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Table 3 Workshop curriculum for Intimate Partners

From: Reducing violence and increasing condom use in the intimate partnerships of female sex workers: study protocol for Samvedana Plus, a cluster randomised controlled trial in Karnataka state, south India

The workshop series for men consists of five modules in which participants learn about HIV risk, women’s rights, and laws relating to violence; share their experiences; examine their attitudes, feelings, ideals of masculinity, and behaviour; and are encouraged to practice cooperation and communication rather than confrontation and coercion. The first module will focus on building trust and communication. The second module will examine participants’ gender ideals and ideas around masculinity. The third module will teach participants about unsafe sex and risk and how to reduce risk and behave responsibly in intimate relations. The fourth module will focus on understanding violence and the role men play in stopping violence. In the fifth module, participants will focus on changing and considering their future which is safe and responsible.