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"By their very nature, videogames can engage players in ways that enable players to make their way through the intricacies of policy problems. As players begin to understand them in all their complexity, games may well help their governments forge solutions."

"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on disturbing issues. We hope that 'Be 100 Ragl' can help to enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society, together." - Antonella Notari Vischer, Womanity Foundation

Social circus training and an inclusive park for children of all abilities were the result of collaboration among the government of Ecuador and municipalities, circus arts teachers, and social workers in the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, Ecuador. Developing performance and communication skills through the training of Canadian Cirque de...

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Gender Based Violence

This paper explores the representations of "positive" cross-gender relations, as well as associated constructs, in the Soul Buddyz edutainment initiative, which is primarily geared towards 8-12 year-olds, and intended to provide "positive" role models for girls and boys.

Below is some of the evidence on the use of communication strategies to tackle violence against women from Puntos de Encuentro, a Nicaraguan feminist organisation that works with young and adult women in developing their capacities to exercise their rights and...

Multimedia Library on Sexuality, HIV, and Violence

The organisation Puntos de Encuentro compiled this multi-media library on the issue of sexuality, HIV, and violence because "sexuality is an essential part of one’s wellbeing and development..., yet in the 21st Century violence against women, adolescent pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted illnesses are on the rise and threatening...

Through a partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Population Media Center (PMC) has expanded the social efforts of MTV Latin America's telenovela Ultimo Año ("Last Year") with the launch of the SexySex campaign....

Gender Justice Video Advocacy Project

With a plan to create documentaries on woman's justice issues through local participation of partnering organisations, this video advocacy initiative was launched in 2010 by the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice and WITNESS. The project is producing six gender justice films highlighting sexual and gender-based violence and other gender...

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This 30-page evaluation report shares experiences and lessons learned by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in using mobile cinema and radio programming to provide a space for discussion, as well as raise awareness and strengthen prevention, around gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the report, years of...

Strengthening MERCOSUR´s Institutionality and Gender Perspective

This project on strengthening gender perspective within the institution MERCOSUR serves to implement regional actions in three main areas:

We Will Speak Out

"We recognise that responding to sexual violence is essential in our work, in our communities and in our world. We commit to addressing sexual violence in our contexts to the best of our ability, aiming to end it in all its forms, together." From the We Will Speak Out Pledge

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The Gender Roles, Equality and Transformations (GREAT) Project, led by Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health in collaboration with partners Pathfinder International and Save the Children, is working to improve gender equity and reproductive health in Northern Uganda.

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Adolescents and Violence

Fundación Imaginario

In this Spanish discussion video, young women and men from Ciudad Bolívar, a neighbourhood in Bogota, Colombia, join video host Diana Ángel who reminds the group that violence exists in more forms than just physical violence. They speak about day-to-day occurrences where gender violence, domestic violence, and verbal and psychological violence...

I Want to Fly: Dating Without Violence

This educational package includes an 18-minute special episode of Sexto Sentido, a Nicaraguan TV programme produced by Puntos de Encuentro that provides sexual and reproductive health education in the accessible format of a soap opera. This episode...

Below is some of the evidence on the use of communication strategies to tackle violence against women from Puntos de Encuentro, a Nicaraguan feminist organisation that works with young and adult women in developing their capacities to exercise their rights and...

Multimedia Library on Sexuality, HIV, and Violence

The organisation Puntos de Encuentro compiled this multi-media library on the issue of sexuality, HIV, and violence because "sexuality is an essential part of one’s wellbeing and development..., yet in the 21st Century violence against women, adolescent pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted illnesses are on the rise and threatening...

As part of Foundation Puntos de Encuentro's strategy against commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents (CSEA) (2011-2013), Alerta y Pilas Puestas ("Alert and Be Ready") was launched in 2012 in an effort to build the capacity of adolescents as well as actors in their direct surroundings to contribute to the reduction of the stigma and...

Parivartan aspired to reduce gender-based violence by challenging boys' notions about manhood and women's roles in society through India's popular sport of cricket. The programme was based on Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM), an initiative of the United States (US)-based Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund) that...

