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December 9, 2015

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…

Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 9 2015 - Human Rights Day, which is observed internationally every year on 10 December, reminds us of our responsibility to promote and protect...

December 3, 2015

Our Call to the UN Solutions Summit

Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 - Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals,...

December 3, 2015

Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential

Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 (originally posted in April 2014) - Here I am, recovering from jetlag after a nearly 14-hour flight back to the U.S. from Doha, Qatar where...

November 27, 2015

16 Days of Activism: Access to education can minimize gender based violence

Author: Mamoletsane Khati, December 3 2015 - Education is a fundamental human right that is provided for and supported in various international and regional human rights conventions and treaties that...

November 11, 2015

The challenge of preventing violence and guaranteeing the right to protection

Author: Verónica Bagnoli of Equidad para la Infancia, December 9 2015 - Crime and criminality acquired a connotation of "epidemic" in Brazil and other Latin American countries, the reason being great...

November 10, 2015

A Chance Connection Becomes a Bond

Authors: Sophia Luthuli and Eve Sullivan, October 15 2015 - A distance of 7,853 miles and a six-hour time difference separate Johannesburg from Boston. Flying time from one city to the other is 18...

November 9, 2015

Cultivate a culture of protecting children at community level

Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through child neglect, defilement, exploitation and forced...

November 2, 2015

Integrating Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services

This  cumulative resource, open to reader contributions, is intended for those who are integrating family planning with maternal, newborn, and child health services throughout the life cycle....

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FAO resources contribute to knowledge on food and agriculture

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has made critical contributions to technical knowledge and analysis on food and agriculture with its knowledge products and services, thus strengthening the evidence base for policies and programmes in this area, according to a recently completed evaluation report. At the same time, FAO needs to improve user-orientation in the design and dissemination of these knowledge products, the report suggested.

Evaluation stakeholders highlight key issues in evaluating hunger, food security and improved nutrition

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Rome, Italy, November 18 2015. After two days of enriching and stimulating discussions, evaluation stakeholders have identified some priorities for evaluating actions to reduce hunger and poverty and improve nutrition.

Polio in State House

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Author: BBC Media Action's Hodan Ibrahim, January 7 2016 - I didn’t know that a simple radio programme could help change lives, until I began working as a researcher for BBC Media Action [Somalia].

Nigeria's seven lessons from polio and Ebola response

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Author: Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu (co-authors: Ritgak Dimka, Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade), cross-posted from the World Bank blog Investing in Health (see below), January 5 2016 - Amid the devastating effects of West Africa's Ebola outbreak to human lives, communities, institutions, systems and the economy, there are lessons to be learned for the region to be better prepared to handle future outbreaks.

To achieve the sustainable development goals, evaluation needs to become an agent of change

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Rome, IFAD Headquarters, November 17-18 2015.

Challenging Environment for Niche NGOs

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Authors: Wendy A Darby, ex-CEO Target TB; Jeffrey W. Mecaskey, Advisor, January 13 2015: Target Tuberculosis Closes

Target Tuberculosis (2003-2015).  Following a period of growth and development in supporting critical efforts to improve the health of poor and disadvantaged people in Africa and Asia, Target Tuberculosis (TTB) has closed. 

Kutubdia: the vanishing island

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Author: BBC Media Action's Saad Shahriar, December 11 2015 - Supti Nath lives on an island that is disappearing. Kutubdia, in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh, has halved in size over the last 20 years with water levels rising an average of 8mm a year. It has the fastest recorded sea level rises in the world.

"Most of the people on this island are living very near to the sea. As the dam [sea defence] is not very well made, during the high tide these areas are regularly flooded which destroys our fertile lands and damages the houses." Supti told me.

Tanzania's all-female production crew

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Author: BBC Media Action's Jo Casserly, December 11 2015 - "There's one thing I felt today and it was sisterhood and I've never felt that before during a production."

Putting Traditional Leaders in the driving seat for ending inequalities

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Author: PSAf's Exectutive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 10 2015 - Traditional leaders are an important institution in the formulation of public opinion and internalisation of social change processes in Zambia. Traditional leaders such as chiefs and headmen equally play a critical role in fostering good governance and democracy by encouraging citizen participation. They must therefore be an integral part of various developmental processes. These processes must include all aspects of socioeconomic development including human rights and citizen engagement.

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 9 2015 - Human Rights Day, which is observed internationally every year on 10 December, reminds us of our responsibility to promote and protect human rights for all. In the same way every individual is entitled to all human rights, every one of us also has a responsibility to respect, promote and protect the human rights for all.

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September 28, 2015

Author: Siddhartha Swarup, September 28 2015 - A simple but effective new prop is helping health workers in India tackle one of the country’s...

September 11, 2015

Author: Linda Raftree, September 9 2015 - I had the chance to share some thoughts at UNESCO's recent...

Gillies Chashi Kasongo
September 9, 2015

Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, September 30 2015 - The high number of defilements and teen pregnancies in rural Zambia is a cause for concern and...

September 7, 2015

This brief presents best practices and changes highlighted in the...

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)
September 2, 2015

Running from 2012 to 2015, the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is designed to improve maternal and child healthcare practices in Tanzania in...

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child
September 2, 2015

"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to...

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