Cote d'Ivoire Workshop

Using the Health COMpass to Strengthen Gender Capacity in Cote D’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire WorkshopFamiliar with the Health COMpass? Created by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), it’s an online collection of best practice capacity strengthening tools for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) practitioners.

In 2013, two workshops were held in Cote d’Ivoire to field test the Health COMpass.  Prior to the workshops, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs’ (JHU·CCP) team in Cote d’Ivoire, along with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), identified an SBCC capacity gap related to gender.

The workshop organizers used  the Health COMpass to search for gender tools to address the gap, ultimately selecting the Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) toolkit developed by CARE and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Forty-two men and women participated in two workshops that explored the following gender-related topics, based on ISOFI exercises:

  • Exploring gender and culture
  • What is sexuality?
  • Rebuilding the world
  • Talking about sex and sexual pleasures
  • Values clarification

Read more about the workshop and lessons learned:

[Download] Using The HealthCOMpass to Strengthen Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity

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