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Researching women in Afghanistan
January 13, 2017

Researching women in Afghanistan

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action [Insight] blog by Katy Williams, Research Editor, BBC Media Action, on January 6 2017 - International development organisations need to understand the viewpoints and experiences of women and girls if they ...

Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality
January 13, 2017

Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in ...

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"...engaging men in interpersonal gender issues have been shown to be an important entry point for more political and public pro-feminist engagement."

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes
January 13, 2017

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes

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"Research uptake strategies should encompass stakeholder engagement, capacity building, communication and monitoring and evaluation." This toolkit is a "beginner's guide" aiming to support research programmes funded by the United Kingdom (UK) ...

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment
January 12, 2017

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment

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Observing that violence against women (VAW) and adolescent girls is a systemic and engrained problem in Bangladesh, Oxfam Novib worked with a group of local partners in Bangladesh, including BRAC, WE CAN, HASAB (HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance ...

Protecting Human Rights (PHR)
January 12, 2017

Protecting Human Rights (PHR)

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The Protecting Human Rights (PHR) project is a 5-year (March 2011-2017) domestic violence prevention and protection programme in Bangladesh, implemented by Plan International across the country, focusing on 102 unions and 8 upazilas of 6 ...

Strengthening CSO-Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and SRHR: A Tool for Action
January 10, 2017

Strengthening CSO-Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches to Engaging ...

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This tool provides guidance on good partnership practices that can facilitate productive conversations and promote strong relationships between civil society organisations (CSOs) and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender ...

When Men Change
January 10, 2017

When Men Change

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"What works to engage men in achieving gender equality?" "When Men Change" tells the story of 4 men who changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. Produced by Promundo, this film illustrates ...

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field Worker Confidence  and Social and Behavior Change Communication Skills
January 10, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field ...

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this case study examines the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI) is part of a series describing HC3's social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) capacity ...

The SHIKHA Project: Improving Knowledge and Practice of Infant and Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition
January 9, 2017

The SHIKHA Project: Improving Knowledge and Practice of Infant and Child ...

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"Social and behavior change (SBC) interventions have been applied in the past to improve the diets and nutrition of pregnant women and children less than two years. However, knowledge gaps exist regarding the effectiveness of large-scale SBC ...

Addressing violence against women and girls in Zambia through a community health systems strengthening initiative
January 9, 2017

Addressing violence against women and girls in Zambia through a community ...

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Author: Cathy Green, Technical Lead, Community Health Systems, Health Partners International, January 9, 2017 - The elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls is a key priority of the United Nations Sustainable ...

Webinar: Communication for Development Monitoring & Evaluation in Polio Outbreaks
January 6, 2017

Webinar: Communication for Development Monitoring & Evaluation in Polio ...

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This November 11 2016 webinar examines monitoring and evaluating communication for development (C4D) implementation and community engagement (CE) interventions in polio outbreaks. The host of the webinar is Alex McPhedran, Communication and ...

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian Youths: A Multi-Method Communication and Social Media Approach
January 6, 2017

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian ...

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The research presented in this paper provides insights to inform how practitioners design counter trafficking in persons (C-TIP) awareness-raising materials, both in general and specifically within Indonesia, where the research was conducted. The ...

Radio Mewat
January 5, 2017

Radio Mewat

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Radio Mewat is a community radio station (FM 90.4) located in Mewat, one of India's most disadvantaged and isolated districts in the state of Haryana. Radio Mewat seeks to give voice to the voiceless - in particular, by sharing information and ...

Red Aware
January 4, 2017

Red Aware

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"Empowering young Australians to prevent the spread of HIV and other STIs through participation and leadership" Red Aware is an interactive campaign to bring young people in Australia together to take action and prevent the spread of HIV and ...

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

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"Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity. Nonetheless, insecurity can ...

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

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"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

Child Participation Assessment Tool
January 4, 2017

Child Participation Assessment Tool

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"We carefully analysed the views expressed by children, because they gave us a deep insight into the reality - or sometimes the frustrations - a child faces when communicating and interacting in an adult-dominated world." - Snežana ...

Toolkit for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Services: A Social Franchise Model
January 3, 2017

Toolkit for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Services: A Social ...

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Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam - and to inform policies and programmes around the world - by increasing rates of exclusive ...

Programme Ra Manual
January 3, 2017

Programme Ra Manual

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"Discussing mutual respect, the way that other people think, and how we should respect each other's opinions were crucial in making me consider changing the way I think and behave with others." - young man taking part in a Programme Ra training ...

Mother's milk
December 24, 2016

Mother's milk

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Author: Nasir Ateeq, December 24 2016 - Kittens here are blessed with early initiation and exclusive mother milk!! Their caring mother, without receiving messages through communication campaigns, just instinctively feeds them her milk. They ...

Turning Point: A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism
December 20, 2016

Turning Point: A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

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"It is not enough to merely counter these messages. We have to put our own affirmative vision forward, amplifying many different kinds of ideas and voices."

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

Religion & Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children's Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information
December 15, 2016

Religion & Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children's ...

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“As the world is rapidly becoming more complex, with many children maturing earlier and being exposed to competing sources of information, the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE & I) has become urgent. There is a ...

