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Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used
December 2, 2016

Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different ...

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"Media freedom rankings reveal much about the state of the media around the world. That makes them popular with media development organizations and donors needing to decide where to invest their resources. But this entails knowing what kind of ...

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't
December 2, 2016

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't

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"While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are."

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women
December 1, 2016

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence ...

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Developed in conjunction with a global network of researchers, scientists, and practitioners on violence against women (VAW), these World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations offer guidance on how to address questions specific to conducting ...

Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story
November 30, 2016

Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story

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"Nepal demonstrates that, through commitment, resourcefulness, and creativity, it is possible to successfully implement a routine JE vaccination program despite logistical and financial challenges." From PATH, this case study details Nepal's ...

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies
November 30, 2016

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People ...

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"...by doing Lifeline programming, media can play a role in bringing communities together, connecting affected people to each other and to aid workers and leaders. This can enable survivors to hold relief agencies to account, and also to ...

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development Approach to Rebuilding Peace from the Bottom-Up
November 29, 2016

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development ...

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"Through participatory communication and a tailored use of the media and technology, C4D can create new platforms and channels for citizens to be agents in the national reconstruction." This article demonstrates how a communication for ...

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand Generation Project in Afar, Ethiopia
November 29, 2016

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand ...

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"Expanding this model to other remote and pastoral regions in Ethiopia, as well as similar communities in other countries, could improve community acceptance of and demand for immunization." This report describes a pilot project that PATH ...

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective Communication in a Crisis? Case Studies from Myanmar and Nepal
November 28, 2016

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective ...

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"[A]ll too often, coordination of communication is a challenge in a crisis. The media doesn't traditionally work in partnership with aid workers and the government; they actually often mistrust each other, as the media usually plays an important ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications
November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for ...

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“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national survey on the use of mobiles and media, such as ...

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change
November 21, 2016

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change

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"...few studies look at the diverse and nuanced ways in which boys and men...impact and are impacted by climate change, including as heads of large corporate sector organizations that are the drivers of climate change, as energy consumers, as ...

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report
November 18, 2016

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report

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"HC3 believes that if widely shared and followed, the Addis Declaration will strengthen and enrich the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] field, link members of the SBCC scholarly and professional community more closely to each ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?
November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster ...

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"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their neighbours and local traders to make their ...

In the Service of the Public - Functions and Transformation of Media in Developing Countries
November 15, 2016

In the Service of the Public - Functions and Transformation of Media in ...

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"The transformation of state broadcasters to public service media (PSM) is one of the most ambitious endeavors in the field of media development. It is an enormous task to work with state broadcasters that are controlled by the government and ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to Counter-Trafficking Activities
November 15, 2016

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to ...

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Guided by other communication for development (C4D) tools in existence, IOM X - the International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking - created its ...

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter
November 15, 2016

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter

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"[T]he [polio] eradication drive might benefit from a shift from a high-profile [immunisation] campaign approach to a more holistic strategy integrated with the local hierarchy of needs in charged ideological settings. In this way it may be ...

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge Exchange to Move Toward Universal Access to Health
November 10, 2016

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge ...

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"Due to the variety and timeliness of the topics addressed, this work is useful for health professionals, decision makers, political leaders, developers of health-related programs, and other players interested in the broad field of eHealth."

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to Implementation
November 10, 2016

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to ...

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In 2005, all World Health Organization (WHO) Member States committed to working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in a collective expression of the belief that all people in need should have access to health services without risk of ...

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative South-South Exchange for Optimizing the Quality, Availability and Use of Home-Based Records in Immunization Systems
November 10, 2016

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative ...

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"There is growing interest to invest in improving our understanding of how HBRs function in practice, how they may support good recording practices that benefit facility-based recording systems, how they may support more effective communication ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

Women and Violent Radicalization: Research Report
November 3, 2016

Women and Violent Radicalization: Research Report

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"Media representations of women in extremist groups, or who engage in political violence, are often rife with sexual stereotypes that stress their supposed passivity. Yet such women should not be seen exclusively as victims, since they are also ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

How Change Happens
November 2, 2016

How Change Happens

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“Despite the fact that much of human history has been about attempting to create different realities, we do not understand the process of social change very well.” In this book, the author combines research with practical experience to explore ...

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table
November 2, 2016

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table

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"Knowledge built up over time and passed on from generation to generation represents a valuable asset for rural communities when it comes to their land and aquatic resources. Being able to collate rich spatially-defined/geo-referenced local ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: Secretariat Annual Report 2016
November 1, 2016

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: ...

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs]...were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve ownership, leadership and accountability from national and subnational authorities."

