<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=63 en HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-related-discrimination-among-grade-six-students-nine-southern-african-countries <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/aids_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="82" height="100" 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"> Brendan Maughan-Brown </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nicholas Spaull </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 8, 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>Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town (Maughan-Brown), Research on Socioeconomic Policy Group (RESEP), University of Stellenbosch, (Spaull)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102981" 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/brendan-maughan-brown-southern-africa-labour-and-development-research-unit-saldru">Brendan Maughan-Brown - Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)</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://healthcommcapacity.org/hiv-evidence-database/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 evidence database</a>, accessed April 21 2015. Image credit: Nic Spaull</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-related-discrimination-among-grade-six-students-nine-southern-african-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-related-discrimination-among-grade-six-students-nine-southern-african-countries#comments Botswana Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia South Africa Swaziland Zambia Zimbabwe Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Services Empower Young People Civil Society Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Social and Behaviour Change MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Situation Analysis Question Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Research School Curricula Health HIV AIDS Rights Featured Adolescent Development Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:45:28 +0000 jlevy 9354862 at http://www.comminit.com Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis-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/nigeria-scale-up-gender-sensitive-hiv-aids-prevention-treatment-and-care-support-interventions-for-adults-and-children-2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" 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"> Jessica M. LaCroix </div> <div class="field-item even"> Leslie B. Snyder </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tania B. Huedo-Medina </div> <div class="field-item even"> Blair T. Johnson </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 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>University of Connecticut</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to expand on previous systematic reviews to examine the overall effectiveness of mass media-delivered HIV interventions and to identify predictors of changes in condom use and HIV-related knowledge."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/Effectiveness_of_Mass_Media_Interventions_for_HIV.13.aspx" 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/blair-t-johnson-university-connecticut">Blair T. Johnson - University of Connecticut</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://healthcommcapacity.org/hiv-evidence-database/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 evidence database</a>, accessed April 21 2015. Image credit: Pathfinder</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis-0#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Journal Literature MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Radio Television Research Health HIV AIDS Reduce Sexual Transmission Featured Global Health HIV / AIDS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:22:26 +0000 jlevy 9354844 at http://www.comminit.com Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-local-media-vmmc-scale-case-study-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/vmmckenyacs_0.jpg" alt="" title="Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya" width="100" height="65" 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"> Ida Jooste </div> <div class="field-item even"> Silas Achar </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicholas Mbugua </div> <div class="field-item even"> Elizabeth Gold </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, October 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><i>"The media have the ability to put VMMC [voluntary medical male circumcision] on the agenda for public discussion and to keep it there. Accurate, informed reporting of HIV- and VMMC-related issues can improve policies and outcomes, stimulate action, and bring about change."</i></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.malecircumcision.org/resources/documents/Kenya_VMMC_case_study.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full case study 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/national-aids-sti-control-programme-nascop">National AIDS &amp; STI Control Programme (NASCOP)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/268975">Ida Jooste - Internews - Kenya</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.malecircumcision.org/resources/case_studies.html" target="_blank">Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision website</a> on April 22 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-local-media-vmmc-scale-case-study-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-local-media-vmmc-scale-case-study-kenya#comments Kenya Strategic Thinking Medical Male Circumcision Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments News Media Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Health Communication - Africa Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health Media Development Africa Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:03:21 +0000 aventh 9354793 at http://www.comminit.com Effective Strategies to Provide Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and to Increase Demand and Community Support http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr <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/geracao_biz.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" 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"> Donna M. Denno </div> <div class="field-item even"> Andrea J. Hoopes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 25, 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>Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Denno, Hoopes), Department of Global Health, University of Washington (Denno), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (Chandra-Mouli)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(14)00424-8/pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 20-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/donna-m-denno-md-mph-university-washington">Donna M. Denno, M.D., M.P.H. - University of Washington</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://healthcommcapacity.org/hiv-evidence-database/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 evidence database</a>, accessed April 21 2015.