<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do Kadam Programme in Bihar for Programme Implementation and Evaluation http://comminit.com/global/content/intervening-reduce-violence-against-women-and-girls-lessons-do-kadam-programme-bihar-pro <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"> K. G. Santhya </div> <div class="field-item even"> S. J. Jejeebhoy </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 1, 2017</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>Population Council</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>India's Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) programme was an effort to address a perceived dearth of evidence on what works and what does not work to change notions of masculinity and femininity, reverse norms at community level that condone marital violence, and reduce women's experience of intimate partner violence. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the programme, which was implemented by the Population Council together with its partners, the Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with support from the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID), and discusses challenges in implementing and evaluating social sector programmes to reduce violence against women and girls.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_DoKadam_brief.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 6-page brief 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/popc3.jpg" alt="" title="Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do Kadam Programme in Bihar for Programme Implementation and Evaluation" 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"> K.G. Santhya - ... </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>"Ideas that Matter", sent from Population Council to The Communication Initiative on April 28 2017; and <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/research/reducing-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-india" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Population Council website</a>, <a href="http://www.india.com/news/agencies/two-steps-towards-equality-a-programme-to-reduce-violence-against-women-1978153/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Two steps towards equality — a programme to reduce violence against women"</a>, IANS, March 30 2017 - both accessed on April 28 2017.</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/do-kadam-barabari-ki-ore-two-steps-towards-equality">Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/intervening-reduce-violence-against-women-and-girls-lessons-do-kadam-programme-bihar-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/intervening-reduce-violence-against-women-and-girls-lessons-do-kadam-programme-bihar-pro#comments India Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Impact Evaluation Data SDG 5: Gender Equality Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Adolescents and Violence Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Youth DFID Adolescent Development Global Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:11:05 +0000 K.G. Santhya - Population Council 9493422 at http://comminit.com Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) http://comminit.com/global/content/do-kadam-barabari-ki-ore-two-steps-towards-equality <p><em>"I enjoyed passing remarks and whistling at girls. I realised this was wrong after I joined the programme. I understood what was fun for me was harassment for the girls. Now I work with the programme also stop other boys from doing so." - Kumar, a resident of Rakasia village in Patna</em></p> <p> In the Bihar state of India, 43% of women experience intimate partner violence, often fueled by inequitable gender norms. The Population Council's Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) programme (2012-2016) tested strategies on what works to change attitudes and reduce violence against women and girls in 2 districts of Bihar, namely, Nawada and Patna.</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>Through Do Kadam: Barabari ki Ore, the Council and its partners worked to generate a greater understanding of violence against women and girls, develop and evaluate programmes to prevent it, and assess the effectiveness of services provided by a government-run helpline, crisis centres, and shelters for women who have experienced violence.</p> <p> Prior to launching interventions and assessing services for women in distress, the Council and its partners reviewed the global evidence on best practices to prevent violence. Researchers also conducted a qualitative study to better understand the perspectives of husbands who do not subject their wives to violence. The study included focus group discussions with unmarried young women ages 15-24 and married women ages 25-49, a short survey, and in-depth interviews with selected husbands reported to have been violent or nonviolent. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2013RH_IndiaGBVExploration.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 96-page report (2013) on this formative research titled "Gender-based violence: A qualitative exploration of norms, experiences and positive deviance" [PDF]</a>.</p> <p> On the basis of insights drawn from these activities, the Council and its partners developed and tested and evaluated project interventions, each of which worked within existing platforms and schemes of Government of Bihar. Programme lead K.G. Santhya said: "Not only did the projects look at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention, but each project also addressed prevailing gender norms, tested best practices to mitigate risk factors and, promote protective factors to reduce violence worked within existing government structures." The projects included:</p> <ul> <li>Using women-only economic self-help groups (SHGs) supported by the Women Development Corporation of the Government of Bihar's Department of Social Welfare to empower women, change their inequitable attitudes about women's and men's roles, and build women's confidence to speak out against violence. The groups offer training in financial literacy and livelihoods, as well as education about women's rights and challenging traditional gender norms. In some villages, husbands of SHG members participated in parallel sessions where they learned about alcohol misuse, developed a more egalitarian concept of masculinity, discussed their role in preventing violence against women, and committed to reducing violence in their homes and communities. Sessions for SHG members were delivered by Sakhi Salahkars or peer mentors drawn from the SHG, who underwent pre-programme and regular refresher training programmes, together with facilitators, known as field animators, from the implementing agency Centre for Catalysing Change (C3) India. Sessions for husbands were delivered by C3 India's field animators in view of husbands' irregular attendance and their unwillingness to take on the role of peer mentors. SHG members and their husbands then implement programmes to educate others at the community level, including street plays and meetings, followed by discussions about their messages. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_SelfHelpGroups_brief.