<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=61 en Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childrens-rights-digital-age-download-children-around-world <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"> Amanda Third </div> <div class="field-item even"> Delphine Bellerose </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Urszula Dawkins </div> <div class="field-item even"> Emma Keltie </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kari Pihl </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>Institute for Culture and Society (<em>Third, Bellerose, Keltie, Pihl</em>), lightblue.com.au (<em>Dawkins</em>)</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.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 92-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/report.png" alt="" title="Children&#039;s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/amanda-third-institute-culture-and-society">Amanda Third - Institute for Culture and Society</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/jane-burns-young-and-well-cooperative-research-centre">Jane Burns - Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/unicef-publications">UNICEF Publications</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/publications/index_76268.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Publications website</a>, accessed September 4 2015.<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.generationnext.com.au/2014/09/digital-rights-child/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></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/research-project-rights-child-digital-age">Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childrens-rights-digital-age-download-children-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childrens-rights-digital-age-download-children-around-world#comments Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Education Research Visual Arts NGOs New Technologies United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:59:49 +0000 kdevries 9356775 at http://www.comminit.com Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-project-rights-child-digital-age <p><em>"How can we give children and young people voice in the debate that explores the impact of digital access and use and their rights?"</em></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 project drew upon participatory research and design methodologies that emerged from a methodology design workshop with two Sydney, Australia-based members of the Young and Well CRC's Youth Brains Trust. Then, partner organisations were recruited through a call for Expressions of Interest (in English, French, and Spanish) sent out via the website, email distribution metworks, and social media channels of the Digitally Connected Network and the Young and Well CRC. Drawing on the methodology design workshop, the research team produced a project resource kit for partner organisations; it provided ethical standards relating to the recruitment for and conduct of the workshops with children. Available in English, French, and Spanish, it also contained detailed explanations of the suggested workshop activities and details on how to submit content back to the research team.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In July and August 2014, having been recruited by the participating organisations, the children took part in workshops (held in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish) to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media. During the workshops, the children - hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and the United States of America - were asked to reflect upon the extent to which they used digital media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their everyday lives. They:</p> <ul> <li>drew their own daily, weekly, or monthly "technology use timeline" in which they outlined their digital media use and related rights. To make this activity as inclusive as possible, workshop facilitators were asked to use a broad definition of media and technology so that children would be encouraged to also map their mass media engagements (radio, television, newspapers, and so on). The children were then asked to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with their media and technology use and map these onto their timeline. In the final stage of the activity, participants were encouraged to identify how their technology practices intersected, or not, with their rights by cutting out the relevant rights from a template provided by the workshop facilitator and matching them with the challenges and opportunities identified on their timelines. Children were also invited to invent their own rights, where they felt the existing rights did not capture their experience, and stick them on their timelines.</li> <li>responded on camera to a series of "vox pop" questions on the opportunities and challenges digital media present in enacting their rights. These vox pops could be filmed on a digital camera, flip-camera, or mobile phone. Where these technologies were not available, or where participants were reluctant to be filmed, children were asked to write short written responses to the questions (e.g., "What is the biggest challenge digital media pose to your ability, and the ability of those around you, to live well?")</li> <li>chose and explored a dimension of their rights in the digital age using one of 6 mediums (video, audio, photographs, drawing/painting, flip book, or written response). One example of a guiding question: "How does digital media enable you to enact change in your life and/or your community?"</li> </ul> <p>The workshop resulted in 3 project outputs:</p> <ol> <li>A short film that documents children's insights into and experiences of their rights in the digital age using footage crowdsourced from children via the project's partner organisations.</li> <li>A scholarly report analysing the content generated by children who participated in the project in relation to the existing scholarship on children's rights in the digital age. [<em>See related summaries, below.</em>]</li> <li>A set of "digital champion" stories showcasing how children, or organisations working with children, are using technology to enhance the rights of children in different locations around the world. (See these stories, beginning on page 52 of this document <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World [PDF]"</a>.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The research team then conducted a content analysis of the children's timelines to identify key themes, commonalities, and differences. In conducting these analyses, the research team was very mindful that the project's key aim was to keep children's views at the core of the reporting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Findings were then presented at the Day of General Discussion, a meeting focusing on digital media and child rights that was convened by the Committee on the Rights of the Child on September 12 2014. To read about the results, see the Related Summaries section, below.