<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/tiphunzire-lets-learn <p>Launched in 2014, the Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) project is working to create empowering learning contexts for marginalised girls in rural central and southern Malawi in order to keep girls in school. The project is training young female teachers to be Agents of Change (AoC) to deliver girl-friendly education in 225 schools across 10 districts. The teachers run participatory, girl-friendly, extra curricula activities focused on improving the girls' self-confidence, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and literacy and numeracy. Tiphunzire!</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"The core assumption of Tiphunzire! is that gender norms as well as inadequate SRH practices significantly affects the livelihoods and life aspirations of girls and women alike. By improving the knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights at an early stage, a girl can strengthen their self-esteem and confidence to make the best use of education." <Br /><br /> Tiphunzire! focuses on girls aged 11 - 15 in the top three grades of primary school who have been identified as at risk of dropping out of school, and girls in the community who have already dropped out of school. The project is being implemented in two phases. During Phase 1, AoC were deployed in 36 schools across 6 districts. During Phase 2 the project scaled-up and AoC were deployed in 189 schools across 10 districts. <br /></p> <p>The AoC run two after-school girls’ clubs per week with both in-school and out-of-school girls, as well as a monthly community radio listening club. Teachers receive training to improve their ability to teach literacy and numeracy and SRHR education in participatory and interactive ways. They also run child protection and gender inclusivity training with the other teachers in their school. By working within both the community and the school, the project hopes to build links that will enable the Agent of Change teachers to encourage community and parental support for girls’ education and address barriers to their learning, such as poor sexual and reproductive health, gender expectations, and poverty.<br /></p> <p>Using their mobile phones, the participating teachers are able to access constantly updated gender-sensitive project curricula with examples of best practices, share detailed qualitative and quantitative impact with the TfaC team, and support and motivate each other. The use of this technology is intended to reduce their isolation and equip them with the tools they need to engage girls in high quality education.<br /></p> <p>One of the activities that the Agents of Change teachers run across schools in rural Malawi is an interactive radio programme. Teachers record radio drama shows to raise awareness on social themes and issues. Listeners who want to change the narrative of these shows send free mobile phone messages to Tiphunzire! and request to change the storyline -characters or plot. They are then invited to present their own version of the story on the radio, making their voices heard to people across the country.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Education, Girls</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the project's baseline report, "A significant barrier that keeps girls out of school in Malawi is poor sexual reproductive healthÉIn Malawi, almost 9% of girls who dropped out of school in 2010 did so because of early marriage and pregnancy, citing also embarrassment around menstruation as a reason for missing school."<br /><br /></p> <p>At the start of the project, two research surveys were conducted to help better understand the context: the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.tfacafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TfaC-Malawi-Child-Protection-Report-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Child Protection Survey</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.tfacafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Early-Marriage-in-Primary-Schools-Report-July-2014.pptx" target="_blank">Early Marriage Survey</a>. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/tiphunzire1.jpg" alt="Tiphunzire! (Let&#039;s Learn!) " title="Tiphunzire! (Let&#039;s Learn!) " width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Theatre for a Change (TfaC), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) Girls Education Challenge (GEC), Malawian Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/theatre-change-tfac-malawi" title="View user profile.">Theatre for a C...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/-XfO00BJ0Ns?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-XfO00BJ0Ns?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XfO00BJ0Ns"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/-XfO00BJ0Ns/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.tfacafrica.com/what-we-do/malawi/girls-education-challenge/" target="_blank">Theatre for a Change website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.tfacafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Tiphunzire-Year-2-Baseline-Report-January-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Theatre for Change’s Tiphunzire! Project Baseline Study Report [PDF]</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/mobile-learning-week/symposium/tiphunzire-and-tisinthe-using-mobile-phone-technology-to-help-women-and-girls-have-their-voices-heard-and-their-rights-upheld/" target="_blank">UNESCO website</a> on January 5 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/tiphunzire-lets-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/tiphunzire-lets-learn#comments Africa Malawi Experiences Children MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Radio Education Gender School Curricula NGOs Featured Girls Rights Africa Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:51:39 +0000 Theatre for a Change (TfaC) Malawi 9378123 at http://www.comminit.com The Good Life Network http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/good-life-network <p>The Good Life Network is a "pop-up" health and development television channel airing between December 1 2015 and March 31 2016 on satellite television in South Africa. Programmes cover nutrition, health, fitness, human rights, youth sexuality, and HIV, as well as consumer and gender rights. The Good Life Network is led by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication and Ochre Media in partnership with the National Department of Health.