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March 10, 2018

Creating the spaces for children to participate in development process

 As Zambia commemorates Youth Day on 12th March 2018, particular attention must be paid to the concept of child participation. Child participation comes across as a cliché as civic actors...

March 5, 2018

#PressforProgress: The long road to equality…

  #PressforProgress is the theme for the 2018 International Women’s Day, which will be commemorated on 8th March. It is exciting to once again commemorate and celebrate women and women...

February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

"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,...

February 1, 2018

Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward and two steps backward?

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...

January 22, 2018

Shining a light on girl's education in South Sudan

Author: BBC Media Action South Sudan's Kenyi Betuel, editor of 'Our School', originally posted on January 15 2018 - Agol Deng Tong dreams of going to university and setting up her own business,...

January 9, 2018

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger

"In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child...

January 5, 2018

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

"....Medic Mobile was launched in Nepal in 2013 as a mobile phone-based health monitoring solution using a simple data capture interface appropriate for community health workers (CHWs) with low...

January 2, 2018

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

Launched in 2012 by the Indian organisation ZMQ Development, MIRA Channel is an integrated mobile phone service providing communication and information tools for maternal and child health care to...

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Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed by José María Sanz-Magallón, director of Fundación Telefónica, during the presentation of the Digital Society Report in Spain 2017, noting that the previous one "was the year of cyber attacks (WannaCry, the most relevant) and the emergence of the fake news and its interference in the field of politics ". The director added that the certainty about the importance of these phenomena is such that cybersecurity and fake news are among the priorities of the current national security strategy.

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Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education, because it is essential that new generations know how to move with digital skills, in Big Data, Cloud and artificial intelligence, "said César Alierta, president of the Fundación Telefónica, during the presentation of the report 'Digital Society in Spain 2017', which was held today in Madrid

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 6 de febrero 2018Junto con el avance en materia digital, en España aparecen nuevos retos y riesgos para la Sociedad de la Información. Así lo expresó José María Sanz-Magallón, director de la Fundación Telefónica, durante la presentación del Informe Sociedad Digital en España 2017, al señalar que el anterior “fue el año de los ciberataques (WannaCry, el más relevante) y de la eclosión de las fake news y su injerencia en el terreno de la política”. El directivo agregó que la certeza sobre la importancia de estos fenómenos es tal que la ciberseguridad y las fake news están entre las prioridades de la actual estrategia de seguridad nacional.

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España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación digital (I)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 5 de febrero 2018 - España está bien, vamos bien en el tema digital, pero podríamos estar mejor, especialmente en cuanto a la educación, porque es fundamental que las nuevas generaciones sepan moverse con competencias digitales, en Big Data, Cloud e inteligencia artificial”, afirmó César Alierta, presidente de la Fundación Telefónica, durante la presentación del informe ‘Sociedad Digital en España 2017’, que se realizó hoy en Madrid.

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Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

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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.

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Solutions are simple, we complicate them

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Author: Bilquir Rehman, February 5 2018 - Farida a hardworking women, who has uplifted her status in the village through her consistent efforts.

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Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote

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Author: Bilquis Rehman, February 8 2018: Dr. Rehman writes on women´s rights in the workpace and facilitating youth voter education -

Workplace Harassment Law 2010 and Pakistan Penal Code Section 509: Enabling workplace a better place for women

Civil Society Representatives and Goverment Officials join hands for synchronizing their efforts for the "harassment at workplace law" implementation through a rigorous awareness campaign. Workplace Harassment Law 2010 and Pakistan Penal Code Section 509 are aimed to enable a better workplace for women. This law has been passed by the effort of Civil Society organisations  working for ten years, and now a continuous struggle is going on to enforce them through Government efforts since 2010. The Council for Participatory Development is working along with all stakeholders to involve people from different sectors in a campaign through seminars and social media posting.   

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Women and mobile phones? Oh so dangerous!

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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.  

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Happy New Year: The SDGs and BIG IDEAS

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Author: Warren Feek, originally posted January 9 2018 - Happy New Year: Do the SDGs need some Big Ideas?

Hi and welcome to 2018 by the Gregorian calendar! 2017 has left the room. Happy New Year. Many thanks for joining and engaging with The Communication Initiative (The CI) network. We are grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to support your hugely important work and provide the platform for others in the network to learn from your experience and analysis.

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Redraw Misogyny to change society's narrative

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Author: Purva Khetrapal, February 3 2018 - Working in the communication team of a human rights organization, it has always disappointed us how stories of gender-based violence are reported in media. While sensitization of journalists towards issues related to violence against women has been taken up by few organizations in recent past, are we also paying attention to the images that are used to report stories of such crimes?

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