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Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations
September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

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"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own reproductive health needs and engaging men as ...

Voice and Accountability Tool
September 7, 2016

Voice and Accountability Tool

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This tool is designed to support groups in evaluating their capacity to conduct advocacy programmes and improve their performance. It was produced by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), which is the official aid agency of the ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

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"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation
August 23, 2016

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical ...

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It is our hope that this manual opens the door for the reader to a truly powerful set of tools that allow for us to understand the implications of human welfare programs, in the process providing crucial information about what works and what does ...

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous Prenatal and Infant-Toddler Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Realist Review
August 18, 2016

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous ...

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Disparities in Indigenous maternal-child health outcomes persist in relatively affluent nations such as Canada, despite significant health promotion investments. Indigenous community and organisational political leaders, policymakers, knowledge ...

Exploring the Role of Community Engagement in Improving the Health of Disadvantaged Populations: A Systematic Review
August 16, 2016

Exploring the Role of Community Engagement in Improving the Health of ...

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"The findings suggest that CE models can lead to improved health and health behaviours among disadvantaged populations if designed properly and implemented through effective community consultation and participation."

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep It Alive!" Social Marketing Campaign in Ontario, Canada
August 15, 2016

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep ...

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"...Black communities in Ontario and Canada as a whole are heterogeneous, but our results underline the importance of better understanding how and why campaigns are received in varying ways within a targeted population. In addition, the findings ...

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review
August 15, 2016

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review

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"Evidence exists that social marketing can influence health behaviours and health outcomes. Better documentation of social marketing interventions is needed when evaluating these programs." This article reviews evidence of the effectiveness of ...

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude and Behavior about Condom Use among Married Men in India?
August 11, 2016

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude ...

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"The effectiveness of mass media campaigns for normalizing condom discussion is largely mediated by demographic and socio-economic variables. Future campaigns need to address these variables to be more effective."

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies
August 3, 2016

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa ...

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Building on the experience of the 2013-2014 wild poliovirus (WPV) outbreak in the Horn of Africa, this study examines applied strategies that helped to engage pastoralists of the Somali cluster (Somalia, Somali Region of Ethiopia, and North-East ...

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern ...

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"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine immunization and maintaining trust of the primary ...

Participatory Approaches Involving Community and Healthcare Providers in Family Planning/Contraceptive Information and Service Provision: A Scoping Review
July 29, 2016

Participatory Approaches Involving Community and Healthcare Providers in ...

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"Participation has been recognised as a precondition for sustainable development and for ensuring good-quality care and increased use of services..."

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review of Reviews
July 21, 2016

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review ...

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"Much progress has been made in interventions to prevent HIV infection. However, development of evidence-informed prevention programmes that translate the efficacy of these strategies into population effect remain a challenge." This paper ...

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence
July 20, 2016

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence

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“The addition of gender content to the 3-2-1 Service is beginning to show evidence of positive social impacts for both male and female users and commercial benefits for Airtel.” This case study describes the 3-2-1 mobile-phone-based information ...

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report
July 20, 2016

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report

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“Tiphunzire has successfully designed and implemented an intervention that positively affected the lives of marginalized girls in rural Malawi.”

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex Workers in Bangladesh Brothels: A Link Up Evaluation Study
July 18, 2016

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex ...

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"The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels."

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in ...

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"The Link Up training package had a positive impact on providers' beliefs and attitudes, and on the quality of care provided to young people living with - or at increased risk of contracting - HIV, including young key populations."

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?
July 15, 2016

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?

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"...impact is likely produced through engaging in the discussions...rather than exposure to the series alone..." In 2015, Oxfam Novib's impact measurement unit conducted a rigorous (randomised) evaluation of an edutainment pilot project aiming ...

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the Sexual Health of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar: A Link Up Evaluation
July 15, 2016

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the ...

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"Taken together, these findings suggest that the Link Up project was successful at integrating peer outreach and clinic-based components, and building capacity of clinics to provide MSM-friendly services."

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar
July 14, 2016

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar

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This joint report by International Media Support (IMS) and UNESCO is a study of Myanmar’s media landscape and includes recommendations for steps in the country’s media reform process. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), ...

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in Sri Lanka
July 14, 2016

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in ...

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This publication from the Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka, is an assessment of the media environment using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an international framework developed by UNESCO. The consultative process to assess the ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program - Final Report
July 8, 2016

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership ...

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This final report highlights the activities and achievements of the Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program, which was led by IREX in partnership with The Carter Center and Social Impact. Launched in 2010, this five-and-a-half-year ...

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?
July 6, 2016

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?

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"In the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda in particular, gender indices will become even more relevant as a tool to measure countries' progress toward meeting goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all ...

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and Their Families
July 1, 2016

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and ...

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"By listening to what girls, their families and community leaders say, researchers can explore how people perceive the norms that pattern lives, and how they are - or are not - changing. These insights can be invaluable in challenging received ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Core List of ICT Indicators
June 29, 2016

Core List of ICT Indicators

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"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life
June 28, 2016

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life

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"B4L [Brothers for Life] was a visually striking and, at times, emotionally powerful mass media campaign supported by the most extensive community mobilisation initiative to date. It took the bold step of talking about widely accepted male ...

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy
June 27, 2016

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy

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With its goal to protect the lives of children, Ouro Negro (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Radio Mozambique, PCI Media Impact, and the ...

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning (2nd Edition)
May 6, 2016

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of ...

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This resource offers materials needed to design and implement a practical, low-cost methodology for monitoring quality of care (QoC) in clinic-based family planning (FP) programmes in developing countries. QoC in FP and reproductive health (RH) ...

Casas Maternas in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Introduction and Utilization of Birthing Facilities by an Indigenous Population
April 29, 2016

Casas Maternas in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Case ...

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"The Casa Materna model offers an example of how to engage communities to establish community-friendly spaces for high-quality facility deliveries while honoring the role of traditional birth attendants." This case study examines a ...

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs for Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh
April 26, 2016

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs ...

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"BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by one-third and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

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