</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/gera%C3%A7%C3%A3o-biz">Geração Biz</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effective-strategies-provide-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-incr#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Condoms Epidemiology Journal Literature Services Empower Young People Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Young Women and Girls Community Groups Social and Behaviour Change MDG 6. Combat Diseases Testing and Counselling Radio Television Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:13:32 +0000 jlevy 9354749 at http://www.comminit.com HIV Evidence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-evidence <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/home-visit-351x185.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This group of materials from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs is centred around an evidence database (See related summary below) on strategically designed communication around HIV and AIDS, referred to as social and behavior change communication (SBCC) or health communication. This ongoing compendium of evidence-to-date is designed to demonstrate the impact of health communication on HIV-related outcomes.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/hiv-and-health-communication-evidence-review/" target="_blank">Click here to read about this document and link to its sections.</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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-1">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs</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/hiv-and-health-communication-evidence-review">HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review</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 Kim Martin to The Communication Initiative on April 15 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-evidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hiv-evidence#comments Global Materials 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Bilaterals Empower Young People Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person MDG 6. Combat Diseases News/Information Radio Television Research Health HIV AIDS Reduce Sexual Transmission Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:51 +0000 jlevy 9354705 at http://www.comminit.com Edutainment for Social Participation http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-social-participation <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/pci_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Implemented in 2011 in Colombia by PCI Media Impact and the Fundación Social (Social Foundation), this programme is designed to strengthen the capacities of members of community organisations, especially youth, on the use of the approach and methodology of Edutainment (EE) to promote the processes of planning and participatory management.</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>Following the methodology “Mi Comunidad”, the steps undertaken were:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Formative research. Using virtual work session, the appropriate audiences and the priority themes in each locality were defined.&nbsp;From the information obtained from these "diagnoses" and extracted from existing plans of territorial development, resources and communication spaces available were identified. Each local group held an&nbsp;activity, "Fishing Stories", collecting cases and stories in their communities on the chosen themes, and these inputs made it possible to design the content of the training workshop for the next phase.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Planning and training. Using a five-day residential workshop, PCI Media Impact shared its focus and methodology of EE with members of the regional teams. Participants were youth and adults from involved in social work, collective communication, art and culture, and youth groups working on the processes of Participatory Planning and Management Development and Peace (PGPDP) in their territories and Fundación Social professionals responsible for the companion processes in each region.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also each team interwove their values into a web drawn from the results of the formative research tool, which defined the educational content that guided the creative process of the creation of characters and plots of the EE series. The web is woven of three strands which identify, through analysis, the current situations for which changes are sought - by identifying values, perceptions, attitudes and daily practices that might promote or bring into being those changes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the workshop, teams also began the creative process of their series, so that they returned to their communities to continue developing or adjusting the participation of the various and diverse actors in their territories.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3. Participatory Design. When those trained in the workshop held in Bogotá teams returned to their villages, they called for and involved more people and community groups in the process of creating the EE series and the strategies of its use. They joined together in their involvement through successive virtual meetings via Skype, as well as a schedule of visits to hold meetings with teams, community groups, and potential audiences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During these sessions, groups hearing the stories and characters, arguments, or scripts validated them or sought to further adjust them. This was accompanied by training sessions of community actors or actresses and then the recording of the series pilot versions. Also, the strategy of continuing review and adjustment was used.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the first quarter of 2012, five series of edutainment materials were completed that make use of strategies that were implemented in the framework of the territorial development processes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In each area, the participants - young and old - chose a local problem and created a message to convey to their community through the medium of entertainment. Participants developed their communication products and introduced them to the other inhabitants.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Series produced:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Antioquía (Barbosa): a fictional short video that seeks to contribute to the formation of youth organisations involved in seeking space for planning and participation with the municipality. It was introduced through a public presentation within the framework of the activities of ParqueArte (an initiative using of parks to promote civic actions of a playful and cultural character). And, subsequently, the video aired on local channels and video-chats in schools.</li> <li>Bogotá (Bosa and Kennedy): "Historias del Parche", a series of five comic books, which represent everyday situations affecting relations between students, teachers, and fathers and mothers. At the end, reflections are generated to process conflicts peacefully. A thousand copies were produced and introduced through a traveling exhibition in large format in three schools in the towns of Bosa and Kennedy, accompanied by spheres in which young people express their views on the issue and proposed the creation of new stories.