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This 30-page evaluation report shares experiences and lessons learned by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in using mobile cinema and radio programming to provide a space for discussion, as well as raise awareness and strengthen prevention, around gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the report, years of...

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Reducing Violence

The COMMUNICATIONS X-CHANGE is an online library of materials contributed by organisations and individuals around the world who are working to end violence against women and children. Contents of the searchable database highlight the effectiveness of using communication to stimulate change in attitudes and beliefs, influence social norms, and...

The organisation Puntos de Encuentro compiled this multi-media library on the issue of sexual abuse because "sexual abuse is one of the worst human rights violations committed against women and children, a type of aggression against the integrity of their bodies, minds and spirits. As an information centre, we believe that citizens should have...

Fatherhood

Men Care is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive, and non-violent fathers and caregivers. It provides community and mass media messages, technical assistance and training, policy and programme recommendations, and evidence to support local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), women’s rights organisations,...

"As we worked and played this year in Belen it became clear that art, in the form of collaborative creative play improvisational theater), painting of houses and murals, music, dance and art education enables community participation in other spheres, specifically health education and cooperative problem solving to address community problems...

MicheLee Puppets is a non-profit organisation based in the United States working to merge creativity and information to empower lives through the art of puppetry. Children experience what are intended to be exciting, educational, and entertaining performances that address the challenging issues they often face in a non-threatening way.

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Digital

"By their very nature, videogames can engage players in ways that enable players to make their way through the intricacies of policy problems. As players begin to understand them in all their complexity, games may well help their governments forge solutions."

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

"With its easy to understand format and overall appeal, the kit materials engaged families in its use and provided the foundation for discussion."

BBC Media Action

Author: Anu Mohammed, November 29 2013      Film is not just a big business in Nigeria. It’s huge. Every year nearly 2000 movies are made, a production rate which beats Hollywood, only coming second to the world’s largest film industry, Bollywood. But when the important topic of HIV and AIDS comes up in many...

Fernando le dice a Natalia que no quiere tener un hijo y ambos acuerdan hablar con sus padres.

From Sesame Workshop, this is a digital destination featuring videos, games, and activities to inspire preschoolers and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts and skills into their everyday lives. The site can be accessed via mobile device for new Sesame Street STEM mobile games. (In...

"With its adventurous storylines and engaging characters and music, PEG + CAT will encourage kids to discover how to use math concepts, as well as core skills including cooperation, perseverance and resiliency, as they explore the world around them." - Leslie Rotenberg, General Manager, Children's Programming, PBS.

"Friends, neighbors, and emergency workers are your neighborhood helpers. Show your child that these trusted adults are people he can go to for help in an emergency."

Launched in June 2013, Graphite is an online database of product reviews that provides ratings of  educational apps, games, and websites around the world. Common Sense Media's "expert" ratings rank products from zero to five on three characteristics: engagement, paedagogy, and support. Graphite also includes notes such as what products are...

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Film and Video

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Labor Theater without Borders, TJSF)  is a Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United States (US)-based ensemble theatre group made up of day labourers. Its mission is to improve the lives...

Written in response to request to provide a "review of the literature on awareness/behaviour change strategies aimed at achieving greater gender equality, highlighting evidence of impact," this document gives an overview and information on: the role of religion, religious leaders, and institutions; media, social campaigns and community-level...

"With its easy to understand format and overall appeal, the kit materials engaged families in its use and provided the foundation for discussion."

This is an evaluation of Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes (TLC II), a multimedia kit designed for young children in the United States (US) whose parents have deployed (for military duty) multiple times. Developed by Sesame Workshop (the US organisation behind the early childhood education television show Sesame Street),...

This is an evaluation of Sisimpur, an adaptation co-production of Sesame Street, the educational television series broadcast in the United States (US), localised by Bangladeshi producers to meet the needs of children in Bangladesh. (Please see Related Summaries below for further details, but, in brief:) Sisimpur is...

In this presentation by social innovator and director Firdaus Kharas at Unite for Sight's 2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference, Kharas discusses production of animation, documentaries, films, and television series designed to educate, entertain, and change societal and individual behaviour via a process he calls Culture Shift. His...

