This Resource Book gives a step-by-step procedure on how to train participants on various thematic areas and is intended to enhance knowledge and build the capacity towards the realization of social justice. When using this module, the facilitator is encouraged to ensure that the participants are actively engaged. The Resource Book is designed to help the facilitators increase and enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants and it is therefore important to keep realistic expectations.
Purpose of the Resource Book
This second edition of the Resource Book has been developed by Advocates for Social Change Kenya (ADSOCK) with funding from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) through Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and We Effect.
One of the main reasons for making the second edition, as well as what is somewhat different from the first edition: “Against Patriarchy- Tools for Men and Boys to Further Gender Justice (2013)” was an attempt to present complex areas in a practical manner and to provide additional content that gives clear guidance to users on how to engage with different audiences in the promotion of gender and social justice. The purpose of the Resource Book is to enable its users to advance their knowledge and skills to effectively impart critical information geared towards bringing about transformation and acceptance of gender equality as a norm.
Who Is the Resource Book Meant For?
Gender equality cannot be achieved by one group or a few people working in isolation, it can only be achieved where there is strong leadership, and broad obligation and action at every level and in all sectors. The Resource Book is, therefore, designed to help different actors at different levels in recognising and addressing gender issues in their work, and to support the local communities to put in place the crucial mechanisms to ensure that they operate in a manner that systematically, automatically and consistently responds to the needs and interests of all members of the society, and that benefits from their programs are spread equally between women and men. Gender issues affect everyone, as such, there is a need to involve everyone bearing in mind that gender equality can only be achieved by meaningful participation and involvement of both women and men in the development agendas of their communities.