<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 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/united-nations-children%E2%80%99s-fund-belize">United Nations Children’s Fund, Belize</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 Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ghana-keeping-net-use-messages-fresh-and-cool <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/ahayede.jpg" alt="" title="Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool" width="100" height="72" 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"> Net Use Messaging Case Study #4 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development and managed by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, created the Aha Ye De campaign as the umbrella brand for all its malaria messages to support continuous distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINS).</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"> </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/293358">Ian Tweedie - Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health</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.networksmalaria.org/networks/behavior-change-communication" target="_blank">NetWorks website</a> on January 21 2015.</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/aha-ye-de-its-good-here-lets-come-together-and-drive-malaria-away-goodlife-campaign-mate">Aha ye de (It&#039;s Good Here): Let&#039;s Come Together and Drive Malaria Away for GoodLife Campaign Materials </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/voices-and-uam-innovative-partnership-promote-net-use">Voices and UAM: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Net Use</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/channelling-net-use-promotion-through-children-malaria-ambassadors-patapata-children%E2%80%99s-r">Channelling Net Use Promotion through Children as Malaria Ambassadors: The PataPata Children’s Radio Show</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ghana-keeping-net-use-messages-fresh-and-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ghana-keeping-net-use-messages-fresh-and-cool#comments Ghana West Africa Strategic Thinking Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Television NGOs Malaria and Dengue Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Health Communication - Africa Malaria Global Edutainment - Africa Health Entertainment-Education Africa Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:05:18 +0000 aventh 9353072 at http://www.comminit.com Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality <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/media_311233_en.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="42" 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"> Colin Kennedy </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>January - June 2014</p> </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>Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop."</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.academia.edu/7393100/Journal_of_Development_and_Communication_Studies_Vol.3._No._1" target="_blank">Click here and scroll down to read this 10-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/colin-kennedy-victoria-university-School">Colin Kennedy - Victoria University, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences</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.academia.edu/7393100/Journal_of_Development_and_Communication_Studies_Vol.3._No._1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Journal of Development &amp; Communication Studies</a>,&nbsp;Vol.3. No. 1, pp. 24 - 34, accessed on January 15 2015. Image credit: Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) website</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/gapminder-world">Gapminder World</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Visual Arts NGOs Rights Featured Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:42:04 +0000 jlevy 9352961 at http://www.comminit.com Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms http://www.comminit.com/global/content/male-engagement-family-planning-reducing-unmet-need-family-planning-addressing-gender-no <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/irh.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"> Melanie Croce-Galis </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rebecka Lundgren </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Salazar </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>Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the &nbsp;Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the conclusion that "the practice of engaging men in sexual and reproductive health programs is not yet clearly defined, and evidence of its effectiveness is still accumulating." This brief resulted from the preliminary review and a subsequent technical consultation to define male engagement practices, discuss evaluation of</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://irh.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Male_Engagement_in_FP_Brief_10.10.14.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 8-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/270903">Rebecka I. Lundgren - Institute for Reproductive Health</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://irh.org/resource-library/male-engagement-family-planning-reducing-unmet-need-family-planning-addressing-gender-norms/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IRH website</a>, January 14 2015.</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/t%C3%A9kponon-jikuagou-project">Tékponon Jikuagou Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/male-engagement-family-planning-reducing-unmet-need-family-planning-addressing-gender-no" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/male-engagement-family-planning-reducing-unmet-need-family-planning-addressing-gender-no#comments Global Strategic Thinking Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Television Government Departments Research Gender Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Featured USAID Global Health Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:08:09 +0000 jlevy 9352935 at http://www.comminit.com Yegna - Girl Hub Ethiopia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/yegna-girl-hub-ethiopia <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/yegna2.jpg" alt="" title="Yegna-Girl Hub Ethiopia " width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yegna (meaning "Ours" in Amharic) is Girl Hub Ethiopia's flagship programme comprising a radio drama, a radio talk show, and music platforms to champion girls' empowerment and create a national conversation about girls' potential. Yegna is led by Girl Hub Ethiopia, part of the Girl Hub initiative, a collaboration between the Department for International Development and the Nike Foundation, working to transform the lives of adolescent girls in Rwanda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. </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 the radio drama and talk show, and music, Yegna addresses issues such as economic empowerment, rights, violence against girls, forced marriage, teenage pregnancy, and school attendance. Each component uses female and male role models to contribute to shifting attitudes and behaviours towards girls.<Br /><Br /></p> <p><i>Radio drama</i><br /> The central media component of Yegna is the Yegna radio drama. The 30-minute radio drama features five girls from different backgrounds who come together through a shared love of music to form a band. The drama follows their individual stories and the problems they face at home, in school, and on the streets. The drama was created based on research that identified insights about girls in Ethiopia, translating these into storylines that map out realistic journeys of change that follow the stages people go through as their behaviour changes. These are as follows: </p> <ul type="square"> <li>"Stage 1: Pre-contemplation - This is when the characters are living in the status quo and not even thinking about change. They might be in denial or just unaware of the need to change. </li> <li>Stage 2: Contemplation - There is usually a trigger point or an incident that encourages them to move to this stage. This is when they start thinking about change.