<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=228 en Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theatre for a Change (TfaC) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Malawi</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 9, 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/theatreforchange_0.jpg" alt="Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi" title="Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Theatre for a Change (TfaC) Malawi is a dynamic and expanding organisation, specialising in innovative approaches to improving sexual and reproductive health among marginalized and vulnerable groups. We are locally registered in Malawi, and part of the Theatre for a Change international partnership. We have been working in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Education since 2007 and have grown quickly in that time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are interested in the above position and meet the essential requirements, please submit a letter of application addressing the specific areas of the Job Description and Person Specification with a detailed CV by email to <a href="mailto:info@tfacafrica.com" rel="nofollow">info@tfacafrica.com</a> by November 9th 2014.<br /><br /> Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.</p> <p>TfaC is an Equal Opportunity employer.<br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi#comments Africa Malawi Southern Africa Jobs and Training Vacancies Development Assistance Visual Arts Reproductive Health by Media Environment Classifieds Job Vacancies Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:07:25 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9351673 at http://www.comminit.com Indignadas (Outraged Women) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/indignadas-outraged-women <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/casa-vecina.jpg" alt="" title="" width="75" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This art exhibit by María María Acha-Kutscher is one of the projects of the Power section of the online exhibition: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://imaginingequality.imow.org/content/indignadas-outraged-women" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Imagining Equality</a>, launched by International Museum of Women. The presentation of&nbsp; María María's art is described by the following from the gallery site: "By turning photographs from public protests into timeless drawings, artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher empowers and memorializes the women at the center of these social struggles." </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 Indignadas series is part of the artist María María's Women Working for Women project, which recovers the women's historic memory and consists of a visual record of the participation of women in global public protests since 2011. (See "Related Summaries" below.) With more than 70 images, it "records visual evidence of social movements like 15M in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York City, United States, and feminist movements like SlutWalk, Alfombra Roja (Peru), FEMEN, and marches for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Mexico."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The drawings are based on news photographs and witnesses in these demonstrations and printed on large tarps to be placed in windows and balconies for viewers on city streets. The intervention in Casa Vecina, Mexico City, Mexico, includes two 2x3 metres tarps based on marches in Mexico City: one against femicide and the other from SlutWalk, a global movement born in Canada in 2011 to response to the culture of rape.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>María María says of her work: "...I turn photographs of the protests, from either the media or the public, into pop art style drawings. The aim of the Indignadas series is to make women's efforts more visible and place women at the center of these social struggles. By transforming photographs into drawings, I give them the supposed 'timelessness' of art. This is another way to elevate these social movements - by using the language of high culture to 'legitimize' these women's actions, preserve the memory of the protest, and keep the movement alive. I want the series to serve as a memory bank that shows future generations that social changes throughout history were made by women and men together.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I also print my drawings onto large format tarps to hang from facades and balconies, and exhibit the work in public spaces. Indignadas has been exhibited from the balconies of artist's houses in Madrid, Spain; in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander y Cantabria; and at the University of Alicante, with the support of Madrid City Council. Its most recent exhibition was at the Art Center, Casa Vecina, in Mexico City."</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>Gender, Rights, Women</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>The Imagining Equality project asks: "What is the future of Women’s Human Rights?" The exhibit includes a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://imaginingequality.imow.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">hashtag opportunity</a> for sending messages on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and personal email of statements beginning "Equality is…" It provides a dedicated part of the museum as an online media project exploring the art, voices, and stories of women from around the globe including recently posted images, statements, and "Equality is..." badges posted by readers.</p> <p>The 2014 Imagining Equality exhibit at the International Museum of Women - part of the Global Fund for Women - an online exhibit space with multilingual exhibits by a community of contributing women. The website also has news and action projects like petitions on women's issues.</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/275521">María María Acha-Kutscher - Antimuseo</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/women-working-women">Women Working for Women</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 María María Acha-Kutscher to The Communication Initiative on August 13 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/indignadas-outraged-women#comments Mexico Spain Global Experiences Digital Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Folk Media Community Groups Visual Arts Gender NGOs Political Orgs Rights Women Featured Global Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:51:27 +0000 jlevy 9350465 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola and C4D http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-and-c4d <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing</p> </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/ebola_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicef.org/cbsc/index_73157.html" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this series of documents and tools.</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/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English, French, Bantu, and Portuguese, among others</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/unicef-communication-development-c4d">UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D)</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_73157.