<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=62 en ZINC+ORS Website http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ZINCORS <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/zinc2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">This website is a repository of materials on the use of the mineral zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) to treat childhood diarrhoeal diseases. The website offers this advice on the use of materials available for free downloading on this website (See video below for a guide to site use): "By using and adapting the resources we've created and tested, you can help protect children from the dangers of dying from diarrhoeal diseases.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://zinc-ors.org/resources" target="_blank">Click here to access these resources 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/zinc-orsorg-0">Zinc-ors.org</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</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/zinc-orsorg">Zinc-ors.org</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/ikitresources/adaptable-healthcare-provider-resources/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 I-Kit website</a>, September 24 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ZINCORS" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ZINCORS#comments Africa India Nigeria Uganda Materials Digital Oral Rehydration Salts Zinc Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs Government Departments Health NGOs Featured USAID Global Children, Equity and Development Health Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:01:30 +0000 jlevy 9351279 at http://www.comminit.com 2014 Global Female Condom Day Dance4Demand http://www.comminit.com/global/content/2014-global-female-condom-day-dance4demand <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/06_3.jpg" alt="" title="2014 Global Female Condom Day Dance4Demand" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide."</em></p> <p> As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is inviting sexual health and reproductive justice advocates to use music and dance to show local communities and the world that people want access to female condoms. GFCD is a day of education and advocacy dedicated to increasing awareness of, access to, and use of female condoms.</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>This entertainment-education initiative is designed to support GFCD advocacy through dance, which organisers describe as being powerful because it can be a "fun and easy" way to recruit new friends and colleagues to become female condom supporters. It can also be "newsworthy". Organisers suggest: "If you're planning a dance event in public, invite the media to cover it and get your female condom message out more broadly." Finally, it can serve as a way to communicate to policymakers, donors, and healthcare providers that there is a strong demand for female condoms and urge them to increase their support.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To kick off the GFCD Dance4Demand, organisers "got the party started in July [2014] at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Dozens of people moved and grooved to show their passion for this protection option." <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://condoms4all.org/worldwide/global-female-condom-day/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to view videos made on that day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The song created exclusively for GFCD2014 Dance4Demand, "Rise" by Shaprece, is available on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.femalecondomday.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GFCD website</a>. It is suggested that participants download and familiarise themselves with the song, also consulting a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://gfcd.elevenelevencreative.com/sites/default/files/Organize_your_dance_v3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">toolkit [PDF]</a> for ideas and practical tips on organising the dance. Organisers are "excited to see how a common cause and song inspires different dance movements from around the world." On September 16, dancers are asked to incorporate the colour orange and/or the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://gfcd.elevenelevencreative.com/sites/default/files/GFCD_2014_logo.png" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GFCD logo</a> into the event. The next task is documentation via videotape (e.g., via smart phone or camera) and/or photos so that the dance can be brought to life via a global audience. Then, dancers can share these videos and photos through their own social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, etc.) and/or <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://gfcd.elevenelevencreative.com/submit-your-photos-videos" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">submit them directly to GFCD organisers online.</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>Women, Health, Reproductive Health, HIV, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"The female condom is the only tool currently available designed to offer woman-initiated protection against STIs [sexually transmitted infections], HIV, and unplanned pregnancy." Organisers say that female condoms are recognised by leading health authorities as an essential component of reproductive health and HIV programmes, yet global access remains limited. In 2011, female condoms made up only 1.27% of total United States (US) government condom shipments overseas. This, despite the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recommend counseling about and access to female and male condoms for family planning clients who are also at risk of HIV. Dance4Demand organisers also say that studies indicate that female condoms are acceptable among diverse groups of women and men and that data show that female condoms are comparable to male condoms in preventing pregnancy and STIs, including HIV. They also describe female condoms as an empowerment tool; for example, female condoms can help receptive partners negotiate safer sex in some situations when male condom use is not possible.</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>PATH, the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC), the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH).</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/beatrijs-janssen-universal-access-female-condoms-joint-programme">Beatrijs Janssen - Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme</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/YC3Uk7BL3Qw&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/YC3Uk7BL3Qw&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=YC3Uk7BL3Qw"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/YC3Uk7BL3Qw/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>Emails from Katinka Moonen and Beatrijs Janssen to The Communication Initiative on September 12 2014 and September 16 2014, respectively; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.femalecondomday.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GFCD website</a>, accessed September 15 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/2014-global-female-condom-day-dance4demand#comments Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Female Condom Life saving commodities Film and Video Entertainment Person-to-Person MDG 6. Combat Diseases Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured Global Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:47 +0000 kdevries 9351023 at http://www.comminit.com A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/validacion_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adelaida Trujillo </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on national, regional and local levels of intervention, inter-institutional and multisectorial work, and sustained knowledge management and networking to create "Edutainment+Mobilization = Social Change".