<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=102 en Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers http://www.comminit.com/global/content/core-competencies-adolescent-health-and-development-primary-care-providers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Including a Tool to Assess the Adolescent Health and Development Component in Pre-Service Education of Health-Care Providers </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/capacitiesunicef.png" alt="" title="Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers" width="100" height="79" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"At the heart of every health system, the workforce is central to improving health. A wide range of professionals are involved in health care for adolescents at the primary and referral levels, and progress towards universal health coverage for adolescents will require renewed attention to their education."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/148354/1/9789241508315_eng.pdf?ua=1&amp;ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 58-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/4683">The World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>58</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266450">World Health Organization (WHO) - Press</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.pathfinder.org/news/who-technical-publication.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pathfinder website</a>, accessed January 28 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Palash Khatri</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/core-competencies-adolescent-health-and-development-primary-care-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/core-competencies-adolescent-health-and-development-primary-care-providers#comments Global Materials 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Adolescent Physical Health Adolescent Sexual Health Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Reproductive Health Youth Featured World Health Organization Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:27:50 +0000 kdevries 9353241 at http://www.comminit.com Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/meningitis-vaccine-project-mvp <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/05meningitis-span-articlelarge.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"There is no point in having a vaccine if you cannot roll it out. This is a story for donors, who increasingly need to know that the money which is going into developing countries is actually having an impact, and this is a very good example of something which has a clear and measurable impact."</p> <p>Helen Evans, interim chief executive officer, GAVI, Kyodo News, December 7 2010.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The vaccine, intended for people from ages 1 to 29, was developed through "facilitating and coordinating numerous partnerships across the world....This approach has... the potential for providing a new model for vaccine development that could facilitate the introduction of other 'orphan' vaccines whose primary markets are low-income countries in the developing world." The vaccine became licensed and WHO-pre-qualified for use in 2010.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MVP's strategy has been based on the following set of principles:</p> <ul> <li>"The project aims to achieve a sustainable public health impact and is not simply about making vaccines available.</li> <li>Decisions about vaccine development are linked to introduction strategies and likely financial constraints.</li> <li>African public health officials and other stakeholders in Africa are closely involved with MVP. In addition, MVP emphasizes the need for understanding country needs and perspectives."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following the strategy of an initial mass vaccination programme and then an integration of the vaccine into routine childhood immunisation programmes, the vaccine was introduced at large scale in meningitis-belt countries in 2010. "Since then, more than 217 million people in 15 countries have received the vaccine."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Dr. Kathy Neuzil, director of Vaccine Access and Delivery at PATH, "Step one involved listening to the affected countries. Health ministers wanted a practical, affordable vaccine to alleviate the suffering of their people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Step two focused on developing the tactics and strategy to achieve the goal. The latter wasn't easy, and as one door closed, the MVP team made sure to open others, even when they were stuck, barred shut, or seemingly too small. If there was no door, then the team looked for a window."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through work among global partners, the vaccine received approval for infants. Country partners, involved from the project's inception, worked on ensuring a vaccine price, supply, and implementation plan that focused on sustainability, such that the project has closed as of December 31 2014 and left routine immusation in the hands of its country partners, either incorporating it in Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) or organising campaigns for immunisation of children aged 1 to 4 years of age every 5 years: "Ethiopia completes the second phase of the MenAfriVac campaign (phase 3 scheduled in 2015), Nigeria completes its fourth (and last) vaccination campaign. Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritania, and Togo introduce MenAfriVac."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to closing, MVP developed a post introduction evaluation plan to assess the impact of the introduction of MenAfriVac® in the first introduction countries: "Monitoring at country level will be carried out by country-based surveillance units with technical support from WHO, UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], and other partners, including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is in charge of conducting a series of carriage studies to evaluate the impact of MenAfriVac® on the transmission of meningococcal infection in countries of the African meningitis belt."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Immunisation and Vaccination</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Following the devastating epidemic of 1996-1997 (more than 250,000 cases of disease and over 25,000 deaths), African leaders called for the development of a vaccine that would eliminate, once and for all, group A meningitis epidemics in Africa."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>WHO, PATH, Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SIIL), Synco Bio Partners B.V., United States Food and Drug Administration, United Kingdom National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control, Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and UNICEF. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.meningvax.org/partners.