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Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public Health Communication
May 27, 2016

Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public ...

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This guide from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) provides public health organisations, especially those in the European Union (UN), with a practical approach to integrate social media into their overall communication ...

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak
May 27, 2016

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

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"Both social media and provider recommendations can influence parental decision-making about vaccination, and our findings suggest practical implications and future research questions for public health communicators and clinicians."

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners
May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

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[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both impart and receive information. This requires ...

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families
May 26, 2016

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

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"Substantial digital inequalities still exist....Among youth, being under-connected [to the internet] means that critical opportunities to develop creative projects, take advantage of educational media, explore extracurricular programs, and ...

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design
May 26, 2016

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

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"A one-size-fits-all model of product development is all too often the norm in the children's media industry. The implications for equity here are of course, enormous." - Lori Takeuchi

Programming on the Right to Be Heard: A Learning Companion [Revised Edition]
May 26, 2016

Programming on the Right to Be Heard: A Learning Companion [Revised Edition]

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"The Right to Be Heard encompasses many elements, including voice, participation, rights, governance, accountability and transparency..."

Roots of Racism
May 26, 2016

Roots of Racism

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"We kept our culture alive....Now it's up to us to...stand up against racism and say 'no more'." What is racism, and where does it come from? These are the questions driving this animated film, created by the Healthy Aboriginal Network (HAN) for ...

Using radio to tackle stigma and pain
May 25, 2016

Using radio to tackle stigma and pain

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Author: BBC Media Action's Alice Mbelwa, May 25 2014 - Heavily pregnant, experiencing difficulties and far from any medical professionals, Adelina, a farmer from Kobunshwi in north-west Tanzania, wasn’t able to get the help she ...

The 'othering' of development and SDGs
May 25, 2016

The 'othering' of development and SDGs

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, May 25 2016 - Development discourse has often about paid attention to problems of developing countries, and till recently the analysis was largely done by those in developed countries.  Developing countries are the ...

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical
May 25, 2016

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, May 25 2016 - In many parts of our society, children in general and particularly girls are exposed to numerous vices that limit their opportunity to develop to their full potential. The vices that ...

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace
May 25, 2016

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace

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"To build trust and reduce fear between citizen and state, respondents tended to prioritize media interventions, such as a participatory radio or television talk show that features state and national officials interacting with citizens." This ...

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media
May 25, 2016

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

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"By making these diverse reflections and youth contributions available to the public, we hope to continue and further stimulate the global conversation about both the challenges and opportunities children and youth face online." - Urs Gasser, ...

Geojournalism.org
May 24, 2016

Geojournalism.org

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"We've gotten to the point where data and the tools for explaining it are in the hands of journalists and communicators around the world. But to transform the global issues of climate change, deforestation, and air pollution into local, ...

How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research
May 24, 2016

How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research

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"By engaging with audiences, you many enter into conversations that lead to the co-creation of knowledge. This means not just a larger audience and higher metrics for the researchers themselves, but better and more relevant research for ...

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325
May 24, 2016

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global ...

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"This Study reinforces the [United Nations] Security Council's original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof. It shows that women's participation and inclusion makes humanitarian assistance more ...

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's Rights and Their Role in Society
May 23, 2016

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's ...

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"While the presence of the stars (Mona Zaki and Nancy Ajram), the fiction format and the captivating plot played a key role in attracting and entertaining the audience, conversations on social media, radio talk shows, public events and the ...

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective
May 20, 2016

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective

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"Through daily interactions, routines and most importantly relationships, family enacts and reproduces its values, which include ideas and practices around media engagement and use. It is through relationships that approaches of mediation are ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Girl Rising
May 20, 2016

Girl Rising

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"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential. For many of the girls we profiled, they often found an ...

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31
May 20, 2016

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31

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"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour." Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address ...

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes
May 20, 2016

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes

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"Despite a number of developments in policy and practice aimed at integrating gender equality and women's empowerment into humanitarian action, what remains missing is a strong evidence base that demonstrates just how gender equality programming ...

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam
May 19, 2016

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam

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"Including the voices of children is not just about including their views on certain topics. It is about creating a favourable environment that actively promotes their participation throughout the process, as well as engaging adults." This ...

Gambo, the radio show superfan
May 19, 2016

Gambo, the radio show superfan

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Author: Haruna Kakangi, May 19 2016 - On a Thursday morning in the ancient town of Bauchi in north-east Nigeria, I’m sitting with a group of 10 men and seven women by the side of a road in a quiet neighbourhood. The sun is bright and hot, but ...

A brush with Somalia's people smugglers
May 19, 2016

A brush with Somalia's people smugglers

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Author: Mohammed A. Gaas, May 18 2016 - I came home from work to find my wife, visibly worried, standing at the gate. She had news about my teenage nephew. "Abdirisaq hasn't come home yet. Something must have happened to him. He’s never been out ...

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink
May 19, 2016

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink

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This book chapter provides: a framework for thinking through the different development outcomes media support might achieve; arguments for why successful governance strategies are likely to involve a stronger media support focus in future; the ...

