http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=62 en Media Program Director - IREX - Burma http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-program-director-irex-burma <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IREX </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Burma</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/capture_181.jpg" alt="irex.image" title="Media Program Director - IREX - Burma" width="100" height="96" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Position: Media Program Director<br />Location: Burma<br />Reports To: Chief of Party<br />Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society</p> <p><strong>ABOUT IREX</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>To Apply</strong></p> <p>Go to <a href="http://www.irex.org/careers" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.irex.org/careers</a> and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.</p> <p>NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE</p> <p>AA/EOE/M/F/D/V</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-program-director-irex-burma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-program-director-irex-burma#comments Burma / Myanmar South East and East Asia Jobs and Training Vacancies Anti-Corruption Digital Impact Evaluation Data Children Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Live Performance Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print Media and D and G Radio Education Television Visual Arts Women Youth by Media Environment USAID Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:45:54 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9314011 at http://www.comminit.com Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India (SuperAmma): A Cluster-Randomised Trial http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised <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/piis2214109x13701608.gr1_.lrg_.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" 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"> Adam Biran </div> <div class="field-item even"> Wolf-Peter Schmidt </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kiruba Sankar Varadharajan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Divya Rajaraman </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Raja Kumar </div> <div class="field-item even"> Katie Greenland </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Balaji Gopalan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Robert Aunger </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Val Curtis </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, March 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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>London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine (Biran, Schmidt, Greenland, Aunger, Curtis), St John's Research Institute (Varadharajan, Rajaraman, Kumar), Centre of Gravity (Gopalan)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of emotional drivers."</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.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70160-8/fulltext" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/adam-biran-london-school-hygiene-and-tropical-medicine">Adam Biran - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine</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>The Soapbox</em> e-newsletter from Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing to The Communication Initiative on April 9 2014 and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70160-8/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The Lancet Global Health, Volume 2, Issue 3,</a> Pages e145 - e154, March 2014, accessed on April 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised#comments India Project Evaluations Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Materials Academic Institutions Featured Children Community Participation Film and Video Journal Literature Entertainment Live Performance Process Evaluation Description MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Entertainment Orgs Education Health Private Sector Women Global Health Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:58:14 +0000 jlevy 9313879 at http://www.comminit.com Handbook of Participatory Video http://www.comminit.com/global/content/handbook-participatory-video <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"> E-J Milne </div> <div class="field-item even"> Claudia Mitchell </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Naydene de Lange </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">Friday, August 31, 2012</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/capturepv.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The Handbook of Participatory Video</em> describes this use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ethical, methodological, and technical aspects of participatory video and discuss power, ownership, and knowledge production.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/handbook-of-participatory-video/oclc/813232236/viewport" target="_blank"> Click here to read a preview of this book.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/4999">AltaMira Press</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US$125.00 Hardback; US$99.00 eBook </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>500</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/ej-milne-university-edinburgh">EJ Milne - University of Edinburgh</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>New Publications at the CAMECO Library July - December 2013 at the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cameco.org/resources/Resource-Centre" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Catholic Media Council (CAMECO) website</a>, April 7 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/handbook-participatory-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/handbook-participatory-video#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions Featured Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Community Groups Research Books for sale Classifieds Global Media Development Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:23:35 +0000 jlevy 9313815 at http://www.comminit.com Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-gender-based-violence-prevention-and-response-nairobi-and-coast-kenya <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/kenya_alpha.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six districts in Nairobi and five counties in Coast province in Kenya and presents recommendations to strengthen Kenya’s GBV response<br />efforts.