<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 Effective Strategies to Provide Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and to Increase Demand and Community Support http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr <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/geracao_biz.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" 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"> Donna M. Denno </div> <div class="field-item even"> Andrea J. Hoopes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli </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">Thursday, September 25, 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>Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Denno, Hoopes), Department of Global Health, University of Washington (Denno), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (Chandra-Mouli)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</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.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(14)00424-8/pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 20-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/donna-m-denno-md-mph-university-washington">Donna M. Denno, M.D., M.P.H. - University of Washington</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://healthcommcapacity.org/hiv-evidence-database/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 evidence database</a>, accessed April 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/gera%C3%A7%C3%A3o-biz">Geração Biz</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Condoms Epidemiology Journal Literature Services Empower Young People Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Young Women and Girls Community Groups Social and Behaviour Change MDG 6. Combat Diseases Testing and Counselling Radio Television Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:13:32 +0000 jlevy 9354749 at http://www.comminit.com The Circus of Water http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water <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/voices_yolanda_nicaragua_800x416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Circus of Water, presented in Nicaragua, is a recreational and educational show which aims to raise awareness through drama about the benefits of water and the importance of protecting it as a natural resource. The show's messaging is addressed to children and adolescents and also seeks to influence teachers, parents, and mothers.</p> <p>This initiative is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in order to increase access to safe drinking water and improve health conditions in rural municipalities of Nicaragua.</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 Circus of Water uses comedy to convey educational messages. Through a theatrical production that uses such elements of circus as clowns, magicians, and jugglers, the performers encourage reflection on issues such as handwashing, hygiene, and care of the environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The work was developed with the support of professional artists and is based on the key messages of water and sanitation programming, with consideration for elements such as local customs and everyday language. In recognition of gender and its role in seeking solutions, the protagonist is a young girl. Scenes illustrate the way in which poor access to clean water affects females in the communities and children. The distance to the water sources and quantity of water that serves the family size are determinants in the time its takes to obtain water, hours that could be freed for employment and study. Keeping waterways clean is another theme of the circus which models community action for keeping them garbage free.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy includes the design and publication of the book "The Blue School", a didactic material that expands the situations presented on stage. Under the auspices of the project, three thousand copies were given to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schools in the municipalities.</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, Education, Natural Resource Management.</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>In Nicaragua, the Circus of Water is part of the Blue School model promoted by the SDC in coordination with the Ministry of Education (MINED). This model includes the development of designs for potable water, toilets, sinks, and troughs in selected schools and the development of gardens in selected schools, among other activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lEauwDXeGUM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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>&nbsp;Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC),&nbsp;AGUASAN</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/yaoska-cant%C3%B3n-agencia-suiza-para-el-desarrollo-y-la-cooperaci%C3%B3n-cosude">Yaoska Cantón - Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/alfonso-flores-programa-aguasan">Alfonso Flores - Programa AGUASAN</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/el-circo-del-agua">El Circo del Agua</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.aguasan.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AGUASAN</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.unops.org/espanol/Opportunities/Voices/Paginas/Circus-for-Life.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNops</a> website, March 5 2015 and April 20 2015, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water#comments Nicaragua Experiences Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Entertainment Live Performance Print MDG 7. Environment Education Government Departments NGOs Natural Resources Management Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:44:37 +0000 jlevy 9354696 at http://www.comminit.com VILAJ Global - Global Village http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village <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/leogane-haiti1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the town of Leogane, Haiti, in 2011, the foundations VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia (Solidarity Project for Children) implemented this ongoing programme aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of the child.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following the 2010 earthquake, these organisations worked through the VILAJ programme (which in Creole means village) to create a permanent space for the centre "The Dream of Childhood", working with a focus on rights and development. The work of this children's center aims to:</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>&nbsp;In an effort to address the vulnerability of children and adolescents and to eradicate poverty, the centre uses theatre workshops, music, singing, and broadcast of a radio programme, Radio Verbal. Using the bases of culture, art, and creativity, the children participate in discussing issues related to children and adolescents, using as a reference the respect for, promotion of, and dissemination of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Festival celebrations include CRC messages. The Friday radio programme is created by children and youth, guided by a master of ceremonies with children's rights as the theme.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In total, the project is working with 100 children in the community Vient Kout of Leogane. It has extended to agricultural projects for feeding the children. Workshops are organised on infant health and disaster risk and prevention. Its summer programme also includes sports, dance, recitation, arts and crafts, space for free play, and psychosocial activities.</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, Rights, Education.