</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, Technology, 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>"States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child." - Article 12: Convention on the Rights of the Child.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World [PDF]"</a>: "[T]he global community is a long way from acknowledging and realising the potential of digital media to support children's rights. For example, for children in many parts of the world, consistent and quality access remains a challenge. Equally, many other children cannot access online resources in a language they can speak, and where this is possible, children consistently report that they have limited access to age-appropriate and quality information and entertainment (Livingstone and O’Neill, 2014). Many have not been provided the opportunity to reflect upon what their rights are, and how they might be implicated in the rise of digital media."</p> </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/uni120076.jpg" alt="" title="Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and UNICEF, in partnership with the Digitally Connected Network.</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/jane-burns-young-and-well-cooperative-research-centre">Jane Burns - Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/sandra-cortesi-berkman-center-internet-society">Sandra Cortesi - Berkman Center For Internet &amp; Society</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/286662">Gerrit Beger - UNICEF</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/childrens-rights-digital-age-download-children-around-world">Children&#039;s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World</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/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World [PDF]"</a>, by Amanda Third, Delphine Bellerose, Urszula Dawkins, Emma Keltie, and Kari Pihl, October 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-project-rights-child-digital-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-project-rights-child-digital-age#comments Global Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Education Research Visual Arts NGOs New Technologies United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:58:07 +0000 kdevries 9356768 at http://www.comminit.com The "Radijojo Saga": A Global Children's Media Project from a "Mythodological" Perspective http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lessons Learned from One Decade of Work at the Grassroots </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"> Thomas Röhlinger </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, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This paper combines reflection on the work of the Radijojo World Children's Radio Network with the cross-cultural approach of Joseph Campbell, whose concept of the "myth" describes patterns that may help to understand the psychological, ethical, and sociological motivations of development activists and to find common structures in their operations. Author and head of Radiojojo, Thomas Röhlinger uses Campbell's approach ot mythology as an evaluation tool to recount and reassess the work of the children's radio project using what he calls "mythodology".</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/teaser.jpg" alt="" title="The &quot;Radijojo Saga&quot;" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/273934">Thomas Roehlinger, MBA - Radijojo</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 Thomas Röhlinger to The Communication Initiative on January 10 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Radijojo</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/childrens-radio-bridges-radijojo">Children&#039;s Radio Bridges: Radijojo</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/global-green-kids">Global Green Kids</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/across-ocean">Across the Ocean</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/nous-sommes-le-futur-du-maroc-we-are-future-morocco">Nous sommes le futur du Maroc [We Are the Future of Morocco]</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/we-change-world-how-live-2015-and-beyond">We Change the World: How to Live in 2015 and Beyond</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Person-to-Person Voice Interpersonal Community Media Radio Environment NGOs Rights Featured Global Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:01 +0000 kdevries 9356704 at http://www.comminit.com Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and Human Interest Stories http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori <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"> Lauren Platt </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">Tuesday, August 25, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/baby.png" alt="" title="Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and Human Interest Stories" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"During each vaccine introduction, national immunization programs learn valuable lessons about what works and what doesn't work. Unfortunately, in the resource-scare world of global public health, documentation of programs and strategies is often neglected."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/resources/IPV%20Guide%20to%20Documenting%20Vaccine%20Intro.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access the 32-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/international-vaccine-access-center-ivac-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</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>32</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/julie-b-younkin-ivac">Julie B. Younkin - IVAC</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>IVAC newsletter, dated August 25 2015, forwarded to The Communication Initiative by Ellyn W. Ogden. <em>Image credit: </em>CShekhar/UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori#comments Global Publications Materials Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Person-to-Person Print News/Information Radio Television Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured Global Polio Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:07:40 +0000 kdevries 9356680 at http://www.comminit.com Health Communication and Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy <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"> Sue Goldstein </div> <div class="field-item even"> Noni E. MacDonald </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherine Guirguis </div> <div class="field-item even"> The SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 14, 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>Institute for Health and Development Communication, and University of Witwatersrand (<em>Goldstein</em>); IWK Health Centre (<em>MacDonald</em>); Polio Eradication, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Headquarters (<em>Guirguis</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</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/uni111455.jpg" alt="" title="Health Communication and Vaccine Hesitancy" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/267398">Sue Goldstein - Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication</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>Vaccine</em> Volume 33, Issue 34, August 14 2015, Pages 4212-4214 - sent via email from Michael Favin to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Polio Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:34:38 +0000 kdevries 9356644 at http://www.comminit.com Knowledge Management for Health and Development Toolkit http://www.comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-management-health-and-development-toolkit <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/7_definitions_of_km.