<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=218 en Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health <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/cover2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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">Tuesday, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand for and use of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) commodities and services."</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.lifesavingcommodities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/utiliwing-ICT-for-demand-generation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 32-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/node/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs</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.lifesavingcommodities.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Life Saving Commodities website</a>, October 17 2014.</p> </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/mama-global-monitoring-and-evaluation-framework"> MAMA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ananya-0">Ananya</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/mobile-alliance-maternal-action-mama-south-africa">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) - South Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Research New Technology Company Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF Global Health ICT for Development Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:41:47 +0000 jlevy 9351643 at http://www.comminit.com Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf <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/unicef_c4d.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <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"> Beatrice M. Spadacini </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">Friday, March 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact." </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.unicef.org/cbsc/files/Global_Mapping_C4D_Peacebuilding.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 55-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/kerida-mcdonald-unicef">Kerida McDonald - UNICEF</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.unicef.org/cbsc/index_66032.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) website</a>, September 29 2014 and email from Kerida McDonald to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf#comments Colombia Guatemala Liberia Palestinian Territory Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa Global Strategic Thinking Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Government Departments Research News Media NGOs United Nations Youth Featured BBC Media Action Panos Sesame Workshop UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:03 +0000 jlevy 9351336 at http://www.comminit.com A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb <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/validacion_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <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"> Adelaida Trujillo </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">Friday, June 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on national, regional and local levels of intervention, inter-institutional and multisectorial work, and sustained knowledge management and networking to create "Edutainment+Mobilization = Social Change".</p> <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/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</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 Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 2014.</p> </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/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right">Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Television Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Communicating with, for and about children Global Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:13:48 +0000 jlevy 9350970 at http://www.comminit.com Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right <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/paqueterevelados_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <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"> Adelaida Trujillo </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">Tuesday, November 8, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="text-align:justify">Fundación Imaginario</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) amongst adolescents and youth 12-19&nbsp; years of age, with emphasis on the 15-19 age group.</p> <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/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</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 Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 2014.</p> </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/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb">A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Children, Equity and Development Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:20:47 +0000 jlevy 9350966 at http://www.comminit.com Selfies 4 School http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school <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/10614221_917593308269493_8140015845024498181_n.png" alt="" title="Selfies 4 School" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone often shared on social networking services) as part of this effort to bring home to urban, educated professionals in cities the issue of educating girls in India and how it connects with preventing early marriage.</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>Selfies 4 School is a participatory ICT project capitalising on the popularity of the selfie in order to raise awareness of a human rights issue and also spark concrete action. Visitors to the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/selfies4school/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School website</a> can continually refresh the page to see the gallery of selfies being taken and, consequently, the number of girls who will be sent to school to approach the goal. At the centre of the images is Uma, a super-school-going-poster-girl based on an animated character by Priya Kuriyan in a film by Vaani Arora.