Training Manual and Trainers’ Guide

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Background and introduction to the Train-the-Trainers Methodology


The Train-the-Trainers Methodology Manual that follows is based on the findings and conclusions drawn from research conducted as part of the COMMUNAID programme – Increasing the capacity of domestic workers of different origins to respond to sexual violence through community-based interventions. More specifically, this training manual took shape out of the findings emerging from semistructured interviews with migrant women domestic workers who have direct or indirect experience of sexual violence in four partner countries (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, and Sweden), (findings reported in WS1: Review of evidence on migrants’ sexual victimization and assessment of victims’ needs); a systematic review of the literature pertaining to training programmes focusing on sexual violence and genderbased violence (findings reported in WS4: Development and implementation of a train-the-trainer intervention: A review of the literature); and finally a Delphi study aiming to develop consensus among experts on the key components of a train the trainer manual focusing on empowering migrant female domestic workers to act against sexual violence (findings reported in WS4: Development and implementation of a drain-the trainer intervention: A Delphi study).

The overall aim of this Train-the-Trainers Methodology Manual is to facilitate building capacity among migrant women domestic workers to be able to deal with issues of sexual violence in the place of domestic work through the training of trainers. The Train the Trainers methodology manual presents key components which are believed to be instrumental for building capacity in the context of sexual violence against migrant women domestic workers, as these were agreed upon by a panel of  experts on sexual health, migrant domestic workers and public health. It also links these key learning components to the specific learning outcomes and to training methods and techniques which may be used during the training.