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="89" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Knowledge management (KM) is an umbrella term encompassing the many unique but related facets of creating, organizing, sharing, and using information and experiences."</p> <p>From the K4Health Toolkits website, this resource offers definitions of KM, explains its use in various disciplines, and offers resources and tools "for those working in international public health and development; materials come from health and development organizations or are applicable to the field and can be easily adapted."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.k4health.org/toolkits/km" target="_blank">Click here to access this website online.</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/k4health">K4Health</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/k4health-toolkits">K4Health - Toolkits</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.k4health.org/toolkits/km" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">K4Health website</a>, August 28 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-management-health-and-development-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-management-health-and-development-toolkit#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions Digital Foundations Government Departments Research Health NGOs Health Communication - Africa Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health Africa Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:15:21 +0000 jlevy 9356636 at http://www.comminit.com Roshni Sen - Secretary, Department of Women Development and Social Welfare and Child Development, Government of West Bengal, India - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/roshni-sen-secretary-department-women-development-and-social-welfare-and-child-developme <p>"The [Kanyashree Prakalpa] scheme is absolutely scalable because it is operated through the schools - schools are the basic unit, and administratively, it is a very, very simple scheme [of conditional cash transfers for girls]." Roshni Sen<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Building Bright Futures for Girls through Education and Economic Opportunities"</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6NZ73XmwRk&amp;list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY&amp;index=16" 0="s:21:&quot;s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this video session from the summit or see below. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/kanyashree.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/roshni-sen-department-women-development-and-social-welfare-and-child-development">Roshni Sen - Department of Women Development and Social Welfare and Child Development,</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/girl-summit-2014-outcomes-and-commitments" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-12/news/61066322_1_adolescent-girls-scheme-girl-child" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Economic Times website</a>, accessed on August 20 2015; and email to The Communication Initiative from Roshni Sen on August 26 &nbsp;and 27 2015.</p> </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="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/o6NZ73XmwRk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/o6NZ73XmwRk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=o6NZ73XmwRk"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/o6NZ73XmwRk/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/roshni-sen-secretary-department-women-development-and-social-welfare-and-child-developme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/roshni-sen-secretary-department-women-development-and-social-welfare-and-child-developme#comments India Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) Digital Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Children MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Adolescents and Livelihoods Education Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence United Nations Rights Women Youth Featured DFID UNICEF Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:53:09 +0000 jlevy 9356545 at http://www.comminit.com Zsanett Shashaty, Anti-Slavery Officer for the Welsh Government - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zsanett-shashaty-anti-slavery-officer-welsh-government-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p><em>"Clear policy and strong government leadership, combined with wide collaboration with statutory partners, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], community and faith leaders is challenging attitudes and resulting in innovative actions in Wales." - Zsanett Shashaty</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/zsanett.jpg" alt="" title="Zsanett Shashaty, Anti-Slavery Officer for the Welsh Government - DFID Girl Summit 2014" width="93" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/zsanett-shashaty-welsh-government">Zsanett Shashaty - Welsh Government</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/girl-summit-2014-spotlight-session-outlines" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Girl Summit 2014: Spotlight session outlines"</a>; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://gov.wales/legislation/programme/assemblybills/domestic-abuse/?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Welsh Government website</a> - both accessed on August 17 2015.</p> </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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/SE90r8ewgKk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SE90r8ewgKk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=SE90r8ewgKk"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/SE90r8ewgKk/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zsanett-shashaty-anti-slavery-officer-welsh-government-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zsanett-shashaty-anti-slavery-officer-welsh-government-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments United Kingdom (UK) Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Children Bilaterals Person-to-Person Government Departments Gender Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Global Girls Rights Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:36:39 +0000 kdevries 9356484 at http://www.comminit.com Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign <p>Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a radio drama, which encourages listeners to interact with the show using SMS (text messaging) and social media, as well as music, to communicate health messages.