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August 3, 2017

Research into Gender Equality and Early Childhood Development in Eleven Countries in Asia

"These findings are of concern because they suggest that in the communities studied, the existing gender discrimination, the low social position of women and the gendered distribution of labour are...

July 25, 2017

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

This World Health Organization (WHO) document "identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws...

July 20, 2017

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low- and Middle-income Countries

"...violent behaviours are typically normalized in childhood, putting children who experience or witness violence at a higher risk of experience and perpetration in adulthood....While risk and...

July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early...

July 11, 2017

Early Childhood Matters 2017

This edition of Early Childhood Matters (EMC), the Bernard van Leer Foundation's journal, sets out to new ideas on advances in early childhood development, while exploring the challenges of scaling...

July 5, 2017

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)

This document reports on the implementation of "Training on Child Protection in Emergency" through a partnership between UNICEF and Diyalo Pariwar for members of protection clusters in each of 12...

April 26, 2017

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the Shaping Demand and Practices Project in Bihar, Northern India

"Between 2011 and 2015, BBC Media Action and its partners implemented a... project to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. Called Shaping Demand and...

April 26, 2017

How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age

"By paying close attention to the ways in which technologies and media may be deployed to promote new connections that advance critical skills and learning pathways - and by ensuring that educators,...

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

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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.

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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

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

Health Exchange

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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
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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

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Alejandra Bergemann
Lisa VeneKlasen
Publication Date
August 1, 2008
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Just Associates (JASS)

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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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