Photo courtesy of Firdaus Kharas

Author James Militzer, posted June 19 2013, cross-posted December 12 2013:       Behavior change is often called the holy grail of global health promotion. Its appeal is clear: It’s much cheaper and easier to prevent diseases like HIV and diabetes than to treat them. Since simple changes in behavior can greatly lessen...

BBC Media Action

Author: Anu Mohammed, November 29 2013      Film is not just a big business in Nigeria. It’s huge. Every year nearly 2000 movies are made, a production rate which beats Hollywood, only coming second to the world’s largest film industry, Bollywood. But when the important topic of HIV and AIDS comes up in many...

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Radio

"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on disturbing issues. We hope that 'Be 100 Ragl' can help to enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society, together." - Antonella Notari Vischer, Womanity Foundation

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

"Public radio show games conducted in local languages for the communities by the communities is the approach likely to promote lasting change and to support communication activities in immunization and polio eradication. Such programmes increase participation, community ownership..." - Bruno Maes, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

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This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as full members of society."

Written in response to request to provide a "review of the literature on awareness/behaviour change strategies aimed at achieving greater gender equality, highlighting evidence of impact," this document gives an overview and information on: the role of religion, religious leaders, and institutions; media, social campaigns and community-level...

BBC Media Action

Author: Radharani Mitra, October 8 2013       "Didi, please don’t let Mehendi die!" So begged Jyoti Bhadoria, a young mother of three from Madhya Pradesh, at a truly special event last week in Bhopal.

She had travelled from her tiny village after winning a competition on our radio show Khirki...

GREAT Scalable Toolkit

The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Scalable Toolkit is a set of tools created for Ugandans to transform gender and reproductive health outcomes, providing...

...[W]e believe that stories backed with solid research can create content which will enter popular culture and have a profound social impact." - Mahesh Bhatt, ACEE

BBC Media Action in Nigeria

Author: Osebi Adams, July 15 2013     As a young researcher for BBC Media Action in Nigeria, I've been involved in conducting research and evaluating a number of our radio and television programmes which aim to educate and involve Nigerians in the governance of their country.

One thing I've often noticed is...

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Television

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

Jol-Danga is an initiative revolving around a televised puppet show that sheds light on critical climate change issues in an entertaining way to educate and engage not only community members at large but also the next generations of Bangladeshi: children.

This programme summary of the second season of Revela2 contains a synopsis of 20 episodes of this television programme from Bogota, Colombia:

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This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as full members of society."

Written in response to request to provide a "review of the literature on awareness/behaviour change strategies aimed at achieving greater gender equality, highlighting evidence of impact," this document gives an overview and information on: the role of religion, religious leaders, and institutions; media, social campaigns and community-level...

"It is heartening that an educational television series such as Baghch-e-Simsim has the potential to contribute to early childhood education in Afghanistan. In a context of economic and political challenges, such a mass media intervention carries the promise of offering informal educational opportunities to young children."...

BBC Media Action

Author: Anu Mohammed, November 29 2013      Film is not just a big business in Nigeria. It’s huge. Every year nearly 2000 movies are made, a production rate which beats Hollywood, only coming second to the world’s largest film industry, Bollywood. But when the important topic of HIV and AIDS comes up in many...

Fernando le dice a Natalia que no quiere tener un hijo y ambos acuerdan hablar con sus padres.

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Evaluations

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This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

"With its easy to understand format and overall appeal, the kit materials engaged families in its use and provided the foundation for discussion."

This is an evaluation of Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes (TLC II), a multimedia kit designed for young children in the United States (US) whose parents have deployed (for military duty) multiple times. Developed by Sesame Workshop (the US organisation behind the early childhood education television show Sesame Street),...

"It is heartening that an educational television series such as Baghch-e-Simsim has the potential to contribute to early childhood education in Afghanistan. In a context of economic and political challenges, such a mass media intervention carries the promise of offering informal educational opportunities to young children."...