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Good Life Network is intended as a call to action for all South Africans to make small changes to live a healthier life. The channel will broadcast a number of different programmes, which are designed to be entertaining in order to encourage audiences to live the "good life". <br /> </p> <p>The programmes include the following: </p> <ul type="square"> <li><i>Health Bulletins</i> - combines citizen journalism with headline stories, using a weekly studio news bulletin format supported with online audio visual resources, field reports, and interviews.</li> <li><i>The Village Shrink</i> - focuses on mental health and well-being, suggesting compassionate strategies for coping with everyday life.</li> <li><i>SuperDoc</i> - focuses on women's health issues using real case studies. In each episode, the show's host, Dr. Gau Motau, unpacks a health issue with a medical expert and profiles an everyday woman who has been personally affected. The show aims to be engaging and informative and encourages audiences to take preventative health measures.</li> <li><i>FitLife</i> - promotes the concept that achieving fitness is affordable and within everyone's reach. FitLife promotes everyday Community Fitness Programmes happening in neighbourhoods and parks with inspiring "fitness makeover" programmes.</li> <li><i>Health Busters</i> - tackles health fads and dispels health myths. Host and comedian Joey Rasdien will take on products and populist health myths in a funny, entertaining, and insightful way. Programmes investigate the psychology and the myths behind some of the weirdest health and beauty desires and searches for real answers to the health claims that many products make.</li> <li><i>Food Police</i> - features dietitian hosts helping candidates improve their eating habits by improving general food literacy. In this reality programme, the Food Police will raid cupboards and reinvent meals that are healthier. </li> <li><i>Shape Up</i> - features a mix of counsellors giving information and suggestions related to life-skills and tools to build real, meaningful relationships.</li> <li><i>Get Up Stand Up</i> - includes stories of everyday, community heroes who sacrifice their personal lives in order to make a difference in the lives of others.</li> <li><i>Cooks for Life</i> - showcases simple, effective, nutritious, budget-friendly African meals for families. Host Mogau Seshoene is an entrepreneur, foodie, and cook. </li> </ul> <p>The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://thegoodlifenetwork.co.za/" target="_blank">Good Life Network website</a> features the channel's schedule, a blog, and information about the shows, as well as general health information. Audiences can also access more information and connect with the programmes through the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/GLNSouthAfrica" target="_blank">GoodLife Network Facebook page</a>. <br /></p> <p>The Good Life Network will be available on DSTV channel 199 in Southern Africa for customers using the Access, Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/goodlife_network.jpg" alt="The Good Life Network" title="The Good Life Network" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, Ochre Media, National Department of Health, Multichoice, and Times Media Group.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/soul-city-institute-health-development-communication" title="View user profile.">Soul City Insti...</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/users/marang-setshwaelo" title="View user profile.">Marang Setshwaelo</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/T7bmWnbgqSo?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/T7bmWnbgqSo?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7bmWnbgqSo"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/T7bmWnbgqSo/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.soulcity.org.za/news/the-good-life-network-south-africa2019s-first-dedicated-health-channel" target="_blank">Soul City website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://thegoodlifenetwork.co.za/" target="_blank">Good Life Network website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://jozistyle.joburg/the-good-life-network-south-africas-first-dedicated-health-channel/" target="_blank">Jozi Style website</a> on January 5 2016. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/good-life-network#comments Africa South Africa Southern Africa Experiences Entertainment News/Information Television Government Departments Health NGOs Nutrition Featured Soul City Health Communication - Africa Global Health Entertainment-Education Africa Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:26:07 +0000 Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication 9378120 at http://www.comminit.com Gender on the Agenda: Narratives of Masculinity in South African Media http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-agenda-narratives-masculinity-south-african-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandra Banjac </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lethabo Dibetso </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sophie Haikali (ed.) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>The 60-page report shares findings of a study exploring masculinity and masculine identity among male and female media consumers in South Africa. Traditionally, most gender media monitoring exercises have focused primarily on women; this research was conducted to highlight how masculinity is communicated through language and how far news media reflect or possibly distorts the way men (and women) perceive their social gender roles and identities. <br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.fesmedia-africa.org/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/English/2014/Gender_on_the_agenda.