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine
December 14, 2016

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine

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Five journalist workshops and one media conference on Polio Vaccination, Lessons From the Polio Campaign in Ukraine and Other Health Issues of Public Concern were held in Kyiv, Cherkasy, Odessa, and Svyatohirsk (Donetsk region), Ukraine, between ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

The Uncertainty Handbook
December 13, 2016

The Uncertainty Handbook

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"Have you ever struggled with the communication of climate change uncertainties? Are you frustrated by climate sceptics using uncertainty - inherent in any area of complex science - as a justification for delaying policy responses?"

Faith & Climate Change: A Guide to Talking with the Five Major Faiths
December 13, 2016

Faith & Climate Change: A Guide to Talking with the Five Major Faiths

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"Faith shapes the values and behaviour of billions of people....For climate communicators both within and outside faith communities, there is a need to better understand the language that works when trying to lift up the desire for action from ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story
December 12, 2016

Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story

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"It is widely acknowledged that violent extremist groups develop through processes of engagement, communication and conversation. Thus, the relevance of bringing together all relevant stakeholders, without which change and real impact will never ...

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) Toolkit
December 12, 2016

Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) Toolkit

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"Tailoring communication messages to the postpartum period is an essential element of an effective approach. The special considerations for service delivery also require effective communication strategies."

Notre appel pour l'éducation parentale universelle
December 12, 2016

Notre appel pour l'éducation parentale universelle

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De Eve Sullivan avec Jamesa Wagwau et Aya Isumi, 12 décembre 2016: Quand de jeunes enfants crient leur détresse, bien qu'il soit facile de dire qu'ils ont besoin de quelque chose, les parents ou les tuteurs peuvent ne pas reconnaître ...

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach
December 12, 2016

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach

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“Over 1300 Dimitra Clubs exist in sub-Saharan Africa today, involving about 30.000 women and men”.

Extreme Dialogue
December 9, 2016

Extreme Dialogue

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Extreme Dialogue aims to build resilience to radicalisation among young people through a series of open-access educational resources and short films that foster critical thinking and digital literacy skills. Extreme Dialogue encourages safe, ...

Communities First: A Blueprint for Organizing and Sustaining a Global Movement Against Violent Extremism
December 9, 2016

Communities First: A Blueprint for Organizing and Sustaining a Global ...

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"The threat of violent extremism is more geographically dispersed and more localized than ever, yet the security-focused and other responses of national governments and multilateral institutions have not been and will not be sufficient to counter ...

A How To Guide: Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia
December 8, 2016

A How To Guide: Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia

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Supported by the Australian Government and led by Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this compendium provides practical guidance and insights for ...

Case Studies on Preparedness Planning for Polio in Poland and Cyprus
December 8, 2016

Case Studies on Preparedness Planning for Polio in Poland and Cyprus

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"This multisectoral and cross-border approach to preparedness is a relatively new policy area, and there remain some uncertainties about what it involves. While people in the health sector are very familiar with planning for outbreaks, the ...

Our call for universal parenting education
December 8, 2016

Our call for universal parenting education

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By Eve Sullivan, Jamesa Wagwau, and Aya Isumi, December 12 2016 - Small children cry out in distress and, while it is easy to tell that they need something, parents or caregivers may not recognize right away what solace or satisfaction the child ...

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners
December 7, 2016

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners

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"Design research is useful whether you are designing an iPhone in Palo Alto or a media development program in Pakistan. But for projects like the latter - whose designers often come from vastly different backgrounds than their users, and where ...

Integrate Bristol Educational Resources for Equality and Integration
December 6, 2016

Integrate Bristol Educational Resources for Equality and Integration

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Integrate Bristol, a United Kingdom (UK) charity formed to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures, runs entertainment-education projects with young people to help them develop ...

Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey
December 6, 2016

Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey

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"Institutions debate whether it is appropriate to meddle with traditions which cannot or should not be prevented. Roma activists, with a few exceptions, ponder if disclosure of these practices will result in backlash from the Roma community or ...

Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the case of Pakistan
December 6, 2016

Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the ...

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Marina Plesons, World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research, December 1 2016 - How can community engagement be used to ...

Bridging the Gaps: UNDP Youth Strategy and Key Populations
December 5, 2016

Bridging the Gaps: UNDP Youth Strategy and Key Populations

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As young key populations strategically using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Strategy 2014-2014 [PDF], the Bangkok, Thailand-based network led by young men who have sex with men ...

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons in Asia and the Pacific
December 5, 2016

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex ...

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This discussion paper with accompanying video lays out some of the key ingredients for a comprehensive youth friendly healthcare package tailored to the context of countries in Asia and the Pacific region that is accessible and affordable to ...

Youth Voices Count (YVC)
December 5, 2016

Youth Voices Count (YVC)

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Led by young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) people, Youth Voices Count (YVC) brings together young community leaders in Asia and the Pacific to address issues related to HIV, health, and human rights through capacity ...

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 ...

Five tips for success in health communication
December 1, 2016

Five tips for success in health communication

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Caroline Sugg, November 15 2016 - “Without strong communication, we are not going to achieve global health goals.” (Professor Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical ...

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 ...

Our Girls, Our Future
November 30, 2016

Our Girls, Our Future

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Catherine Juma, November 22 2016 - Girls in South Sudan are less likely than boys to start school and more likely to drop out. Our radio producer visited her former school to find out if ...

Myanmar: Our Wish, Our Question
November 30, 2016

Myanmar: Our Wish, Our Question

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Yan Htaik Seng, November 1 2016 - We recount a nerve-racking visit to Myanmar’s ethnically diverse Kayin State - as it recovers from years of conflict - to give young people a rare chance to voice ...

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