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There is also a #Selfies4School blogathon with the theme "How has education set you free?", with the 10 best bloggers (submitting their work on September 30 2014) winning Breakthrough merchandise and the opportunity to participate in Breakthrough's future campaigns. Details are available on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/selfies4school" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School Facebook page</a> or by contacting <a href="mailto:selfies4school@breakthrough.tv" rel="nofollow">selfies4school@breakthrough.tv</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The campaign also involved active, on-the-ground mobilisation through kiosks set up at malls and corporate hubs and other public places, where people could walk in to contribute their selfies. In addition, organisers undertook media advocacy that included the participation of print, broadcast, and internet media to take the message forward.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At the culmination event in October 2014 in New Delhi, the rock band Indian Ocean performed songs such as "Ghar ho sake toh ab koi shammajalayein" to communicate their message: "As a group, we have always been strong advocates for change and believe the situation of girls in our country needs to change. Our music is our way of rallying public opinion for this cause. And the more people that participate, the faster we can bring about this revolution. We owe this to the women of our country."</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>Girls, Education, Early Marriage</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>According to Breakthrough, research shows that every second girl in India is at a risk of being married off before attaining the legal age of 18. "If they were to receive education for longer, the chances of their being married off early is significantly lower. We tend to dismiss this as largely a rural problem however, the truth being that early marriage cuts across urban-rural and the rich-poor divides. Early marriage not only deprives a girl child of her rights to education and a better life, but also exposes her to risks such as early pregnancy, death during childbirth and domestic violence to name a few."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Amongst the highlights from the campaign:</p> <ul> <li>Across 10 days of activation in Bangalore, 2,327 selfies were received. Mumbai logged in 2,177 selfies, and the number of selfies received across Delhi is 1,537 and counting. Through its support of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Educate Girls, which works in several districts of Rajasthan towards ensuring quality education for girls from the most marginalised and under-served communities, Vodafone Foundation matched the pledge of 5,800 selfies to send 58,000 girls to school.</li> <li>The online campaign received the support of over 2.61 lakh (a unit equal to 100,000) engaged users.</li> <li>The total reach of the #selfies4school campaign was over 194,83,840 (1.9 crore - a unit equal to 10 million).</li> <li>The campaign garnered around 50 million impressions on Facebook and over 10 million on Twitter.</li> <li>Celebrities like John Abraham, Tisca Chopra, Riya Sen, Raima Sen sent in their selfies via Twitter to endorse the campaign.</li> </ul> </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>Breakthrough and the Vodafone Foundation, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)</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/265414">Sonali Khan - Breakthrough India</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>Emails from Sonali Khan and Deepthy Menon to The Communication Initiative on September 5 2014 and October 17 2014, respectively; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/selfies4school/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/selfies4school" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School Facebook page</a>, both accessed on September 8 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school#comments India Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Basic Education for All Children Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Phone/Mobile Education Recognition/Awards Gender Gender and Adolescence New Technology Company NGOs United Nations Youth Featured Breakthrough UNFPA Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development ICT for Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:41:04 +0000 kdevries 9350898 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Work on Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtitled in English </div> </div> </div> <p>This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.</p> <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/wetin-dey">Wetin Dey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/condom-condom-campaign">Condom, Condom! Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> </div> </div> <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/field/image/bbc_media_action.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</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.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfbQky611Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action on the YouTube</a> website, August 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health#comments Ethiopia India Nigeria Global Materials Mobile Populations Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health News Media Prevention NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Community Radio - Africa Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Africa Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:48 +0000 jlevy 9350699 at http://www.comminit.com Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-plays-critical-role-ebola-crisis <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/ebola-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola continued to spread from the East. Tea-break conversations became heated about regional responses to it. While no one agreed on how long it would last or the toll it would ultimately take, one thing was universally accepted: there was a strong need for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in communities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-plays-critical-role-ebola-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-plays-critical-role-ebola-crisis#comments Guinea Liberia Nigeria Sierra Leone Academic Institutions Digital Ebola Communication Community Participation Live Performance Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Entertainment Orgs News/Information Foundations New Technology Company Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Communicating with, for and about children Ebola Global Children, Equity and Development Health Entertainment-Education Africa Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:48 +0000 9350624 at http://www.comminit.com My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv <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/img2014050101886.jpg" alt="" title="My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are tailored to the specific contexts and conditions children and young people experience, but all come together in a wider global programme that is designed to inspire learning, innovation, and sharing of experience.