</li> <li>Ibagué (Municipalities 6, 7, and 8): six chapters of the soap opera "Así no hay quien viva". It depicts the plight of a neighbourhood affected by difficulties with the aqueduct, indifferent neighbours, inefficient authorities, and youth who were not allowed to participate. The presentation and introduction took place in public settings, within communes 6, 7, and 8, in classroom discussion, and subsequent transmission on radio.</li> <li>Nariño (La Union) "Lado A": a radio novela of ten chapters showing the relationship between youth and adults in the community.&nbsp;(Pasto) "Sonidos de la Tierra Mía": a series of ten radio stories that present situations, described by the children adults, related to the environment, education, environment, participation, and relationships .&nbsp;These radio series were issued through school and community broadcasters of La Union and the Eastern Corridor of Pasto. The radio drama series and appeared in public spaces, together with recreational activities such as theatre and music, motivating dialogue on the issues explored in the series.</li> </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>Youth.</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><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fA5m1NPXpSc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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>Fundación Social, PCI Media Impact, and local organisations.</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/283299">Javier Ampuero Albarracín - PCI Media Impact</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/nestor-alberto-c%C3%A1rdenas-soto-fundaci%C3%B3n-social">Nestor Alberto Cárdenas Soto - Fundación Social</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/edu-entretenimiento-para-la-participaci%C3%B3n-social">Edu-entretenimiento para la participación social</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.proyectossocialesdirectos.org/index.php/es/archivo/38-direccion-nacional/140-presentan-la-experiencia-de-edu-entretenimiento-en-congreso-internacional-de-comunicaciones" rel="nofollow">Edu-tainment, a strategy to strengthen coexistence and participation of young people: four Colombian experiences"</a>, by Javier Ampuero Albarracín (PCI Media Impact) and Nestor Alberto Cardenas Soto (Fundación Social), May 2012 - accessed on March 12 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-social-participation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-social-participation#comments Colombia Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Adolescent Civic Engagement Children - Communicating with, for and about Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents NGOs Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Democracy and Governance Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:47:09 +0000 jlevy 9354661 at http://www.comminit.com VILAJ Global - Global Village http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village <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/leogane-haiti1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the town of Leogane, Haiti, in 2011, the foundations VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia (Solidarity Project for Children) implemented this ongoing programme aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of the child.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following the 2010 earthquake, these organisations worked through the VILAJ programme (which in Creole means village) to create a permanent space for the centre "The Dream of Childhood", working with a focus on rights and development. The work of this children's center aims to:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;In an effort to address the vulnerability of children and adolescents and to eradicate poverty, the centre uses theatre workshops, music, singing, and broadcast of a radio programme, Radio Verbal. Using the bases of culture, art, and creativity, the children participate in discussing issues related to children and adolescents, using as a reference the respect for, promotion of, and dissemination of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Festival celebrations include CRC messages. The Friday radio programme is created by children and youth, guided by a master of ceremonies with children's rights as the theme.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In total, the project is working with 100 children in the community Vient Kout of Leogane. It has extended to agricultural projects for feeding the children. Workshops are organised on infant health and disaster risk and prevention. Its summer programme also includes sports, dance, recitation, arts and crafts, space for free play, and psychosocial activities.</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, Rights, 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>Structural poverty in Haiti, compounded by the severe destruction caused by the earthquake in January 2010, has resulted in the vulnerability of thousands of children across the country. In this situation, the project has implemented its centre and shelter for the protection of children who do not have guaranteed rights due to the complexity of their family situations. Actors, singers, and artists from Spain visit the centre to train and educate local children and promote art as a sustainable way of life and as psycho-emotional recovery.</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>VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia</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/juan-mer%C3%ADn-voces">Juan Merín - VOCES</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/fundaci%C3%B3n-proyecto-solidario-por-la-infancia-0">Fundación Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia</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/vilaj-global">VILAJ Global</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://voces.org.es/author/cristina/page/8/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VOCES website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.proyectosolidario.org/noticia/Tres-anos-despues-en-Haiti/125/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia website</a>, April 16 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vilaj-global-global-village#comments Haiti Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Community Groups Community Media Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio NGOs Rights Risk Management Youth Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:37:36 +0000 jlevy 9354656 at http://www.comminit.com For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence <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/descal2015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Panama, join to make a call to society, parishioners, and media to enable children and adolescents to grow and develop in environments free of violence, mistreatment, abuse, and insults.