<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Safe burials will save lives http://www.comminit.com/global/content/safe-burials-will-save-lives-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_51.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, November 26 2014 - <strong><em>As a radio presenter here in Sierra Leone, I'm certainly not used to being asked for my own views live on air. It’s normally me who asks all the tough questions. So imagine my surprise when I was asked to make a "pledge" regarding the Ebola crisis just as we were coming to the end of a lively two hour Ebola special programme in Freetown. For those who don’t know, a pledge means talking about one’s own death and that is strictly taboo in this country.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/safe-burials-will-save-lives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/safe-burials-will-save-lives-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Community Media News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:53:17 +0000 BBC Media Action 9352310 at http://www.comminit.com When Faith Kills: False Prophets Claiming to Cure HIV http://www.comminit.com/global/content/when-faith-kills-false-prophets-claiming-cure-hiv <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/hiv_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="67" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Authors: David Patient and Neil Orr, November 26 2014 - This article is not about religion itself. Instead, it is about those who say "If you have faith, you don’t need to take your pills". It is also about why this kills people, specifically those living with HIV and those needing to take antiretroviral (ARV) medication every day. To make it worse, this is sometimes followed by claims of having 'cured' HIV using the evidence of an HIV-negative Rapid Test.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/when-faith-kills-false-prophets-claiming-cure-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/when-faith-kills-false-prophets-claiming-cure-hiv#comments South Africa Global Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases HIV AIDS Religious Groups Treatment, Care and Support Featured Global Policy Blogs HIV / AIDS Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:43:28 +0000 davidpatient 9352309 at http://www.comminit.com Tools to Strengthen Dialogue Between Women Living with HIV and Their Healthcare Providers http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tools-strengthen-dialogue-between-women-living-hiv-and-their-healthcare-providers <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, November 17, 2014</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/women_0.png" alt="" title="Tools to Strengthen Dialogue Between Women Living with HIV and Their Healthcare Providers" width="100" height="35" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Offered as part of <i>See Us</i>, a global awareness campaign focused on helping address challenges faced by women living with HIV, this series of dialogue tools is designed to strengthen conversations between healthcare providers and women living with HIV. Made available in advance of World AIDS Day, December 1 2014, the tools were created by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). Spearheaded by IAPAC, they were developed in conjunction with the medical community and an expert steering committee of women living with and affected by HIV.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.iapac.org/seeus/seeus-tools.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this resource.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/international-association-providers-aids-care-iapac">International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)</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, Romanian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, and French</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/see-us-international-association-providers-aids-care-iapac">See Us - International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)</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.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iapac-hiv-advocates-and-abbvie-launch-tools-in-advance-of-world-aids-day-to-strengthen-dialogue-between-women-living-with-hiv-and-their-healthcare-providers-282923781.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PRNewswire</a>, November 17 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.iapac.org/seeus/seeus-media_center.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See Us page on the IAPAC website</a>, November 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tools-strengthen-dialogue-between-women-living-hiv-and-their-healthcare-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/tools-strengthen-dialogue-between-women-living-hiv-and-their-healthcare-providers#comments Global Materials 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Eliminate Gender Inequalities HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Women Featured Adolescent Development Global HIV / AIDS Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:45:26 +0000 kdevries 9352308 at http://www.comminit.com Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-closer-people-family-planning-provision-drug-shops-uganda <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/mali-siaps-manager-dispensi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angela Akol </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dawn Chin-Quee </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Wamala-Mucheri </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jane Harriet Namwebya </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Jilani Mercer </div> <div class="field-item even"> John Stanback </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FHI 360 Uganda (Akol, Wamala-Mucheri, Namwebya,), FHI 360 USA (Chin-Quee, Mercer, Stanback), Clinton Health Access Initiative (Wamala-Mucheri)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Private-sector drug shops are often the first point of health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice for which more information is needed to fully document implementation experience and impact."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2014/11/13/GHSP-D-14-00085.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here to read this 10-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/angela-akol-fhi-360-uganda">Angela Akol - FHI 360 Uganda</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.ghspjournal.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Glob Health Science and Practice Journal</a>, November 13 2014, accessed November 26 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Management Sciences for Health website.</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/community-based-family-planning-cbfp-toolkit">Community-based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/provision-injectable-contraceptives-within-drug-shops">Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-closer-people-family-planning-provision-drug-shops-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-closer-people-family-planning-provision-drug-shops-uganda#comments Uganda Global Project Evaluations Evaluations Academic Institutions Contraceptive Implants Journal Literature Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Marketing Government Departments Research NGOs Private Sector Population Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:33:40 +0000 jlevy 9352300 at http://www.comminit.com Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice http://www.comminit.com/global/content/provision-injectable-contraceptives-within-drug-shops <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/drug_shop.