</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right">Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Partnerships for Dialogue and Action Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:13:48 +0000 jlevy 9350970 at http://www.comminit.com Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/paqueterevelados_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adelaida Trujillo </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 8, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="text-align:justify">Fundación Imaginario</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) amongst adolescents and youth 12-19&nbsp; years of age, with emphasis on the 15-19 age group.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb">A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Partnerships for Dialogue and Action Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Children, Equity and Development Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:20:47 +0000 jlevy 9350966 at http://www.comminit.com Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-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/simapic.jpg" alt="" title="Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The annual SIMA Awards champion eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation."</em></p> <p> The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is an effort to unearth the stories of independent filmmakers, grassroots change-makers, and humanitarian organisations and to provide a springboard for creative and educational media to inspire social change.</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">Monday, October 27, 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>Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/submit/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here for full submission details and to apply.</a> Please note that, while there is no cost associated with submitting an impact video, entries in both of the documentary categories must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee:</p> <ul> <li>Early Bird Deadline (September 8-25 2014): Documentary Features: US$20; Documentary Shorts: US$15</li> <li>Regular Deadline (September 26 - October 9 2014): Documentary Features: US$ 25; Documentary Shorts: US$20</li> <li>Late Deadline (October 10-27): Documentary Features: US$30; Documentary Shorts: US$25</li> </ul> </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://simaawards.org/2014-winners/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read about - and watch the film trailers of - the 2014 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/social-impact-media-awards-sima">Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)</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://simaawards.org/sima-awards-competition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SIMA website</a> on September 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015#comments Global Awards 2014 October Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Community Media Education Rights Featured Global Media Development Africa Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:33:03 +0000 kdevries 9350947 at http://www.comminit.com Projecting Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/indiaproj-8-540x364.jpg" alt="" title="Projecting Health" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."</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>Projecting Health engages communities in social behaviour change and communication (SBCC) through visual communication. PATH's digital messaging model combines focused health information with visual demonstrations aligned with local customs and dialects. This visual approach is designed to allow for flexibility to focus on barriers and drivers for health practices specific to that community, with familiar and trusted individuals conveying the information to provide the social context and support for practicing health-seeking behaviours. As a result, it is hoped, the videos are relatable and impactful to the viewer (e.g., a mother), as she can recognise and identify with the actors and issues from within her own community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To outline the process: First, a community advisory board identifies video topics and guides activities. Then, PATH conducts community-level training on basic digital media technology. Community members develop key messages and storyboards and then act in and produce the videos that address issues such as colostrum feeding, immunisations, and family planning methods. Enlisting local women to star in the videos is a key element, organisers say. (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.path.org/blog/2014/09/projecting-health-video-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to view some of them on YouTube</a>.) Many aspects of the videos are meant to be funny and engaging while delivering serious messages. Local health workers share the videos via low-cost, portable projectors and other mobile devices during mothers' group meetings. Seeing the topic played out on the screen (typically a sheet draped on a wall) by people they identify with is intended to lead to a more enriching discussion and sharing of experiences. If the women don’t understand something, they replay the video and discuss it until they do. Facilitator-led dialogue sessions are held before and after these video screenings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only YouTube presence but - as it turns out - mobile phones have allowed the videos to be shared even further with family members and friends. As the project leader says: "We knew we wanted to take this mobile, but unbeknownst to us, the community had already figured out how to download the videos onto their cell phones. Women are showing the videos to their husbands and mothers-in-law and friends. The potential reach is huge."</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, Women, Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health, Immunisation</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 PATH, "[e]arly findings from a project evaluation make clear that all that viewing is having an impact on maternal and newborn care practices. Women who took part in Projecting Health showed significant improvements in their knowledge and behaviors around such critical activities as preparing for childbirth, breastfeeding, and preventing umbilical cord infections." Based on such results in India, PATH and our partners plan to expand the Projecting Health model to countries in Africa and to other health topics, such as adolescent health for girls. So far, 35 videos have been made on such topics as breastfeeding, immunisation, and preparing for childbirth. They have been screened locally more than 4,200 times and have been played well over 40,000 times on YouTube.</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>This work has been supported through contributions from: Digital Green through an award from the United Kingdom Department for International Development; the National Science Foundation; the University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering; and private foundations and individuals.