</li> <li>Stage 3: Preparation - In the preparation stage the characters start actively talking about the issue and sharing information about it. They start looking for other people who have done the same thing.</li> <li>Stage 4: Action - This is when they actually try the new behaviour. There's a character in Yegna called Mimi who's going to try setting up a business; we have another one called Sarah who is going to try talking to her parents about what's going on at school. </li><li>Stage 5: - Maintenance - This involves demonstrating that a character has been able to maintain a behaviour over a period of time."</li> </ul> <p>The Yegna drama is designed to give girls positive role models. The Yegna drama also features positive male role models and illustrates healthy relationships between girls and boys. For instance, Manti, a lead male character in the show, is the Yegna group's number one fan. The drama also includes secondary characters, such as parents, teachers, and community and religious leaders, to demonstrate the important influence of the wider community on girls' empowerment. <br /> <br /></p> <p><i>Talk Show and Listening Groups</i><br /> Each episode of the radio drama is followed by Yegna Sa'at, a half-hour talk show exploring issues raised in the radio drama through features, interviews, and audience interaction. Listening groups are also being set up with the goal of encouraging students at 200 schools to set up Yegna clubs to discuss issues raised by the drama. In addition, Yegna is working in partnership with the Amhara Women's Association to increase listenership in areas where radio ownership is low. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Yegna Music and Band </i><br /> Each episode of the drama and talk show features music from the Yegna band, which has its own youthful sound, rooted in Ethiopian culture but with a modern twist. The all-girl band, which performs at concerts and road shows to promote the radio drama and further the girls' empowerment message, was launched in April 2013 and had its first concert in October 2013, marking International Day of the Girl. Promoters of the concert rode Yegna-decorated mules, three-wheeled bajajas, and motorbikes to remote areas around the two towns, focusing on schools, youth clubs, women's associations, and villages within a 5km radius of the events. Everyone was welcome, but, to attend, people needed to either be a girl or bring a girl. Since then, the band has regularly conducted road shows and performances in communities and schools. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Feedback mechanisms</i><br /> People can interact with Yegna through the Yegna SMS [text messaging] line and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/yegna" target="_blank">Yegna Facebook page</a>. The production team also receives reports from listening group sessions to better understand audience reactions and to make adjustments to programming.</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' Empowerment</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>Yegna is the flagship programme of Girl Hub Ethiopia, which is working with policymakers, donors, and partners in the private sector who can deliver large-scale programmes and ensure that girls are at the heart of the development agenda in Ethiopia. The Girl Hub initiative is working to transform the lives of adolescent girls by shifting social norms that hold girls back, and by driving better investments that directly benefit girls.</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>Department for International Development and the Nike Foundation</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/rebecca-smith-girl-hub">Rebecca Smith - Girl Hub</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/ni-nyampinga-girl-hub-rwanda">Ni Nyampinga - Girl Hub Rwanda</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 Rebecca Smith on December 15 2014, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girleffect.org/the-girl-effect-in-action/yegna" target="_blank">Yegna/ Girl Hub Ethiopia website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girleffect.org/media/1186/presentationdesignedforgirlswithgirls.pdf" target="_blank">Designed for Girls, With Girls: How Yegna was Created [PDF] </a> on January 15 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/yegna-girl-hub-ethiopia#comments Africa East Africa Ethiopia Experiences Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Foundations Gender NGOs Private Sector United Nations Rights Youth DFID Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Community Radio - Africa Edutainment - Africa Entertainment-Education Africa Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:07:01 +0000 aventh 9352925 at http://www.comminit.com Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide <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"> Andrew Skuse </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tait Brimacombe </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Dianne Rodger </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">Sunday, June 1, 2014</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/andrew.png" alt="" title="Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide" width="95" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.acmc.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Communication-and-Complex-Emergencies-Resource-Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 63-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/content/university-adelaides-applied-communication-collaborative-research-unit-accru">University of Adelaide&#039;s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/australian-civil-military-centre-acmc">Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC)</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>63</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/andrew-skuse-university-adelaide">Andrew Skuse - University of Adelaide</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/social-networking-social-media-annotated-bibliography">Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/social-networking-social-media-issues-paper">Social Networking, Social Media: Issues Paper</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 Andrew Skuse to The Communication Initiative on November 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Risk Management Featured Global Community Radio - Africa ICT for Development Media Development Africa Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:39:35 +0000 kdevries 9352907 at http://www.comminit.com Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comprehensive-cervical-cancer-control <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"> A Guide to Essential Practice - Second Edition </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, December 1, 2014</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/12-03-2014cervical_cancer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but worldwide it is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. Most deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries."</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/10665/144785/1/9789241548953_eng.