</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>The initiative has been running since 2012, involving religious leaders, children and adolescents, adults, teachers, and media. All religions and faith community participants engage in celebration on the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which falls on November 20. Religious leaders sign and circulate a joint statement to the media in which they seek to promote positive aspects of childhood and adolescence in Panama and ask for media, through their stories and reports, to promote social policies aimed at adequate protection of childhood and adolescence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of the strategy, mobilising in the schools is done through sensitisation workshops where children learn to know how to identify violence and how it affects their development, as well as present their ideas about ways to reduce violence and abuse in their environments. In parallel, through a social media strategy, the community raises its voice against violence, using Facebook, Twitter and web platforms developed by the institutions involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2013, the theme for World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was "An adolescent without violence", a message disseminated throughout the month in many media contexts. Meetings between religious leaders, UNICEF, and the media sensitised journalists to use approaches that promote the rights of children.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many religious leaders shared in their celebrations with their parishioners the messages related to the importance of protecting children and adolescents against violence. As part of the process, approximately 140 students from schools of all religions worked to identify forms of violence that affect them and to develop their leadership and communication skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy had high visibility with the publication of a statement signed by all religious and social media leaders in an effort to create a network of more than 400 people per post related to the topic and more than 1,600 "likes" on Facebook. All activities that were promoted invited people to raise their voice for an "adolescence without violence" with the hashtag: #Diadelaoracion and #Endviolence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, there was once again a celebration of a Day for a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence, on which religious leaders, signed for the third year, a statement, published in various media, around promoting social policies aimed at the appropriate protection of childhood and adolescence. During the month of November about 300 students were linked through awareness workshops in their schools, including the Pan American Institute, Arab Academy for Columbus, College Rabin, and Badi School.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The entire population was invited to raise their voice through networks to stop violence, and a Sunday Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Panama with the presence of leaders of other religious communities, which was televised and transmitted from the Basilica Don Bosco where over 300 children and adolescents participated.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Youth, Rights</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> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KN6lzUTyaNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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>UNICEF, Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez (GNRC).&nbsp;According to the 2013 annual report of UNICEF ​​Panama 2013, to celebrate the Day of Prayer, the organisation worked with the Ecumenical Committee of Panama and the leaders of the Catholic, Episcopal, Anglican religion, Islam, Jewish community Kohl Sherit, and the Baha'i Faith.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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/7433">Janibeth Miranda - UNICEF Panamá</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/por-una-ni%C3%B1ez-y-adolescencia-sin-violencia">Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/panama/spanish/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Panama website</a>, March 14 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence#comments Panama Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Live Performance Reducing Violence Civil Society Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Radio Adolescents and Violence Television News Media NGOs Religious Groups United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:26:45 +0000 jlevy 9354637 at http://www.comminit.com Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tiraarka-qoyska-radio-programme <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/bbcsomalia.jpg" alt="" title="Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme" width="86" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>To help encourage better nutrition, hygiene, and health in Somalia, BBC Media Action implemented a radio-based media and communication project from 2011 to 2013. The radio programme, Tiraarka Qoyska (Pillars of the Family), included a drama called Dareemo (meaning "hay") followed by a studio-based on-air discussion where listeners could quiz health experts, community health workers, and traditional and religious leaders. <br /></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 plot and storylines for the radio drama were designed to model recommended behaviours around health relevant to the audience's daily experiences in an entertaining and emotionally engaging way. In particular, Tiraarka Qoyska sought to increase the uptake of the following six supporting priority behaviours that, if more widely adopted, could improve child health:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>More women start breastfeeding within one hour of birth; </li> <li>More babies are exclusively breastfed for six months; </li> <li>More caregivers practise appropriate complementary feeding for their children after six months; </li> <li>More caregivers increase children’s intake of food and fluids including breastfeeding, use of ORS (oral rehydration solution) and zinc supplements when they have diarrhoea; </li> <li>More caregivers wash their hands with soap or ash before eating, before feeding children, and after toilet activities; </li> <li>More caregivers safely dispose of faecal matter. </li> </ul> <p>The drama was set in a fictional camp for internally displaced people called Dareemo (which means "hay", emphasising the programme's rural setting). The drama's characters were intended to reflect all three regions of the country – Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia - to ensure the widest possible reach. <br /><br /></p> <p>The storylines show how some characters follow traditional practices while others use modern treatments, highlighting the potential health dangers of some of the traditional practices. Characters also learn from their mistakes and model the correct behaviour. Two stories, for example, show the impact of specific practices on the health of babies. Two babies die as a result, and these tragic storylines were later shown to be among the programme elements that audiences remembered the most. The first story featured Ibrahim and Raho, a couple who have two