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) website</a>, August 7 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-and-c4d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-and-c4d#comments Global Materials Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Action - all papers identified (USAID Evidence Summit) Digital Ebola Communication Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Visual Arts Health News Media NGOs United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Ebola Global Health Africa Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:44:15 +0000 jlevy 9350316 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 Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0 <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_38.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - <strong><em>For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how to gather news, for example, helped them to develop new programmes and coached station managers on how to find new sources of revenue.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Visual Arts News Media NGOs BBC Media Action Communicating with, for and about children Ebola Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Health Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:36 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350027 at http://www.comminit.com IREX Make a Better World Photo Contest http://www.comminit.com/global/content/irex-make-better-world-photo-contest <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/pc_11.jpg" alt="" title="IREX Make a Better World Photo Contest" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amateur and professional photographers around the world are invited to submit images of scenes and individuals around the world that reflect the tagline of international nonprofit organisation IREX: "Make a Better World". Photos should demonstrate one or more of 3 theme categories:</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Full contest rules and entry information are available <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.irex.org/photocontest-rules" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a>. In brief:</p> <ul> <li>Entries are limited to 5 photos per person.</li> <li>Entrants may only win one prize.</li> <li>All entries must be in digital format and at the highest resolution possible in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 megabytes.</li> <li>All entrants must hold exclusive rights to the photographs they submit and by entering are claiming such ownership.</li> </ul> <p>All entries must be received by Friday, July 18 2014 by 11 p.m. (EST). Entry is free and open to all, and there is no purchase necessary to enter or win the contest.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.irex.org/content/irex-make-better-world-photo-contest-form" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to apply.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Previous Winners:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.irex.org/news/irex-announces-winners-2nd-annual-photo-contest" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read about previous winners.</a></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/erin-powell-irex">Erin Powell - IREX</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.irex.org/news/irex%E2%80%99s-3rd-annual-photo-contest-begins" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IREX website</a>, June 27 2014; and email from Erin Powell to The Communication Initiative on June 27 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: "Wonder World" by Pranab Basak, 2013 contest winner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/irex-make-better-world-photo-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/irex-make-better-world-photo-contest#comments Global Awards 2014 July Advocacy Conflict Governance and Democracy Economic Development Visual Arts Gender NGOs Youth Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Democracy and Governance Africa Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:40:33 +0000 kdevries 9341282 at http://www.comminit.com Neelima Mathur - Media Development Communication Consultant - Uttarakhand, India http://www.comminit.com/global/content/neelima-mathur-media-development-communication-consultant <p><strong>Audiovisual Strategist / Media Designer / Trainer / Consultant / Mentor for: </strong>Development Communication, Social-issue Documentaries, NGO films&nbsp; <br /><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Focus:</strong> Audiovisual projects on environment, health, literacy, women’s issues, ethnic communities and culture in India and international media trainings &amp; projects linked to the southern hemisphere.</p> <p><strong>EXPERTISE, METHODOLOGY &amp; SKILLS</strong> </p> <p><em>Expertise:</em></p> <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/capture12.1_0.jpg" alt="NMATHUR - 3" title="Neelima Mathur - Media Development Communication Consultant - Uttarakhand, India" width="100" height="84" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-consultancy-contact-info"><legend>CONSULTANCY CONTACT INFORMATION</legend><div class="description">The group for Consultants Classifieds into which people and organisations will submit their contact information.</div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-name"> <div class="field-label">Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Neelima Mathur </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-province-state"> <div class="field-label">Province/State:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uttarakhand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-country"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>+91 8057203333</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-email"> <div class="field-label">email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:neelima.mathur@gmail.com">neelima.mathur@gmail.com</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/neelima-mathur-media-development-communication-consultant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/neelima-mathur-media-development-communication-consultant#comments India South Asia by Development Issues Digital Film and Video Environment Visual Arts Health Women by Media Environment Classifieds Consultants Global Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:16:24 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9315490 at http://www.comminit.com Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journal-development-and-communications-studies-jdcs <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing</p> </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/journal.jpg" alt="" title="Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published online and in print by Development Media Consulting, the Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to research exploring linkages between communication and human development. According to the publication, the core goal of the JDCS "is to make available to development planners, students, civil society, politicians and the public, research recommendations for the benefit of social development in Malawi and Africa, foremost, and the world, second."