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Community-based Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery
September 28, 2017

Community-based Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery

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“Where health systems face a shortage of clinical staff, community-based service delivery can share the load and create increased efficiency through improved linkages and synergies.”

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement
September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

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"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation
September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and ...

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"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active participation of all stakeholders in the ...

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: Experiences Shared and Lessons Learned from South Africa
August 15, 2017

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: ...

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This guidance document brings together lessons learned from the community-based HIV and tuberculosis programme implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and provides practical information for others who are establishing community-based HIV ...

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice Project
July 27, 2017

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice ...

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This report shares the findings of an evaluation of the Oxfam Great Britain (OGB)-supported Raising Her Voice (RHV) project in South Africa (RHV-SA). The purpose of the evaluation was to rigorously assess the effectiveness of the project in terms ...

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects
July 26, 2017

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of ...

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“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little ...

mHealth and Young People in South Africa
July 11, 2017

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

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"The key players in the provision of mHealth services for young people have been the non-profit sector organizations seeking to further their reach or to strengthen existing public health programmes."

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Good Practice Guide to Integrated Sex Worker Programming - Based on the Experiences of the Red Umbrella Programme
April 7, 2017

Good Practice Guide to Integrated Sex Worker Programming - Based on the ...

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"Sex workers face many hurdles, including severe and systematic abuse of power by security services, and violence from police, clients and intimate partners. Sub-stance abuse and an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other STIs are two ...

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016
April 4, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016

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“Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, ...

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 ...

Safeguard Young People Programme
March 3, 2017

Safeguard Young People Programme

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The Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme intends to identify and scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach that addresses policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

What's Your Story? Campaign
September 18, 2017

What's Your Story? Campaign

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What’s Your Story? is a story-based initiative to promote trust, understanding, and greater social cohesion in South Africa, a country with diverse cultures, languages, and races, and where suspicion, fear, prejudice, and racism forms a large ...

Digital Mapping in Warwick Junction and the Remaking of 'Space': Notes from South Africa
July 12, 2017

Digital Mapping in Warwick Junction and the Remaking of 'Space': Notes from ...

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“With greater ICT availability, there is a growing possibility for citizens to use ICTs to hold government accountable, particularly around local public service delivery.”

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict
June 15, 2017

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict

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““The focus on the media’s relationship with civil society in democratisation conflicts rests on the notion that contemporary conflicts are increasingly mediatised events” (Cottle 2006) This working paper examines how civil society organizations ...

Hate Speech - Key Concept Paper
April 3, 2017

Hate Speech - Key Concept Paper

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“Hate speech is a type of discriminatory speech that arises when people from different social, ethnic, or religious groups interact with one another, or when one such group asserts its power over others”. This key concept paper explores the ...

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve Post-Rape Service Delivery in South Africa
February 21, 2017

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve ...

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"Use of mobile phone technology can play a significant role in creating awareness of the identified gaps in service provision for rape victims, improving delivery of services, and enhancing responsiveness and accountability of service providers.”

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa
January 25, 2017

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male ...

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“Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces HIV transmission by between 51 and 76 per cent, yet take-up of this fully subsidised service remains low in much of the region of the world most heavily afflicted with the HIV/AIDS pandemic (WHO ...

Safe Ride Campaign
January 13, 2017

Safe Ride Campaign

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Launched in August 2016 in South Africa, the Safe Ride Campaign is aimed at preventing and responding to the abuse of women and girls at the hands of minibus taxi personnel, including drivers and queue marshals. The one-year campaign will work ...

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 ...

NurseConnect
December 13, 2016

NurseConnect

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Launched in November 2016, the South African Department of Health's NurseConnect platform uses mobile technology to support nurses and midwives working in maternal health, child health, and family planning.  Nurses receive regular ...

Media Guide for Responsible Reporting on Mental Health
December 9, 2016

Media Guide for Responsible Reporting on Mental Health

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This guide is designed to empower the media in South Africa to help dispel the many negative beliefs that surround mental health. As stated in the guide: “Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders or disability is still ...

More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls
November 24, 2016

More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality ...

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“Practitioners and advocates working in the field of adolescent health need creative interventions to address gender and power, including the use of sport as a communication tool for sexuality education, storytelling and the representation of ...

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence
November 17, 2016

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence

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This book about gender-based violence (GBV) is designed to inform young people in South Africa about violence against women and children, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it. It has been published by the Soul City Institute for ...

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence
October 12, 2016

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

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"Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence." This policy ...

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV Prevention Globally: Translating Critical Dialog into Action through Action Media
September 2, 2016

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV ...

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"Communication to address public health concerns is typically developed through expert-led didactic approaches that, at best, engage audiences at the end of the development cycle through pretesting of communication concepts. Action Media provides ...

Making All Voices Count
August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count

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Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative brings together actors from government, civil society, academia, and the technology ...

MomConnect
August 25, 2016

MomConnect

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MomConnect is a mobile phone-based initiative designed to to promote maternal and child wellbeing and reduce mortality, as well as strengthen health services in South Africa. The national initiative seeks to improve patients’ access to ...