children. Raho, a traditional birth attendant who believes in traditional treatments, refuses to follow advice to give ORS and zinc supplements to their baby with diarrhoea, and the baby dies. After the birth of their second child in later episodes, the story shows how they change their behaviour and give their baby the recommended treatment. <br /><br /></p> <p>In the second story, the couple Istaahil and Geedi lose their baby girl as a result of their decision to try to cure her diarrhoea with a traditional treatment (burning her head with fire), and delaying their visit to a hospital. Their story also addressed the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene to prevent diarrhoea in babies. Istaahil, for example, listens to her mother's advice and gives water to her newborn baby instead of exclusively breastfeeding. <br /><br /></p> <p>In the same broadcast, the stories and issues raised in Dareemo were followed by detailed discussions with health experts, community health workers, and traditional and religious leaders to reinforce the health messages. Audience members would ask questions and comment through phone calls and text messages, ensuring that the listeners were an integral part of the programme. <br /><br /></p> <p>To extend the reach and impact of the programme, BBC Media Action trained more than 60 facilitators to conduct listening groups. They also developed "media toolkits" - consisting of information cards and audio recordings - for health workers to use when visiting families. <br /><br /></p> <p>Research was undertaken at each stage of the project: at the formative stage to understand intended audiences and assess people’s knowledge; during pre-testing of the radio shows before broadcast; and quantitative and qualitative evaluation at the end of the project to measure impact.</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>Child health, maternal health, sanitation and hygiene</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Somalia has some of the worst maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates in the world. One in ten Somali children die before their first birthday and one woman in every 16 women dies from pregnancy-related causes." <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Impact and Lessons Learned:</i><br /><br /></p> <p>According to end-of-project research, "one in five adults in Somaliland had listened to at least one of the programmes – which equates to almost half a million people in Somaliland alone. A majority of these people were regular listeners." <br /><br /></p> <p>A large majority of the show's listeners told researchers they had learned something new about health and had changed some of their daily habits as a result of listening to the programmes. The radio shows were associated with improved knowledge, attitudes, and health practices among mothers of babies under one year old in Somaliland, in particular with regards to the prevention and treatment of illness. <br /><br /></p> <p>As stated in the project research briefing, the combination of drama and discussion formats was successful. It showed that men were most interested in the discussion programme, while younger and older women preferred the drama. Including two formats in one programme, therefore, helped cater to a wider audience.<br /><br /></p> <p>In addition, "Drama has been shown to have a particularly powerful role in encouraging audiences to absorb new and relevant information. Tragic stories illustrating the potentially fatal results of not adhering to recommended health practices were most recalled by listeners and most associated with improved health practices. The tragic storylines led to an emotional response among the audience, and this has been linked with shifts in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in the survey." <br /><br /></p> <p>Research also found that when the barriers to uptake of recommended behaviour were practical or environmental, the project was less successful in achieving its objectives. For example, although knowledge of better nutrition for infants had increased, behaviour had not changed and this could be due to the high cost of nutritious food in the region. Equally, the lack of toilet facilities could be a barrier to behaviour change around disposal of faecal matter, another key issue covered in the drama and discussion. <Br /><bR /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/BBCMA_somali_health_research_briefing.pdf" target="_blank">Click here [PDF]</a> for more information on the evaluation results from the project research brief.</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>BBC Media Action, funded by UK Government's Department for International Development, and BBC Somali Service and UNICEF as broadcast partners.&nbsp;</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/266147">BBC Media Action</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/fictional-death-saves-real-lives-0">A fictional death that saves real lives</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/where-we-work/africa/somalia/pillars-of-the-family" target="_blank">BBC Media Action Website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/BBCMA_somali_health_research_briefing.pdf" target="_blank">Can radio drama improve child health and nutrition in Somalia? Research Briefing [PDF]</a> on April 14 2015. <bR /><br /><br /> <i>Image credit: BBC Media Action - Characters in the radio drama were played by young Somalis.</i></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tiraarka-qoyska-radio-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tiraarka-qoyska-radio-programme#comments Somalia Experiences Children Entertainment MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health News/Information Radio Health News Media NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Featured BBC Media Action DFID UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Community Radio - Africa Edutainment - Africa Entertainment-Education Africa Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:03:00 +0000 aventh 9354623 at http://www.comminit.com A fictional death that saves real lives http://www.comminit.com/global/content/fictional-death-saves-real-lives-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_somalia_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Angela Githitho Muriithi, April 13 2015 &nbsp;- In a crowded, dusty camp for displaced people in Somalia, Ibrahim and Raho are doing their best to raise two children. When their baby falls ill with diarrhoea, traditional birth attendant Raho treats her with the cures handed down over generations, refusing modern oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc treatments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/fictional-death-saves-real-lives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/fictional-death-saves-real-lives-0#comments Somalia Blogs: Global Health Policies Oral Rehydration Salts Zinc Children Entertainment MDG 4. Child Mortality Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Health News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Health Entertainment-Education Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:09:29 +0000 BBC Media Action 9354569 at http://www.comminit.com