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Private medicine retailers are fast becoming key players in promoting access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.advancingpartners.org/resources/technical-briefs/provision-injectable-contraceptives-within-drug-shops-promising-approach" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/advancing-partners-communities-apc">Advancing Partners &amp; Communities (APC) </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.advancingpartners.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">APC website</a>, November 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/getting-closer-people-family-planning-provision-drug-shops-uganda">Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/community-based-family-planning-cbfp-toolkit">Community-based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/provision-injectable-contraceptives-within-drug-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/provision-injectable-contraceptives-within-drug-shops#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Contraceptive Implants Bilaterals Person-to-Person Marketing Government Departments NGOs Reproductive Health Featured USAID Global Health Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:08:38 +0000 jlevy 9352297 at http://www.comminit.com Programme Manager, Strengthening Somali Media - Fojo Media Institute and International Media Support (IMS) - Kenya and Somalia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/programme-manager-strengthening-somali-media-fojo-media-institute-and-international-medi <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fojo Media Institute and International Media Support (IMS) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nairobi, Kenya</p> <p>Mogadishu, Somalia</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 12, 2014</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/fojo2.jpg" alt="Programme Manager, Strengthening Somali Media - Fojo Media Institute and Interna" title="Programme Manager, Strengthening Somali Media - Fojo Media Institute and Interna" width="100" height="51" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1. The Programme</strong></p> <p>Two Scandinavian media development organisations, International Media Support (IMS) and Fojo Media Institute (Fojo), are implementing a four-year programme to address the challenges of the Somali media sector within three focus areas: media freedom, media independence, and journalistic quality. The programme will work in close cooperation with Somali partners, building on and strengthening their knowledge and expertise.</p> <p><strong>2. Role</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>6.&nbsp;How to apply</strong></p> <p>Please note this is not a starter position. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates. A fuller version of this announcement can be seen at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mediasupport.org/about/jobs/" rel="nofollow">www.mediasupport.org/about/jobs/</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://fojo.se/where-we-work/somalia" rel="nofollow">fojo.se/where-we-work/somalia</a><br /><br />Send a detailed CV (résumé) with a covering letter, outlining your motivation and how your skills and experience meet the needs of the position, to&nbsp;somalia@mediasupport.org&nbsp;by&nbsp;<strong>Friday 12 December</strong>. Questions about the role can also be sent to this address.<br /><br />Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview during January 2015. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. It is hoped that the successful candidate will start work in March.<br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-detailed-information-url"> <div class="field-label">Detailed Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.mediasupport.org/about/jobs/" target="_blank">Click here to see a full job description</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/programme-manager-strengthening-somali-media-fojo-media-institute-and-international-medi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/programme-manager-strengthening-somali-media-fojo-media-institute-and-international-medi#comments Africa East Africa Kenya Somalia Jobs and Training Vacancies Conflict and Peace Governance and Democracy Development Assistance Media and D and G News/Information by Media Environment Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:02:27 +0000 kevinburden 9352294 at http://www.comminit.com The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-girls-2014 <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/because.jpg" alt="" title="" width="89" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikki van der Gaag, Principal Writer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sharon Goulds </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Hendriks </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, June 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Plan International</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The eighth report in Plan’s annual State of the World’s Girls series, Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls, asks what will shift the unequal power relations that bolster gender discrimination, injustice and inequality for girls and women in some form in every country in the world?"</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://plan-international.org/files/global/publications/campaigns/biaag-full-report-2014-english.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 202-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/283128">Plan International Headquarters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://plan-international.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Plan International website</a>, November 25 2014. Image caption: Demonstration opposing violence against women, Bangladesh, 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-girls-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-girls-2014#comments Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Economic Development Entertainment Orgs Education Television Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Women Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:46:54 +0000 jlevy 9352280 at http://www.comminit.com Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ending-violence-against-children-six-strategies-action <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/violence_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="79" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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, September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children....The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal violence (emotional, physical and sexual) against children at home, school, work, the community at large, and social spaces created by mobile and online technology." It provides evidence of programmes to address violence against children drawn from <span>The United Nations Children's Fund (</span>UNICEF)’s experience, and those of key par</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Ending_Violence_Against_Children_Six_strategies_for_action_EN_2_Sept_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 68-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/child-protection-section-unicef">Child Protection Section - UNICEF</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_74866.