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August 8, 2017

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)

“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.” This...

August 8, 2017

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)

“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.” This...

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The Soul Beat 269 - Promoting Good Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Africa

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August 3, 2017

Advanced Workshop on Designing for Behavior Change: Focus on Activities

This workshop curriculum seeks to offer additional, advanced guidance for practitioners who are already experienced in using the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework to design determinant-...

July 31, 2017

The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture

“By integrating a deep understanding of the user when designing or adapting an mAgri product, service providers can drive successful innovation in the mAgri sector and generate services that can be...

July 26, 2017

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

“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...

July 26, 2017

How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming

This guide has been developed for Save the Children’s health and nutrition staff and partners so they can better support the meaningful participation of children and young people in health and...

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REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity

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Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

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November 1, 2009

This handbook from the Division for the Advancement of Women in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (DAW/DESA) provides policymakers and other stakeholders

Languages: 

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Number of Pages: 

73

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Reporting Gender Based Violence: A Handbook for Journalists

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November 1, 2009

Published by Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, this handbook for reporters is designed to encourage and support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence (GBV) beyond the annual campaign Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence. The handbook is divided into twelve sections which each include an overview of a key issue, some facts and statistics, and a sample feature article to provide an example of best practice and/or what to consider when writing about GBV. The publication also includes discussion questions for facilitators who plan to use this handbook in training.

Languages: 

English and French.

Number of Pages: 

76

Source: 

IPS Africa website on January 13 2010.

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The Role of Religious Communities in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV

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Britt Herstad
Publication Date
August 1, 2009

This 42-page report summarises the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, project titled The Role of Religious Communities in Addressing

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Email from Ashley Isabelle to the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative Knowledge Gateway on November 16 2009.

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender-Based Violence: Methodologies and Field Implications

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Charlotte Watts
Shelah Bloom
Margaret Greene
Sunita Kishor
Publication Date
November 28, 2008
Affiliation: 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Watts), MEASURE Evaluation (Bloom), International Center for Research on Women (Greene), Macro International (Kishor)

Dr. Charlotte Watts, Dr. Shelah Bloom, Dr. Margaret Greene, and Dr.

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Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) website on October 20 2009; and email from Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs to The Communication Initiative on November 20 2009.

GBV Communication Skills Manual

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The curriculum in this gender-based violence (GBV) manual on communication skills represents collaboration between Family Health International (FHI), the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC

Number of Pages: 

194

Source: 

The RHRC website, accessed on October 19 2009.

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Understanding Men's Health and Use of Violence: Interface of Rape and HIV in South Africa

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MRC Policy Brief

Author: 
Rachel Jewkes
Yandisa Sikweyiya
Robert Morrell
Kristin Dunkle
Publication Date
June 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria (Jewkes/Sikweyiya); School of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu Natal (Morrell); Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (Dunkle)

This report, published by the Gender and Health Research Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC), is based on research that sought to: clarify the prevalence of rape perpetration in a random sample

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Prevent GBV website on September 6 2009.

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Communicating Change: Learning from Women's Rights Activists' Campaigns for Legal and Policy Change

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Alexandra Pittman
Anna Workman
Publication Date
February 26, 2009

This resource report analyses activists' experiences in communicating change for women's equal rights.

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AWID website on May 13 2009.

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Empowering Messages - What You Should Know: Strategic Communication and Gender-based Violence

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March 1, 2009

This 96-page guide contains guidelines designed to be a comprehensive resource specifically addressing the development and implementation of communication for issues related to gender-based violence.

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Free to download
Languages: 

English

Number of Pages: 

96

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Responding to Violence and HIV/AIDS: Digital Stories from Southern Africa - Facilitation Guide

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Amy Hill
Janey Skinner
Dean Peacock
Andrew Daub
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January 1, 2008

This 60-page facilitation guide accompanies digital stories produced in workshops initiated by Sonke Gender Justice Network, the International Organization for Migration, and the Open Society Initiati

Cost: 
Free to download.
Languages: 

English with stories in English, Xhosa, and Venda

Number of Pages: 

60

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Changing Their World: Concepts and Practices of Women's Movements

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Srilatha Batliwala
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
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Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

This 70-page report provides an umbrella of context and analysis for the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)'s Building Feminist Movements and Organisations (BFEMO) initiat

Source: 

Posting to the Women's United Nations Report Network (WUNRN) listserv on January 14 2009.

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