<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth http://comminit.com/global/content/two-way-radio-using-radio-and-mobile-phones-engage-somali-women-and-youth <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"> Claudia Lopes </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rainbow Wilcox </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharath Srinivasan </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, March 1, 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>Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities and bring them closer to UNICEF's teams."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.africasvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Africas-Voices-UNICEF-Somalia-March-2016-FINAL.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" 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/crop_155573538_dxvquav.jpg" alt="" title="Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth" width="100" height="31" 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/rainbowwilcox" title="View user profile.">RainbowWilcox</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.africasvoices.org/case-studies/unicef-somalia/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Africa's Voices website</a>, July 26 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Credit: AU-UN IST Photo/Tobin Jones</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/two-way-radio-using-radio-and-mobile-phones-engage-somali-women-and-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/two-way-radio-using-radio-and-mobile-phones-engage-somali-women-and-youth#comments Somalia Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Children Community Participation Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Entertainment Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Research Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Women Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Polio Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:08:37 +0000 RainbowWilcox 9381542 at http://comminit.com Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism http://comminit.com/global/content/charting-new-course-women-preventing-violent-extremism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thought for Action Kit </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, May 25, 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/women_3.png" alt="" title="Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"A gender-aware countering violent extremism program recognizes the differential impacts of violent extremist messaging for women and men. It also seeks to analyze how traditional stereotypes, attitudes and behaviors affect women and men and how they may inadvertently encourage violent extremism."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Women_Preventing-Violent-Extremism-Charting-New-Course%20%282%29.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 40-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/294448">U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)</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>40</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/united-states-institute-peace" title="View user profile.">United States I...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.usip.org/publications/2015/05/25/women-preventing-violent-extremism" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">USIP website</a>, July 26 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/charting-new-course-women-preventing-violent-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/charting-new-course-women-preventing-violent-extremism#comments Global Materials Advocacy Community Participation Conflict Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender NGOs Women Global Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:32:10 +0000 United States Institute of Peace 9381538 at http://comminit.com Cochrane Review: Improving Immunisation Coverage http://comminit.com/global/content/cochrane-review-improving-immunisation-coverage <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/polio_numbers_in_doorway.jpg" alt="" title="" width="75" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have just summarized a Cochrane Review: <a href="http://www.comminit.com/polio/content/interventions-improving-coverage-childhood-immunisation-low-and-middle-income-countries"><strong>Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries</strong> </a>The relevant headline from the summary is: "<a href="http://www.comminit.com/polio/content/interventions-improving-coverage-childhood-immunisation-low-and-middle-income-countries">Giving</a><em><a href="http://www.comminit.com/polio/content/interventions-improving-coverage-childhood-immunisation-low-and-middle-income-countries"> information about vaccination to parents and community members, handing out specially designed vaccination reminder cards, offering vaccines through regular immunisation outreach with and without household incentives (rewards), identifying unvaccinated children through home visits and referring them to health clinics, and integrating vaccination services with other</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/cochrane-review-improving-immunisation-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/cochrane-review-improving-immunisation-coverage#comments Global Polio Polio Communication Network Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:45:25 +0000 Warren Feek 9381531 at http://comminit.com Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis http://comminit.com/global/content/ebola-behavior-driven-crisis <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">Wednesday, July 20, 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/3-full.jpg" alt="" title="Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis" width="71" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia retrospective on the role communication played during the Ebola crisis in Liberia features animation, maps, video, and audio clips as well as narrative text. The digital resource demonstrates how SBCC can help combat rumours and misinformation, provide answers from trusted sources, calm fears, bring together stakeholders for a coordinated response, and combat stigma.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://sbcc-and-ebola.healthcommcapacity.org/" target="_blank">Click here to access this resource.</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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative" title="View user profile.">Health Communic...