<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Geojournalism.org http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geojournalismorg <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/captura-de-tela-2014-01-27-as-12.20.35-1024x574.jpg" alt="" title="Geojournalism.org" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"We've gotten to the point where data and the tools for explaining it are in the hands of journalists and communicators around the world. But to transform the global issues of climate change, deforestation, and air pollution into local, compelling stories it helps to see the big picture from the earth to the sky." - Willie Shubert</em></p> <p> With the goal of giving environmental journalists (as well as designers and developers working in the field) the resources to use data visualisation and maps to help people understand the planetary impacts of environmental change on our oceans, biodiversity, and climate, this website offers online tutorials written in simple language with step-by-step instructions. Considering that telling relating stories about slow-motion environmental crises like climate change is notoriously difficult and yet that satellites, sensors, and networks (both professional and social) are gathering environmental data at an unprecedented level, geojournalism.org aims to support environmental coverage by helping journalists communicate the context of climate change with data - big and small.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://geojournalism.org" target="_blank">Click here to access the website.</a></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/internews-earth-journalism-network-ejn">Internews&#039; Earth Journalism Network (EJN)</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, Portuguese</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/willie-shubert-internews-network" title="View user profile.">Willie Shubert ...</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/geojournalism-handbook">Geojournalism Handbook</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 Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) to The Communication Initiative on April 22 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://medium.com/local-voices-global-change/data-big-and-small-329bf4d5b89c#.98g5ie74r" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Data Big and Small: How GeoJournalism is changing the way we understand and communicate environmental information"</a>, by Willie Shubert, April 21 2015; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://internews.org/our-stories/news/geojournalism-toolbox-environmental-journalists" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Geojournalism.org – toolbox for environmental journalists"</a>, by Kate Hairsine, March 20 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://geojournalism.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Geojournalism.org</a> - all accessed on May 24 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ygulQJoIe2Y&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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/ygulQJoIe2Y&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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=ygulQJoIe2Y"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/ygulQJoIe2Y/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geojournalismorg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geojournalismorg#comments Global Materials Digital Community Media Opening Up Information Print MDG 7. Environment News/Information Radio Research Communication Television Environment News Media Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured Global Public Engagement with Science ICT for Development Media Development Tue, 24 May 2016 18:59:03 +0000 Willie Shubert - Internews Network 9380487 at http://www.comminit.com How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-reach-wider-audience-your-research <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"> Juan Pablo Alperin </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alessandra Bordini </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 21, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/5e9ace370256d1d0ef043cfc15dc42dc.jpg" alt="" title="How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By engaging with audiences, you many enter into conversations that lead to the co-creation of knowledge. This means not just a larger audience and higher metrics for the researchers themselves, but better and more relevant research for developing regions."</em></p> <p> This online guide offers practical advice on how academics can make the most of the opportunities provided by "altmetrics", which is short for alternative metrics, in gauging the impact and reach of their research in the social web. This non-traditional way of evaluating scholarly "impact" goes beyond traditional citation counting, enabling researchers (especially those from developing countries) to take advantage of what social media and online platforms have to offer: the opportunity to reach, analyse, and engage with the social and public dimensions of scholarly work.</p> <p> The guide provides several concrete tips with detailed steps and links to further information online. For example:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/practical-guide/altmetrics-audience-connect-research.html" target="_blank">Click here to access the guide online.</a></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/science-and-development-network-scidevnet">Science and Development Network (SciDev.net)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/juan-pablo-alperin" title="View user profile.">Juan Pablo Alperin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/users/alessandra-bordini" title="View user profile.">Alessandra Bordini</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>SciDev.Net update: 21 December 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Copyright: Fredrik Naumann / Panos</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-reach-wider-audience-your-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-reach-wider-audience-your-research#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions Digital Research Global Tue, 24 May 2016 16:26:27 +0000 Juan Pablo Alperin 9380482 at http://www.comminit.com Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/preventing-conflict-transforming-justice-securing-peace-global-study-implementation-secu <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"> Radhika Coomaraswamy </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"This Study reinforces the [United Nations] Security Council's original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof. It shows that women's participation and inclusion makes humanitarian assistance more effective, strengthens the protection efforts of our peacekeepers, contributes to the conclusion of peace talks and the achievement of sustainable peace, accelerates economic recovery, and helps counter violent extremism." - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women</em></p> <p> The UN Security Council's High-level Review on the women, peace, and security agenda commemorates the 15th anniversary of <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/wps/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UN Security Council resolution 1325</a>, which recognised the role of gender equality and women’s leadership in international peace and security. Coinciding with the review is the launch of this report, commissioned by the UN Secretary-General. It brings together research on the relationship between women's empowerment and gender equality and peace, compiling multiple examples of good practice and taking a look at implementation and enforcement, along with the incentives and accountability measures that could motivate all actors to comply with these norms and live up to their promises.