</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.pathfinder.org/publications-tools/pdfs/Scaling-up-GBV-Prevention-and-Response-in-Nairobi-and-Coast-Kenya_24Jul13.pdf?x=140&amp;y=15" target="_blank">Click here to read this 4-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268415">Pathfinder International - HQ</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.pathfinder.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pathfinder website</a>, April 1 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-gender-based-violence-prevention-and-response-nairobi-and-coast-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-gender-based-violence-prevention-and-response-nairobi-and-coast-kenya#comments Kenya Strategic Thinking Adolescent Sexual Health Adolescents and Violence Advocacy Community Action Featured Gender and Adolescence Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Eliminate Gender Inequalities MDG 6. Combat Diseases Radio Education Government Departments Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:36:14 +0000 jlevy 9313601 at http://www.comminit.com Journalism: New Challenges http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journalism-new-challenges <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"> Karen Fowler-Watt (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Stuart Allan (ed.) </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, December 31, 2013</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/journalism.jpg" alt="" title="Journalism: New Challenges" width="86" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cjcr/publications/journalism-new-challenges/" target="_blank">Click here in order to access individual chapters.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cjcr/files/2013/10/2013-Journalism-New_Challenges-Fowler-Watt_and_Allan-v1-02.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 523-page book 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/centre-journalism-and-communication-research-cjcr">Centre for Journalism and Communication Research (CJCR)</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>523</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/karen-fowler-watt-centre-journalism-and-communication-research-cjcr">Karen Fowler-Watt - Centre for Journalism and Communication Research (CJCR)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/stuart-allan-baa-ma-phd-centre-journalism-and-communication-research-cjcr">Stuart Allan BAA, MA, PhD - Centre for Journalism and Communication Research (CJCR)</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://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cjcr/publications/journalism-new-challenges/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Journalism, Culture and Community website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://dartcenter.org/content/trauma-factor#.UzXedqJWjTp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dart Center for Journalism &amp; Trauma website</a> - both accessed on March 31 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journalism-new-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/journalism-new-challenges#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions Digital Community Participation Film and Video Governance and Democracy Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Risk Management Global Media Development Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:28:38 +0000 kdevries 9313585 at http://www.comminit.com HeforShe Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/heforshe-campaign <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/12957651544_b91f4ca649_z.jpg" alt="" title="HeforShe Campaign" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."</em></p> <p> Launched on the eve of International Women's Day (March 8) 2014, this equality campaign from UN (United Nations) Women encourages men all over the world to use social media to speak out against the inequalities faced by women and girls.</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 strategy behind the campaign is revealed by its theme, "He for she" - in other words, men ought to stand up for the rights of the women of the world who are their mothers, sisters, and daughters. The campaign, which is a women's rights campaign featuring not a single woman, has at its centrepiece a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://heforshe.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">website</a>, where visitors can watch a video clip meant to serve as a teaser that introduces the initiative. The clip features several famous men urging support for gender equality, including the actors Matt Damon and Patrick Stewart, Desmond Tutu, and the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. Men (not just famous ones) are encouraged to join these voices, such as the father who uploaded his video to YouTube, viewable below. Twitter is another tool: "Are you a man? Then tweet [@UN_Women] for women's equality. Use hashtag #HeForShe to speak out on any gender equality issue you're passionate about. Men are also asked to change their profile picture to reflect the HeForShe logo.</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, Rights, Gender</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>UN Women engages men to share their voices via the social media avenues described on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://heforshe.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HeforShe website</a> by asking these action questions:</p> <ul> <li>"Globally, women earn up to 30 percent less than men for the same work. How are men responsible for this imbalance? What can we, as men, do to change it?</li> <li>Educating women is one of the most effective ways to reduce world poverty, yet women still make up 64% of the world's illiterate. What would you say to a man who thinks educating girls is a waste of time?</li> <li>Every day, almost 800 women die from preventable complications during pregnancy and childbirth. How would it make you feel if a woman you loved was dying in childbirth and no one would help her?</li> <li>One in three women are subjected to violence in their lifetime. What can we as men do to end this violence against women and girls?</li> <li>Do you know a woman who is good at resolving conflict? How would it affect world affairs if more women were involved in decision making on the global level?</li> <li>Globally, only 1 in 5 lawmakers is a woman. Do you think policymaking would improve if it were formed in a more balanced way?"</li> </ul> </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/nanette-braun-un-women">Nanette Braun - UN Women</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/VfEUoIJ9RnE&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/VfEUoIJ9RnE&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=VfEUoIJ9RnE"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/VfEUoIJ9RnE/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://heforshe.