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January 5, 2016

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children

"...the utilisation of systemic, holistic and multifaceted approaches is critical to address the variety of drivers behind different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation."

January 4, 2016

Child Advocacy and Early Childhood Education Policies in the Caribbean

This volume explores early childhood education policies and practices in the Caribbean. Early childhood development has gained increasing importance as part of national agendas to achieve social and...

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 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...

September 7, 2015

Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns Highlights from the World Health Organization 2013 Guidelines

This brief presents best practices and changes highlighted in the WHO Recommendations on Postnatal Care of the Mother and Newborn [PDF], October 2013.

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Nicaragua Child-Friendly and Healthy School (CFHS) Initiative: A Case Study

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Author: 
Garren Lumpkin
Publication Date
December 1, 2009

From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), this case study examines the Child-Friendly and Healthy School (CFHS) Initiative, based on UNICEF and other partners' pledges to support Nicaragua in efforts to achieve Education For All (EFA), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) commitments through collaboration with several national institutions.

Source: 

UNICEF website and Nicaragua page on the UNICEF website - both accessed on February 15 2011. Image credit: © UNICEF

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Citizens' Voice and Accountability: Understanding What Works and Doesn't Work in Donor Approaches

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Lessons and Recommendations Emerging from a Joint Donor Evaluation

Author: 
Alina Rocha Menocal
Bhavna Sharma
Publication Date
February 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This Policy Brief summarises the synthesis report from a project that looked at what works and what does not work - and why/why not - in donor support to citizens' voice and accountability (C&V) inter

Source: 

ODI website, February 25 2010.

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Health Exchange - Summer 2009 - Time To Act On Social Determinants of Health

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Author: 
Alison Dunn, ed.
Publication Date
July 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Health Exchange

Source: 

Email from Alison Dunn to The Communication Initiative on July 7 2009, and the Health Exchange website.

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Bridging the Gaps: Improving Decentralized HIV Services in Panama

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August 1, 2009
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Integrating HIV/AIDS Services with Antenatal and Delivery Care: A Comparison between the PMTCT Programs in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

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Author: 
M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes
Publication Date
June 18, 2007
Affiliation: 

Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program, Population Council

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Democracy over the Airwaves

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Observatorios de Transgresión Feminista in Nicaragua

Author: 
Alejandra Bergemann
Lisa VeneKlasen
Publication Date
August 1, 2008
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Affiliation: 

Just Associates (JASS)

Source: 

Women’s UN Report Network (WUNRN) ListServe on August 20 2008; the International Museum of Women website; and email from Alejandra Bergemann to The Communication Initiative on September 30 2008.

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Preventing Gender-Based Violence & HIV: Lessons from the Field

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Author: 
Mary Ellsberg
Myra Betron
Publication Date
October 28, 2010

This brief describes the strategies of two organisations that have tackled the challenge of combining HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention: Puntos de Encuentro in Nicaragua and Raising Voices in Uganda.

Source: 

"New in Gender - The Latest Resources from AIDSTAR-One", sent from AIDSTAR-One to The Communication Initiative on November 10 2010.

Social Norms Marketing Aimed at Gender Based Violence: A Literature Review and Critical Assessment

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Author: 
Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Laurie Ball
Chloe Poynton
Sarah Sieloff
Publication Date
May 1, 2010

This 57-page review, published by the International Rescue Committee, focuses on programmes that employ social norms marketing as a means of reducing gender-based violence (GBV) around the world, but particularly in conflict-affected areas. According to the authors, social norms marketing refers to traditional marketing techniques, including mass media and face-to-face campaigns, which are designed to alter individuals' social norms - perceptions about which attitudes and behaviours are typical or desirable in their community.

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Betsy Levy Paluck website on October 29 2010.

Evaluation of Communication for Behavior Impact ("COMBI"): Efforts to Control Aedes aegypti Breeding Sites in Six Countries

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Author: 
John Elder, Ph.D., MPH
Publication Date
October 1, 2005
Affiliation: 

San Diego State University

This report describes an evaluation carried out through a series of interviews, group meetings, and visits to various programme sites using the communication for behavioural impact planning methodolog

Source: 

Email from Asiya Ismail A. Odugleh-Kolev to The Communication Initiative on August 16 2010.

Danida Fellowship: Role of Media in the Democratic Process

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Danida (Danish International Development Agency) and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) invite senior reporters and editors of print or electronic media with an interest in political reporting and deb

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August 4, 2010

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July 29, 2015

"Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded its first major project aimed at enhancing the development of young children...

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June 29, 2015

Author: Ephraim Mhlanga, June 29 2015 - How do we deliver digital stories in contexts where there are power and connectivity issues?

June 26, 2015

"Our vision is for all African children to have enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading."...

June 19, 2015

This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of...

June 19, 2015

"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly...

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