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, November 25 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1566/Markisz</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/families-matter-program-0">Families Matter! Program</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/impact-caribbean-home-visiting-child-development-program-cognitive-skills">The Impact of a Caribbean Home-Visiting Child Development Program on Cognitive Skills</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/evaluating-stepping-stones-review-existing-evaluations-and-ideas-future-me-work">Evaluating Stepping Stones: A Review of Existing Evaluations and Ideas for Future M&amp;E Work</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/projeto-uer%C3%AA-proyecto-uere">Projeto Uerê (Proyecto Uere)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/70394">Raising Voices Programme Tools</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/compelling-evidence-soul-city-and-its-impact">Compelling Evidence: Soul City and Its Impact</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence">Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/together-girls-1">Together for Girls</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ending-violence-against-children-six-strategies-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ending-violence-against-children-six-strategies-action#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Improved Physical Environments MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Adolescent Physical Health MDG 3. Gender Equality Reducing Violence Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Economic Development Adolescents and Violence Education Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender NGOs United Nations Rights Women Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:23:42 +0000 jlevy 9352279 at http://www.comminit.com Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy: Advocacy Toolkit Companion http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-advocacy-advocacy-toolkit-companion <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"> Julia Coffman </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, October 1, 2010</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/mande.jpg" alt="" title="" width="93" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Monitoring measures progress in achieving specific results in relation to a strategy’s implementation plan. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible a strategy’s worth or significance."</p> <p>This is the full version of Chapter 4 in UNICEF’s Advocacy Toolkit (see Related Summaries below). This document outlines basic steps in planning monitoring and evaluation for advocacy and covers:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicef.org/evaluation/files/Advocacy_Toolkit_Companion.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access this document 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/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</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>50</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/313531">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF) Publications</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/advocacy-toolkit">Advocacy Toolkit </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, November 24 2014. <em>Image credits</em>: top left: © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1736/Truls Brekke top right: © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1249/Cliff Volpe bottom left: © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1364/Giacomo Pirozzi bottom right: © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2277/Kate Holt</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-advocacy-advocacy-toolkit-companion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-advocacy-advocacy-toolkit-companion#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Research United Nations UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:37:50 +0000 jlevy 9352267 at http://www.comminit.com Advocacy Toolkit http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-toolkit <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"> David Cohen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Neha Bhandari Karkara </div> <div class="field-item odd"> David Stewart </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nicholas Rees </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Julia Coffman </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, October 1, 2010</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/advocacy_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="88" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Advocacy is a core process for addressing the disparities children face, bringing the issue to the forefront of the agenda for decision makers."</p> <p>This toolkit front United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provides detailed steps, guidance, and tools for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy to advance children's well-being. "The Toolkit also outlines eight fundamental areas that can help strengthen an office's capacity for advocacy and covers several cross cutting aspects of advocacy including monitoring and evaluating advocacy."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicef.org/evaluation/files/Advocacy_Toolkit.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access this document by chapter 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/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</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>144</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/313531">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF) Publications</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/monitoring-and-evaluating-advocacy-advocacy-toolkit-companion">Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy: Advocacy Toolkit Companion </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, November 24 2014. Image credits: top left: © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1736/Truls Brekke top right: © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1249/Cliff Volpe bottom left: © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1364/Giacomo Pirozzi bottom right: © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2277/Kate Holt</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-toolkit#comments Global Materials Advocacy Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal United Nations UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:04:51 +0000 jlevy 9352266 at http://www.comminit.com