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here for more partners’ information</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/claire-hudson-path">Claire Hudson - PATH</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Claire Hudson to The Communication Initiative on January 26 2015 and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.meningvax.org/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MVP website</a>, January 28 2015. Image credit: Rodrigue Barry/World Health Organization</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/meningitis-vaccine-project-mvp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/meningitis-vaccine-project-mvp#comments Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast Ethiopia Mauritania Nigeria Togo Experiences Advocacy Improved Physical Environments Children Community Participation Bilaterals Child Survival and Growth Person-to-Person Interpersonal Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Private Sector Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Health Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:07:50 +0000 jlevy 9353197 at http://www.comminit.com A Culture of Rights http://www.comminit.com/global/content/culture-rights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/belize.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research Report Series Communication for Development Study </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, October 1, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"The main aim of this Communication for Development Study, commissioned by UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], centered on carrying out a study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) specific to Children’s Rights that will inform the Communication for Development (C4D) Strategy and that will cut across program sectors in Belize."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dbzchild.org/uploads/docs/series_communication_study.pdf" target="_blank">Click here and scroll down to read this 42-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/stephanie-daniels-national-committee-families-and-children">Stephanie Daniels - National Committee for Families and Children</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.dbzchild.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Belizean Child | Virtual Knowledge Centre on the Children of Belize website</a>, January 28 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Christine Norton, Anna Hoare, Francisco Cuellar</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/culture-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/culture-rights#comments Belize Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Advertising Companies Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media Print Situation Analysis Question Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Television Government Departments Visual Arts School Curricula News Media NGOs Religious Groups Sports Orgs United Nations Rights Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:49:23 +0000 jlevy 9353195 at http://www.comminit.com Post-2015 Toolkit: Make Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage a Global Priority http://www.comminit.com/global/content/post-2015-toolkit-make-ending-child-early-and-forced-marriage-global-priority <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 22, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/brides.png" alt="" title="Make Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage a Global Priority" width="100" height="89" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From Girls Not Brides, a partnership of over 400 organisations from more than 60 countries around the world, this resource is designed to support the work of advocates who are in a position to "engage in a process that will likely drive international attention and development programming and funding for the next 15 years." The context: "Child, early and forced marriage and the needs of adolescent girls were notably missing from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which directly hindered the achievement of six of the eight MDGs.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://girlsnotbrides.theideabureau.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/GNB-Post-2015-Advocacy-Toolkit-January-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 30-page toolkit in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/girls-not-brides">Girls Not Brides</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>30</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/ommera-zafar-girls-not-brides">Ommera Zafar - Girls Not Brides</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>e-CIVICUS 710, January 23 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/post-2015-toolkit-make-ending-child-early-forced-marriage-global-priority/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girls Not Brides website</a>, accessed January 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/post-2015-toolkit-make-ending-child-early-and-forced-marriage-global-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/post-2015-toolkit-make-ending-child-early-and-forced-marriage-global-priority#comments Global Materials 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:23:31 +0000 kdevries 9353171 at http://www.comminit.com Build a smart investment - "Swacch Bharat" http://www.comminit.com/global/content/build-smart-investment-swacch-bharat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/img_6085.jpg" alt="" title="" width="67" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Anand Shekhar, January 27 2015 - The response of India Inc. to the clarion call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India “Swacch Bharat” is praiseworthy. Most of the renowned Corporate Houses have committed investments to support the construction of toilets in households and schools. Major companies like TCS, Bharti, HUL, Aditya Birla Group, ITC, Adani and Dabur have announced big CSR [corporate social responsibility] expenditures or promised to upgrade existing programmes for building sanitation facilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/build-smart-investment-swacch-bharat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/build-smart-investment-swacch-bharat#comments India Blogs: Donors and the Development System Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Advertising Companies Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Marketing Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Featured Global Policy Blogs Health Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:56:35 +0000 Anand Shekhar 9353164 at http://www.comminit.com Gender Norms and Power Inequities: Key Barriers to Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Rights http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-norms-and-power-inequities-key-barriers-realizing-sexual-and-reproductive-rights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/india-couples-meeting_credit-to-care.