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HeforShe website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/business/media/un-campaign-asks-men-to-support-womens-rights.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"U.N. Women's Rights Group Seeks Men's Support"</a>, by Stuart Elliot, <em>New York Times</em>, March 7 2014 - both accessed on March 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/heforshe-campaign#comments Global Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Gender and Adolescence Film and Video MDG 3. Gender Equality Gender United Nations Rights Women Adolescent Development Global Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:13:30 +0000 kdevries 9313008 at http://www.comminit.com (Un)Covering Disasters: A Conference on Disaster Journalism and Risk Communication http://www.comminit.com/global/event/uncovering-disasters-conference-disaster-journalism-and-risk-communication <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/collaboration.jpg" alt="" title="(Un)Covering Disasters: A Conference on Disaster Journalism and Risk Communication" width="88" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Dates: July 24-25 2014</strong></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/inez-ponce-de-leon-phd-ateneo-de-manila-university">Inez Ponce de Leon, Ph.D. - Ateneo de Manila University</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/jaime-manuel-flores-ma-ateneo-de-manila-university">Jaime Manuel Flores, M.A. - Ateneo de Manila University</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/event/uncovering-disasters-conference-disaster-journalism-and-risk-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/event/uncovering-disasters-conference-disaster-journalism-and-risk-communication#comments Global Events Calendar Academic Institutions Featured Community Participation Film and Video Print News/Information Radio Television Risk Management Global Media Development Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:29:20 +0000 kdevries 9312948 at http://www.comminit.com Beyond the Film: Innovations in the Participatory Use of Film at International Conferences on Climate http://www.comminit.com/global/content/beyond-film-innovations-participatory-use-film-international-conferences-climate <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/capture_142.jpg" alt="beyond_film.jpg" title="Beyond the Film: Innovations in the Participatory Use of Film at International Conferences on Climate" width="100" height="77" 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"> Rebeka Ryvola </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pablo Suarez </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 11-page report shares insights and discussion from the Beyond the Film Festival (BtFF) at Development and Climate (D &amp; C) Days, held alongside the United Nations COP18 climate talks in Qatar. Participants engaged in an experiential peer-learning programme designed to explore how organisations can get more creative and possibly become more effective through the use of film. According to the report, film is a powerful medium, capable of kindling viewer emotions and evoking changes of mind and behaviour, and thus is a promising way of eliciting positive changes in addressing climate change.</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.climatecentre.org/downloads/File/Case%20studies/CC_WPS-Beyond%20the%20Film-PDF.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full article in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/red-cross-red-crescent-climate-centre">Red Cross - Red Crescent Climate Centre</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.climatecentre.org/site/publications/446/beyond-the-film-innovations-in-the-participatory-use-of-film-at-international-conferences-on-climate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Climate Centre website</a> on March 5 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/beyond-film-innovations-participatory-use-film-international-conferences-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/beyond-film-innovations-participatory-use-film-international-conferences-climate#comments Africa Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 7. Environment News/Information Environment NGOs Global Africa Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:54:46 +0000 aventh 9312897 at http://www.comminit.com Nation against Early Marriage http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nation-against-early-marriage <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/marriage.jpg" alt="" title="Nation against Early Marriage" width="78" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of this practice. At work are deeper social prejudice and the denial of the right to choice for young girls." - Sonali Khan, Breakthrough India</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>Breakthrough India started working on early marriage in 2011. The organisation conducted formative research and baseline studies across 3 districts in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand, looking at the causes and impact of early marriage and identifying the civil society partners they should work with to address the problem. Breakthrough spoke to fathers, mothers, community leaders, boys, and girls - who informed them about the context in which early marriage takes place. Drawing on this research, Breakthrough has set about tackling early marriage with a 3-pronged approach:</p> <ol> <li>Mass media campaigns to create awareness around early marriage and ignite public dialogue;</li> <li>Direct interaction through large-scale outreach campaigns to provide action points and generate discussion on the ground; and</li> <li>Training of influential community members to create local actors for social change.