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April 28, 2017

Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do Kadam Programme in Bihar for Programme Implementation and Evaluation

India's Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) programme was an effort to address a perceived dearth of evidence on what works and what does not work to change notions of masculinity...

April 28, 2017

Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality)

"I enjoyed passing remarks and whistling at girls. I realised this was wrong after I joined the programme. I understood what was fun for me was harassment for the girls. Now I work with the programme...

April 27, 2017

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh

"As the global momentum for investing in nutrition ramps up, there is an urgent need for demonstrated large-scale solutions for improving the most fundamental of nutrition actions, i.e., home-based...

April 27, 2017

Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation

The Alive & Thrive (A&T) initiative, carried out in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the...

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,...

April 26, 2017

The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management in Media Development

"[A] well-defined, transparent, and equitable spectrum management process that takes into account the needs of all relevant stakeholders is necessary in order to create an environment that serves the...

April 25, 2017

Do Digital Information and Communications Technologies Increase the Voice and Influence of Women and Girls?

"Digital ICTs can provide new opportunities for women to express themselves but engaging publically and politically online does not guarantee power." What does the empirical evidence tell us about...

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Blogs

Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer.

The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal rights always appealed to me. Little did I know that a chance meeting with a woman one sunny afternoon would change my life.

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Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

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Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, originally on April 20 2017 - What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand concepts you take for granted? Priyanka Dutt offers some words of advice from her team’s experience of running a health communication ‘laboratory’ in Bihar, northern India.  

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Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

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Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Country Programmes, Nigeria, Rachael Borlase, originally posted on April 13 2017 - At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories.

“We continued to broadcast during the insurgency. If we didn’t, people would have thought there was chaos,” says Fatima Audu, Station Manager of Peace FM in Maiduguri in Borno State. We’re here to learn more about the media in Borno and to support them to make programmes that address the needs of audiences devastated by conflict. She points to the bullet holes and cracks in the cement walls to show how close Boko Haram’s attacks came to her station.

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Social media tips from Doctor Who help launch new Palestinian youth drama

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Author: Social Media Manager, BBC, Jose Vila, originally posted on March 30 2017 - Jose Vila, social media manager for Doctor Who on advising BBC Media Action's new TV drama in the Palestinian Territories.

Life's full of surprises. I was sitting at my desk in London on a grey afternoon when I received an unexpected email. BBC Media Action required my experience managing social media for Doctor Who to help them launch a new youth TV drama in the Palestinian Territories. I was eager to help.

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Junagadh Janvani Empowering Rural Lives

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Author: Asst. Professor, GBPUA&T, Arpita Sharma, originally posted April 1 2017 - Establishment of Community Radio Station in Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) is a success story and inspires other institution to replicate the model for the benefit of the rural populace. Arpita Sharma highlights a success story of Saurashtra, Gujar.

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