This is an evaluation of Sisimpur, an adaptation co-production of Sesame Street, the educational television series broadcast in the United States (US), localised by Bangladeshi producers to meet the needs of children in Bangladesh. (Please see Related Summaries below for further details, but, in brief:) Sisimpur is...

"Communication for polio eradication has been an integral part of the national effort to interrupt polio transmission in Nigeria."

"Today, little data exist on the effectiveness of mobile games as channels for social and behavior change communication - and in particular on their effectiveness in addressing health issues in developing countries."

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Experiences

"Unlike other mediums for dialogue, a song can easily be spread across the masses, far beyond the room where it was created. While political and social barriers make most opportunities for face-to-face dialogue, communication, and trust-building difficult, music knows no boundaries."

"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on disturbing issues. We hope that 'Be 100 Ragl' can help to enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society, together." - Antonella Notari Vischer, Womanity Foundation

Social circus training and an inclusive park for children of all abilities were the result of collaboration among the government of Ecuador and municipalities, circus arts teachers, and social workers in the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, Ecuador. Developing performance and communication skills through the training of Canadian Cirque de...

Jol-Danga is an initiative revolving around a televised puppet show that sheds light on critical climate change issues in an entertaining way to educate and engage not only community members at large but also the next generations of Bangladeshi: children.

"Public radio show games conducted in local languages for the communities by the communities is the approach likely to promote lasting change and to support communication activities in immunization and polio eradication. Such programmes increase participation, community ownership..." - Bruno Maes, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as full members of society."

Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Labor Theater without Borders, TJSF)  is a Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United States (US)-based ensemble theatre group made up of day labourers. Its mission is to improve the lives...

Estrategia de información, educación, comunicación y movilización social del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia, orientada a garantizar el pleno ejercicio de los Derechos Humanos Sexuales y Reproductivos de adolescentes y jóvenes.

Este proyecto se desarrolla en el marco del Convenio 363 de 2012, suscrito entre el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social (MSPS) de Colombia y la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM). Las Iniciativas Juveniles para la promoción de los Derechos...

Proyecto implementado en Colombia entre 2012 y 2013 por la Fundación Imaginario,&nbs

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Awards

International Peace Pals Art Competition and Exhibition

The Peace Pals invites children throughout the world between the ages of 5 and 16 to participate in The Annual International Peace Pals Art Competition and Exhibition. Entries are divided into four age categories for the awarding of prizes: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-16 years of age.

2013 Theme and Message: “Peace Day...

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The United Nations (UN) Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is now accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organisations, and networks - including non-governmental, women’s, and community-based organisations and coalitions and operational research...

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Materials

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

This programme summary of the second season of Revela2 contains a synopsis of 20 episodes of this television programme from Bogota, Colombia:

harnassingvideo.jpg

"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

Launched in October 2013 in the United States (US), this multimedia, bilingual (English/Spanish) set of resources is designed to support children's early literacy development, drawing on the appeal of the Sesame Street friends to motivate young children and families to make the most of everyday opportunities to talk, read, and write together....

In this presentation by social innovator and director Firdaus Kharas at Unite for Sight's 2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference, Kharas discusses production of animation, documentaries, films, and television series designed to educate, entertain, and change societal and individual behaviour via a process he calls Culture Shift. His...

From Sesame Workshop, this is a digital destination featuring videos, games, and activities to inspire preschoolers and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts and skills into their everyday lives. The site can be accessed via mobile device for new Sesame Street STEM mobile games. (In...

GREAT Scalable Toolkit

The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Scalable Toolkit is a set of tools created for Ugandans to transform gender and reproductive health outcomes, providing...

Nothing for Mahala

In October 2013, from South Africa, non-governmental organisation (NGO) Heartlines brings you "Nothing for Mahala", a film about a man whose love for money comes at a high cost.

"There is a difference between acknowledging the importance of child rights and protection issues, and being able to transfer this knowledge and awareness into practice."

Launched in June 2013, Graphite is an online database of product reviews that provides ratings of  educational apps, games, and websites around the world. Common Sense Media's "expert" ratings rank products from zero to five on three characteristics: engagement, paedagogy, and support. Graphite also includes notes such as what products are...

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