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To cite a specific example of one activity, the project has used the medium of the Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form popularised in Brazil that encourages interactivity between the performers and the audience. The performance is paused at critical moments to bring the audience into discussions. It is used here as a way of helping parents and other key stakeholders to understand the impact of early marriage on girls and the wider community. The free-flowing structure of this theatre form helps young girls vocalise their concerns and talk openly about their experiences. The community outreach element also uses video vans to share messages about how girls and boys are raised in the family, why families marry off their daughters, why these aren't sound reasons, and how early marriage inhibits the rights and opportunities of girls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Key strategies shaping all Nation against Early Marriage activities include:</p> <ul> <li>Reaching out specifically to men and boys as leaders of change, training them to be leaders in challenging early marriage and for change that supports human rights and well-being for all. "As we tried to create consensus within the family over early marriage, our message had to be empathetic in tone. It shows respect for the role played by fathers and their responsibility towards their daughters. We tell them that we understand that parents have their daughters' welfare in mind but that their decision to marry them off does not help their daughters in the long run. We tell fathers of the dangers for girls of early pregnancy and of their vulnerability to domestic violence. We meet fathers where they are, understanding the pressure on them to do what is expected, what is 'best,' and what is 'safe.' We invite them to see that early marriage is more dangerous to families and communities than any real or perceived threats to their 'honour.' We want girls to be not seen as risks or burdens, but as human beings with equal and intrinsic worth, agency, rights and potential."</li> <li>Focusing on gender and sexuality: "Interventions must include but go beyond increasing girls' access to schools and skills. They must position girls and young women as full human beings with intrinsic value and inalienable human rights. An approach that includes and addresses gender and sexuality stands to challenge norms, break taboos, and pinpoint the deepest roots of this practice, creating an environment for deep, sustainable change."</li> <li>Calling the problem "early marriage" (not "child marriage") in order to address and emphasise the full range and personhood of the young people affected by it.</li> </ul> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/earlymarriage/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access the Nation against Early Marriage website</a>, which includes interactive features such as a blog and various videos to view, including the one 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>Girls, Gender, 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>Indian law says that marriage of a girl below 18 years of age is a crime. However, Breakthrough research revealed that the median age for marriage for girls in Bihar was 15.1 for respondents aged 20-49 and the median age of marriage for the same group in Jharkhand was 16.2.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Breakthrough, globally, "between 2011 and 2020, if current rates hold, more than 140 million girls will marry before age 18. That translates to 14.2 million girls annually - or 39,000 every day. Of these, 50 million will be under the age of 15. That adds up to a serious global crisis. Early marriage is a profound violation of the human rights of girls. It also means an early, and devastating, start to a cascade of related human rights violations - threats to sexual, reproductive, and maternal health; domestic violence; denial of education, mobility, self-determination, and more - that last a lifetime and cost girls, families, communities, and nations inestimable human capital."</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>Supported by the Oak Foundation, the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF), and the Ford Foundation</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/urvashi-gandhi-breakthrough">Urvashi Gandhi - Breakthrough</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/265414">Sonali Khan - Breakthrough India</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/wARDb2JYfvw&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/wARDb2JYfvw&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=wARDb2JYfvw"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/wARDb2JYfvw/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>Email from Urvashi Gandhi to The Communication Initiative on September 9 2013; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/earlymarriage/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nation against Early Marriage website</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://breakthrough.tv/explore/issue/early-marriage/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Breakthrough website</a> - both accessed on March 5 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nation-against-early-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/nation-against-early-marriage#comments India Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Featured Gender and Adolescence Children Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Foundations Television Gender NGOs Rights Women Youth Breakthrough Ford Foundation Adolescent Development Global Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:15:06 +0000 kdevries 9312842 at http://www.comminit.com Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-policy-and-strategy-guidelines <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/alton2.jpg" alt="" title="Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines" width="100" height="53" 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"> Alton Grizzle (Ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Maria Carme Torras Calvo (Ed.) </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Alton Grizzle </div> <div class="field-item even"> Penny Moore </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Dezuanni </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sanjay Asthana </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Carolyn Wilson </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fackson Banda </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Chido Onumah </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 23, 2013</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>United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other information providers are not free.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002256/225606e.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 192-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/267190">Alton Grizzle - UNESCO</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>Emails from Alton Grizzle to The Communication Initiative on February 27 2014 and February 28 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> Shutterstock</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-policy-and-strategy-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-policy-and-strategy-guidelines#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital Featured Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Education Television Visual Arts United Nations Rights Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Africa Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:22:04 +0000 kdevries 9312727 at http://www.comminit.com