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Creating "AMANDLA!" among the Freewheelers

Creating "AMANDLA!" among the Freewheelers
Author: Chris Haydon, June 12 2014 - It is now some months since we considered whether I might be able to  submit a blog to your project about a 'Mandela' production I was to  create for a disabled theatre company. This is the ...
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What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan ...

What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan Election?
"Where geography, poverty and lack of infrastructure make face-to-face interaction between disparate communities difficult, media can play a vital role in connecting these groups and in national debates on governance." This research briefing ...
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How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case ...

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case Study from Nepal
"...[T]he study found that listening to Sajha Sawal was significantly associated with an increase in political participation. How much a person was exposed to Sajha Sawal was also a factor: the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in ...
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Research at BBC Media Action: Putting Our Audience First

Research at BBC Media Action: Putting Our Audience First
"Research is embedded across our project life cycle. Findings inform our work, bridging theory and practice to provide an evidence base both for our own programmes and for anyone working in media and development worldwide." This Research and ...
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Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015
"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."
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Violence Prevention: The Evidence

Violence Prevention: The Evidence
This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and ...
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Sustainable Harvesting Training for Sundarbans Golpata Collectors

Sustainable Harvesting Training for Sundarbans Golpata Collectors
To build capacity, raise awareness, and facilitate dialogue, Bangladesh's grassroots organisation Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (CCEC) held a training-based initiative geared to assist those whose livelihoods depend on the ...
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Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
"Radio is not a means in and of itself. It’s the air war that supports the ground troops." MCHIP Chief of Party
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Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope

Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope
Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often ...
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Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India ...

Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India (SuperAmma): A Cluster-Randomised Trial
"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of ...
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Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary ...

Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative ...
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Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and ...

Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya
This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six ...
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Heartbeat

Heartbeat
"Unlike other mediums for dialogue, a song can easily be spread across the masses, far beyond the room where it was created. While political and social barriers make most opportunities for face-to-face dialogue, communication, and trust-building ...
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Social Circus and Inclusive Playground - Circo Cuenca - Ecuador

Social Circus and Inclusive Playground - Circo Cuenca - Ecuador
Social circus training and an inclusive park for children of all abilities were the result of collaboration among the government of Ecuador and municipalities, circus arts teachers, and social workers in the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, ...
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Nation against Early Marriage

Nation against Early Marriage
"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of ...
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Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines

Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines
"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western ...
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Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon

 Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon
This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity ...
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Video Girls for Change Project

Video Girls for Change Project
Launched in 2011 in Guatemala and Uganda, Video Girls for Change is a 4-stage Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building (PV for M&E) initiative designed to allow adolescent girls living in poverty to use ...
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Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal

Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal
This brief documents research on exposure and engagement of citizens of Nepal with BBC Media Action's Department for International Development (DFID)-funded governance project, comprising three media outputs:
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Evaluating the Impact of a Joint Communication Campaign on Multiple Sexual ...

 Evaluating the Impact of a Joint Communication Campaign on Multiple Sexual Partnerships in Mozambique: Interim Report
This 56-page document reports on an evaluation of the impact of a mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign in Mozambique that focused on integrating a strategy to reduce multiple sex partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships ...
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How to create PSAs in emergencies

How to create PSAs in emergencies
Author: Parambrahma Tripathy, January 24 2014       The BBC Media Action team in India are used to tight deadlines. But last October, we faced a deadline with a difference: after cyclone Phailin hit the eastern state ...
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A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for ...

A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity is a resource for public health practitioners working to advance health equity through community health interventions. While health disparities can be addressed at multiple levels, this guide ...
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Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF)

Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF)
Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works through strategic partners in the form of health professionals' bodies and associations, NGOs, patients' organisations, faith-based organisations (FBOs), ...
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Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras - Day Labor Theater without Borders, TJSF

Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras - Day Labor Theater without Borders, TJSF
Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Labor Theater without Borders, TJSF)  is a Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United States (US)-based ensemble theatre group made up of day labourers. Its mission is to improve the lives of day labourers ...
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Helpdesk Research Report: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours in Relation to ...

Helpdesk Research Report: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours in Relation to Gender Equality
Written in response to request to provide a "review of the literature on awareness/behaviour change strategies aimed at achieving greater gender equality, highlighting evidence of impact," this document gives an overview and information on: the ...
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The Day Mandela Died

The Day Mandela Died
This memorial video is from footage shot by Mark Lurie on the Grand Parade, Cape Town, South Africa, December 6 2013, in front of City Hall where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after being released from prison. The pictures at the beginning ...
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Is anybody out there?

Is anybody out there?
Author: Karen Wespieser, December 24 2013        Earlier this month the people of Algeria celebrated the 57th anniversary of the creation of their national radio - originally launched in secret to counteract the ...
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Speaking the same language?