</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>Sample activities in each of the 8 countries:</p> <ul> <li>Afghanistan activity example: Youth representatives (at least 35% of whom are women) are receiving media and communications training so they can campaign for their health and education rights. The project helps them develop campaign materials, including radio slots and booklets on rights, legal frameworks, and support bodies - all emphasising the particular challenges facing girls and young women. Young people are using these to lobby decision-makers, generate media coverage, and underpin events such as a nationwide letter-writing campaign for schoolgirls to voice their needs to the national government.</li> <li>Georgia overview: "Working with children and young people, parents, doctors and Georgia's Public Defender's Office (the country’s health ombudsman), My Rights, My Voice is promoting child and youth health-rights among IDPs [internally displaced persons] in the two post-conflict regions of Samegrelo and Shida Khartli (each with a quarter of its population aged from 0-16). Together with our local partners..., we are using the experiences and views of young people from these two regions to inform wider debates and national policy-making..."</li> <li>The project in Mali teaches young people about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights and advocates for improved national education policies and their implementation. For example, Learning about Living (Info Ado Mali) is an e-learning programme about SRH rights, delivered via computers, radio, and mobile phone. Available online, on CD, and in hard copy (for remote areas), the programme is delivered by teachers in schools, as well as in training sessions for young people out of school. It is backed by a confidential free-to-user text messaging service, Youth Call (Weleli Ado Mali). Children and young people send questions about SRH rights and receive an answer from trained counsellors within 24 hours. A monthly prize of free airtime encourages adolescents to use the service.</li> <li>In Nepal, 3 advocacy films around health rights were planned, filmed, and edited by 12 Nepali MRMV youth campaigners in February 2014: (i) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzMRnJ9_yQk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health For Life</a> (about the need for health-post laboratories in Banke District); (ii) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrB-yP4sUp8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Journey Towards Light</a> (about the lack of solar power in health posts in Surkhet District; and (iii) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXYCZNeeAiA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Searching For Medicine</a> (about the availability of essential medicines in Dailekh District). <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://bit.ly/1kWljg1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to view a comic strip in PDF format which tells the story of the 2-week participatory video workshop during which the 12 youth campaigners learned the skills and planned, filmed, and edited these 3 advocacy films.</li> <li>Example from Niger: "In schools and youth-led groups known as <em>fadas</em>, we are training young people aged 11-25 on their right to SRH and on concrete aspects such as the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, early and forced marriages of girls, obstetric injuries and genital mutilation. They will also be trained in how to spread the word among their peers through child-to-child techniques. We will develop an existing 'school parliament' scheme to build pupils' experience in governance issues, participation and decision-making. The <em>fadas</em> will organise community discussions, drama and radio programmes on young people's rights to education and SRH, emphasising the needs and involvement of girls and young women and mothers. Dedicated phone-in discussions enable youth leaders to discuss issues with each other. Questions raised through these conversations will inform national advocacy to press the government to improve the school curriculum on SRH and gender equity."</li> <li>Through a mass edutainment campaign, the project in Pakistan is working to change social attitudes to young people's SRH rights and to drive reform of the curriculum, aiming to reach out to young people with information and education through formal mechanisms.</li> <li>Sample story from Tanzania: "We are helping create and strengthen student councils, providing mentoring and coaching before elections, both for candidates and their supporters. With a particular focus on girls, we are training students in leadership skills, on their right to education, and how to hold teachers and the authorities accountable for its delivery by accessing information and developing monitoring tools. Student champions from each council gather information on key issues, build joint policy positions and develop campaign materials such as letters and artwork to lobby decision-makers for educational improvements. The student body is becoming aware of its right to a quality education and how to hold schools and community leaders to account, while student leaders are learning to represent their peers effectively in community meetings and regional and national forums. In this way, we are also building leaders for the future with a good grounding in democracy and accountability."</li> <li>In Viet Nam, one of the focal points is education: "We are building awareness among children - especially girls - of their right to education and their ability to communicate their needs. Through capacity-building events in schools and communities on gender equality and children's rights, we are raising awareness among children and parents of the challenges facing them, and particularly those facing girls. Children also learn life skills such as teamwork, communication, presentation, leadership and negotiation, so they can express their needs and claim their rights with teachers and the authorities. To make it fun, we hold summer camps and fairs where children can deliver their messages to teachers, education managers and policy-makers creatively through festivals, art, poetry, theatre, song, photography, mobile exhibitions, dialogue forums and social networking. We also run contests for children, parents and teachers to develop innovative ways of promoting children's rights in schools and communities. At inter-school workshops, they can share learning with each other and decision-makers at different level."