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2016-01-19_at_14.08.36.png" alt="Gender on the Agenda: Narratives of Masculinity in South African Media" title="Gender on the Agenda: Narratives of Masculinity in South African Media" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/fesmedia-africa-friedrich-ebert-stiftung-fes" title="View user profile.">fesmedia Africa...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fesmedia-africa.org/?id=556" target="_blank">fesmedia Africa website</a> on January 7 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-agenda-narratives-masculinity-south-african-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-agenda-narratives-masculinity-south-african-media#comments Africa South Africa Strategic Thinking MDG 3. Gender Equality Print News/Information Gender News Media Rights Featured Community Radio - Africa Africa Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:03:37 +0000 fesmedia Africa - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) 9378095 at http://www.comminit.com UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/unescoguillermo-cano-world-press-freedom-prize-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/guillermo_cano.png" alt="UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016" title="UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, an assassinated Colombian journalist, this prize of US$25,000 is intended to honour a person, organisation, or institution "that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger. " The award is intended to reward journalists who have shown dedication in the name of freedom of expression and information, and to afford them the international recognition they deserve.<br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 15, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Up to three candidates can be submitted by Member States, international/regional organisations, or professional/non-governmental organisations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression. Nominations must be submitted in English or French and include a brief biography or history of the nominee.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/unesco-guillermo-cano-world-press-freedom-prize" title="View user profile.">UNESCO Guillerm...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/unesco-world-press-freedom-prize-seeks-nominations-worldwide" target="_blank">International Journalists' Network website</a> on January 18 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/unescoguillermo-cano-world-press-freedom-prize-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/unescoguillermo-cano-world-press-freedom-prize-2016#comments Global Awards Freedom of Information Governance and Democracy Print News/Information Radio Television News Media United Nations Rights Featured Community Radio - Africa Africa Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:54:16 +0000 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 9378091 at http://www.comminit.com Kwanele http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/kwanele <p>Launched in July 2015, Kwanele is a five-year pilot programme working in 20 schools in Khayelitsha township in South Africa to decrease the high level of gender-based and sexual violence in schools and ensure a safe learning environment for girls. The programme is implemented by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (SCI) in partnership with Grassroot Soccer South Africa (GRS), with support from Comic Relief, as part of the Sexual Violence in Schools in South Africa (SeVissa) initiative.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kwanele programme is being implemented in 10 primary schools and 10 high schools in Khayelitsha, through Soul City's Soul Buddies and Rise Young Women's Clubs. Kwanele is designed to empower girls and strengthen the capacity of schools and communities to identify and deal with gender-based violence. The programme is based on a theory of change that highlights the importance of implementing a comprehensive whole school/community approach to bring about change at multiple levels. <br /><br /></p> <p>Kwanele comprises the following approaches: </p> <ul type="square"> <li><i>Schools Clubs</i>: Soul Buddyz Clubs (SBC) and Young Women's Clubs (YWC) are being established in each of the programme schools. These clubs will use an interactive and participatory life skills curriculum combining Soul City's existing Soul Buddyz and Girls clubs methodologies with Grassroot Soccer's Skillz youth intervention strategies, which include girls soccer leagues, life skills lessons by female role models, split sex group discussions complementing Life Orientation Classes, and holiday programmes and community events. </li> <li><i>School Safety Plans</i>: The clubs will catalyse schools to develop safety plans and policies and coordinate the SCI's Alcohol Free Schools campaign with stakeholders. This will include training school governing bodies (SGB) and principals in developing and implementing school policies and practices to prevent sexual violence, identify vulnerable children, and link them to appropriate services.</li> <li><i>Training parents and caregivers</i>: To train parents and caregivers on identifying sexual violence and accessing appropriate services, Soul City will deliver its "Hands on Parenting" course and recruit parents of club members to champion community activities. </li> <li><i>Community dialogues</i>: To address social and cultural norms that perpetuate violence against girls, community dialogues will be held to facilitate dialogue and ongoing engagement with stakeholders to promote a multi-sectoral approach to addressing sexual violence. </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Education, Girls, Gender-based Violence</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to project information, "women and girls are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence and sexual violence in South Africa, with statistics reaching alarming proportions. Through SeVissa, Soul City and Grass Roots Soccer and relevant stakeholders are working to prevent gender-based violence and sexual violence in schools through appropriate and innovative channels, including edutainment and sport." <Br /></p> <p>The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication uses a combination of mass media, social mobilisation, and advocacy to improve the quality of life and health of people in Southern Africa. The organisation uses communication for social change activities to strengthen individuals, communities, and society based on active citizenship and principles of social justice.