Webinar Video: Social Norms and Violence against Women and Girls
May 18, 2016

Webinar Video: Social Norms and Violence against Women and Girls

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"Role models may persuade people to adopt new norms, condemn existing norms and/or simply make an alternative seem feasible where previously it was unimaginable." - Lori Heise This is a recording of a Governance and Social Development Resource ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

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"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

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"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies
May 17, 2016

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies

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This rapid literature review collates information about the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) - radio, television, phones, computers, and the internet - in access to justice initiatives. Seeking to support disadvantaged ...

The Drum Beat 712 - Thanking and Inviting CI Associates
May 17, 2016

The Drum Beat 712 - Thanking and Inviting CI Associates

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Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign
May 17, 2016

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign

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Launched in May 2015 in Sikar, a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in western India, Neenv (meaning "Foundation "in Hindi) is an initiative to strengthen 30,000+ government schools through citizen audit for quality public education for all ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society
May 16, 2016

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and ...

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"Without the enabling political conditions for the media to operate freely, media development efforts can achieve only limited success." This report provides guidance on how to engage the public sector - governmental and political systems - in ...

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National tOPV-bOPV Switch Plan
May 13, 2016

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National ...

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This guidance document was designed to prepare Sri Lanka's National Switch Coordination Committee (NSCC) and other stakeholders for the April 30 2016 switch day - the day on which, as per the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 ...

Polio Endgame Tokelau Workshop
May 13, 2016

Polio Endgame Tokelau Workshop

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"...just as the Western Pacific Region was seen as a leader in polio eradication by being the second ever WHO region to be certified as polio-free, it can also be a champion in the implementation of the polio endgame..." In July 2015, the United ...

A World Free of Polio - The Final Steps
May 13, 2016

A World Free of Polio - The Final Steps

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"Switching from tOPV to bOPV may sound simple, but synchronization requires global coordination on an unprecedented scale." This commentary explains the rationale behind "the switch" by May 1 2016 from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) ...

The Switch [Video]
May 13, 2016

The Switch [Video]

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"The use of animation for behavior and social change has proven effective while enabling a vast audience to be reached." As part of communication around the April 2016 global switch from trivalent to bivalent polio vaccine, the United Nations ...

Be a Man, Change the Rules: Findings and Lessons from Seven Years of CARE International Balkans' Young Men Initiative
May 12, 2016

Be a Man, Change the Rules: Findings and Lessons from Seven Years of CARE ...

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"Understanding the gender norms and notions of masculinity that contribute to violent behaviors - and engaging young men to critically reflect on and address these social constructs - can help foster more gender-equitable attitudes and reduce ...

Materials from Handwashing Think Tanks
May 12, 2016

Materials from Handwashing Think Tanks

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"It is clear that there are opportunities for the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing to continue to share knowledge about what does and does not work in behavior change and to promote advocacy for hygiene at the global and national ...

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes
May 12, 2016

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes

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"Rather than attempting to overcome vaccination myths by convincing parents of the safety of vaccines, provaccine messages might be more effective if they work to convince parents of the dangers of failing to vaccinate their children." Myths ...

The Flip, Solving Complex Problems with Mental Somersaults
May 12, 2016

The Flip, Solving Complex Problems with Mental Somersaults

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In this TEDx talk, Arvind Singhal - professor, researcher, scholar, and storyteller - illustrates the Positive Deviance (PD) approach (see Related Summaries, below) to social change. Acknowledging that our global record of solving complex social ...

Playback Theatre
May 11, 2016

Playback Theatre

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"We discover who we are by telling our stories." Playback Theatre is an interactive form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. Playback Theatre is used in a range ...

Gender Bias Without Borders: An Investigation of Female Characters in Popular Films Across 11 Countries
May 11, 2016

Gender Bias Without Borders: An Investigation of Female Characters in ...

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"Twenty years ago, 189 Governments adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, which called on media to avoid stereotypical and degrading depictions of women. Two decades on, this study is a wake-up ...

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalks: Characteristics, Conceptualization and Methodologies of Revela2
May 11, 2016

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalks: Characteristics, Conceptualization and ...

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This CommTalk took place at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The CommTalks at the Summit were 10-minute "TED Talk" like presentations that focused on ...

Mission 1000
May 11, 2016

Mission 1000

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"Mission 1000 about standing up and saying, I can protect myself, I refuse to be intimidated". Every year, Mission 1000 tries to reach out to 1,000 underprivileged children and women across India to transform their lives by providing free ...

ICT-Enabled Info-Kiosks for Knowledge-Based Community Empowerment of NREGA Workers
May 11, 2016

ICT-Enabled Info-Kiosks for Knowledge-Based Community Empowerment of NREGA ...

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"...simplified information access for people at the grassroots..." In 2010, OneWorld Foundation India launched an information and communication technology (ICT) initiative to help empower workers about an Indian labour law and social security ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalk: Free, On-Demand SBCC
May 10, 2016

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalk: Free, On-Demand SBCC

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“500 million dumb phones sounds like a smart place to start”. This CommTalk took place at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The CommTalks at the Summit were ...

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Portfolio
May 9, 2016

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Portfolio

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"How do you identify the right moment to advance a critical policy? Or build a coalition of supporters? What is the best way to craft compelling arguments for decisionmakers and deliver them at the most opportune time?" This compendium of best ...

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks
May 9, 2016

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and ...

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Given the World Health Organization (WHO)'s recommendation that women should receive correct and full information to enable an informed choice regarding their method of contraception, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) ...

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