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Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For All Young People
October 27, 2016

Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For ...

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“There are more young people in the world than ever before. Today, worldwide, there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24. This demographic reality requires governments, decision makers, educators, health providers and ...

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders
October 26, 2016

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders

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Developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Malaria in Pregnancy Technical Working Group (MiPWG), the aim of this malaria in pregnancy (MiP) advocacy guide is to provide malaria and reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health ...

Incorporating Net Care into Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies: A Step-by-Step Guide
October 25, 2016

Incorporating Net Care into Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication ...

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The purpose of this guide is to describe how to integrate activities to promote net care behaviours into existing insecticide-treated nets (ITN) social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategies and interventions. The guide is intended ...

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming
October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media ...

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"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience of BBC Media Action’s work in producing factual ...

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."

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals
October 20, 2016

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

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"Climate compatible development is about transforming development pathways to face the climate problem in a way that moves beyond the traditional separation of adaptation, mitigation and development strategies. Climate compatible development ...

October 18, 2016

Master of Public Health in the Field of Social and Behaviour Change ...

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Master of Public Health in the Field of Social and Behaviour Change Communication - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa As someone connected with an academic institution, below is shared for both your information and your review. If you ...

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed Societies
October 18, 2016

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed ...

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"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile state. They need to assess local needs and work closely with all stakeholders....[T]hose in power and ...

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development
October 18, 2016

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development

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"Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the communication needs of the poor, argues scholar Linje Manyozo."

How to Talk About Abortion: A Guide to Rights-Based Messaging
October 18, 2016

How to Talk About Abortion: A Guide to Rights-Based Messaging

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“A powerful way to address abortion-related stigma is to change how we talk about and present abortion, which is why this guide has been developed.”This guide provides tips and advice on what to consider when developing communication materials ...

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 ...

October 17, 2016

Job Opening: Polio and Cross-Cutting Initiatives, Global Health - United ...

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Hi - just a quick note in case you know someone who may be interested in this United Nations Foundation job opening: Officer, Polio and Cross-Cutting Initiatives, Global Health - United Nations Foundation - Washington, D.C., United States Thanks ...

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights
October 14, 2016

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights

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"Translating the sexual rights of young people into practice not only involves raising awareness among young people for them to claim their rights, but working with duty bearers, such as health providers, educators and policy makers for them to ...

Constraints and Opportunities: What Role for Media Development in the Countering Violent Extremism Agenda?
October 14, 2016

Constraints and Opportunities: What Role for Media Development in the ...

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"It is imperative that there is consideration of the linkage of media and media development and what role they may play in the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism." International Media Support (IMS) reminds us that media ...

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action
October 13, 2016

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

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This advocacy brief from the MenEngage Alliance and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the importance of changing social norms related to men's ideas and behaviours and examines these questions: Can men support gender equality ...

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 ...

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide
October 13, 2016

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide

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The guide has been developed to help organisations working in low-, middle-, and high-income countries prepare, organise, and facilitate a PhotoVoice training. Developed by Rutgers, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in sexual and ...

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

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 ...

How to Educate About Abortion - A Guide for Peer Educators, Teachers and Trainers
October 12, 2016

How to Educate About Abortion - A Guide for Peer Educators, Teachers and ...

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This guide has been developed for trainers and educators who want to deliver workshops or training on abortion to young people. The guide seeks to ensure that training is based on rights-based information, which is grounded in robust ...

The Soul Beat 264 - Media and Communication for Children's Rights
October 10, 2016

The Soul Beat 264 - Media and Communication for Children's Rights

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 264 - Media and Communication for Children's Rights October 11 2016

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
October 5, 2016

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for ...

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This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Foundation distills best practices and industry-wide lessons by providing key motivators, challenges, and recommendations for mobile health (mHealth) service providers to ...

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 ...

September 30, 2016

University of the West Indies MA in Communication for Social and Behaviour ...

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Best wishes. Working with our Partner, Temple University, we have been summarising a range of academic institutions' programmes on communication and media (for) development, social and behavioural change. As someone connected with an academic ...

October 3, 2016

Blue Zones and Impact

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Those of us involved in health communication are asked ad nauseum - where is the proof of impact? Of course there is loads of proof but still we get asked, mainly by policy makers and funders who come from a physical science background and ...

October 3, 2016

New Phone tool - Burials to Protest

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Grassroot is a free mobile phone tool that helps groups of people in South Africa interact and exchange information, ranging from small social groups to massive community organisations. Grassroot allows communities to engage with their members, ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

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 ...

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programmes for Young People
September 28, 2016

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights ...

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The Essential Packages Manual is designed to be a comprehensive guide for successful sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes for young people. It seeks to help organisations to critically review programmes and identify gaps ...

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering Approaches to  SRHR Education with Young People
September 28, 2016

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering ...

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This tool is designed to help organisations working in HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to plan or improve their HIV prevention and SRHR education programmes for young people. The toolkit reflects up-to-date ...

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research
September 27, 2016

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research

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"Digital data can support human rights documentation in depth, breadth, accuracy and efficiency." This guide is designed to help human rights researchers, journalists, students, and philanthropists navigate and integrate digital data and online ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of Journalists
September 26, 2016

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of ...

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The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) produced this high-level overview report on the status of journalist safety, which seeks to increase the understanding of media leaders about the threats inherent in the practice of journalism ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

Soul Beat Africa Network
September 23, 2016

Soul Beat Africa Network

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To provide a space in which people engaged in media, communication, social and behavioural policy, strategy and programme action in AFRICA can share knowledge, debate shared issues, support each other on questions and issues in their work and ...

People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa: Accelerating Development and Good Governance in the New Media Landscape
September 23, 2016

People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa: Accelerating Development and ...

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“Innovations in new and social media have opened up new possibilities for how we understand and contribute to the world around us. Embracing these channels, citizens in West Africa have won historic victories, both in major elections and in ...

Connecting Refugees
September 22, 2016

Connecting Refugees

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"The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 65 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity." This ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya
September 22, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya

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"Given the impact that climate change and extreme weather events are having on urban populations around the world, there is a clear need to provide more evidence to inform climate change and development interventions."

September 20, 2016

Refugee Journalism

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Refugees, the issues that they have raised, and the response from the contexts into which they have travelled, is headline material in many parts of the world. The Refugee Journalism Project is an effort to assist refugees who were journalists in ...

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 ...

September 20, 2016

Monitoring m-Health interventions

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There is an increasing interest in and use of m-Health strategies and programmes. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organisations are looking to expand the evidence base for these interventions through standardised reporting of ...

September 19, 2016

Violent Extremism and Media

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There is a lot of global and national focus at present on what is often called "violent extremism. Within this focus there is very critical attention on the role of the media.

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 ...

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief
September 19, 2016

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief

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“..promoting improved behaviors without addressing shortcomings in the products and services required to practice the behaviors makes change difficult, if not impossible.”

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change
September 19, 2016

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change

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“The overarching WASHplus behavior change approach is built around the notion that people rarely go from current practice to ideal practice at once…”

Strategies to Advance Abortion Rights and Access in Restrictive Settings: A Cross-Country Analysis
September 14, 2016

Strategies to Advance Abortion Rights and Access in Restrictive Settings: A ...

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"Over the past few decades, the right to abortion has been defined and upheld internationally, including in low and middle income countries as in the 2003 Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in ...

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage Platform
September 13, 2016

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage Platform

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The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage platform is designed to be a key tool to promote internet rights in Africa. Specifically it seeks to promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, and to help shape ...

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