</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/kiersten-israel-ballard-path">Kiersten Israel-Ballard - PATH</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/JtIx9Y90w5M&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JtIx9Y90w5M&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=JtIx9Y90w5M"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/JtIx9Y90w5M/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>PATH blog entry <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.path.org/blog/2014/09/projecting-health-video-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Projecting health: the power of locally made videos to change behavior"</a>, by Lesley Reed, September 5 2014; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sites.path.org/mchn/our-projects/maternal-and-newborn-health/projecting-health/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Projecting Health page on the PATH website</a>, accessed September 9 2014; and email from Kiersten Israel-Ballard to The Communication Initiative on September 18 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> PATH/Branded Filmz</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health#comments India Experiences Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Nutrition Reproductive Health Women Featured DFID Global Children, Equity and Development Health Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:29:36 +0000 kdevries 9350908 at http://www.comminit.com Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project <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/hwgo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="51" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"[D]igitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare."</p> <p>Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), amongst other partners (see below),&nbsp; with training through Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) of women, adolescent girls, and "dropout" girls across India, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.hwgo.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Helping Women Go Online (HWGO</a>) aims to:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HWGO website is linked to a video channel on YouTube, which also carries instructional content (see Related Summaries below, as well as the video sample). The first step after the development of the website was a mass media campaign focused on women to promote the specially designed website, hosting "content covering the very basics of Internet and special content that is relevant for women in India, available both in Hindi and English." According to Google India, "women can also call a toll free helpline number 1800 41 999 77 to get answers for any queries that they may have about the Internet."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The next step has involved a pilot training programme in the villages of Bhilwara in Rajasthan, which covered girl students in the age group of 13 to 18, housewives, and working women. "Basic Internet training content was created in Hindi to help the women understand how they can use the Internet in their day to day lives... Women were trained on basic Internet applications such as search, videos and email. Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras which are government run Internet centers across Bhilwara were used for the purpose."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research is planned to track the impact of the initiative on women in India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is an example of an instruction video available on the website and video channel:</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" 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>Women, Gender, New Technologies</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 initiative aims to help 50 million women get online by the end of 2014. The initiative was piloted in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, with a training of 100,000 women across two and a half months covering over 300 educational institutes, 500 households, 50+ villages, as well as the town of Bhilwara.</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>Google India, DEF, Community Information Resource Center (CIRC), Intel, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Axis Bank, IMRB (formerly "Indian Market Research Bureau"), (for website content: Johnson &amp; Johnson, Indiatimes.com, Healthkart.com, and Babyoye.com)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel</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.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from DEF to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project#comments India Experiences Access Digital Film and Video MDG 3. Gender Equality Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:02 +0000 jlevy 9350764 at http://www.comminit.com Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel <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 since 2014</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/steps_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel, and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the internet and a telephone hotline.</p> <p>The website includes a step-by-step guide, covering, for example: how to use a computer, how to use the internet, how to find useful information online, and how to send an email.</p> <p>The aims are to:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.hwgo.com/" target="_blank">Click here to access this website.</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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 and three Indian languages including Hindi</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project </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.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel#comments India Materials Access Digital Film and Video Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender New Technology Company NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:12 +0000 jlevy 9350763 at http://www.comminit.com Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak <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_and_communication.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLrWx6AQec" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See the trailer here</a>) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the best examples of a movie taking on the subject of pandemic disease and managing to educate while providing gripping entertainment. This is no coincidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak#comments West Africa Global Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Featured Health Communication - Africa Global Edutainment - Africa Policy Blogs Health Entertainment-Education Africa Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:46:16 +0000 9350638 at http://www.comminit.com Education through Film: Traditional Views in Modern Society http://www.comminit.com/global/content/education-through-film-traditional-views-modern-society <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/honour.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Allison Tunnoch, August 19 2014, crossposted from <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://womensvoicesnow.org/wvoice/education_through_film_traditional_views_in_modern_society" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>The WVoice</em>, a publication of Women's Voices Now</a> - "Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/education-through-film-traditional-views-modern-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/education-through-film-traditional-views-modern-society#comments Pakistan Global 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Blogs: Rights and Development Children Film and Video Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Entertainment Orgs News/Information Adolescents and Violence Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender Rights Women Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Policy Blogs Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:51:08 +0000 9350552 at http://www.comminit.com