BSR Launches Open-Source Curriculum for HERproject Women’s Health-Training Programs

John Muthee | CSR Africa | June 26, 2012

A new set of curriculum from BSR’s HERproject will help women working in factories globally learn about sensitive and critical health issues, including nutrition, water-borne disease, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and more, so that they and their families can improve their health and well-being.

The curriculum, which will be available in an open-source web platform, was developed with generous funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation. The one-hour training programs are intended for use in the workplace, but can be used in any situation – such as a community group or school – that would benefit from the short training timeframe and simple messages. The curriculum was designed for a wide group of users, including nonprofit organizations working on community-based health education, factory or farm human resources staff, and health clinic professionals. The language is clear and simple, and the directions for how to implement the training programs are thorough enough for less experienced trainers to understand and implement...