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://wps.unwomen.org/~/media/files/un%20women/wps/highlights/unw-global-study-1325-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 420-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/liberianwomen.jpg" alt="" title="Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/oisika-chakrabarti" title="View user profile.">Oisika Chakrabarti</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>Press Release sent from UN Women to The Communication Initiative on October 16 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> GBM News</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/preventing-conflict-transforming-justice-securing-peace-global-study-implementation-secu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/preventing-conflict-transforming-justice-securing-peace-global-study-implementation-secu#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Inclusive Politics Conflict MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Gender United Nations Rights Women Featured Democracy and Governance Global Fragile Contexts Tue, 24 May 2016 13:15:08 +0000 Oisika Chakrabarti 9380478 at http://www.comminit.com "Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's Rights and Their Role in Society http://www.comminit.com/global/content/be-100-ragl-worth-100-men-arabic-radio-fiction-series-womens-rights-and-their-role-socie <h4>Final Report</h4> <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"> Valentina Di Felice </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, February 24, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Womanity Foundation</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"While the presence of the stars (Mona Zaki and Nancy Ajram), the fiction format and the captivating plot played a key role in attracting and entertaining the audience, conversations on social media, radio talk shows, public events and the listening clubs ensured information sharing, and provided socio-economic and legal contexts to the topics presented and an opportunity for opinion-sharing."</em></p> <p> <em>Be 100 Ragl</em> (in English "Worth 100 Men") is a 30-episode Arabic language radio fiction series on women's empowerment produced by the Womanity Foundation and broadcast on 10 radio stations in 9 countries across the Arab world between March and September 2014. As this final project report illustrates, in partnership with several radio stations, Oxfam Novib, and local partners, and thanks to efforts on social media, <em>Be 100 Ragl</em> reached millions of listeners across the region and engaged them in open conversations around the role and rights of women in Arab societies including fighting domestic violence, divorce, women's economic empowerment, education, gender equality in the family and in society, and more. This report presents reflections, comments, findings, and feedback on whether and how well the fiction series encouraged a dialogue and also a change of attitudes towards gender equality.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://womanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/150223-FINAL-report-B100-Ragl-no-annex.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 29-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/womanity.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/valentinawomanityorg" title="View user profile.">valentina@woman...</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 Antonella Notari Vischer to The Communication Initiative on May 19 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> ©SMPL</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/worth-100-men-be-100-ragl">Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/be-100-ragl-worth-100-men-arabic-radio-fiction-series-sparks-discussions-womens-role-soc">&quot;Be 100 Ragl&quot; (Worth 100 Men) - Arabic radio fiction series sparks discussions on women&#039;s role in society </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/be-100-ragl-worth-100-men-arabic-radio-fiction-series-womens-rights-and-their-role-socie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/be-100-ragl-worth-100-men-arabic-radio-fiction-series-womens-rights-and-their-role-socie#comments Bahrain Egypt Iraq Jordan Morocco Palestinian Territory Saudi Arabia Syria Yemen Project Evaluations Digital Community Participation Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Radio Gender News Media NGOs Rights Women Featured Global Entertainment-Education Mon, 23 May 2016 15:42:35 +0000 valentina@womanity.org 9380472 at http://www.comminit.com Infomediaries and Accountability http://www.comminit.com/global/content/infomediaries-and-accountability <h4>GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1347</h4> <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"> Becky Carter </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, March 11, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging interest in understanding the role and impact of infomediaries on accountability."</em></p> <p> This rapid research review provides a brief summary of the evidence on the impact of the "infomediaries" - in particular, the media - in generating greater government accountability and citizen empowerment. It focuses primarily on the impact of information flow from citizens to government and is interested in infomediaries that go beyond simply making information available, to those catalysing government responsiveness and accountability and citizen empowerment through the ways they gather, analyse, and distribute information.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/HDR1347.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 14-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/45c0a9418e.1308129402.jpg" alt="" title="Infomediaries and Accountability" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/governance-and-social-development-resource-centre-gsdrc" title="View user profile.">Governance and ...