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Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in Africa: A Case Study of the South African Children's Parliament
March 14, 2017

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in ...

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“Child rights advocates are optimistic of its transformative role in enhancing the voice of young people and instituting an empowering narrative for social change. However, it is constrained by conceptual and programmatic weaknesses which impair ...

Policy Communication Toolkit
February 10, 2017

Policy Communication Toolkit

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"Research often has profound implications for policy, but without effective communication between researchers and policy audiences, the significance of research findings may be lost. Through this toolkit, users can build skills to bridge this ...

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) Project
February 10, 2017

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and ...

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Implemented by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) starting in November 2015, the 5-year PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) project focuses on ensuring that family planning and population ...

SBCC Check-In: Quality Standards for SBCC
February 1, 2017

SBCC Check-In: Quality Standards for SBCC

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...continuous SBCC quality improvement can only be achieved when programmers continually investigate the current SBCC process and commit to improving it." From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), SBCC Check-In is a performance ...

The Girl Generation Campaign
January 31, 2017

The Girl Generation Campaign

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Launched in 2014, The Girl Generation Campaign is a social change communication initiative that seeks to provide a global platform for galvanising, catalysing, and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM). The ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences
January 12, 2017

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health ...

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This guide is designed to help programme managers and implementers working in the health and development sectors to adapt existing openly accessible health content to different contexts, local languages, and formats. As explained in the guide, ...

Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Training Manual
March 27, 2017

Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Training Manual

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This training manual on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) approaches the issue from a gender perspective in order to increase participants’ understanding of FGM/C as a harmful practice and a form of violence against women and girls ...

A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning Programmes
March 23, 2017

A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning ...

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This guide outlines steps to identifying and documenting best practices in family planning (FP), and was developed so that FP programmes can build on existing experience and not duplicate efforts every time they implement a new practice. As ...

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide
March 9, 2017

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide

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This manual is a condensed reference guide on the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach used by The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Food For Peace ...

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours with Entertainment Education
March 7, 2017

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours ...

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“Results of an experimental evaluation of the MTV Shuga drama offer an encouraging message on the potential to use entertainment education as a development tool.”

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence
March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement ...

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“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is important to consider what approaches and ...

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for Development Programmes and Opportunities in the Horn, East and Central Africa
February 27, 2017

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for ...

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“Trends in international development point to increasing investment in new technologies and a more significant role for information communication technologies (ICT) in the work of NGOs.” This discussion paper reports on the results of research ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
January 13, 2017

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes

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“Soft skills refer to a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. These skills are applicable across ...

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
January 5, 2017

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

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"Social media operations are most effective when they are strategically incorporated as part of an organization's outreach, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts."

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

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"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Train the Trainers and Dialogue Facilitation Guides
December 7, 2016

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for ...

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These two materials have been developed to help community leaders in Swaziland to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in their communities, and to advocate for modification of harmful cultural norms and practices that place AGYW at ...

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report
November 18, 2016

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report

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"HC3 believes that if widely shared and followed, the Addis Declaration will strengthen and enrich the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] field, link members of the SBCC scholarly and professional community more closely to each ...

Stop TB Key Population Briefs
November 11, 2016

Stop TB Key Population Briefs

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These Stop TB Key Population Briefs form part of the Stop TB Partnership's initiative to focus attention on key populations that face a range of barriers to access tuberculosis (TB) care and treatment. The briefs were developed in response to The ...

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health
November 3, 2016

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health

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“Communication has been a consistent current running through many major health developments of recent years. And yet, despite the demonstrated promise of communication as a tool for improving public health, not enough has been done to date to ...

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings
November 1, 2016

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

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"[R]ecent humanitarian action has highlighted the need to more rigorously include the perspectives and consider needs of adolescents in crisis situations." Plan International United Kingdom (UK) and Plan International commissioned this report to ...

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign
October 27, 2016

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign

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Launched in May 2015, the Zusha! National Road Safety Campaign aims to reduce road accidents by encouraging passengers using matatus (14-seater minibuses) or buses to speak out directly to their drivers against reckless driving. Zusha!, which is ...

Community Group Engagement: Changing Norms to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health
October 20, 2016

Community Group Engagement: Changing Norms to Improve Sexual and ...

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"What is the promising high-impact practice in family planning for social and behavior change? Engage and mobilize communities in group dialogue and action to promote healthy sexual relationships."

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors
October 18, 2016

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition ...

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"The use of video as a SBCC medium offers several advantages when working in rural communities, such as more standardized content with fewer inconsistencies across educators and high receptivity and understanding among low-literacy ...

Service Communication Implementation Kit: Integrating SBCC into Service Delivery Programs
October 13, 2016

Service Communication Implementation Kit: Integrating SBCC into Service ...

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"Learn how to design and integrate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) into all stages of the service delivery process. Enhance service delivery and ultimately improve health outcomes by using SBCC before, during and after the ...

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC
October 4, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

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Organised by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this September 29 2016 webinar explored the importance of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools, and resources can ...

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations
September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

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"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own reproductive health needs and engaging men as ...

Citizen Voice and Action
September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

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"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and sometimes threatening. This is because participation ...

United to End TB - Every Word Counts: Suggested Language and Usage for Tuberculosis Communications
August 23, 2016

United to End TB - Every Word Counts: Suggested Language and Usage for ...

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This document offers recommendations on what language to use when communicating around tuberculosis (TB). The language recommendations seek to bring about a move away from the use of stigmatising TB language to language that is empowering and ...

Six I's HIV/TB Communication and Advocacy Toolkit
August 12, 2016

Six I's HIV/TB Communication and Advocacy Toolkit

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This toolkit, developed by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and partner organisations from across the Southern African region, was designed to be an accessible and scientifically accurate training and advocacy material to ...

Integrated community case management of childhood illness is happening in Bondo, western Kenya
August 4, 2016

Integrated community case management of childhood illness is happening in ...

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Author: Herman Jaoko and Dyness Kasungami, August 4 2016 - Victoria Achieng has been a community health volunteer (CHV) for more than seven years in Nyaguda village in Bondo, a sub county of western Kenya. Until recently, her primary role was to ...

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis
July 25, 2016

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia ...

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health
July 25, 2016

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Passages is a research-to-practice project that seeks to address the core challenges to improving sexual and reproductive health such as gender-based violence, child marriage, and unintended pregnancy by transforming social norms. Researchers on ...

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report
July 20, 2016

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report

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“Tiphunzire has successfully designed and implemented an intervention that positively affected the lives of marginalized girls in rural Malawi.”

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program - Final Report
July 8, 2016

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership ...

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This final report highlights the activities and achievements of the Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program, which was led by IREX in partnership with The Carter Center and Social Impact. Launched in 2010, this five-and-a-half-year ...

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?
July 6, 2016

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?

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"In the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda in particular, gender indices will become even more relevant as a tool to measure countries' progress toward meeting goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge to Action following Global Maternal and Newborn Health Technical Meetings
June 6, 2016

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge ...

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"An interactive meeting format alone does not ensure knowledge translation afterwards..."

mHealth Compendium, Volume Five
June 1, 2016

mHealth Compendium, Volume Five

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This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31
May 20, 2016

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31

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"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour." Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address ...

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