Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer.
The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal rights always appealed to me. Little did I know that a chance meeting with a woman one sunny afternoon would change my life.
From the BBC Media Action website: BBC Media Action is using media and communication to provide access to information and create platforms to enable some of the poorest people in the world to take part in community life, and to hold those in power accountable. A focus on programming that directly engages people in debate and discussion also encourages communication across political, ethnic, religious and other divides in society.
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado el 28 de febrero 2018 - El sector de los videojuegos y los eSports está creciendo y ganando jugadores y audiencias a nivel mundial, pero tanto en España como en el contexto internacional, la participación de las mujeres en el desarrollo y consumo de juegos electrónicos sigue enfrentando barreras que las invisibilizan y limitan su vinculación con el sector tecnológico.
Professional with an extensive training in communication and journalism in Colombia and Spain. I have worked in corporate communications (internal and external) in social organizations, higher education institutions and investment promotion agencies. Moreover, I have worked as a journalist, in newspapers and news agencies and I have also got experience as online content manager. All this has given me a solid understanding of corporate communications and media dynamics. I am especially interested in issues related to communication, culture and society, CSR, gender, science and technology and health ///
"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts."
This report from Save the Children draws on existing research evidence derived from the literature, on the authors' experiences of ICT use in education initiatives, on interviews with practitioners and academics, and on information from a workshop and consultations with Save the Children staff from August 2017. It includes predictions for the future of ICT use for learning, observations for deprived contexts, predictions for crisis affected areas (both short- and long-term crises), and recommendations for Save the Children’s education programmes and advocacy.
"The report shares DOT's key insights about youth development and entrepreneurship.... It captures DOT’s evolving strategy along a trajectory of 'model to movement,' where youth are supported to become ...social innovators who are creating opportunities and transforming their communities."
The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)'s Youth Leading Change (YLC) Project to increase the engagement of youth in the economies of Kenya and Rwanda operates at the intersection of youth, technology, and social innovation. This evaluation looking at DOT’s YLC experience from the perspectives of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability examines the effectiveness of the DOT youth-led model in order to provide "insight into the ambitions and needs of young people in the rapidly changing world of work." The strategic framework of action and
investment in innovation developed in 2013 includes:
Findings from Africa’s Voices Foundation's Interactive Radio Programmes Aired during January and February 2017 for UNICEF Somalia
"Effective social change initiatives aimed at eliminating harmful practices and promoting gender equality require a granular understanding of how people perceive and talk about these issues. Yet in Somalia, where there are areas of poor infrastructure and political insecurity, on-the-ground, qualitative research is difficult to undertake and costly to reproduce at scale."
This report presents findings from a project consisting of five interactive radio shows on key protection issues that affect young women and girls, carried out in January and February 2017 designed by Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF), UNICEF Somalia, and MediaINK. Specific topical issues included: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); child marriage; girls’ access to education; and juvenile justice. "Within a framework for social research design and analysis, these shows sought to address gaps in knowledge on social norms and barriers to change."
University of Houston (Meers); University of Houston-Clear Lake (Short); Indiana University School of Medicine (Zimet); Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons (Rosenthal, Auslander)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent communications about HPV vaccination in a sample of vaccine-hesitant parents in the United States (US). This included descriptions of the content and style of the recommendation delivery and their overall satisfaction with the communication.
"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the development of NCDs..."
Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children were affected by an armed conflict in the Eastern part of the country. Ukraine is fast becoming one of the world’s most mine contaminated countries. During the entire conflict period, from 14 April 2014 to 15 August 2017, at least 2,505 civilians were killed in shelling, UXO and landmine related incidents: 1,382 men, 837 women, 137 children. Families who are coming back and those who remained at post-conflict areas of Donbas are at risk due to a lack of knowledge about the dangers of landmines and other explosive devises. Children are not properly informed about how to stay safe in areas where they are present.
Author: Richa Singh, originally published August 5 2016 - The market is full of a range of mobile phones making it a commodity which is accessible to even the lower socio-economic sections. You have lucrative recharges, internet packs and other offers which are affordable and also offer you exciting options. To build a social life on the online space, or use it for entertainment and other opportunities is not strictly just the privilege for a few anymore. Mobile phones open the door to mobile internet which opens up the door to multiple possibilities and a sense of freedom which is not so easily available to certain groups of people in the real world.
I am currently working with the media and communications team at Breakthrough India, an organisation working towards normative change to make violence against girls and women unacceptable. My postgraduate study was in women's studies. The last two years of working in the field of media and communication to work towards normative change with gender as the central issue has been a learning and has also raised a lot of questions in mind, especially with regard to working towards change using digital media platforms. I am interested in pursuing these questions further.
Author: Ranjani K Murthy, February 1 2018 - After framing of global SDGs, many countries have begun to frame country specific ones. India was not one to be left behind, and it has drafted a document “SDG Targets and Proposed Draft National Indicators” (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2017). The government had not changed the targets, but some indicators were changed.
On some SDG5 targets there were no differences between global and Indian indicators, like:
target 5.1 “End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere”;
target 5.4 “Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work”; and
target 5.b “Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women”.