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://healthcommcapacity.org/ebola-behavior-driven-crisis/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis"</a>, by Marla Shaivitz, July 20 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/RoO0p7I21YM&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/RoO0p7I21YM&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=RoO0p7I21YM"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/RoO0p7I21YM/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ebola-behavior-driven-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ebola-behavior-driven-crisis#comments Liberia Materials Academic Institutions Ebola Communication Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Research Health NGOs Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Ebola Health Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:37:34 +0000 Health Communication Capacity Collaborative 9381529 at http://comminit.com Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition http://comminit.com/global/content/nourishing-millions-stories-change-nutrition <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"> Stuart Gillespie, Ed. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Judith Hodge, Ed. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sivan Yosef, Ed. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Ed. </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 26, 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/food_0.png" alt="" title="Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Statistics are important in fighting global hunger and malnutrition, but it's critical that we don't forget the names, faces, and stories of those who feel it firsthand." - Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI senior research fellow</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/130395/filename/130606.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 236-page book in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5702">International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)</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>236</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/marcia-macneil-ifpri" title="View user profile.">Marcia MacNeil ...</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 Marcia MacNeil to The Communication Initiative on July 15 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://nourishingmillions.ifpri.info" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.transformnutrition.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Transform Nutrition</a>, both accessed on July 25 2016. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> community-driven nutrition programmes aim to empower marginalised people. Panos/D. Rose</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Qa6WOZ3CxYc&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-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Qa6WOZ3CxYc&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=Qa6WOZ3CxYc"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Qa6WOZ3CxYc/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/nourishing-millions-stories-change-nutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/nourishing-millions-stories-change-nutrition#comments Global Materials Advocacy Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Nutrition Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:48:52 +0000 Marcia MacNeil - IFPRI 9381527 at http://comminit.com Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II http://comminit.com/global/content/worth-100-men-be-100-ragl-ii <p><em>"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on the most serious issues. We hope that Be 100 Ragl II can help enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society together." - Antonella Notari Vischer, Executive Director, Womanity Foundation</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Be 100 Ragl II was launched on July 3 2016 on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.mbc.net/en/corporate/channels/shahid.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Shahid.Net</a>, a free video-on-demand service in the Middle East and North Africa with an average of 13.3 million monthly visitors. The series will similarly air on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://kharabeesh.com/en/about" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Kharabeesh</a>, an Arabic network on YouTube, which has approximately 700,000 subscribers from the 22 countries of the Arab World as of this writing. It can also be followed on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/B100Ragl/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Be 100 Ragl Facebook page</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://b100ragl.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Be 100 Ragl website</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Be 100 Ragl II follows Noha, voiced by the actress and producer <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/sabamubarakofficial/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Saba Mubarak</a> as she moves to Dubai to pursue her career as a radio journalist and presenter. In Dubai, Noha, along with her colleagues, produce and present a radio programme that chronicles the real stories of Arab women while proposing creative ways to further empower them. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/user/AlaaWardi" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alaa Wardi</a> created the theme song and music video as a regional anthem for women's empowerment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The plot for the animated series was crowd-sourced from the real-life experiences of Be 100 Ragl's Facebook fans and was vetted by an expert advisory panel. In 10 episodes, new perspectives are offered on a wide range of social issues, including women's social, educational and economic empowerment, domestic violence and sexual harassment, early marriage, and political participation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to online conversations, the Womanity Foundation is partnering with a range of grassroots organisations to host a Be 100 Ragl Tour. The tour will take the fiction series across the Middle East and North Africa throughout 2016 and will encourage a live debate, in partnership with local organisations, on the key topics animated by the episodes. Through a mix of online and community-based debates, Womanity is looking to challenge audiences to develop creative solutions to women's and societal issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women, Rights</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><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.womanity.