<Br /></p> <p>Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an adolescent health organisation that "educates, inspires and mobilises young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. Through youth friendly sport-based activities, innovative programming based on sound research, and inspiring role models, GRS provides young people with health information and access to services, so they can make educated choices about HIV and AIDS, sexual health and gender-based violence."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/kwanele21.jpg" alt="" title="Kwanele" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (SCI), Grassroot Soccer South Africa (GRS), Comic Relief</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/soul-city-institute-health-development-communication" title="View user profile.">Soul City Insti...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/soul-buddyz-clubs">Soul Buddyz Clubs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/rise-young-womens-clubs">RISE Young Women&#039;s Clubs</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Phinah Kodisang on October 25 2015, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/City-Vision/Kwanele-as-voices-speak-out-against-gender-based-violence-20150805" target="_blank">News24 website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sabceducation.co.za/shift/whats-on-your-mind/from-us-to-you/item/163-sevissa-project-kwanele-communities-ensuring-safe-learning-environments-for-girls" target="_blank">Shift website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.soulcity.org.za/news/new-initiative-launched-in-cape-town-kwanele-communities-ensuring-safe-learning-environments-for-girls" target="_blank">Soul City website</a> on January 15 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/kwanele#comments South Africa Experiences Children Community Participation Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Adolescents and Violence Education Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Youth Featured Soul City Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:56:58 +0000 Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication 9378072 at http://www.comminit.com What is Social and Behavior Change Communication? http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/what-social-and-behavior-change-communication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3:42 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> English </div> </div> </div> <p>The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has produced an animated video to help explain the concept of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC). The video defines SBCC, shows how it can be applied to behaviour change in the areas of HIV, malaria, family planning, Ebola, and child survival. and outlines how to begin to devise an SBCC programme.<br /></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-video-producer"> <div class="field-label">Producer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health Communication Collaborative (HC3) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/field/image/screen_shot_2016-01-15_at_09.01.10.png" alt="What is Social and Behavior Change Communication? " title="What is Social and Behavior Change Communication? " width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/kim-martin" title="View user profile.">Kim Martin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3-animated-infographic-shows-how-and-why-sbcc-works/" target="_blank">HC3 website</a> on January 13 2016. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/what-social-and-behavior-change-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/what-social-and-behavior-change-communication#comments Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health HIV / AIDS Africa Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:03:56 +0000 Kim Martin 9378055 at http://www.comminit.com Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-guide-facilitators <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sara Asadullah </div> <div class="field-item even"> Soledad Muñiz </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot.jpg" alt="Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators" title="Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators" width="100" height="88" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This toolkit is designed to support users in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video (PV) with the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique (PVMSC). According to the guide, this is "a participatory approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning that amplifies the voices of participants and helps organisations to better understand and improve their programmes." The toolkit was produced by InsightShare with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the C4D Network.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.insightshare.org/resources/pv-and-msc-guide" target="_blank">Click here to download the Guide in PDF format. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/6165">InsightShare</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>54</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/soledad-muniz-insightshare" title="View user profile.">Soledad Muniz -...