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 4-page (March 2017) brief, "Empowering women and addressing marital violence through self-help groups: Evidence from rural Bihar" [PDF]</a>.</li> <li>Working with boys' sports clubs to incorporate lessons about the rights of women and girls into programmes established through the Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sangathan programme of the Indian government's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The curriculum worked to transform inequitable attitudes about gender and gender-based violence among adolescent boys and young men through life-skills education and a cricket-coaching programme. The cricket-coaching and games component was intended to convey a sense of fair play, team spirit, sportsmanship, and resolution of conflict in non-violent ways, aside from improving cricketing skills of the boys. Sessions were delivered by club members who were selected as peer mentors and who had undergone several pre-programme and refresher training programmes, often together with core trainers from the implementing agency, C3 India. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_AdolescentBoysBihar.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 4-page (March 2017) brief, "Enabling adolescent boys to adopt attitudes that espouse gender equality and oppose violence against women and girls: Evidence from rural Bihar" [PDF]</a>.</li> <li>Modifying behaviours and notions of masculinity through a programme led by locally elected representatives (Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members), such as by training elected local government representatives to work to reduce the incidence of violence in communities and to become vocal opponents of violence against women and girls and alcohol abuse. The intervention was implemented over a 7-month period in 9 villages from 2 panchayats of Masaurhi Block in Patna district. It began with developing a 14-session curriculum for sensitising PRI members and building their capacity to address violence against women and girls and alcohol abuse in their communities. Male and female PRI members received training through an initial 3-day training workshop followed by fortnightly training sessions based on the curriculum. In addition, exposure visits were held for PRI members in order to provide them first-hand information on services and programmes available to support women in distress and those in need of help to address alcohol problems, build the confidence of the PRI members to enable them to impart what they learned in these visits to the community at large, and support them to refer individual cases. Following their exposure to each training session, PRI representatives, with support from C3 and its local partner, Abhiyan, held community-level sensitisation sessions in their wards to build awareness among community members on issues addressed during the training session that they had attended. Aside from these sessions, PRI representatives were supported to hold community-wide campaigns and such events as street theatre, film shows, and local rallies on ending gender discrimination, violence against women and girls, and domestic violence related to alcohol abuse. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_LocallyElectedReps.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 4-page (January 2017) brief, "Training locally elected representatives to act as change agents to promote egalitarian gender norms: Lessons learned from the Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore programme" [PDF]</a>.</li> <li>Training health workers to look for signs of violence, ask screening questions of women in the community who are pregnant or have children age 6 and younger, and refer those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence to support services. The Do Kadam programme was conducted among all frontline workers (FLWs) serving 9 villages located within a radius of 5–6 kilometres from one primary health centre in one block in Patna district. A 3-day training programme, using participatory methodologies, was held, which sensitised FLWs on women's rights and the unacceptability of marital violence; they were also informed about services available for women in distress. The project adapted an available screening tool, namely, the Abuse Assessment Screen, and the project team familiarised FLWs, in the course of training, on the screening tool and on how to administer it in a non-threatening way and record responses. Finally, it sought to develop communication and basic counselling skills of FLWs. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_MaritalViolenceBihar_brief.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 4-page (March 2017) brief, "Feasibility of screening and referring women experiencing marital violence by engaging frontline workers: Evidence from rural Bihar" [PDF]</a>.</li> <li>Assessing the perspectives and experiences of women seeking help from and the providers at the government's services for female victims of violence, including helplines, crisis centres, and government-run shelters. For instance: In Bihar, helplines for women who experience violence exist in almost every district; these helplines provide counselling services, including for couples seeking reconciliation of differences, and facilitate legal, medical and housing services for women in need. Notwithstanding the availability of these helplines, little is known about the perspectives and experiences of women who have used them. <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_HelplineServices_brief.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access a 4-page (March 2017) brief, "Acceptability and effectiveness of helpline services: Perspectives of women in distress and service providers" [PDF]</a>.</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>Gender, Violence against Women and Girls</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Government of India has committed to eliminating violence against women and girls through numerous policies, laws, and programmes, yet one in three women aged 15-49 experiences some form of physical or sexual violence during her lifetime. The level of violence against women and girls in Bihar is the highest in India: 56% of women have experienced violence, and 57% of men and women believe that intimate partner violence is acceptable. Only 21% of women in Bihar who have suffered violence have sought help. According to the Population Council, "A key challenge underlying the gap between policy and programme commitments and the reality of women's lives in the country is the dearth of evidence on what works and what does not work to change notions of masculinity and femininity, reverse norms at community level that condone marital violence, and reduce women's experience of intimate partner violence."</p> <p> Reflecting on evidence shared in the briefs linked to above as well as to the evaluation summarised in Related Summaries, below, Santhya said: "There is strong evidence that exposure to the intervention had a significant effect on making boys denounce attitudes justifying the right of men and boys to control the females in their life. Gender role attitudes became more egalitarian and notions of masculinity became more positive."