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October 11, 2016

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror

"...shatters the taboos around gender based violence through art, education, and a strong identifiable female character who is a rape survivor and superhero."

September 29, 2016

I have 140 friends, and I speak to them nearly every day

Author: BBC Media Action's Caroline Chukwura, September 28 2016 - Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a pen pal far away in Nice, France. I was always excited to receive letters from her – I remember...

September 28, 2016

The TV drama helping improve the health of garment factory workers in Bangladesh on their lunch break

Author: Dr Faisal Mahmud, September 28 2016 - Garment factory workers in Bangladesh are watching screenings of a health drama during their lunch breaks to help improve their - and their children’s...

September 7, 2016

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families

"Read on for tips to help ensure your products are inclusive, relevant, and thoughtfully distributed for Hispanic-Latino families in the United States." Developed for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's...

September 7, 2016

Scriptwriting for Syrians

Author: Hozan Akko, September 7 2016 - A new radio drama for Syrians hopes to bridge divides and help people deal with the pressures of prolonged conflict. To the relief of her family, a woman...

September 1, 2016

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project

Tikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is a joint BBC Media Action and Restless Development project in Zambia that uses an integrated communication approach to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually...

September 1, 2016

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project

Tikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is a joint BBC Media Action and Restless Development project in Zambia that uses an integrated communication approach to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually...

August 29, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies

This report presents an analysis of a corpus of academic and grey literature relevant to the question: How can media and communications be used to counter identity-based violence (IBV) or violent...

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Elisa, amor mío

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August 5, 2007

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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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.

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Youth, Conflict, Technology.

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

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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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April 30, 2010

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Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Education for Development

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Brian Gutterman
Shahreen Rahman
Jorge Supelano
Laura Thies
Mai Yang
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July 1, 2009

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.


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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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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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).



WUNRN listserv on January 25 2009.

Increasing Social Inclusion through Social Guarantees

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December 1, 2007

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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Roxana Delbene Rosati
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August 1, 2007

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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