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U-Report: Voice Matters Project
August 24, 2016

U-Report: Voice Matters Project

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U-Report, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a mobile-based communication platform that lets young people, called U-Reporters, share their ideas and opinions on social issues affecting their communities through sms-based ...

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 ...

Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and  Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities
August 22, 2016

Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender ...

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“Far too many boys approach adolescence having experienced violence, witnessed violence, dropped out of school, had risky sex, or practiced other risk-taking behaviors because they believe that they must do so to be seen by their peers and their ...

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding
August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for ...

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"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and school curricula that promote universal values of ...

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide
August 19, 2016

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide

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This document serves as a framework for activists in Southern and East Africa working on HIV, tuberculosis (TB,) and human rights issues in the region. It offers information and calls to action around key issues related to TB prevention, ...

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit
August 17, 2016

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit

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The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit is designed to help journalists and their editors investigate and report on issues related to health - specifically the financing of health and the governance of health resources. It seeks to help ...

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 ...

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries
August 16, 2016

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries

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This report shares key findings that emerged from a cross-country synthesis of rural sanitation behaviour change processes using the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach implemented by Plan International Country Offices (COs) in ...

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment
August 16, 2016

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment

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"For women to be able to push the boundaries of power it is essential for them to have the opportunity to participate, to organise and discuss issues affecting their lives, to explore concepts of women's rights and to analyse how power operates ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

SASA! Faith Materials
August 15, 2016

SASA! Faith Materials

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This set of materials has been produced for the SASA! Faith initiative which supports leaders, members, and allies of a religion to come together to prevent violence against women and HIV. The initiative involves a process of community ...

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, HIV and Human Rights - An Advocacy Toolkit
August 12, 2016

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, HIV and Human Rights - An Advocacy Toolkit

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This advocacy tool provides user-friendly guidance, case studies and tools specifically directed at strengthening and promoting advocacy towards the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in Southern 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 ...

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 ...

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note
August 10, 2016

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note

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"...a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. The recently adopted Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security marks the formal ...

Tékponon Jikuagou - Results Brief
August 8, 2016

Tékponon Jikuagou - Results Brief

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“…the success of Tékponon Jikuagou demonstrates that it is possible to design effective community-based, social-change interventions simple enough to be scaled.”

Elections Communication Guide
August 8, 2016

Elections Communication Guide

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This document provides a guide to the principles of political campaign communication. It seeks to counter the practice by media institutions and party functionaries of using insulting and offensive language during elections, and to contribute ...

The Soul Beat 263 - Edutainment for Social Change in Africa
August 5, 2016

The Soul Beat 263 - Edutainment for Social Change in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 263 - Edutainment for Social Change in Africa August 9 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

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 ...

Why Do People Do What They Do? A Social Norms Manual for Zimbabwe and Swaziland
August 4, 2016

Why Do People Do What They Do? A Social Norms Manual for Zimbabwe and Swaziland

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This training manual offers a detailed explanation of what social norms are and how they influence behaviour - with a particular emphasis on behaviour related to violence against children. The manual forms part of a series of products from The ...

Safety Guide for Journalists
August 2, 2016

Safety Guide for Journalists

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"Journalists and news organizations are essential actors for the exercise of freedom of expression, making them targets for those who want to impose tight control on public debate and citizens' right to information."

Manual on Social Norms and Change
August 1, 2016

Manual on Social Norms and Change

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This manual is meant for training programme managers to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It has been designed under a joint programme of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations ...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Innovation Webinars
July 27, 2016

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Innovation Webinars

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)' s Innovation Webinar series is designed to spotlight a broad range of health communication innovations while providing a meaningful mix of theory and practical examples from across the globe. ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series
July 26, 2016

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series

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Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) is a peacebuilding radio drama series aired by nearly 30 local stations across all states of South Sudan. The radio drama follows the daily lives of young South Sudanese as they face unique challenges while learning ...

The GREAT Project - Results Brief
July 26, 2016

The GREAT Project - Results Brief

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"We learned that helping adolescents manage key life transitions and encouraging discussion expectations of what it means to be a man or a woman makes a positive difference in their lives."

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 ...

GrowUp Smart Materials for Young Adolescents
July 22, 2016

GrowUp Smart Materials for Young Adolescents

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This set of GrowUp Smart materials forms part of an interactive curriculum to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of very young adolescents. The materials were produced as part of the A3 Project which is working with youth-serving ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence
July 20, 2016

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence

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“The addition of gender content to the 3-2-1 Service is beginning to show evidence of positive social impacts for both male and female users and commercial benefits for Airtel.” This case study describes the 3-2-1 mobile-phone-based information ...

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.”

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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SAfAIDS in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in order to reduce HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and promote ...

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing: The Who, What and Why of Humanitarian Campaigning
July 18, 2016

A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing: The Who, What and Why of ...

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This guide, which is designed for people working in humanitarian crisis situations,  explains how the humanitarian system works, who to influence, and what issues to campaign on in order to ensure respect for the rights of women, men, girls, ...

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls
July 14, 2016

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls

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"The asset-building exercise offers a 'refreshed take' on girls programming, which can engage stakeholders at different levels and with different viewpoints. Together, these views generate an evidence-based dialogue."

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies
July 14, 2016

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing ...

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This book offers a selection of articles that look at the link between information and communication technology (ICT) and women’s empowerment, and how ICTs can facilitate the pursuit of a world that is grounded in social justice and ...

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes
July 13, 2016

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes

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This position paper explores some of the information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for sexual reproduction and health rights (SRHR) programmes that were developed by the International Institute for Communication and Development ...

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."

Sogi's Story - Comic Book and Video
July 11, 2016

Sogi's Story - Comic Book and Video

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SOGI’s Story is an educational comic on human rights, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The aim of this resource is to tackle discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons in its various ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

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 ...

Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Girls and Boys - A Guide for Educators
July 7, 2016

Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Girls and Boys - A Guide for ...

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“In every country, gender-based barriers impair children’s ability to gain a quality education. But when teachers have the proper tools, they can make learning much more equitable and effective.” This guide was developed by IREX to help teachers, ...

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences
July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

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"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been publicly available for some years."

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media Convergence
July 7, 2016

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media ...

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This trainers manual, developed for journalists in Tunisia, introduces the concepts, practices, and tools of digital journalism. The manual was produced as part of a 10-month project called the New Tricks Project: Re-Training for the Middle ...

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

Hacking Literacy: How to Engage Local Developers, Content Creators, and Libraries to Improve Reading Outcomes
July 6, 2016

Hacking Literacy: How to Engage Local Developers, Content Creators, and ...

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This guide, developed by IREX, offer step-by-step guidance on how to use local technology and content solutions to improve literacy for early readers. The guide explains the Hacking Literacy model, which leverages existing public libraries as the ...

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 ...

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