<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 Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South http://www.comminit.com/global/content/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_waves.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Policy Briefing #13 </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"> Caroline Sugg </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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that media plays in girls’ lives in the Global South demands further examination."</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/policy_girls_media.html" target="_blank">Click here to access BBC Media Action&#039;s resource on media and adolescent girls in the Global South.</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/caroline-sugg-bbc-media-action">Caroline Sugg - BBC Media Action</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/policy_girls_media.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, November 19 2014. Image credit/caption: BBC Media Action "A young woman in Nepal takes part in the BBC Media Action TV and radio discussion programme Safa Sawal (Common Questions)."</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/evaluation-meena-communication-initiative">Evaluation of the Meena Communication Initiative</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/meena-communication-initiative-south-asia">Meena Communication Initiative (MCI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/sajha-sawal-common-questions">Sajha Sawal (Common Questions)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/cambodia-loy9">Cambodia Loy9</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/catalyzing-personal-and-social-change-around-gender-sexuality-and-hiv-impact-evaluation-">Catalyzing Personal and Social Change Around Gender, Sexuality, and HIV: Impact Evaluation of Puntos de Encuentro&#039;s Communication Strategy in Nicaragua</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/gender-sensitive-indicators-media-framework-indicators-gauge-gender-sensitivity-media-op">Gender-Sensitive Indicators For Media: Framework Of Indicators To Gauge Gender Sensitivity In Media Operations And Content</a> </div> <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/agencia-de-noticias-dos-direitos-da-infancia-andi-brazil">Agencia de Noticias dos Direitos da Infancia - ANDI - Brazil</a> </div> <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/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/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south#comments Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Advertising Companies Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Education Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Research Gender Gender and Adolescence News Media NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action DFID Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano Puntos de Encuentro UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:34:36 +0000 jlevy 9352199 at http://www.comminit.com Help where it is needed most http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Kirsty Cockburn, November 14 2014 - <strong><em>Our work to tackle the Ebola crisis reminds us that we all have a part to play.</em></strong></p> <p>I played the public service announcement (PSA) to a room full of BBC colleagues in Bristol [United Kingdom]. It was the voice of my colleague Mariama Sesay, based in Freetown. She was speaking in Krio, a language based on English that we could partly understand. But one thing was instantly recognisable - and that was her tone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Ebola Communication Film and Video Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:21:03 +0000 BBC Media Action 9352146 at http://www.comminit.com Zinc and Health Partnership http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership <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/zinc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Zinc &amp; Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.</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 campaign materials and strategies for promotion of zinc include:</p> <ul> <li>the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Home&amp;portalName=zinc" rel="nofollow">website</a></li> <li>a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Media&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">video</a></li> <li>a printable factsheet (PDF format</li> <li>a "Did you know?" information section on zinc and human health</li> <li>creation of "Zinc Saves Kids in 2009, an initiative of the International Zinc Association (IZA), to improve the survival, growth and development of undernourished children with micronutrient deficiencies by funding [the United Nations Children's Fund] UNICEF’s zinc supplementation programs in Nepal and Peru." This initiative included fundraising and global advocacy efforts with governments, development organisations, and other donors through social media campaigns, advertising, and promotional materials.</li> <li>founding of the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH), "a public-private-civil society alliance created to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs that will help save children’s lives. The first partnership under ZACH is a CAD$20 million commitment by Teck, the Micronutrient Initiative and the Government of Canada, aimed at scaling up therapeutic zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) as a diarrhea treatment in developing countries." This includes price reductions in some locations of co-packaged doses of zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) "as a diarrhea treatment in developing countries."</li> <li>a Teck and BASF partnership for production of zinc-fortified staple foods and development of a zinc test kit, "iCheck", to determine the zinc levels in staple foods and premixes, allowing "local producers to prove the nutritional content of their food, increasing program sustainability and reliability."</li> <li>development of educational tools and of employee-driven initiatives, including education sessions, a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Learn+More&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Zinc &amp; Health quarterly newsletter</a>, and "weekly zinc factoids sent to employees." Initiatives include:</li> <ul> <li>2013 - Send One, Save One, an e-postcard campaign raising awareness about zinc deficiency and fundraising for UNICEF, matching each e-postcards with donation of the cost of a zinc treatment.</li> <li>2012 - One Tweet, One Life campaign using social media to raise awareness about zinc deficiency by retweet of Teck's "We Day message" on Twitter, matched with donations to Zinc Saves Kids.</li> <li>2011 - Battery Recycling Initiative: "In advance of We Day 2011, students were encouraged to collect used household batteries and bring them to We Day to keep them out of landfills and allow the zinc to be recycled and reused, ...[providing] zinc supplementation to 526,153 children for one year." This ongoing initiative includes a campaign poster, a FAQ sheet, and place to report recycling on the website, as well as a counter for participation.