</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 Isobel Wilson-Cleary to The Communication Initiative on May 18 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gsdrc.org/publications/infomediaries-and-accountability/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) website</a>, May 20 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Lutz Kampert, MediaAcT</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/infomediaries-and-accountability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/infomediaries-and-accountability#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Inclusive Politics Bilaterals Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Featured DFID Democracy and Governance Global Fragile Contexts Fri, 20 May 2016 19:22:04 +0000 Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) 9380456 at http://www.comminit.com Girl Rising http://www.comminit.com/global/content/girl-rising <p><em>"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential. For many of the girls we profiled, they often found an expression for their hope and will in some kind of art - poetry, dance, art, song." - Girl Rising Director Richard Robbins</em></p> <p> Launched in January 2010, Girl Rising is a global social action campaign for girls' education and empowerment using the power of storytelling in an effort to change the way the world sees and values girls. Created by 10x10, it revolves primarily around a 2013 feature film, <em>Girl Rising</em>, and offers immediate and tangible ways for people to take action to get girls into the classroom worldwide. The purpose is to make sure people everywhere are talking about girls' education and that they understand its transformative power, recognise the barriers, and choose to get involved in order to make a difference.</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>Girl Rising drives change by: providing "a unique and compelling film, additional media content and a variety of tools, including discussion guides and curricula that people can watch, share and use"; using the internet and social media - as well as in-person film screening events - to connect and amplify what others who share the mission are doing around the world. The Girl Rising Fund is also available for those who want to donate directly to girls' education programmes.</p> <p>The documentary (1 hr 41 mins) tells the stories of 9 girls from 9 countries: (Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India, and Cambodia). Each girl had her story written by a writer from her country and voiced by "renowned actors". Their stories reflect their struggles to overcome societal or cultural barriers. The film has been translated into 30 languages and dubbed in Hausa, Lingala, Swahili, and Congolese French versions for Nigerian and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) audiences. "Anyone anywhere in the world can see the film. You can bring Girl Rising to a movie theater in San Francisco, an office party in Mumbai or a school in Bogota. Screen it in your town!"</p> <p>People are encouraged to make the screening an event - host a reception after the film, plan a discussion, or sell tickets and donate to Girl Rising or girls' education causes. To facilitate this, the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://girlrising.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girl Rising website</a> offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a public screening of Girl Rising, which features inspiring videos, discussion guides, a social media guide, posters, and more, as well as a corporate screening guide including a suite of tools and resources: customisable save the dates and invitations, discussion guides, and more. An educator's DVD is also available - for more information on how Girl Rising can be used in the classroom, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://girlrising.com/for-educators/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here</a>. There is also a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://girlrising.com/curriculum/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girl Rising Curriculum</a>, which the Pearson Foundation created to help teachers learn about the girls' education movement and effectively share the information with their students. Guided by themes covered in Girl Rising, the curriculum uses essential questions designed to stimulate critical thinking in students about political, cultural, historical, and geographic issues tied to educating girls - and about their role as global citizens and their responsibilities to their own communities. Linked to the United States (US) Common Core State Standards, the curriculum is includes an assessment tool to measure student learning and offers resources to further learning, spark discussion, and support students motivated to take action.</p> <p>Together with non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners, Girl Rising launches film-based campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back. For example:</p> <ul> <li>In India, organisers premiered the Hindi language version of Girl Rising on Star TV, a network with more than 450 million viewers in India and a reach to 100+ countries. Some of India's well-known celebrities - Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, and Freida Pinto to name just a few - stand at the centre of the India campaign. Organisers are partnering with the Indian government to create and distribute ad campaigns on the rights of girls across the country. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the campaign is working with Save the Children to run community programmes in Bihar and Rajasthan to drive targeted behaviour change.</li> <li>In Nigeria, organisers created a localised Hausa-version of Girl Rising with original stories from northern Nigeria. The videos are being used in communities in Kano State to build awareness and spark community-led solutions to increase access to education for women and girls. The materials have been approved by the State education authority and will be integrated into Girl Risings partner's digital libraries in 500 schools. The videos have enhanced subtitles - a feature organisers believe to be a powerful literacy tool. In mid-2016, the videos will be broadcast as a series on television.</li> <li>In DRC, the French, Lingala, and Swahili versions of Girl Rising will premiere on television in mid-2016 and will feature the endorsement of a select group of Girl Rising Ambassadors, including the Minister of Education and leading DRC musicians. (Girl Rising's <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://girlrising.com/ambassadors/what-is-an-ambassador/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ambassador Program</a> brings together passionate individuals from around the globe who want to play a role in their communities for the global movement for girls' education. These select group of grassroots local leaders use Girl Rising tools to rally people and organisations, raise awareness and funds, host events, and find innovative and creative ways to create lasting change for girls.) In partnership with several NGOs, organisers are reaching girls and boys in school youth clubs, creating original community theatre pieces, and incorporating Girl Rising tools into rural teacher training programmes. A special radio magazine is in production that will be distributed to community radio stations throughout the country.