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities
August 17, 2016

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities

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“LGBTQ activists in Kenya and low-income black and mixed-race housing activists in South Africa are marginalised and criminalised. The facts of their marginalisation and lack of rights cannot be ignored, and perhaps have to be the primary subject ...

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation Conflicts: A Literature Review
August 11, 2016

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation ...

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This paper examines the role of civil society organisations in the democratisation process of four countries - Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, and South Africa. It explores the nature and organisation of civil society and the ways in which civil society is ...

South Africa Network
July 26, 2016

South Africa Network

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The SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT NETWORK provides the space for people involved or interested in communication, media, social and behavioural change related to development issues in SOUTH AFRICA to share knowledge and ...

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life
June 28, 2016

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life

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"B4L [Brothers for Life] was a visually striking and, at times, emotionally powerful mass media campaign supported by the most extensive community mobilisation initiative to date. It took the bold step of talking about widely accepted male ...

Mobilising a Response to HIV, Gender, Youth and Gender-Based Violence in South Africa: A Toolkit for Trainers and Programme Implementers
March 18, 2016

Mobilising a Response to HIV, Gender, Youth and Gender-Based Violence in ...

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This toolkit was produced as part of the Sexual HIV Prevention Project (SHIPP) to support in-house training on gender, HIV, youth, and community mobilisation for programme implementers working on HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention at ...

Tiyani Vavasati: Empowerment and Financial Education Intervention
March 14, 2016

Tiyani Vavasati: Empowerment and Financial Education Intervention

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This training manual was produced to guide a series of training sessions which were designed to empower young women. Part of a Sonke Gender Justice project implemented in South Africa, the four one-day long training sessions, are meant ...

One Youth Can: Facilitator's Guide and Workbook
March 2, 2016

One Youth Can: Facilitator's Guide and Workbook

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Published by Sonke Gender Justice, this facilitator’s guide and accompanying participant workbook are intended to be a resource for those working with youth on issues of citizenship, human rights, gender, health, sexuality and violence. They were ...

Tsima Community Mobilisation Materials
March 2, 2016

Tsima Community Mobilisation Materials

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Sonke Gender Justice produced this three part package of materials comprising of a handbook, workshop manual, and toolkit, which are designed to support community mobilisation activities around the issue of treatment as prevention. The materials ...

ImpactAFRICA Awards
February 10, 2016

ImpactAFRICA Awards

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The impactAFRICA fund is making available US$500,000 in a series of contests to support "pioneering data journalism and innovative reporting that tackles development issues, such as public healthcare, in six African countries: Ghana, Kenya, ...

The Good Life Network
January 20, 2016

The Good Life Network

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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, ...

Gender on the Agenda: Narratives of Masculinity in South African Media
January 19, 2016

Gender on the Agenda: Narratives of Masculinity in South African Media

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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 ...

Kwanele
January 18, 2016

Kwanele

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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 ...

How to Support Community Members Affected by Gender Based Violence: A Guide for Community Activists and Human Rights Defenders
January 11, 2016

How to Support Community Members Affected by Gender Based Violence: A Guide ...

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Developed by Sonke Gender Justice, this guide is designed to provide practical guidance for activists and human rights defenders in South Africa who work with community members around issues of gender-based violence (GBV). According to the ...

Story-Driven Participatory Video with Mobile Technology Project
December 1, 2015

Story-Driven Participatory Video with Mobile Technology Project

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Implemented in March 2015, this project involved participatory video using mobile phones to produce two films that explored participant's experiences with Sonke Gender Justice’s One Man Can wellness clinic in Cape Town, South Africa.

The One Man Can Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote Gender Equality and Reduce HIV vulnerability in South Africa
November 30, 2015

The One Man Can Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote ...

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"At the interpersonal level, adoption of gender equitable beliefs and values had positive effects on improved interpersonal communication and a more balanced division of labour in the home. At the community level, participation in collective ...

Tsima: Treatment as Prevention Project
November 16, 2015

Tsima: Treatment as Prevention Project

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Tsima is a three-year community mobilisation intervention and research trial being implemented in South Africa to encourage communities to learn and understand that HIV treatment is also a form of HIV prevention, particularly for sero-discordant ...

Thuthuzeleka Radio Drama Series
August 6, 2015

Thuthuzeleka Radio Drama Series

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Thuthuzeleka is a 13-part serial radio drama produced to encourage support for survivors of sexual violence and promote access to South Africa's Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCC) for care and treatment. The radio drama is designed to raise awareness ...

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth: Insights from a Multi-country Study
July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among ...

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"At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services. Institutional responses are hampered by sociocultural sensitivities to youth ...

African Storybook Project (ASP)
June 26, 2015

African Storybook Project (ASP)

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"Our vision is for all African children to have enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading."  South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)

Evaluation of Season Two of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions
June 12, 2015

Evaluation of Season Two of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions

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Participants in post-broadcast focus groups reported "...that the drama series brought about a new level of consciousness about their personal risk to HIV, in part due to an increased sense of awareness or even suspicion of their sexual ...

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