</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>Moyo ndi Mpamba's approach is to link good health to a person’s ability to advocate on his/her behalf and make positive health choices. "The comprehensive platform will use communication interventions across Malawi’s priority health areas, including maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, HIV and AIDS and water, sanitation and hygiene." Health messages are being designed and packaged under a healthy lifestyle theme, using examples of families doing simple things to stay healthy and happy, such as sleeping under mosquito nets every night, going for antenatal care, eating nutritious foods, using modern contraceptives, and drinking safe water. <br /><br /> </p> <p>The Moyo ndi Mpamba radio drama uses entertainment education and showcases role models that the audience can identify with and learn from. The 30-minute radio drama episodes include storylines that allow audiences to "hear about the twists and turns of community life as the characters learn to cope with challenges that reflect the real-life problems of people in Malawi." For example, characters include couple Ritchie and Nasilina, who receive counselling from Ritchie’s aunt about open communication around family planning. Another character is Mrs. Gama, who, because of a lack of open discussion with her husband, uses family planning methods in secret. <br /><br /></p> <p>Listeners are encouraged to respond to the drama and engage with the campaign via SMS or the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/moyondimpamba" target="_blank">Moyo ndi Mpamba facebook page</a>. Social media is used to reinforce healthy behaviours and provide feedback for further programming. A subsequent feedback programme highlighting the audience's reaction is then aired. According to the producers, SMS and social media were chosen because letters take long to arrive, and phone calls are more expensive than SMS.<br /><br /></p> <p>The campaign also uses music to promote health messages, including a campaign theme song performed by celebrity musicians. In addition, the Moyo ndi Mphamba Music4Life Festival challenged artists to compete with self composed music featuring health-centred messages. Regional competitions were hosted for three weeks leading up to a grand finale. The health compositions by the artists were then compiled into an album, which was made available to the public.</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>Health, Maternal and child health, Family planning, Nutrition, Malaria, HIV and AIDS, and Water, sanitation and hygiene</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the producers, the radio drama "has proved very successful with many people claiming to have made personal changes in their lives as a result of the show. On an individual level, there have been stories of people seeking medical help within 24 hours of the onset of fever, using mosquito nets and attending antenatal classes for the required four visits. On a community level, more public toilets have been built, hand-washing facilities in communities have been installed and home births are less frequent."</p> </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/moyomalawi.jpg" alt="Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign" title="Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>Malawi Ministry of Health, SSDI-Communication, United States Agency for International Development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHUCCP).</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/center-communication-programs-johns-hopkins-center-global-health">Center for Communication Programs - Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/fayyaz-khan-ssdi-communication">Fayyaz Khan - SSDI-Communication</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://ccp.jhu.edu/malawians-gather-to-celebrate-launch-of-new-health-campaign/" target="_blank">Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programmes Website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ehna.org/home/?t=article&amp;v=art-5509e94319727" target="_blank">eHealth News Africa Website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r= http://timesmediamw.com/moyo-ndi-mpamba-finale-in-lilongwe/" target="_blank">Times Media website</a> on August 13 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign#comments Africa Malawi Southern Africa Experiences Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Digital Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Enhance Social Protection MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio Government Departments Health HIV AIDS NGOs Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Edutainment - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:06:38 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9356459 at http://www.comminit.com Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p>"Community is the foundation on which Africa builds its society and shapes its culture." Efua Dorkenoo</p> <p><strong>Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://youtu.be/CkV1m91NxJA?list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this video session from the summit or see below.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/forward_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/girl-summit-2014-outcomes-and-commitments" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=hhttps://dfid.blog.gov.uk/author/efua-dorkenoo/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID bloggers website</a>, both accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: FORWARD</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/end-fgmc-social-change-campaign">End FGM/C Social Change Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/saria-khalifa-youth-programme-lead-forward-dfid-girl-summit-2014">Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014</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-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=CkV1m91NxJA"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/CkV1m91NxJA/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments Africa United Kingdom (UK) Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Adolescent Physical Health MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Community Media Marketing Print Radio Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Private Sector United Nations Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:56:42 +0000 jlevy 9356454 at http://www.comminit.com