</li> <li>In the US, organisers partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama to launch the celebrity-backed #62MillionGirls social media campaign, earning over 1 billion potential impressions in 3 days. Girls Rising is also piloting a schools programme, integrating its common-core curriculum into classrooms.</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>Girls, Education, 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>Journalists of the Documentary Group founded Girl Rising as an organisation and campaign called 10x10. Originally, the film team hoped to profile 10 girls from 10 countries but settled for 9 due to budget and time constraints. Their mission is based on the belief that educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, and entire countries - and break the cycle of poverty. Some fact about girls' education provided by 10x10:</p> <ul> <li>31 million girls of primary school age are out of school around the world, and women make up nearly two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults (UNESCO, 2013).</li> <li>In total around the world, 62 million girls are not in school (USAID, 2015).</li> <li>US$33 billion is India's potential economic growth if girls received the same secondary school opportunities (UNFPA, 2012).</li> <li>Each extra year of secondary school can help a girl increase their future earnings by 10-20% (USAID, 2015).</li> <li>Girls who complete secondary school are up to 6x less likely to marry as those who do not (USAID, 2015).</li> <li>Each extra year of a mother's education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5%-10% (USAID, 2015).</li> <li>Almost a quarter of young women aged 15-24 today (116 million) in developing countries have never completed primary school and so lack skills for work (UNESCO, 2013).</li> </ul> <p>Some evidence of impact as of 2016: 200 million-plus households were reached during CNN International broadcasts in 100 countries; there have been 20,100-plus educational, grassroots, and corporate screenings reaching 300,000-plus people in communities worldwide; there have been 147 high-profile screenings for policy leaders; there were 3,000-plus Girl Rising themed events in 158 countries on International Day of the Girl (marches, screenings, performances, and more); 3,800 educators from 100 countries and all 50 US states downloaded the Girl Rising Curriculum, and 1,200 Educator Edition DVDs were sold; and there are 350-plus Global Girl Rising ambassadors leading change in 60 countries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/girl2.png" alt="" title="Girl Rising" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UN Foundation, Girl Up!, Intel, HP, Brookings, CNN, STAR TV, Ford Foundation, Google, USAID, CARE, WorldVision, PLAN, Partners in Health, FHI360, Women in the World, Council on International Education Exchange, Alicia Keys, Freida Pinto, Priyanka Chopra, George Washington University, Save the Children, The White House, The Government of India, and many more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/girlrising" title="View user profile.">GirlRising</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/81x6mYNxqzU&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/81x6mYNxqzU&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=81x6mYNxqzU"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/81x6mYNxqzU/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://girlrising.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girl Rising website</a>; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/GirlRising/info/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girl Rising Facebook page</a>; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-horansky/the-story-behind-girl-ris_b_4967372.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"The Story Behind Girl Rising, the Most Powerful Film You'll See This Year"</a>, by Christine Horansky, Huffington Post, March 17 2014 - all accessed on May 20 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> GIRL RISING © 2013</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/girl-rising#comments Global Experiences Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Bilaterals Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Television Gender School Curricula News Media NGOs Political Orgs Rights Women Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global Fri, 20 May 2016 16:53:05 +0000 GirlRising 9380454 at http://www.comminit.com Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-norms-gsdrc-professional-development-reading-pack-no-31 <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"> Lori Heise </div> <div class="field-item even"> Karima Manji </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/social-norms-1.png" alt="" title="Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no. 31" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour."</em></p> <p> Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address 'gender norms,' without making distinctions between whether the construct of interest is an attitude, a norm, a belief or behaviour", this reading pack is designed to help practitioners understand these distinctions and thereby capitalise on evolving theory on how to transform and measure shifts in social norms. It does so by: defining key terms in the dialogue, stating the problem, culling a list of insights from research and evidence-based practice, offering links to and short descriptions of 5 key readings, and presenting 5 questions to guide reading.</p> <p> The resource begins by unpacking the notion of "norms", which converges around certain key insights related to norms:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Social-Norms_RP.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 7-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/328566">Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>7</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/governance-and-social-development-resource-centre-gsdrc" title="View user profile.">Governance and ...