The manual "Training for Women's Empowerment" is a practical manual, informed by the idea of participation, for the training of volunteer helpers and professional counsellors, for example working in the psychosocial, legal or health sectors. It aims at enhancing the skills and the awareness of these women to work for the empowerment of women and girls who have undergone sexualised and other forms of gender-based violence. The manual comprises various modules that can also be used individually, tailored to the respective training groups.
The life context of women and girls in rural South East of Liberia is the basis on which it was developed. The manual was field-tested in trainings of medica mondiale Liberia and adjusted to the needs of training participants. It can also easily be adapted to the contexts of life and violence of women and girls in other countries.
The version "basic level" was developed for activists and volunteers in community support groups. It is more simplified and can be used in trainings with participants with low or no literacy skills.