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PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia

PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia
From Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), September 2014 - PSAf, in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS/STIs/TB Council of Zambia and the Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), undertook a study on the existence of sexual minorities. ...
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HIV Prevalence versus Incidence ... unpacking the confusion

HIV Prevalence versus Incidence ... unpacking the confusion
Authors: David R Patient and Neil M Orr, August 29 2014 - Every few years a national HIV study comes out and people start to speak with great concern about the prevalence and incidence rates increasing. There seems to be a lot of confusion around ...
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication for Afghanistan
"As the newly elected government establishes itself, it is critical that the national commitment to achieving polio eradication is maintained at the highest level."
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication for Pakistan
"The Technical Advisory Group on Polio Eradication for Pakistan (TAG) conducted a meeting on 2-3 June 2014, during a time when the Pakistan programme is at a 'critical crossroads'....In the four months preceding the meeting, 86% of global polio ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook
"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and ...
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BBC Media Action's Work on Health

BBC Media Action's Work on Health
This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.
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HIV and Persons in Prison in Pakistan

HIV and Persons in Prison in Pakistan
Authors: Shoaib Raza Butt and Rana Tassawar Ali, August 28 2014 - It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 people with HIV-positive status in Pakistan. Among them, injecting drug users (IDUs), general population and sex workers are ...
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Investing in young children makes good business sense

Investing in young children makes good business sense
Author: Michael Feigelson, August 25 2014 - In 2007, The Lancet medical journal published an article stating that more than 200 million children under five fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of poverty, poor health and ...
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Are Gender-Sensitive Evaluations and Feminist Evaluations Different?

Are Gender-Sensitive Evaluations and Feminist Evaluations Different?
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, cross-posted from the Gender and Evaluation international community of practice, August 21 2014 - In evaluation conferences, at times I hear "I do feminist evaluations, and not gender evaluations. Feminist evaluation ...
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Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video

Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video
This video explains the origin of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 and the ways in which people are interacting to share opinions on the next set of post-2015 goals as the deadline for the first set, the MDGs, approaches.
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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...
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Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners

Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners
The Self-Assessment Toolkit (SAT) is a community radio tool from Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) Community Radio Facilitation Centre (CCFC) assembled as part of the project ...
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Education through Film: Traditional Views in Modern Society

Education through Film: Traditional Views in Modern Society
Author: Allison Tunnoch, August 19 2014, crossposted from The WVoice, a publication of Women's Voices Now - "Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have ...
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Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and ...

Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
"Awareness of the legalities of child marriage - it's outlawed in most countries around the world - has little bearing on behaviour because customary laws, social norms and poverty-driven economic needs often trump national policies and ...
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Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?

Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?
"Mobilization around the problem of child marriage has been very successful. A shared vision and narrative of the promising or successful program examples at all levels will help drive resources toward programs and research that will contribute ...
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Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???

Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???
Author: Suman Chowdhury (Mony), August 18 2014 - Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by throwing tons of paddy [rice in the husk before processing] in the main road of the capital city. ...
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Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities: Are they ...

Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities:  Are they achieved 100 % or appropriate and expected outcomes!
Author: Suman Chowdry (Mony), August 18 2014 - Many donor organizations and countries of the world have been donating or lending billions of money as aid for a long time in many third world countries and underdeveloped and developing countries ...
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A lost generation: how the lack of a unified refugee strategy is affecting ...

A lost generation: how the lack of a unified refugee strategy is affecting Syrian children
Author: Richard Alam, August 14 2014 - After 3 years of civil war, or revolution or civil unrest (I’m not sure what to call it anymore…) the world now faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the modern history of the Middle East - or to be ...
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Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference

Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference
Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 14 2014 - Adolescence is a defining period in the growth of a young person. Supporting young people to successfully navigate this stage of life can help break the cycle of poverty and produce great benefits for ...
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The Right to Her Story

The Right to Her Story
The Right to Her Story DVD, from the Center for Digital Storytelling’s Silence Speaks programme, presents "women’s human rights stories created in Silence Speaks participatory media workshops held around the world. The stories explore women’s ...
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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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Social Policy Report: The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect ...

Social Policy Report: The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect Implications for Policy and Practice
This Social Policy report focuses on United States (US)-based research on child well-being and the threat of child abuse and neglect or child maltreatment in the early years of child development. It was gathered based upon the proceedings of an ...
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From Intense Rejection to Advocacy: How Muslim Clerics Were Engaged in a ...

From Intense Rejection to Advocacy: How Muslim Clerics Were Engaged in a Polio Eradication Initiative in Northern Nigeria
"The engagement of the traditional and religious leaders in the polio immunization campaign in northern Nigeria was vital to the success of the country's PEI and primary health care programs. The recent extension of the campaign to include polio ...
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Early Childhood Development on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Early Childhood Development on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"The global early childhood development (ECD) community proposes a global goal and urgent call to action to ensure that all children under the age of 5 reach their developmental potential through access to quality ECD programs and policies. In ...
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Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children

Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children
Author: Manyang David Mayar, August 11 2014 -  Earlier this year I blogged about the school children in Jonglei state who were forced mid-exam to flee to the bush in fear of their lives.
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Besides the three delays: Factors which have a bearing on maternal health

Besides the three delays: Factors which have a bearing on maternal health
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, August 11 2014 - It is widely recognized that three delays have a bearing on accessing maternal health care, namely, delays in decision to seek care, delays in reaching care, and delays in receiving adequate quality ...
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Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education ...

Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries
From the abstract of this UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre working paper:  "This initial exploratory study examines the governance and finance of ECS [early childhood services] in three countries using an in-depth qualitative approach. The ...
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The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization - Part Two

The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization - Part Two
Author: Lora Shimp, June 13 2014 - "The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives" - Tony Robbins Yesterday's blog discussed the "what" of immunization communication. Today, we discuss the ...
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The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization

 The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization
Author: Lora Shimp, June 12 2014 - "The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." Sydney J. Harris
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Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the ...

Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
"For UNESCO, global citizenship education (GCE) develops the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need to build a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world." According to the United Nations Educational, ...
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In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key ...

In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key Populations in National AIDS Strategic Plans
"National strategic frameworks or plans (NSPs) determine a country’s national response to HIV and AIDS, guiding allocation of funding, resources and human capacity and are now critical for Global Fund investments.  Many plans are not ...
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Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN

Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN
"The process has been one of 'community-based, popular participation in policy communication, participatory awareness creation, targeted law enforcement, and community level ownership of policy processes.'" - Dr. Delali Dovie of the Regional ...
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Ebola and C4D

Ebola and C4D
"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.
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Managers Needed to Beat Chronic Diseases

Managers Needed to Beat Chronic Diseases
The increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (often called chronic diseases or NCDs) prompted the United Nations, in 2011, to issue the second political declaration on health in its history, the first being on AIDS in 2006. The pandemic of ...
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Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” ...

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” (Say NO to Domestic Violence)
Nearly one-third of Mozambican women aged 15-49 who are married or live in marital union have ever experienced domestic violence, and close to one-quarter have experienced domestic violence within the past 12 months. Young women are particularly ...
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A Rights-Based Approach to Participation - A GI-ESCR Practitioner's Guide

A Rights-Based Approach to Participation - A GI-ESCR Practitioner's Guide
Published by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this guide seeks to provide an outline for how development practitioners can implement a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to participatory development.
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My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)
This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are ...
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Transitional Justice: A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists

Transitional Justice:  A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists
This handbook from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for journalists, citizens, and activists takes a look at how Syria could deal with issues of transitional justice when it emerges from the current period of conflict and ...
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A Guide for Developing Family Planning Messages for Women in the First Year ...

A Guide for Developing Family Planning Messages for Women in the First Year Postpartum
From the ACCESS-FP programme (Access to Clinical and Community Maternal, Neonatal, and Women's Health Services-Family Planning), this guide was written to help programme managers create postpartum family planning (PPFP) messages to be used in ...
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Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media

Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media
"The research finds that a wide range of factors currently inhibit media in the three countries sampled from playing a more substantive role in promoting awareness of child rights, as well as in helping children realize their rights and in ...
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Asha's story - stopping polio in its tracks

Asha's story - stopping polio in its tracks
Author: Barkhad Kaariye, August 4 2014 - I knew this was going to be a story worth the 300km trip from my home town of Hargeisa to Burao in Somaliland. It was early morning and the sun was just about to set out from the east when I visited the ...
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Lifting the lid on dowry-related violence in Nepal

Lifting the lid on dowry-related violence in Nepal
Author: Bidhya Chapagain, August 4 2014 - Stories about violence against women in Nepal are, sadly, not rare. Since my schooldays, I’ve heard of women beaten by in-laws or taking their own lives because they could no longer stand the abuse. But I ...
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A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Children's Participation

A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Children's Participation
"If children's participation is to be sustained, replicated, resourced, and institutionalised into the wider communities in which children live, it is necessary to develop methods of measuring what is being done and how it is affecting children's ...
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Why the poor linkage of women in STEM careers?

Why the poor linkage of women in STEM careers?
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., August 4 2014 - Can you mention some of the women who have played a decisive role in engineering, technologies of information or computer (ICT), participating in the creation of the basics of electrical commutating, ...
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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy
"'In the beginning people felt afraid. They started to ask us who we are,' says Muhammed, a local volunteer working to immunise children against polio in Syria's Al-Hasakah governate, where heavy fighting has taken place. 'I have taken the ...
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Why is it important to have women in science and technology?

Why is it important to have women in science and technology?
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are ...
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Independent Judiciary: Key to a Better Performing Judicial System

Independent Judiciary: Key to a Better Performing Judicial System
Author: James Ayodele, August 1 2014 - Under the European Union (EU) funded project “Support to the Justice Sector in Nigeria,” the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association, Access ...
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EU-UNODC Support Enhances Justice Sector Reforms in Benue State

EU-UNODC Support Enhances Justice Sector Reforms in Benue State
Author: James Ayodele, August 1 2014 - The technical support being provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under the Project "Support to the Justice Sector in Nigeria", funded by the European Union (EU), is enhancing ...
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