Speaking the same language?
Author Jackie Christie, December 13 2013:     With more than 50 episodes under our belt, the team on Kenya’s TV and radio debate show Sema Kenya (Kenya Speaks) has the show’s many production tasks down to a fine art. But that ...
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Humara Bachpan Campaign

Humara Bachpan Campaign
Humara Bachpan is an Indian national campaign on living conditions for young children in urban poverty. The campaign calls for inclusion of child friendly components in urban renewable policies such as Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal ...
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Let's Talk HIV

Let's Talk HIV
Author: Anu Mohammed, November 29 2013      Film is not just a big business in Nigeria. It’s huge. Every year nearly 2000 movies are made, a production rate which beats Hollywood, only coming second to the world’s largest ...
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WITNESS Blog on Campaigns on Gender-based Violence

WITNESS Blog on Campaigns on Gender-based Violence
This blog is part of WITNESS’ aggregation of campaigns and video advocacy on gender-based violence (GBV). It was assembled during the 16 Days against GBV worldwide campaign. The blog gives examples of campaigning and materials available for ...
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Partnering with Religious Communities for Children

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children
"Long before there was a UNICEF, faith communities were among the greatest advocates for the world’s neediest children, providing guidance, aid and comfort to millions of disadvantaged families. In fact, the Convention on the Rights of the Child ...
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The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at ...

The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at Marriage and First Birth in Rural Bihar, India: A Retrospective Study
This paper describes the results of a post-programme retrospective survey of participants in an adolescent education programme implemented in rural Bihar, India. The Promoting Change in Reproductive Behavior: PRACHAR intervention aimed to ...
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Putting communities at the heart of climate change communications

Putting communities at the heart of climate change communications
Author: Rishika Das Roy, October 23 2013       Listening to people's everyday experiences is at the heart of the Climate Asia research project, the largest ever study into how people in seven Asian countries live and ...
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Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014

Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014
The Centre for Communication and Social Change is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organisations using communication and information and communication technology (ICTs) in communities to create meaningful change and ...
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Media's pH (Public Health) Value

Media's pH (Public Health) Value
This initiative, launched in India by Newslaundry in partnership with Who’s There? Yes (WTY), a global journalism and health mentoring initiative of Chitra Subramaniam Duella and Franklin Apfel, is intended to inspire public debate in India on ...
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Invincible Youth Shall Surely Resist Corruption

Invincible Youth Shall Surely Resist Corruption
Author: Zahid, August 28 2013           Corruption is a disease which makes obstacles to developing a nation's economy. As a result of corruption the poor suffer the most. In Bangladesh, ...
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Young blood: Loy9's latest big challenge

Young blood: Loy9's latest big challenge
Author: Yen Chenda, August 20 2013      The Loy9 team here in Phnom Penh [Cambodia] are getting used to rising to a challenge. Last year, as a finale to our first TV series, we broke the world record for the largest ever ...
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The road well travelled

The road well travelled
Author: Jackie Christie, August 1 2013     This is the first in a series of blogs from Jackie as she and her team travel around Kenya for the TV and radio debate show Sema Kenya. Now in its second series, the show brings ...
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Two songs, two states, one aim

Two songs, two states, one aim
Author: Radharani Mitra, Date: July 24 2013    Sometimes you have to say the same thing in very different ways. That’s exactly what happened when we had to produce two songs in one week to promote family health in the two Indian ...
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Theatre as Democracy: Staging South-South Dialogues

Theatre as Democracy: Staging South-South Dialogues
"There are many ways to activate democracy. The question is which ones actually generate social change. Theatre forums are efficient tools to design better politics."
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Ananya

Ananya
"Multiple channels of communication will work together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its individual parts." - BBC Media Action
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Constructing Home and Family: How the Ballroom Community Supports African ...

Constructing Home and Family: How the Ballroom Community Supports African American GLBTQ Youth in the Face of HIV/AIDS
"This article focuses on the construction of homes and families within the ballroom community, a prominent feature of urban GLBTQ communities of color in cities across the United States.”
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Get Them to 5 Alive!

Get Them to 5 Alive!
Launched in September 2012 and running until 2015, the Get Them to 5 Alive! campaign is working to raise awareness of the scale of child mortality and the leading causes of child deaths in Kenya - namely, neonatal causes, diarrhoea, pneumonia, ...
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A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in ...

A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region
This report presents findings from a mapping initiative by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that aimed to capture how faith-based organisations (FBOs) respond to violence against women (VAW) and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. As a ...
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Yayori Journalist Award

Sponsored by the Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights, the Yayori Journalist Award focuses on women journalists and artists (individuals or groups) who vividly describe and transmit the situation of women in the world with a gender ...
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From intervention to invitation: reshaping adolescent sexual health through ...

Gilliam, M., Orzalli, S., Heathcock, S., Sutherland, E., Jagoda, P., Menendez, A., & Ojengbede, O. (2012). From intervention to invitation: reshaping adolescent sexual health through story telling and games. Afr J Reprod Health, 16(2), 189-196.
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Tackling HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia

Stangl, A., Carr, D., Brady, L., Eckhaus, T., Caleson, M., & Nyblade, L. (2010). Tackling HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia (pp. 228). Washington, D.C.: The World Bank.
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