</li> </ul> <p>At times, MRMV participants from various countries come together. In December 2013, a Global Advocacy Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together 16 MRMV youth campaigners with Oxfam and partner staff to network, share, and strengthen their skills around advocating for child and youth rights to health and education services - as documented in <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://bit.ly/1v4riVo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this comic strip story [PDF]</a>. The film that emerged from the session can be seen below or by <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDm1go2pm4&amp;yt:cc=on" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">clicking here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More details and interactive functions are offered on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://myrightsmyvoice.ning.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MRMV website</a>.</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, Youth, Education, Gender, Health, Sexual and Reproductive 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>Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).</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/imogen-davies-oxfam">Imogen Davies - Oxfam</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/carron-basu-ray-oxfam">Carron Basu Ray - Oxfam</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDm1go2pm4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDm1go2pm4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDm1go2pm4"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/tWDm1go2pm4/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </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://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/water-health-education/my-rights-my-voice#contentprimary_0_ctl00_FirstTab" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Rights, My Voice page on the Oxfam website</a>; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/my-rights-my-voice-global-programme-overview-297623" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Rights, My Voice Global Programme Overview</a>; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://myrightsmyvoice.ning.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MRMV website</a> - all accessed August 5 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv#comments Afghanistan Georgia (Republic of) Mali Nepal Niger Pakistan Tanzania Vietnam Experiences Advocacy Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Radio Education Foundations Television Visual Arts Gender School Curricula Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Reproductive Health Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Health, Rights and Media Children, Equity and Development HIV / AIDS Africa Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:12:25 +0000 kdevries 9350260 at http://www.comminit.com Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media http://www.comminit.com/global/content/protecting-rights-children-role-media <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/internews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" 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"> Lessons from India, Kenya and Brazil </div> </div> </div> <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"> Susan Angle </div> <div class="field-item even"> Thomas Baerthlein </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Neeti Daftari </div> <div class="field-item even"> Brice Rambaud </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Niousha Roshani </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">Wednesday, January 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Internews</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The research finds that a wide range of factors currently inhibit media in the three countries sampled from playing a more substantive role in promoting awareness of child rights, as well as in helping children realize their rights and in holding government accountable."</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="https://internews.org/sites/default/files/resources/InternewsEurope_ChildRightsMedia_Report_2014.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to read this 80-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/node/284869">Internews Europe</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://internews.org/research-publications/protecting-rights-children-role-media" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews website</a>, August 4 2014. <em>Image credit/caption</em>: ©Internews Europe/Imran Babu - A journalist takes part in Internews training on a project to improve dialogue between citizens, media and local authorities in Pakistan, 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/protecting-rights-children-role-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/protecting-rights-children-role-media#comments Brazil India Kenya Strategic Thinking Advocacy Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Digital Children Community Participation Child Protection Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Education Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Research School Curricula News Media NGOs Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Community Radio - Africa Children, Equity and Development Media Development Africa Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:28:40 +0000 jlevy 9350219 at http://www.comminit.com Creating "AMANDLA!" among the Freewheelers http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers <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/rachel_m_dances-2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Chris Haydon, June 12 2014 - It is now some months since we considered whether I might be able to&nbsp; submit a blog to your project about a 'Mandela' production I was to&nbsp; create for a disabled theatre company. This is the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/freewheelerstheatre" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Freewheelers Theatre Company</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://freewheelerstheatre.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">an inclusive company for disabled and able-bodied performers alike</a>. Its work covers dance, drama and film, and it is based at Leatherhead in Surrey, to the south of London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers#comments United Kingdom (UK) Blogs: Media Development Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Community Participation Live Performance Entertainment Orgs NGOs Rights Featured Global Policy Blogs Media Development Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:57:16 +0000 9315507 at http://www.comminit.com