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email received from Soledad Muniz on December 15 2015 and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.insightshare.org/resources/pv-and-msc-guide" target="_blank">InsightShare website</a> on January 13 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-guide-facilitators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-guide-facilitators#comments Global Materials Community Participation Film and Video Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Gender Health NGOs United Nations Rights Featured UNICEF Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:07:56 +0000 Soledad Muniz - InsightShare 9378052 at http://www.comminit.com Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/reporting-development-guide-african-journalists <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oliver Wates </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hamadou Tidiane Sy </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Joseph Warungu (ed) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Josh LaPorte (ed) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/reporting_development.jpg" alt="" title="Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Produced by the European Journalism Centre, this guide was produced to act as a key and timely resource for reporting on development issues across Africa.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://mediapusher.eu/reportingdev/reporting_development_aoa_digital.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the guide in PDF format. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/5007">The European Journalism Centre</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>64</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/marjan-tillmans" title="View user profile.">Marjan Tillmans</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ejc.net/projects/news/article/release-development-reporting-guide-for-african-journalists" target="_blank">European Journalism Centre website</a> on January 5 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/reporting-development-guide-african-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/reporting-development-guide-african-journalists#comments Africa Materials Digital Community Media Development Assistance Print Economic Development News/Information Radio Education Television Environment Gender Health News Media Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured Global Community Radio - Africa Media Development Africa Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:57:13 +0000 Marjan Tillmans 9377985 at http://www.comminit.com One Hand Can't Clap by Itself: Engagement of Boys and Men in Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma's Intervention to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/one-hand-cant-clap-itself-engagement-boys-and-men-kembatti-mentti-gezzimmas-intervention <h4>EMERGE Case Study 3</h4> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Stern </div> <div class="field-item even"> Althea Anderson </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<em>The successful involvement of men and women as part of a community-wide approach to shifting deep-rooted norms is critical for the abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM-C)."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/7061/Ethiopia%20Story%20of%20Change.pdf?sequence=1" target="_blank">Click here to download the related Story of Change.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/onehand.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/jas-vaghadia" title="View user profile.">Jas Vaghadia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://menandboys.ids.ac.uk/files/%E2%80%98one-hand-can%E2%80%99t-clap-itself%E2%80%99-engagement-boys-and-men-kmg%E2%80%99s-intervention-eliminate-fgm-c?vnc=nf3JuifgF1azDz1uoxsXssYdBfxOtMX0NbhJ2sA2lw0&amp;vnp=2" target="_blank">EMERGE website</a> on December 10 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/one-man-can-model-community-mobilisation-approach-promote-gender-equality-and-reduce-hiv">The One Man Can Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote Gender Equality and Reduce HIV vulnerability in South Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/one-hand-cant-clap-itself-engagement-boys-and-men-kembatti-mentti-gezzimmas-intervention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/one-hand-cant-clap-itself-engagement-boys-and-men-kembatti-mentti-gezzimmas-intervention#comments Ethiopia Strategic Thinking Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender Health NGOs Risk Management Featured Institute for Development Studies Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:42:26 +0000 Jas Vaghadia 9377982 at http://www.comminit.com Raising Students' Voices: School Councils in Tanzania Supporting Young People to Claim Their Education Rights http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/raising-students-voices-school-councils-tanzania-supporting-young-people-claim-their-edu <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louie Fooks </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 15, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<i>Overall, the barazas have been so successful that the local authorities have extended the approach to a further 60 schools, and some schools have committed to doing baraza business within core school hours in recognition of their positive contribution to school life."</i><br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/oxfam/bitstream/10546/578626/1/cs-mrmv-raising-students%27-voices-150915-en.pdf" target="_blank"> Click here to download the full case study in PDF Format. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/student_voice.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/users/catherine-meredith" title="View user profile.">Catherine Meredith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/raising-students-voices-school-councils-in-tanzania-supporting-young-people-to-578626?cid=em_LKET_0915" target="_blank">Oxfam website</a> on December 7 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv">My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/raising-students-voices-school-councils-tanzania-supporting-young-people-claim-their-edu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/raising-students-voices-school-councils-tanzania-supporting-young-people-claim-their-edu#comments Tanzania Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Interpersonal Education Health NGOs Rights Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Africa Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:59:42 +0000 Catherine Meredith 9377979 at http://www.comminit.com