</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/popc1.png" alt="" title="Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality)" 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>The Population Council, the Centre for Catalysing Change (C3), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Supported by the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID).</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"> K.G. Santhya - ... </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/intervening-reduce-violence-against-women-and-girls-lessons-do-kadam-programme-bihar-pro">Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do Kadam Programme in Bihar for Programme Implementation and Evaluation</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>"Ideas that Matter", sent from Population Council to The Communication Initiative on April 28 2017; and <a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/research/reducing-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-india" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Population Council website</a>, <a href="http://www.india.com/news/agencies/two-steps-towards-equality-a-programme-to-reduce-violence-against-women-1978153/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Two steps towards equality — a programme to reduce violence against women"</a>, IANS, March 30 2017 - both accessed on April 28 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/do-kadam-barabari-ki-ore-two-steps-towards-equality#comments India Experiences Academic Institutions SDG 5: Gender Equality Community Participation Bilaterals Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Adolescents and Violence Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Youth DFID Adolescent Development Global Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:02:53 +0000 K.G. Santhya - Population Council 9493421 at http://comminit.com Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh http://comminit.com/global/content/combining-intensive-counseling-frontline-workers-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-has-larg <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"> Purnima Menon </div> <div class="field-item even"> Phuong Hong Nguyen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kuntal Kumar Saha </div> <div class="field-item even"> Adiba Khaled </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tina Sanghvi </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jean Baker </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kaosar Afsana </div> <div class="field-item even"> Raisul Haque </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Edward A Frongillo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Marie T Ruel </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rahul Rawat </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, August 31, 2016</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>International Food Policy Research Institute (<em>Menon, Nguyen, Saha, Khaled, Ruel, Rawat</em>); FHI 360 (<em>Sanghvi, Baker</em>); Save the Children (<em>Nguyen</em>); BRAC (<em>Afsana, Haque</em>); University of South Carolina (<em>Frongillo</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"As the global momentum for investing in nutrition ramps up, there is an urgent need for demonstrated large-scale solutions for improving the most fundamental of nutrition actions, i.e., home-based behaviors to improve the quality of diets. This study offers compelling evidence that such interventions can be implemented at scale to deliver impact on what remains a substantial global challenge - improving children's diets."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2016/08/31/jn.116.232314.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here for the 10-page paper 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bangladesh-community-mobilization1.jpg" alt="" title="Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh" width="100" height="40" 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"> Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) </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="http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2016/08/31/jn.116.232314.abstract" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Journal of Nutrition</em></a> doi: 10.3945/?jn.116.232314. <em>Image credit:</em> A&amp;T</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/alive-thrive-bangladesh">Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/research-action-designing-communication-child-feeding-bangladesh">Research to Action: Designing Communication on Child Feeding in Bangladesh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/combining-intensive-counseling-frontline-workers-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-has-larg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/combining-intensive-counseling-frontline-workers-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-has-larg#comments Bangladesh Journal Literature Evaluations Strategic Thinking Impact Evaluation Data SDG 2: No Hunger Children Film and Video Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Foundations Television NGOs Nutrition Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:16:53 +0000 Alive & Thrive (A&T) 9493403 at http://comminit.com Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation http://comminit.com/global/content/social-franchising-and-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-increased-prevalence-adequate-comp <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"> Rahul Rawat </div> <div class="field-item even"> Phuong Hong Nguyen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lan Mai Tran </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nemat Hajeebhoy </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Huan Van Nguyen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jean Baker </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Edward A Frongillo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Marie T Ruel </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Purnima Menon </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 8, 2017</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>International Food Policy Research Institute (<em>Rawat, Nguyen, Ruel, Menon</em>); Alive &amp; Thrive, FHI 360 (<em>Tran, Hajeebhoy, Baker</em>); Save the Children (<em>Nguyen</em>); University of South Carolina (<em>Frongillo</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) initiative, carried out in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) for infant and young child feeding (IYCF), combined with a national mass media (MM) campaign and community mobilisation (CM). (<em>See Related Summaries, below</em>.) Studies in a variety of contexts have reviewed strategies to improve child growth and development through investments in improving breastfeeding practices and complementary feeding (CF) knowledge and practices. At the time of planning this study, programmatic examples of CF interventions delivered within the context of large-scale programmes, or national health systems, with rigorous evaluation designs were limited.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2017/02/08/jn.116.243907.