</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>Structural poverty in Haiti, compounded by the severe destruction caused by the earthquake in January 2010, has resulted in the vulnerability of thousands of children across the country. In this situation, the project has implemented its centre and shelter for the protection of children who do not have guaranteed rights due to the complexity of their family situations. Actors, singers, and artists from Spain visit the centre to train and educate local children and promote art as a sustainable way of life and as psycho-emotional recovery.</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>VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia</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/juan-mer%C3%ADn-voces">Juan Merín - VOCES</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/fundaci%C3%B3n-proyecto-solidario-por-la-infancia-0">Fundación Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia</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/vilaj-global">VILAJ Global</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://voces.org.es/author/cristina/page/8/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VOCES website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.proyectosolidario.org/noticia/Tres-anos-despues-en-Haiti/125/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia website</a>, April 16 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village#comments Haiti Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Community Groups Community Media Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio NGOs Rights Risk Management Youth Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:37:36 +0000 jlevy 9354656 at http://www.comminit.com For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence <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/descal2015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Panama, join to make a call to society, parishioners, and media to enable children and adolescents to grow and develop in environments free of violence, mistreatment, abuse, and insults.</p> <p>&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>The initiative has been running since 2012, involving religious leaders, children and adolescents, adults, teachers, and media. All religions and faith community participants engage in celebration on the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which falls on November 20. Religious leaders sign and circulate a joint statement to the media in which they seek to promote positive aspects of childhood and adolescence in Panama and ask for media, through their stories and reports, to promote social policies aimed at adequate protection of childhood and adolescence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of the strategy, mobilising in the schools is done through sensitisation workshops where children learn to know how to identify violence and how it affects their development, as well as present their ideas about ways to reduce violence and abuse in their environments. In parallel, through a social media strategy, the community raises its voice against violence, using Facebook, Twitter and web platforms developed by the institutions involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2013, the theme for World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was "An adolescent without violence", a message disseminated throughout the month in many media contexts. Meetings between religious leaders, UNICEF, and the media sensitised journalists to use approaches that promote the rights of children.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many religious leaders shared in their celebrations with their parishioners the messages related to the importance of protecting children and adolescents against violence. As part of the process, approximately 140 students from schools of all religions worked to identify forms of violence that affect them and to develop their leadership and communication skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy had high visibility with the publication of a statement signed by all religious and social media leaders in an effort to create a network of more than 400 people per post related to the topic and more than 1,600 "likes" on Facebook. All activities that were promoted invited people to raise their voice for an "adolescence without violence" with the hashtag: #Diadelaoracion and #Endviolence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, there was once again a celebration of a Day for a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence, on which religious leaders, signed for the third year, a statement, published in various media, around promoting social policies aimed at the appropriate protection of childhood and adolescence. During the month of November about 300 students were linked through awareness workshops in their schools, including the Pan American Institute, Arab Academy for Columbus, College Rabin, and Badi School.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The entire population was invited to raise their voice through networks to stop violence, and a Sunday Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Panama with the presence of leaders of other religious communities, which was televised and transmitted from the Basilica Don Bosco where over 300 children and adolescents participated.</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, 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> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KN6lzUTyaNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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>UNICEF, Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez (GNRC).&nbsp;According to the 2013 annual report of UNICEF ​​Panama 2013, to celebrate the Day of Prayer, the organisation worked with the Ecumenical Committee of Panama and the leaders of the Catholic, Episcopal, Anglican religion, Islam, Jewish community Kohl Sherit, and the Baha'i Faith.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&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/node/7433">Janibeth Miranda - UNICEF Panamá</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/por-una-ni%C3%B1ez-y-adolescencia-sin-violencia">Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia</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/panama/spanish/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Panama website</a>, March 14 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence#comments Panama Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Live Performance Reducing Violence Civil Society Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Radio Adolescents and Violence Television News Media NGOs Religious Groups United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:26:45 +0000 jlevy 9354637 at http://www.comminit.com Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote. http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nigerian-elections-weve-had-enough-no-violence-just-vote <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_nigeria_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the heat, the dust, or even the fact he's back at work just hours after the launch party for his latest album. He's rehearsing his lines ahead of filming a public service announcement to warn people against election-related violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nigerian-elections-weve-had-enough-no-violence-just-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nigerian-elections-weve-had-enough-no-violence-just-vote#comments Nigeria Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Community Participation Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Radio Television Government Departments NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:52:59 +0000 BBC Media Action 9354200 at http://www.comminit.com Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands http://www.comminit.com/global/content/broadcast-comedy-october-26-november-13-2015-rntc-netherlands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netherlands</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Oct 26 2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Nov 13 2015</span> </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/broadcast_comedy_course_rntc.png" alt="Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands" title="Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Event/Training Summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Broadcast Comedy</strong><br /><em>Taking laughter seriously</em><br /><br />Comedy on radio and TV is an essential part of every network’s schedule. This course guarantees you'll always be funny. Even if you're not!