</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 Isobel Wilson-Cleary to The Communication Initiative on May 18 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GSDRC website</a>, May 20 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-norms-gsdrc-professional-development-reading-pack-no-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-norms-gsdrc-professional-development-reading-pack-no-31#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Participation Bilaterals MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender Rights Featured DFID Global Fri, 20 May 2016 14:26:09 +0000 Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) 9380451 at http://www.comminit.com The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-gender-equality-programming-humanitarian-outcomes <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, April 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Despite a number of developments in policy and practice aimed at integrating gender equality and women's empowerment into humanitarian action, what remains missing is a strong evidence base that demonstrates just how gender equality programming is essential to ensuring an effective, inclusive, rights-based humanitarian response."</em></p> <p> In response to this need, this report presents a prototype Gender Intensity Measure that assesses the degree to which gender equality and women's empowerment have been integrated into humanitarian programmes, using inputs from the beneficiaries themselves. The intention is that, by showing where and how gender equality programming (GEP) is working, the report can serve as an advocacy tool to give women a greater voice, both as providers and as beneficiaries of humanitarian action. It is based on research conducted in 2013 by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, at the request of UN [United Nations] Women on behalf of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action and with co-funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2015/unw%20effects%20of%20gender%20equlaity%20on%20humanitarian%20outcomessinglepgsweb.pdf?v=1&amp;d=20150707T185705" target="_blank">Click here for the 260-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/gender_0.png" alt="" title="The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/oisika-chakrabarti" title="View user profile.">Oisika Chakrabarti</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-gender-equality-programming-humanitarian-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-gender-equality-programming-humanitarian-outcomes#comments Kenya Nepal Philippines Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Research Gender United Nations Rights Women Featured Global Fri, 20 May 2016 13:13:34 +0000 Oisika Chakrabarti 9380450 at http://www.comminit.com Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-centred-climate-resilience-case-studies-philippines-and-vietnam <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"> Corinne Schoch </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pia Treichel </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, July 7, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Save the Children (<em>Schoch</em>); Plan International (<em>Treichel</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Including the voices of children is not just about including their views on certain topics. It is about creating a favourable environment that actively promotes their participation throughout the process, as well as engaging adults."</em></p> <p> This report outlines the practical lessons learned by Plan International and Save the Children about their rights-based, participation approach to climate change: child-centred community-based adaptation (CC-CBA). Through a series of case studies, which come from ethnic minorities in the central mountains of Vietnam and typhoon-affected communities in the Philippines, the report explores how participants in the Child-Centred Climate Resilience programme have engaged with CC-CBA activities and consolidates best-practice lessons and recommendations for practitioners and donors.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/sites/default/files/documents/cccr_report_high-res_final.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 44-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/climate2.jpg" alt="" title="Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam" width="100" height="47" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/save-children" title="View user profile.">Save the Children</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://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/library/child-centered-climate-resistance-case-studies-philippines-and-vietnam" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Save the Children Resource Library</a>, May 19 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Save the Children</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-centred-climate-resilience-case-studies-philippines-and-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-centred-climate-resilience-case-studies-philippines-and-vietnam#comments Philippines Vietnam Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print MDG 7. Environment Radio Visual Arts NGOs Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 19 May 2016 15:33:28 +0000 Save the Children 9380438 at http://www.comminit.com Gambo, the radio show superfan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gambo-radio-show-superfan-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_nigeria_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Haruna Kakangi, May 19 2016 - On a Thursday morning in the ancient town of Bauchi in north-east Nigeria, I’m sitting with a group of 10 men and seven women by the side of a road in a quiet neighbourhood. The sun is bright and hot, but we’re sitting on mats in the cool shade of a tree, and it seems like the perfect place to discuss a radio programme close to all of our hearts.</p> <p>I’m a presenter and assistant producer on the Hausa-language radio magazine show <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/where-we-work/africa/nigeria/ya-take-ne-arewa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ya Take Ne Arewa</a> (What’s Up in the North). YTNA, as we call it for short, covers a range of mother-and-child health topics: medical care for mothers during pregnancy, diarrhoea and malaria prevention, and other simple measures that can prevent unnecessary deaths and help people live healthier lives. It airs on radio stations across northern Nigeria, where rates of maternal and child mortality are high.</p> <p><strong><em>Gambo</em></strong></p> <p>The people I’m with today in Bauchi are members of a listening group devoted to YTNA, organised by a man our team calls ‘the superfan’: Umar Faruk, aka ‘Gambo’.</p> <p>“I never miss the programme,” he says with pride. “That’s the reason I carry my radio with me everywhere I go.”</p> <p>Gambo, 35, is married with two children. His wife Shafa’atu is a regular listener too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gambo-radio-show-superfan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gambo-radio-show-superfan-0#comments Nigeria Children Community Participation Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Radio Health NGOs Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Health Thu, 19 May 2016 13:50:57 +0000 BBC Media Action 9380435 at http://www.comminit.com