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February 9, 2016

Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits

"Research communication is at the heart of evidence based policy making, as it includes understanding the obstacles preventing the uptake of research by decision makers and reflects on the most...

February 9, 2016

Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - Essential Packages Manual

The Essential Packages Manual was produced as part of the "Access, Services and Knowledge" (ASK) programme of the Youth Empowerment Alliance, which seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive health...

February 4, 2016

Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls: Fast-Track the End of the AIDS Epidemic in Africa

"To be effective, any health and development agenda needs to focus on the root causes of the gender gap, and the AIDS response is no different."

January 26, 2016

Ebola Outbreak, Sierra Leone: Communication Challenges and Good Practices

"Early messages designed to change the behaviour were counterproductive, as they failed to take into account deep rooted cultural practices and beliefs and context-specific difficulties. The most...

January 26, 2016

Four Pillars PLUS Programme

Initiated in 2008, the Four Pillars PLUS programme uses a holistic approach to improve educational outcomes for girls and other vulnerable children in Kenya and Nigeria. The approach involves...

January 20, 2016

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)

Launched in 2014, the Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) project is working to create empowering learning contexts for marginalised girls in rural central and southern Malawi in order to keep girls in school...

January 20, 2016

The Good Life Network

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,...

January 20, 2016

The Good Life Network

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,...

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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

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.

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

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Author: 
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

Source: 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cost: 
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
Affiliation: 

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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