<br /><br />The Broadcast Comedy course for comedy writers, directors, producers, commissioning editors and performers gives you the understanding of how comedy works. So that you can produce hit comedy over and over again. You'll be trained by BBC Comedy producers and during the course there will be a large-scale comedy event full of workshops and masterclasses and with many more participants coming in.<br /><br /><strong>Who's it for</strong></p> <p>It is designed for writers, directors, commissioning editors and producers who want to develop their comedy muscles. This course will not train you to be a stand-up comedian.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Registration Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here: <a href="https://www.rntc.nl/broadcastcomedy" target="_blank">https://www.rntc.nl/broadcastcomedy</a><br /><br /><strong>Scholarships</strong><br /><br />For the Broadcast Comedy course there are full NFP and MSP (MENA) scholarships available. Applications for these scholarships can be submitted until 27 March 2015. See <a href="https://www.rntc.nl/nfp" target="_blank">https://www.rntc.nl/nfp</a><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/broadcast-comedy-october-26-november-13-2015-rntc-netherlands#comments Netherlands Western Europe Events Calendar Training Digital Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Radio Television Visual Arts by Media Environment by Communication Strategy Training, Conferences, Meetings Global Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:51:40 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9353858 at http://www.comminit.com LA-TRAIN- SWACCHATA EXPRESS http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express <p><strong>How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!</strong></p> <p>Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 -&nbsp;Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for independent India. His book <em>Third Class in Indian Railways </em>is an eye-opener on the sad state of the third-class compartments and the suffering of passengers during those days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express#comments India Advocacy Blogs: Global Health Policies Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Improved Physical Environments Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Child Survival and Growth Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Marketing Print Education Environment Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Health Natural Resource Management Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:01:10 +0000 Anand Shekhar 9353402 at http://www.comminit.com Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings: Program Implementation and Results http://www.comminit.com/global/content/delivering-high-quality-family-planning-services-crisis-affected-settings-program-implem <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/privacy_pic3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" 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"> Dora Ward Curry </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jesse Rattan </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Shuyuan Huang </div> <div class="field-item even"> Elizabeth Noznesky </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, February 4, 2015</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>CARE USA</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This article describes lessons learned during the first 2.5 years of implementing the ongoing Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAFPAC) initiative, led by CARE, which supports government health systems to deliver family planning services in 5 crisis-affected settings (Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Mali, and Pakistan)."</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/dora-ward-curry-mph-care-usa">Dora Ward Curry, MPH - CARE-USA</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/2015/02/04/GHSP-D-14-00112.full.pdf+html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Global Health: Science and Practice Journal</a>, published February 4 2015. Image credit: Columbia University</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/delivering-high-quality-family-planning-services-crisis-affected-settings-program-implem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/delivering-high-quality-family-planning-services-crisis-affected-settings-program-implem#comments Chad Congo (DRC) Djibouti Mali Pakistan Strategy Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Mobile Populations Community Participation Journal Literature Conflict Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Public Expectations Folk Media Person-to-Person State Functions Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Print Radio Government Departments Research NGOs Religious Groups Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Fragile Contexts Health Africa Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:37:56 +0000 jlevy 9353399 at http://www.comminit.com Comparing Two Approaches for Estimating the Causal Effect of Behaviour-Change Communication Messages Promoting Insecticide-treated Bed Nets: An Analysis of the 2010 Zambia Malaria Indicator Survey http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comparing-two-approaches-estimating-causal-effect-behaviour-change-communication-message <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/picture-211.jpg" alt="" title="Comparing Two Approaches for Estimating the Causal Effect of Behaviour-Change Communication Messages Promoting Insecticide-treated Bed Nets: An Analysis of the 2010 Zambia Malaria Indicator Survey" width="100" height="75" 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"> Marc Boulay </div> <div class="field-item even"> Matthew Lynch </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Hannah Koenker </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, August 30, 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>Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</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.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-13-342.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page paper 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/293359">Marc Boulay - 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><em>Malaria Journal</em> 2014, 13:342. <em>Image credit:</em> Blog 4 Global Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comparing-two-approaches-estimating-causal-effect-behaviour-change-communication-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/comparing-two-approaches-estimating-causal-effect-behaviour-change-communication-message#comments Zambia Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Entertainment Live Performance Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Television Malaria and Dengue Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:19:44 +0000 kdevries 9353268 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" 0="a:0:{}" 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 Children - Communicating with, for and about 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