The Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy: Training Manual provides tools for running training workshops to develop and enhance activists’ capacity to advocate for safe abortion based on the information provided in the Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy Guide. This training manual is designed for young trainers who are experienced abortion advocates and have some workshop facilitation experience. The targeted participants are experienced young activists interested in expanding their work on abortion.
This manual is made up of seven chapters which are each based on a particular theme. The chapters are divided into workshop sessions, which are made up of activities that aim to either impart information or develop skills.
The activities are suggestions. Trainers and facilitators can pick and choose which to use, alter activities to suit the group of participants they are working with, and add additional relevant activities. Similarly, the information imparted during the workshops can be taken from the Guide or other sources and will depend on the goals and objectives of the training, the expectations of the participants, and their existing knowledge and skills in advocacy and abortion issues.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation in developing and piloting this training manual. We would also like to thank IPPF Western Hemisphere Region, the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia, Profamilia Dominican Republic, and the amazing young people who took part in our trainings in Zambia and the Dominican Republic.
The training manual provides young activists with tools and guidance on how they can host their own trainings to strengthen abortion advocacy in their communities.
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