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here to access this document 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/6045">Department of Reproductive Health and Research, 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>364</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/304612">World Health Organization (WHO)</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://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?7nxns-kg7pl-v0aywk0&amp;_v=2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HPVFlash</a> newsletter from PATH, December 5 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: UN News center, Photo: WHO/N. Lkhagvasuren</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comprehensive-cervical-cancer-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comprehensive-cervical-cancer-control#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Government Departments Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Religious Groups Sports Orgs United Nations Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured World Health Organization Adolescent Development Global Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:54:30 +0000 jlevy 9352436 at http://www.comminit.com Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation http://www.comminit.com/global/content/demand-generation-activities-and-modern-contraceptive-use-urban-areas-four-countries-lon <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/urhi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="58" 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"> Ilene S. Speizer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Meghan Corroon </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lisa Calhoun </div> <div class="field-item even"> Peter Lance </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Livia Montana </div> <div class="field-item even"> Priya Nanda </div> <div class="field-item odd"> David Guilkey </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, October 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>The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health (Speizer), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center (Speizer, Corroon, Calhoun, Lance, Guilkey), Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies (Montana), International Center for Research on Women, Asia Regional Office (Nanda), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Economics (Guilkey)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal."</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.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2014/11/05/GHSP-D-14-00109.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </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/286599">Ilene S. Speizer - UNC</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.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2014/11/05/GHSP-D-14-00109.full.pdf+html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Health: Science and Practice Journal</a> of October 2014, accessed on November 7 2014, and email from Libby Bixby Skolnik to The Communication Initiative on November 12 2014. <em>Image caption and credit</em>: A roadside market umbrella in Mapo district in Ibadan, Nigeria, branded with the "Get it Together’" NURHI puzzle logo, encourages people to "know’" about family planning, "talk" with their partner about it, and "go" for family planning services. Akintunde Akinleye</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/demand-generation-activities-and-modern-contraceptive-use-urban-areas-four-countries-lon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/demand-generation-activities-and-modern-contraceptive-use-urban-areas-four-countries-lon#comments India Kenya Nigeria Senegal Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Contraceptive Implants Emergency Contraception Female Condom Impact Evaluation Data Community Participation Journal Literature Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Religious Groups Population Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:03:03 +0000 jlevy 9352016 at http://www.comminit.com Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings http://www.comminit.com/global/content/opportunities-and-challenges-health-communication-health-disparities-settings <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/121002_640.jpg" alt="" title="Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings" width="100" height="44" 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><em>"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"</em></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.maneyonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1179/1753806814Z.00000000074" target="_blank">Click here for the 3-page interview 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/renata-schiavo-phd-ma-journal-communication-healthcare-strategies-media-and-engagement-g">Renata Schiavo - Journal of Communication in Healthcare (JCIH)</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><em>Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health</em> 2014, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp 77-79. <em>Image credit:</em> The New York Academy of Sciences</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/opportunities-and-challenges-health-communication-health-disparities-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/opportunities-and-challenges-health-communication-health-disparities-settings#comments Global Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Children Community Participation Live Performance Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Voice Equity Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Radio Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Children, Equity and Development ICT for Development Polio Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:27:04 +0000 kdevries 9351762 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning <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/bbc_media_action_46.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" 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"> Bridging Theory and Practice Working Paper </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"> Josephine Casserly </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sara Elias </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoe Fortune </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">Monday, September 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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local knowledge levels and individual political participation. It also highlights what the "research is, and is not, telling us." The research is supported by a five-year grant from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) to achieve governance outcomes in countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. </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://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/research/governance_working_paper.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 58-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/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=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, October 22 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/open-jirga-exploring-governance-afghanistan">Open Jirga: Exploring Governance in Afghanistan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/sajha-sawal-common-questions">Sajha Sawal (Common Questions)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/exploring-burmese-media-understanding-media-training-and-audience-needs">Exploring the Burmese Media: Understanding Media Training and Audience Needs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/story-story-voices-market">Story, Story - Voices from the Market</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning#comments Africa Middle East Bangladesh Burma / Myanmar Kenya Nepal Nigeria Palestinian Territory Sierra Leone South Asia South East and East Asia Global Project Evaluations Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Community Participation Bilaterals Live Performance Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Community Groups Governance and Democracy Indicators Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Gender News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action DFID Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:12:11 +0000 jlevy 9351715 at http://www.comminit.com