<br /></p> <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/journal-development-and-communications-studies-jdcs-0">Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download, </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</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/journal-development-and-communication-studies">Journal of Development and Communication Studies </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.devcomsjournalmw.org/about-jdcs" target="_blank">Devcom Journal Malawi website</a> on June 2014. <bR /><br /> <i>Image credit: Farm Radio International. </i></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journal-development-and-communications-studies-jdcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journal-development-and-communications-studies-jdcs#comments Africa Materials Academic Institutions Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print MDG 7. Environment Media and D and G News/Information Radio Education Television Environment Research Visual Arts Gender Health NGOs Natural Resources Management Nutrition Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Democracy and Governance - Africa Communicating with, for and about children Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Community Radio - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa Edutainment - Africa Media Development Africa Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:47:18 +0000 aventh 9315262 at http://www.comminit.com Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015 <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/advocacy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="94" height="100" 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">Saturday, March 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."</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.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/advocacy_toolkit_en.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to read this 92-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/act-2015-one-goal-many-voices">ACT 2015: One Goal, Many Voices</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.awid.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AWID Resource Net Announcements</a>, May 22 2014 and email from Youth ACT! 2015 to The Communication Initiative on May 28 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/crowdoutaids">CrowdOutAIDS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Action - all papers identified (USAID Evidence Summit) Digital Community Participation Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Radio Television Visual Arts Health NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Youth Featured UNAIDS Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 22 May 2014 17:36:44 +0000 jlevy 9314824 at http://www.comminit.com Youth Leaders Speak Project - GOJoven http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-leaders-speak-project-gojoven <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/capture1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="90" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Youth Leaders Speak is a project for supporting youth in Central America to tell their stories on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through a Fellows training programme.</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 project, GOJoven of the Public Health Institute and Silence Speaks led two digital storytelling workshops with selected GOJoven Fellows who came together in four-day sessions to record first-person accounts of what led them to the field of youth health, collect images and video clips with which to illustrate their stories, and learn how to edit these materials into the short videos. They created a personal narrative framework and script and used multimedia materials to create the visual version of the story with the goal of improving their capacity to communicate through visual images. The project worked towards an understanding of the power of the personal narrative as a tool for reflection and a tool to motivate others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project has posted the stories on their <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/user/GOJovenAdmin">YouTube channel</a>, including Jacinta's story (see video below) of her persistence in getting an education in Quintana Roo, Mexico, where she had to overcome discrimination for being indigenous and a woman, including her father's belief that women should not be educated - in Spanish, subtitled in English. Another is Nekeisha's story of her aspirations, cut short by her relationship and pregnancies, then her involvement with GOJoven as a trainer in SRHR - in English with Spanish subtitles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project created a guide on how to use the digital stories as a starting point for provider training, community health education, and advocacy related to improving adolescent SRHR. For the screening of stories, partnering organisations recommend using the project’s “Guide for Facilitators” (See Related Summaries below.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Digital Storytelling organisation provides a Digital Story Screening Tracking Sheet to record where and how the stories are presented. It also provides a fact sheet and a page of storyteller biographies, available in printable PDF format for the audience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/MMzwHsbtMTI?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/MMzwHsbtMTI?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/-4QU09i9UD8?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/-4QU09i9UD8?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> </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>Rights, Youth, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS</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>GOJoven and the Center for Digital Storytelling’s Silence Speaks Initiative</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/public-health-institute-gojoven">Public Health Institute - GOJoven</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/281414">Center for Digital Storytelling</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/youth-leaders-speak-guide-facilitators">Youth Leaders Speak - Guide for Facilitators</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>The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://gojoven.org/digital-stories/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GOJoven website</a>, May 21 2014, and email from Marian Alonso to The Communication Initiative on May 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-leaders-speak-project-gojoven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-leaders-speak-project-gojoven#comments Latin America Belize Guatemala Honduras Mexico Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Community Participation Film and Video Empower Young People MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Visual Arts Gender Gender and Adolescence Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Wed, 21 May 2014 19:00:47 +0000 jlevy 9314783 at http://www.comminit.com