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Womanity</a> is a private philanthropic foundation established in 2005 in Switzerland and registered in the United Kingdom, Afghanistan, and the United States. It works around the world to empower girls and women to shape their future and accelerate progress in their communities. In 2009, Womanity, in collaboration with the NISAA Broadcasting Company, established NISAA FM, "the first commercial radio station in the Middle East for and by women, broadcasting on FM in the Palestinian territories and throughout the world" from its <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.radionisaa.ps" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">website</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Media links:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.radio2m.ma/replay/invites-du-jour-asmaa-guedira-eric-asmar-et-kenza-lahlou/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Radio 2M</a> (Morocco);</li> <li><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.2m.ma/PROGRAMMES/Magazines/Jeunesse/Niqach-2.0/Niqach-2.0-Dimanche-1er-mai" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">2M</a> (Morocco); and</li> <li><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.newworklab.com/events/be100ragel-womanity-femmes-entrepreneurs/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">NewWorkLab</a> (Morocco).</li> </ul> </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/noha-in-studio.jpg" alt="" title="Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II" width="100" height="56" 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><em>Production:</em> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.lapis-communications.com/explore" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lapis Communications</a><br /> <em>Broadcasting:</em> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.mbc.net/en/corporate/channels/shahid.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Shahid.Net</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://kharabeesh.com/en/about" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Kharabeesh</a><br /> <em>Capacity-building and regional outreach:</em> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://kharabeesh.com/en/about" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Oxfam</a></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/valentinawomanityorg" title="View user profile.">valentina@woman...</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-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Qc0yIZUTJA8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Qc0yIZUTJA8&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=Qc0yIZUTJA8"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Qc0yIZUTJA8/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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) I</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/be-100-ragl-worth-100-men-arabic-radio-fiction-series-womens-rights-and-their-role-socie">&quot;Be 100 Ragl&quot; (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women&#039;s Rights and Their Role in Society</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <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 class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/can-radio-series-change-attitudes-and-norms-violence-against-women">Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Valentina Di Felice to The Communication Initiative on July 15 2016 and July 22 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://womanity.org/programs/fiction-for-womens-empowerment/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Womanity website</a>, July 15 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/worth-100-men-be-100-ragl-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/worth-100-men-be-100-ragl-ii#comments Middle East Experiences Digital Entertainment Gender News Media NGOs Rights Youth EE Pop Culture with a Purpose Partners Featured Oxfam NOVIB Global Entertainment-Education Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:10:44 +0000 valentina@womanity.org 9381494 at http://comminit.com CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men http://comminit.com/global/content/cpr-e-learning-health-professionals-serving-gay-and-bisexual-men <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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/msmgf2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>CPR is an e-learning hub assembled by The Global Forum on MSM (men who have sex with men) &amp; HIV (MSMGF) offering continuing education opportunities for health professionals to ensure that sexual health programmes for gay and bisexual men are aligned with World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed global standards for services. "This includes a major focus on interventions across the full HIV services continuum, including prevention, treatment, care and support." The site is developed for healthcare providers, community and government clinic workers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs), policy makers, and other health sector stakeholders. It is made possible with support from the Levi Strauss Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p> <p>The site content is delivered via video lectures and ebooks on the following 5 topics (as of July 2016):</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://msmgf.org/learn-online/" target="_blank">Click here to access this library 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/global-forum-msm-and-hiv-msmgf-1">The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/global-forum-msm-and-hiv-msmgf">The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF)</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/pato-hebert-global-forum-msm-and-hiv-msmgf" title="View user profile.">Pato Hebert - T...</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://msmgf.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The MSMGF website</a>, July 21 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/cpr-e-learning-health-professionals-serving-gay-and-bisexual-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/cpr-e-learning-health-professionals-serving-gay-and-bisexual-men#comments Global Materials Advocacy Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Community Participation Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Voice Community Groups Government Departments Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Featured Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:47:39 +0000 Pato Hebert - The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) 9381468 at http://comminit.com How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) http://comminit.com/global/content/how-guides-sbcc-health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3 <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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/hc34.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="88" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform core SBCC tasks. Guides may be searched by selecting a communication process step in the graphic on the portal home page or the drop-down menu which filters by such terms as "design", "organization", or "capacity strengthening", for example.