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Elisa, amor mío

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Length: 
1 hora 30 minutos
Year of Production: 
August 5, 2007
Languages: 
Español

Registro audiovisual de la obra de teatro "Elisa, amor mío", dirigida y escrita por Juan Carlos Ferrari Damiano. Aquí los espectadores van entrando en grupos a las habitaciones de una casa y van circulando de una a otra conducidos por una guía que los provoca, mientras experimentan situaciones de VIH/SIDA como propias.

El material está dirigido a un público de 13 años en adelante y ha sido exhibido en Liceos de Educación Secundaria y seminarios nacionales e internacionales sobre SIDA.

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1
Genre: 
Ficción
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DVD

Young People for Non-Violence

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One hundred and ten young people from Brazil and Paraguay, together with 40 volunteer mentors, participated in a 6-month social and educational initiative initiated by the Brazilian Institute of Appli

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Young People for Non-Violence explored how information technology (IT) can be used as a creative, educational, and catalytic tool for young people concerned about drug abuse and violence in their communities. Young participants (selected for the project based on their families' income scale) took part in regular weekend workshops in areas relevant to social and professional integration. Topics focused on sociology, history, ecology, information and communication technologies (ICT), and multimedia and media literacy. According to organisers, the use of ICT proved to be a key motivator of the initiative, with ITAI's support for community telecentres and community radios. Young people learned to document interviews, to write and lay out reports, and to produce audio and video clips.

At the final project event, 70 Brazilians and 40 Paraguayans presented the results of their workshops and shared strategies for non-violence. The gathering was intended as a celebration of their collaboration to create a culture of non-violence in the 3-border region - Foz de Iguazú (Brazil), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), and Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) - which reportedly has one of the highest tolls of violence and drug abuse among teenagers in Latin America. Specifically, the youth displayed a book, videos containing interviews with teenagers and other community members, photos, and modern and traditional dances. Presenters from UNESCO and a local non-governmental organisation ("Iniciativa Latinoamericana") reinforced the work of project participants by making pledges to support peace, reconciliation, and a culture of non-violence in Latin America and other regions.

Development Issues: 

Youth, Conflict, Technology.

Key Points: 

May 2010 update: The project has continued, and now integrates young people from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, as well.

Partner Text: 

ITAI, UNESCO.

Source: 

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education's News on ICT in Education, August 6 2009; "Fostering Culture of Non-violence through ICT", UNESCO; and email from Günther Cyranek to The Communication Initiative on May 27 2010.

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Contest of Ibero-American Photography in Black and White - Concurso Iberoamericano de Fotografía en Blanco y Negro

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Save the Children invites photo entries from both professionals and non-professionals of any nationality for its annual Ibero-American photography competition.

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Deadline Date: 
April 30, 2010

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Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Education for Development

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Author: 
Brian Gutterman
Shahreen Rahman
Jorge Supelano
Laura Thies
Mai Yang
Publication Date
July 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

The New School University Graduate Program in International Affairs

This paper aims to explain the current state of how information and communication technology (ICT) is being used in education and how it can better benefit current and future users.

Source: 

News on ICT in Education on December 4 2009; ICTD Yellow Pages website on December 29 2009; and email from Brian Gutterman to The Communication Initiative on February 16 2010.

Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG)

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The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) announces the launch of the 2009 Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG) programme.

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Deadline Date: 
January 18, 2010

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Realizing Rights through Social Guarantees: An Analysis of New Approaches to Social Policy in Latin America and South Africa

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Publication Date
February 1, 2008

This study considers social guarantees as tools for social policy design and service delivery that can advance the protection and fulfilment of social and economic rights. It suggests ways to develop and explore a range of policy options that improve the delivery of social services from a rights perspective, while furthering social inclusion and democratic governance. The application of a social guarantee framework was studied by researchers in collaboration with the World Bank and the Chilean Foundation for Overcoming Poverty (FUNASUPO).

 

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WUNRN listserv on January 25 2009.

Increasing Social Inclusion through Social Guarantees

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December 1, 2007
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The WUNRN listserv on January 25 2009.

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Resisting a Stigmatized Identity: Patients’ Strategies for the Management of the HIV/AIDS Stigma in a Public Hospital in Uruguay

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Author: 
Roxana Delbene Rosati
Publication Date
August 1, 2007
2007
August
Source: 

Email from Roxana Delbene to The Communication Initiative on July 5 2008 and Sociolinguistic Studies Journal, SS Vol 1.2 2007.

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