</li> </ul> </ul> </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, Health</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 battery recycling project has resulted in over 110,554 batteries recycled, translating to doses of zinc for children. Zinc is one of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) 13 priority health interventions that can prevent and treat many of the leading causes of death in women, infants, and children.</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>Teck, UNICEF, Micronutrient Initiative, BASF, the Governments of Canada, Nepal, and Peru</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/chris-stannell-teck">Chris Stannell - Teck</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.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Home&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Zinc &amp; Health website</a>, November 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership#comments Nepal Peru Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Zinc Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 4. Child Mortality Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Nutrition United Nations Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:34:08 +0000 jlevy 9352033 at http://www.comminit.com Children and the Media Project http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-and-media-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/childrenmedia.jpg" alt="" title="Children and the Media Project" width="97" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights and how to report fairly and ethically on children's issues.</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 following are some of the project's activities, which were undertaken with the support of the MISA offices in each respective country: <br /><Br /></p> <p><i>Child Ambassadors</i><br /> In each country, the project elects Child Ambassadors who become leaders for awareness and networking opportunities. For example, in September 2014, ten Child Ambassadors from Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, and South Africa gathered in Namibia for a Child Ambassadors induction retreat. The Ambassadors visited local media houses, learned more about media, and discussed how children can become agents of change. "The aim of this two-day retreat and workshop was to provide the child participants with encouragement and a safe environment for them to express their views, feelings and opinions on issues affecting them in their countries. [The] aim is to help children build the necessary trust, confidence and self-reliance they need to prepare them for the second phase of the project," where children will be more involved in producing their own media. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Journalist Capacity Building and Exchange Programme </i><br /> MISA also works with local media to build media capacity to report on children's rights and issues through training workshops and by facilitating dialogue between journalists and the participating children. An exchange programme was also implemented that was designed to build the capacity of adult reporters to cover children's issues by providing exchange opportunities to another country. For example, from September 8 to 10 2014, a photo/feature writer from Zambia travelled to Maseru, Lesotho, to cover children's stories for the Informative Newspaper in Maseru. At the same time, a radio journalist at the Catholic Radio service in Maseru travelled to Namibia to conduct interviews on the Child Care &amp; Protection Bill. The pieces are intended to be distributed in both countries. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Regional Children and the Media Summit</i><br /> The project also provides opportunities for children, journalists, and civil society organisations to network and share ideas. From September 11-12 2014, 36 journalists and civil society organisation representatives from South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia, and Namibia took part in a two-day Regional Media Summit. The main aims of the Summit were to: "achieve a greater understanding of Children's rights and issues; appreciate children as agents of change and enhance advocacy journalism; share developments in children's media in Southern Africa with key players; promote children's participation; raise the status of children's programming; and agree on an action plan on children's reporting and children's media production." <br /><Br /></p> <p><i>Media Monitoring</i><br /> In collaboration with Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), MISA Regional secretariat staff received training to be able to monitor and analyse children's coverage in the media for a period of two months (July and August 2014). "The monitoring results can be used to give comparison between different media houses in terms of performance hence one can encourage healthy competition (to perform better). Furthermore the results can be used to unpack and challenge harmful stereotypes, contribute towards forming a basis for developing new policy; and monitoring exposes weaknesses and strengths of media news products and hence it is a vital indicator for the kind of training media professionals might need from time to time."<br /><br /></p> <p><i>Child Participation in Media Production</i><br /> The project is based on the belief that "children are capable of forming their own views and have the capacity, skills and strength, to express those views freely in all matters affecting them, and in so doing to exercise their rights to freedom of expression." As part of the project, children are encouraged to produce their own media and have started on the production of a newsletter called "In the Zone", which contains stories written by children on issues affecting them. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.misa.org/component/k2/item/2893-misas-in-the-zone-newsletter" target="_blank">Click here<a> for the September 2014 edition. Going forward, there are plans to get children involved in radio and video production.<bR /><br /></a></a></p> <p><i>Children's Reporting Award</i><br /> The project also held a Children's Reporting Award in September 2014 in order to promote child-focused journalism.</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, Media, Rights, Freedom of Expression</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>Media Institute for Southern African (MISA) in collaboration with Save the Children International</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/lizette-feris-media-institute-southern-african-misa">Lizette Feris - Media Institute for Southern African (MISA)</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/misa-2014-regional-childrens-reporting-awards">MISA 2014 Regional Children&#039;s Reporting Awards </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.misa.org/component/k2/item/2887-misa-brings-children-and-civil-society-together-to-create-safe-spaces-for-children-to-express-themselves" target="_blank">MISA website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r= http://www.misa.org/component/k2/item/2885-children--the-media-child-ambassadors-retreat?Itemid=101" target="_blank">MISA website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.misa.org/files/In_the_Zone_newsletter_September_2014.pdf" target="_blank">In the Zone newsletter [PDF]</a> on October 24 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-and-media-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-and-media-project#comments Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zambia Experiences Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Rights Featured Media Institute for Southern Africa Communicating with, for and about children Global Media Development Africa Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:24:13 +0000 aventh 9352028 at http://www.comminit.com Hear Our Voices from Because I am a Girl http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hear-our-voices-because-i-am-girl <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/plan_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This project used research tools and analysis to create advocacy tools to support change for adolescent girls 12-16 years old. The toolkit (see Related Summaries below) offers the methodology used by Plan International researchers, which is freely available for use and comment, including training ideas, ethical considerations, and the survey tools for both individuals and focus groups for surveying girls on questions of gender in family and community life and for surveying both girls and boys about the conditions for girls in schools.