</p> <p>Each guide contains an introduction listing what the tool or process is, why use it, who should develop it, when it is useful, and to whom the guide is aimed. The learning objectives and pre-requisites, if any, are given, sometimes referring to other guides in the series, and then process steps are given. A conclusion is usually followed by templates, tips, a glossary, and sources.</p> <p>Among the titles are the following:</p> <p>How to Plan an Interpersonal Communication Intervention</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.thehealthcompass.org/how-to-guides" target="_blank"> Click here to access this portal 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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-0">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative" title="View user profile.">Health Communic...</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/how-conduct-situation-analysis">How to Conduct a Situation Analysis</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/how-conduct-pretest">How to Conduct a Pretest</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/how-do-audience-segmentation">How to Do Audience Segmentation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/how-write-creative-brief">How to Write a Creative Brief</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/how-do-audience-analysis">How to Do an Audience Analysis</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://c4dnetwork.apps-1and1.net/category/twitter-trawl/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">C4D Network Slimline Twitter Trawl e-newsletter</a>, July 21 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/how-guides-sbcc-health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/how-guides-sbcc-health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions Digital Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print Situation Analysis Questions Radio Education Television Research School Curricula Health NGOs Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:04:14 +0000 Health Communication Capacity Collaborative 9381467 at http://comminit.com Ujan Ganger Naiya http://comminit.com/global/content/ujan-ganger-naiya <p>The BBC Media Action television and radio programme Ujan Ganger Naiya, broadcast beginning in May 2014, was formulated through research to work on pregnancy and birth practices through social and behaviour change communication designed for pregnant women, mothers, and infant caregivers in Bangladesh. "The programme aims to improve knowledge about issues such as the importance of regular antenatal check-ups, birth preparedness, safe delivery conditions, nutrition and essential newborn care – through entertaining the audience with dramatic stories set in a rural village."&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The project focused on the following package of outputs: TV drama Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide), a discussion show Natoker Pore (After the Drama), public service announcements (PSA's), ringtones, and a community toolkit for non-governmental organisation (NGO) and health workers. "The primary target audience of the project is women of reproductive age but the project also targets the mother-in-law, father-in-law and husband in each family, as well as health workers and those with influence in communities. As part of the project, training for health workers has been rolled out across ten districts. Training aims to improve their communication skills so they can advise and support households in how to prepare for the arrival of a baby."</p> <p>In the first series, ground was broken with audiences as the programme presented the first ever birth scene portrayed on TV in Bangladesh. (See related summaries below for the blog "Pushing boundaries: a TV birth in Bangladesh".)</p> <p>Formative research prior to the project was conducted in 2012. The research "identified specific barriers and traditional practices across different geographies and communities in Bangladesh. Lack of knowledge and critical awareness about antenatal care, postnatal care and essential newborn care were identified as the main barriers to women receiving health checks during pregnancy and after delivery."&nbsp;</p> <p>The series was then designed to inform its intended audience about healthy pregnancy and birth practices including ante natal visits and exclusive breastfeeding as the method of newborn feeding, among other health practices, ideas woven into the drama about love and marriage. Follow up evaluation was a randomised control trial (RCT). (See related summaries below for the blog "Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out".)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reproductive health, Children, Women</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/bbc_media_action_bangladesh3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action, the United Kingdom government's Department for International Development (DFID), the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, broadcaster ATN Bangla</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/bbc-media-action" title="View user profile.">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/pushing-boundaries-tv-birth-bangladesh-0">Pushing boundaries: a TV birth in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out">Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/where-we-work/asia/bangladesh/mch" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, July 20 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/ujan-ganger-naiya#comments Bangladesh Experiences Children Entertainment Entertainment Orgs News/Information Government Departments Health NGOs Nutrition Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Health Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:33:47 +0000 BBC Media Action 9381442 at http://comminit.com Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out http://comminit.com/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out <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_bangladesh2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Paul Bouanchaud and others including a team from BBC Media Action, July 20 2016 - Can the mass media cause changes in an audience's knowledge, attitudes and intention to practise behaviours? At BBC Media Action, we have just successfully conducted a randomised control trial to investigate this chain of causality in a prime time health TV drama in Bangladesh.</p> <p>Do BBC Media Action programmes cause changes in our audiences? Do our television and radio shows increase knowledge, make people think differently or change their actual behaviour? In short, what is happening as a direct result of our programmes?</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out#comments Bangladesh Global Evaluation Methodologies Blogs: Media Development Community Groups Community Media Entertainment Orgs Research Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Media Development Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:11:51 +0000 BBC Media Action 9381439 at http://comminit.com