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here for the 10-page paper 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/viet-nam-mom-feeding-baby.jpg" alt="" title="Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation" 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"> Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) </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="http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2017/02/08/jn.116.243907.abstract" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Journal of Nutrition</em></a> doi: 10.3945/jn.116.243907. <em>Image credit:</em> A&amp;T</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/alive-thrive-viet-nam">Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) in Viet Nam</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/toolkit-infant-and-young-child-feeding-counseling-services-social-franchise-model">Toolkit for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Services: A Social Franchise Model</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/strategic-design-mass-media-promoting-breastfeeding-viet-nam">Strategic Design of Mass Media: Promoting Breastfeeding in Viet Nam</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/guide-public-health-advocacy-tools-and-lessons-learned-successful-infant-and-young-child">A Guide for Public Health Advocacy: Tools and Lessons Learned from Successful Infant and Young Child Feeding Advocacy in Southeast Asia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/social-franchising-and-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-increased-prevalence-adequate-comp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/social-franchising-and-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-increased-prevalence-adequate-comp#comments Vietnam Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Impact Evaluation Data SDG 2: No Hunger Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Person-to-Person Interpersonal Marketing Print Foundations Television NGOs Nutrition Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:36:58 +0000 Alive & Thrive (A&T) 9493392 at http://comminit.com Media: Pay or not pay? http://comminit.com/global/content/media-pay-or-not-pay <p><strong></strong><br />There is an ongoing, murmuring issue in health communication - <strong>do you pay for media time or not?</strong> The issues are difficult and interesting. <strong>Where do you stand and why?</strong></p> <p>In favour of paying is the argument that if you wish your media and communication products to be seen and heard, absorbed, discussed and have influence, then it is important to reach and engage the people you want through the channels and in the time slots that best meet your health communication goals. If that means, for example, paying Channel X or Radio Station Y for 30 minutes of prime time for your entertainment, news, current affairs, childrens, cartoon, music or whatever “show”, then so be it. That is just the cost of effective health communication. </p> <p>The arguments against paying relate to both effective health communication and media development in a country. </p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-pay-or-not-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-pay-or-not-pay#comments Adolescent Development Social and Behaviour Change Summit - Ethiopia - 2016 Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Children, Equity and Development Malaria Democracy and Governance Global Digital Health HIV/AIDS - Africa Edutainment - Africa Evidence Summit Girls Rights Health, Rights and Media HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Early Child Development Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Media Development Entertainment-Education Africa Health Communication Network Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:33 +0000 Warren Feek 9493382 at http://comminit.com Commencing the working group - C4D and academia http://comminit.com/global/content/commencing-working-group-c4d-and-academia <p>Hi folks - apologies for the slightly late start to this process. Huge thanks to the<strong> <a href="https://www.comminit.com/global/og/users/9493333/faces">54 people who have said they wish to be part of this initiatve </a></strong>to work on expanding the scale, depth and quality of communication for development within academic institutions. Big thanks also to <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/user-ccontact-78996">Caroline </a></strong>and <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/andrew-skuse-university-adelaide-0">Andrew </a></strong>who will take a lead role with this work. I will provide back-up. I am sure that they will send some notes out soon. The specific space for this work is here: <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advancing-c4d-academic-institutions">Advancing C4D in Academic Institutions</a>. </strong>Thanks again.<strong> </strong> We all very much look forward to this journey. Warren</p> http://comminit.com/global/content/commencing-working-group-c4d-and-academia#comments Global Africa Advancing C4D in Academic institutions Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:44:29 +0000 Warren Feek 9493381 at http://comminit.com Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the Shaping Demand and Practices Project in Bihar, Northern India http://comminit.com/global/content/rethinking-communication-maternal-and-child-health-lessons-shaping-demand-and-practices- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caroline Sugg </div> <div class="field-item even"> Priyanka Dutt </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Between 2011 and 2015, BBC Media Action and its partners implemented a... project to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. Called Shaping Demand and Practices (SDP), the initiative formed part of the larger Ananya programme, collaboration between the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the government of Bihar and other partners."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/shaping-demand-and-practices.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 40-page document 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_61.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/281030">Caroline Sugg - BBC Media Action</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"> BBC Media Action </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="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/shaping-demand-and-practices.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, April 26 2017.</p> <p>Image: BBC Media Action, caption: "The village gathers to watch street theatre on birth preparedness."