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: &nbsp;Christina Wegs, January 26 2015 - December 10th was International Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)</a> by the UN General Assembly in 1948, which affirmed the rights of all people, everywhere and all the time. The Declaration, as well as similar international treaties and agreements, confirm the centrality and importance of protecting and fulfilling sexual and reproductive rights (SRR).</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-norms-and-power-inequities-key-barriers-realizing-sexual-and-reproductive-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-norms-and-power-inequities-key-barriers-realizing-sexual-and-reproductive-rights#comments India Peru Blogs: Global Health Policies Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Health NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured USAID Global Health, Rights and Media Policy Blogs Health Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:38:16 +0000 CWegs 9353156 at http://www.comminit.com Floating Education and Health Centre Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/global/content/floating-education-and-health-centre-bangladesh <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/floating.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer reproductive health services, as well as deliver information through drama and the screening of documentary videos on rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Through a December 2012 baseline survey, findings were gathered on the following in order to establish community needs: socio demographic profile; education (child enrolment, quality and success, challenges and expectation); health (awareness, behaviour, and challenges for accessing health services); livelihood (household asset, skills, income and expenditure, liabilities); governance (perception, decisionmaking process of local government, and access to services); empowerment (family level, social or institutional affiliation, and role); and child rights (awareness/knowledge on child rights and child protection).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the report's recommendations are the following:</p> <ul> <li>"Individual, family community level awareness initiatives are needed on education, health and good governance.</li> <li>Community people should be made aware of the structure, functions and services of Union Parishad [the smallest rural administrative and local government units in Bangladesh].</li> <li>Child and Family friendly education and health facilities should be provided to ensure better access for people and to strengthen their education and health rights.</li> <li>For women’s empowerment, besides working with women special measures should be taken to work&nbsp;with male family members to make them aware of women’s empowerment issues.</li> <li>Community based groups should be formed in the areas of education, health and livelihood."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project, at the time of this posting, involved 32 local primary school teachers, 15 local (Upazila Level) government officials, 14 local representatives of government, 15 volunteers, a parents' group, and management committees from 4 local villages.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Community awareness activities include: folk songs; drama, through a contracted drama team; community meetings in 15 villages, and documentary film viewings for awareness on health, education, and rights issues, the latter two organised by a community facilitator, volunteers, and a social communicator, based on the different issues in question.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the evenings, the floating schools act as a community resource centre serving 150,000 members of the population with health and social awareness programmes to improve their health-seeking behaviour and to encourage them to practise their human rights and access government services. Nearly half of the population in the programme area is now aware of their rights and entitlements thanks to the documentary films shown from the boats for people to watch from the banks, according to the project website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Outputs of these events, according to a project report, include:</p> <ul> <li>"[I]ncreased birth registration of child</li> <li>Reduced unsocial activities</li> <li>Ensured health check-up of mother and child</li> <li>Reduced drop out and absent of student</li> <li>[I]ncreased involvement of community people to social development issues."</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Education, Children, Health, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>People Oriented Program Implementation, Big Lottery Fund</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/learning-life">Learning for Life </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.floatingschoolbd.org/Default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Floating Education website</a>, January 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/floating-education-and-health-centre-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Entertainment Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Entertainment Orgs Education Government Departments Health NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:04:45 +0000 jlevy 9353155 at http://www.comminit.com Vojo Brazil: Amplifying Quilombola Voices through Mobile Phones http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vojo-brazil-amplifying-quilombola-voices-through-mobile-phones <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mit_brazil.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones that have no internet connectivity. The workshop was organised by the Mídia Étnica Institute, in a partnership with the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Center for Civic Media.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the Vojo website: Vojo is designed for people to post stories from inexpensive mobile phones via voice calls, SMS (text messaging) , and MMS (multimedia messaging service). It also makes it possible to set up and customise a group where people can post content to the internet from their phones. The aim of introducing this technology in the Ilha de Maré community was to empower young "quilombolas" and help them identify and denounce the violence they witness in their communities. Vojo enables them to reach bloggers and media outlets outside Ilha de Maré.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The training included a video with previous similar activities, and trainers led discussion on the future of the Vojo Brazil project. This pilot project is directed to reach communities in remote rural areas, indigenous groups, landless workers, and other disenfranchised groups alienated from the information society.