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August 24, 2016

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment

This advocacy tool kit to promote paediatric HIV treatment was developed in partnership with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS...

August 24, 2016

U-Report: Voice Matters Project

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...

August 23, 2016

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

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...

August 22, 2016

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

“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...

August 22, 2016

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

“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...

August 19, 2016

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

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...

August 17, 2016

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit

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...

August 17, 2016

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

“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...

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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

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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

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

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