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The technical report (see Related Summaries below) presents results including methodology, limitations, and an analysis of data from 11 countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://plan-international.org/files/global/publications/campaigns/hear-our-voices-summary-report-english.pdf" target="_blank">The summary report</a> is written to encourage advocacy for girls using the data and tools offered: "The purpose of the study was to help girls, communities and Plan to understand the key issues that adolescent girls face today – in their own words." The summary offers the information resulting from the qualitative and quantitative data analysis in a form that uses quotations from girls of each region on the significant topics resulting from the study. It offers connections to Facebook, Twitter, and the Plan web page, as well as infographics of results. The feelings of girls are described and captured in quotations on topics of: marriage, pregnancy, speaking up, feeling valued, violence, safety in and around school, school, school latrines, class participation, encouragement, household work, and the chore burden at school. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For further advocacy, Plan celebrates the Day of the Girl, declared by the United Nations as October 11 each year, and sponsors celebrity ambassadors to campaign for girls. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project includes a video (see below) available on the project web site and on YouTube. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/iZqC2DA3SwE?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/iZqC2DA3SwE?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>Gender, Women, Youth, Children, 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>"The evidence shows that the social norms which underpin gender inequality are changing for the better for adolescent girls, but this progress is unjustifiably slow in many areas. Girls around the world are working every day to improve their lives and create a better future for themselves and their families. For example, less than half (41 per cent) of the adolescent girls said that girls ‘always’ or ‘often’ complete at least nine years of school in their communities."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>However, conditions for girls vary by country and locale. Examples include the following: "For instance, 77 per cent of girls in one area in Bangladesh reported they ‘never’ or ‘seldom’ feel safe in their community, while only 33 per cent girls from another area of the country ‘never’ or ‘seldom’ feel safe." However, if girls can safely access schools and are allowed to go, they find it, for the most part, a source of empowerment: "Seventy per cent of girls and 69 per cent of boys reported that adolescent girls ‘always’ or ‘often’ participate in class as often as boys." Gender differences include: "Adolescent girls have difficulties claiming their rights to express themselves and discuss their concerns in front of men and boys. Over half (51 per cent) of girls involved in the study said that adolescent girls ‘never’ or ‘seldom’ say what they think when a boy or man is around....One of the key themes that came across most powerfully in the study is pregnancy, showing how adolescent girls across diverse contexts are often unable to claim their rights to control their own body, negotiate sexual relations, or make decisions about their reproductive health. Over half (53 per cent) of girls across the 11 countries claimed that adolescent girls ‘never’ or ‘seldom’ decide if they become pregnant."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/283128">Plan International Headquarters</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/hear-our-voices-practitioners-toolkit">Hear Our Voices - Practitioner&#039;s Toolkit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/hear-our-voices-technical-report">Hear Our Voices - Technical Report</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://plan-international.org/hearourvoices/#about" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Hear Our Voices website</a>, October 28 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hear-our-voices-because-i-am-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hear-our-voices-because-i-am-girl#comments Global Experiences Academic Institutions Advocacy Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Adolescents and Violence Education Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:17:46 +0000 jlevy 9351868 at http://www.comminit.com Global Forum for Media Development Advocacy Campaign Post2015 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-forum-media-development-advocacy-campaign-post2015 <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/gfmd.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://gfmd.info/en/site/pots2015/187/Join-the-coalition.htm" target="_blank"> Click here to access this website and its resources.</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/global-forum-media-development-gfmd">Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)</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/269007">Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)</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/global-forum-media-development-gfmd">Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)</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://gfmd.info/en/site/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GFMD website</a>, October 23 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-forum-media-development-advocacy-campaign-post2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-forum-media-development-advocacy-campaign-post2015#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Governance and Democracy Print Radio Television NGOs United Nations Featured Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:08:22 +0000 jlevy 9351770 at http://www.comminit.com 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 Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Television Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City 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 Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change 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