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Vojo creators and trainers, "Vojo enables everyone to create and update a blog even whether she/he does not have computer or internet access. The tool allows the user to post audio stories from mobile phones and even public telephones. It is also possible to post photos and video from cell phones. The idea is to help the youth to become tech-savvy and connect their communities to a social network that can increase the awareness to their social, cultural and political demands in the Brazilian media ecosystem."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/vojobrasil" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Facebook page</a> was developed on the workshop, showing an example of a message from the community to the Brazilian government. &nbsp;According to one of the project coordinators: "In addition to Vojo, they [the youth] had talks on sexually transmitted diseases, black identity, media democratization and basic journalism. They must be able to spread the technology to other communities in Salvador and Brazil."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Youth, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.vojo.co/en/content/about" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Vojo </a>is a hosted version of the VozMob Drupal Distribution, which has been developed by the VozMob (Mobile Voices / Voces Moviles) project through an ongoing collaborative design process with day laborers, household workers, students, and a diverse team from the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA). The online version was built by the MIT Center for Civic Media."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://midiaetnica.ning.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Mídia Étnica Institute</a> conducts projects in the fields of communication and diversity, including actions related to community communication and citizen journalism.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mídia Étnica Institute, MIT Center for Civic Media</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/mit-center-civic-media">MIT Center for Civic Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://civic.mit.edu/blog/alexandre-goncalves/how-to-amplify-the-voices-of-marginalized-communities-in-brazil" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MIT Center for Civic Media website</a>, submission by Alexandre Goncalves on October 29 2013, accessed January 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vojo-brazil-amplifying-quilombola-voices-through-mobile-phones#comments Brazil Experiences 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media NGOs New Technologies Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:50:50 +0000 jlevy 9353153 at http://www.comminit.com A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis http://www.comminit.com/global/content/practical-guide-conducting-barrier-analysis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonnie Kittle </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/practical_guide_to_conducting_a_barrier_analysis_oct_2013-1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Trainees will be able to effectively plan and implement a Barrier Analysis survey and use the results to inform their behavior change strategy."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.coregroup.org/resources/404-a-practical-guide-to-conducting-a-barrier-analysis" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in English and French in both PDF and Word format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/311164">CORE Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English, French</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>186</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/267115">CORE Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/barrier-analysis-training">Barrier Analysis Training</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/barrier-analysis-facilitators-guide">Barrier Analysis Facilitator&#039;s Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/social-and-behavior-change-family-planning">Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning: How to Develop Behavior Change Strategies for Integrating Family Planning into Maternal and Child Health Programs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/designing-behavior-change">Designing for Behavior Change</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.coregroup.org/resources/404-a-practical-guide-to-conducting-a-barrier-analysis" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CORE Group website</a>, January 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/practical-guide-conducting-barrier-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/practical-guide-conducting-barrier-analysis#comments Global Materials Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Research NGOs Featured USAID Global Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:39:14 +0000 jlevy 9353121 at http://www.comminit.com Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning: How to Develop Behavior Change Strategies for Integrating Family Planning into Maternal and Child Health Programs http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-and-behavior-change-family-planning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An &quot;Off-the-Shelf&quot; Facilitator’s Guide for Conducting a 2.5 Day Training for NGO and Civil Society Staff in Low-Resource Settings </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/fpcurriculum_cover.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"One way to get started [adding family planning to maternal and child health programmes] is through social and behavior change [BC]. That means learning about the community’s family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices, and then creating strategies based on what is learned."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.coregroup.org/our-technical-work/working-groups/social-and-behavior-change/past-highlights/260-better-together" target="_blank">Click here to read about and access these documents.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/311164">CORE Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facilitator's Guide: 185</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/267115">CORE Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/designing-behavior-change">Designing for Behavior Change</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/barrier-analysis-facilitators-guide">Barrier Analysis Facilitator&#039;s Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/barrier-analysis-training">Barrier Analysis Training</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/practical-guide-conducting-barrier-analysis">A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.coregroup.org/our-technical-work/working-groups/social-and-behavior-change/past-highlights/260-better-together" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CORE Group website</a>, January 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-and-behavior-change-family-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-and-behavior-change-family-planning#comments Global Materials Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:19:02 +0000 jlevy 9353118 at http://www.comminit.com