information, training, personnel and equipment to NGOs in developing countries, with information on what types of support they provide and where they work.
84 Information, education and communication materials for African youth workers: a resource guide
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1994, 80 pages Price: Free to NGOs and national organisations in developing countries, US$12.95 elsewhere Languages: English and French
Lists over 50 booklets, posters, audio and visual aids and manuals produced in Africa for African audiences. Aimed at youth and adults and covers issues such as adolescent development, sexuality, contraception, STD prevention and harmful traditional practices. The guide provides ordering information and tips for adapting these and other materials or creating new ones.
85 Resource directory: funding, technical resources and advocacy offered to projects for street living and working children
London: Consortium for Street Children UK, 1996, 129 pages Price: Free to organisations in developing countries/Eastern Europe, £10.00 elsewhere
A resource guide listing international NGOs that provide funding or technical support to NGOs working with street youth, and those that are involved in campaigning, information provision and advocacy. Includes further resources and contacts.
86 Resources for educators
Peer education (Volume 5)
Washington DC: Advocate for Youth, 1996, 24 pages Price: US$3.00
Contains lists of materials on sexual health peer education programmes. Designed for practitioners interested in current resources, and includes videos, books, curriculum, pamphlet and poster titles available on peer education programmes and strategies.
Sexual orientation (Volume 8)
Washington DC: Advocates for Youth, 1994, 24 pages Price: US$3.00
This resource list contains materials on sexual orientation and materials that promote broader discussion about sexuality and sexual orientation. The materials focus on gay, lesbian and bisexual youth but are useful for educators working with all young people. The materials include videos, books and training materials for educators and young people.