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings
November 1, 2016

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

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"[R]ecent humanitarian action has highlighted the need to more rigorously include the perspectives and consider needs of adolescents in crisis situations." Plan International United Kingdom (UK) and Plan International commissioned this report to ...

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and Their Children: A Strategic Framework for Victoria
October 26, 2016

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and ...

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...a map of the approaches required and a supporting tool to align and encourage informed and critical engagement with news and social media on VAW [violence against women]..." This Framework reflects the experience of Melbourne, Australia's ...

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming
October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media ...

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"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience of BBC Media Action’s work in producing factual ...

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action
October 13, 2016

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

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This advocacy brief from the MenEngage Alliance and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the importance of changing social norms related to men's ideas and behaviours and examines these questions: Can men support gender equality ...

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

The New 'MASVAW Men': Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements - A Case Study of a Networked Approach to Challenging Patriarchy Across Institutions in Uttar Pradesh
October 12, 2016

The New 'MASVAW Men': Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements - A ...

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A growing network of men in Uttar Pradesh, India has built engagement for addressing gender-based violence through Men's Action to Stop Violence Against Women, or MASVAW. This case study, a collaboration between the Centre for Health and Social ...

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence
October 12, 2016

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

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"Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence." This policy ...

Gender Transformative Approaches to Engaging Men in Gender-Based Violence Prevention: A Review and Conceptual Model
October 12, 2016

Gender Transformative Approaches to Engaging Men in Gender-Based Violence ...

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Noting that engaging men and boys as participants and stakeholders in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention initiatives is an increasingly institutionalised component of global efforts to end GBV, the authors of this paper offer a conceptual ...

Reporting on Violence against Women: A Case Study of Select News Media in Seven Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
October 5, 2016

Reporting on Violence against Women: A Case Study of Select News Media in ...

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"As news media actors select, articulate, and disseminate information, they are implicated in the public discourse that informs social beliefs and behaviors. It is therefore essential that news media actors be sensitized to this issue in a way ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru

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"Women who are empowered and assume leadership roles contribute to gender-based approaches and to the outcomes of climate compatible development interventions."

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal
October 4, 2016

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal

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"This briefing is written principally for the international community that wants to understand the current reality of governance in Nepal and the role of media in it." This BBC Media Action policy briefing describes the role of media in 21st ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India

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"Support and encouragement by facilitators, as well as attempts to build awareness amongst men and other decision-makers about how women are affected by climate change, helped a number of women to speak out, gain awareness and confidence and ...

Violence against Women and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Jamaica
October 3, 2016

Violence against Women and the Use of Information and Communication ...

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Existing research points out that a large number of women and girls in Jamaica suffer from gender-based violence. In fact, violence against women (VAW) is a problem throughout the Caribbean region. At the same time, the use of information and ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

Protecting the Science Communication Environment: The Case of Childhood Vaccines
September 30, 2016

Protecting the Science Communication Environment: The Case of Childhood Vaccines

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"Displaying a level of inattention to evidence-based methods of science communication as aggressive as its dedication to evidence-based practices of medicine, the institutions best situated to counteract influences subversive of public confidence ...

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

Why Do Some Behaviours Change More Easily than Others? Water-Use Behaviour Interventions in Rural Nepal
September 28, 2016

Why Do Some Behaviours Change More Easily than Others? Water-Use Behaviour ...

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"[R]eal individual freedom of choice about participation in collective traditions, and the capability to affect collective agency through public reasoning become the most important principles that should steer behaviour-change interventions."

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach
September 27, 2016

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach

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"[P]ractitioners should take steps to increase online security, online literacy, and inclusivity while keeping sight of the enduring value of face to face networks and conventional communication methods."

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention Programme for Female Sex Workers: Evidence from Structural Interventions in Karnataka, South India
September 26, 2016

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention ...

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"Our findings bolster growing evidence that even in an environment such as in India, where sex work is criminalized, structural approaches to address violence can be effectively delivered to scale, to reduce arrest of and violence against FSWs."

Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication in Western Nepal: How Can We Do Better?
September 26, 2016

Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication in Western Nepal: How Can We Do ...

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The Government of Nepal aims to achieve full water and sanitation coverage by 2017. The bilateral Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal (RWSSP-WN) works with local governments in 14 districts, aiming to declare them open ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of Journalists
September 26, 2016

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of ...

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The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) produced this high-level overview report on the status of journalist safety, which seeks to increase the understanding of media leaders about the threats inherent in the practice of journalism ...

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in Guatemala
September 23, 2016

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in ...

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"These studies provided new and important insights on three avenues for engagement that have, to date, been underutilized for social and behavior change communication."

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level
September 23, 2016

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level

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This final report from the Post-2015 Data Test initiative offers research-based reflections on how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be effectively and universally applied, as well as ...

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