</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/design-thinking-and-health-communication-learning-failure">Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ananya-0">Ananya</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/back-basics">Back to basics</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/dr-anita-guides-way-0">Dr Anita guides the way</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/doll-difference-0">A doll with a difference</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/rethinking-communication-maternal-and-child-health-lessons-shaping-demand-and-practices-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/rethinking-communication-maternal-and-child-health-lessons-shaping-demand-and-practices-#comments India Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Improved Physical Environments SDG 3: Good Health Children Entertainment Live Performance Child Survival and Growth Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Research Visual Arts Early Childhood Development Health NGOs Population Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Children, Equity and Development Global Early Child Development Health Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:17:22 +0000 BBC Media Action 9493379 at http://comminit.com How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bring-family-engagement-and-early-learning-digital-age <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"> Lisa Guernsey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Michael H. Levine </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, April 25, 2017</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>New America (<em>Guernsey</em>); Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop (<em>Levine</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By paying close attention to the ways in which technologies and media may be deployed to promote new connections that advance critical skills and learning pathways - and by ensuring that educators, mentors, tech developers, and parents are prepared to help youngsters navigate a rapidly changing world - ...children can grow into adults who will keep our communities vibrant and flourishing."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/digital_age.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/6.png" alt="" title="How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age" width="100" height="68" 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"> Joan Ganz Coone... </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="http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2017/04/25/family-engagement-and-early-learning-in-a-digital-age/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Family Engagement and Early Learning in a Digital Age"</a>, by Lisa Guernsey, April 25 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Aaron Morris</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bring-family-engagement-and-early-learning-digital-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bring-family-engagement-and-early-learning-digital-age#comments United States Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital SDG 4: Quality Education Children Community Participation Quality Early Learning to Scale Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Education New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Sesame Workshop Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development ICT for Development Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:39:45 +0000 Joan Ganz Cooney Center 9493372 at http://comminit.com The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management in Media Development http://comminit.com/global/content/power-airwaves-role-spectrum-management-media-development <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"> Nathalia Foditsch </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, April 17, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"[A] well-defined, transparent, and equitable spectrum management process that takes into account the needs of all relevant stakeholders is necessary in order to create an environment that serves the public good and enables media development."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.cima.ned.org/publication/power-airwaves-role-spectrum-management-media-development/" target="_blank">Click here to read the full report online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/illustration_p14_network-graphic.jpg" alt="" title="The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management in Media Development" width="100" height="75" 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"> CIMA </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="http://www.cima.ned.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CIMA website</a>, April 26 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/power-airwaves-role-spectrum-management-media-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/power-airwaves-role-spectrum-management-media-development#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital Civil Society Community Media News/Information Radio Television News Media New Technologies Rights Global ICT for Development Media Development Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:40:50 +0000 CIMA 9493370 at http://comminit.com Do Digital Information and Communications Technologies Increase the Voice and Influence of Women and Girls? http://comminit.com/global/content/do-digital-information-and-communications-technologies-increase-voice-and-influence-wome <h4>A Rapid Review of the Evidence</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"> Clare Cummings </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tam O&#039;Neil </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">Sunday, March 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Digital ICTs can provide new opportunities for women to express themselves but engaging publically and politically online does not guarantee power."</em></p> <p> What does the empirical evidence tell us about the types of interventions most likely to enable women and girls to use digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) in ways that increase their voice and participation in public life - and thus their influence over decisions that affect their lives? That is a question posed within a rapid literature review from the two-year Learning and Evidence Project on Women's Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://cdn.basw.co.uk/upload/basw_121940-10.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 33-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ict_0.jpg" alt="" title="Do Digital Information and Communications Technologies Increase the Voice and Influence of Women and Girls?" width="100" height="75" 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"> Overseas Develo... </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="http://www.ictworks.org/2017/04/25/6-recommendations-for-supporting-women-and-girls-power-voice-and-influence-through-digital-icts/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls' Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs"</a>, ICTworks, April 25 2017; and <a href="http://www.eldis.org/go/display&amp;type=Document&amp;id=74695#.WP8aRGe1vcs" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Eldis</a> - both accessed on April 25 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> The World Bank Group</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/do-digital-information-and-communications-technologies-increase-voice-and-influence-wome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/do-digital-information-and-communications-technologies-increase-voice-and-influence-wome#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital SDG 5: Gender Equality Voice Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Gender NGOs Women Youth Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:32:26 +0000 Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 9493352 at http://comminit.com