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close this bookSocial Mobilization for Reproductive Health (CEDPA, 2000, 160 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction: Social Mobilization for Reproductive Health
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Open this folder and view contentsSESSION ONE: Welcome and Setting the Stage
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Open this folder and view contentsSESSION SIX: Mobilizing for Equity: Gender and Reproductive Health Considerations
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION SEVEN: Developing a Plan of Action for Social Mobilization Coalitions
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Acknowledgments

Social Mobilization for Reproductive Health was made possible by a grant from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CEDPA is grateful for the generous support of UNFPA and USAID for this manual and for many training activities and publications over the years. Additional thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting the final editing and printing of this manual, under the auspices of the Women's Leadership Project.

In particular, CEDPA wishes to thank Sylvie I. Cohen, Senior Technical Officer, Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA, for her invaluable support and encouragement during the development of this manual and throughout the project.

Many people contributed to the development of this curriculum. Nancy Russell, who served as technical director for the project, is a tireless promoter of social mobilization for reproductive health worldwide. Maryce Ramsey provided technical assistance in the areas of behavior change communication, gender and for overall content. Sarah Ford provided technical assistance in the areas of training and content, while managing the production of the manual. Marta Levitt-Dayal and Abrar Kahn of CEDPA/India, and Corinne Rocca provided meaningful technical and editorial contributions. Laurie Zivetz began the first draft of the manual, and Sarah Fry finished it with significant editorial support from Nicole Spencer and Heather Taylor.

Christa Skerry and the staff and partners of CEDPA/Nepal provided important comments. Erma Manoncourt of UNICEF and David Cohen of The Advocacy Institute also made insightful suggestions.

A special word of appreciation goes to Aradana John of the State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency, Lucknow, India, for her vision and support of social mobilization and her invitation to conduct the first training in Lucknow.

Less visible but no less important are CEDPA's alumni and partners and the many women and men who have engaged in social mobilization. Their insights have helped CEDPA refine its understanding of social mobilization and improve its capacity to share the concept with others. In particular, CEDPA thanks those who participated in the India field-test of this manual. Their suggestions and feedback, as well as their commitment to gender equity, were invaluable to the development of this manual.