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Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
February 8, 2016

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

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"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique
January 15, 2016

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique

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"Gender-based violence (GBV) is both pervasive and widely accepted in Mozambique. The complex and multifaceted structural and sociocultural factors that underlie and reinforce GBV warrant a strong multi-level and multisectoral response."

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children
January 5, 2016

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children

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"...the utilisation of systemic, holistic and multifaceted approaches is critical to address the variety of drivers behind different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation."

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world."

Tanzania's all-female production crew
December 11, 2015

Tanzania's all-female production crew

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Author: BBC Media Action's Jo Casserly, December 11 2015 - "There's one thing I felt today and it was sisterhood and I've never felt that before during a production."

100 women interview their president
December 7, 2015

100 women interview their president

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Bidhya Chapagain, December 7 2015 - I met Bidhya Devi Bhandari - Nepal's first female president - a while back while presenting an episode of Sajha Sawal (Common Questions), a weekly TV debate show giving ...

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan
December 3, 2015

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi of BBC Media Action, December 3 2015 - When a TV debate show was filmed at the tomb of one of Afghanistan's founding fathers it was clear how much a sense of 'place' is interlinked with 'identity'. Not even a mosquito ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"
November 9, 2015

"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, November 9 2015 - Three years after its launch, Shirazuddin Siddiqi reflects on how Afghanistan's TV debate show Open Jirga continues to provide a voice to Afghans amid insecurity and increased uncertainty.

"AMANDLA!" The story of Nelson Mandela
October 26, 2015

"AMANDLA!" The story of Nelson Mandela

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Author: Chris Haydon, October 26 2015 - Disability theatre company Freewheelers Theatre will perform their latest stage production "AMANDLA!" (Power to the People) on 3rd December 2015.

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush
October 9, 2015

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush

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Author: Suchi Gaur, October 9 2015 - I had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Immunization initiative titled "Mission Indradhanush" of the Government of India. With the objective that every child gets immunized for seven (7) vaccine ...

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Glocal Times No 22/23
October 2, 2015

Glocal Times No 22/23

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Glocal Times (GT), the web magazine published by Malmö University's Master's program in Communication for Development in Sweden, is celebrating ten years of publication. This anniversary double issue gathers the thinking of academics, ...

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for Agricultural Information Dissemination in Uganda
September 16, 2015

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for ...

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This study assessed Participatory Development Communication (PDC) effectiveness as a strategy for agricultural information dissemination (indicated in the dissertation as "AIDS", the acronym is used in this summary as well) in Uganda. It is based ...

A girl without education is like a bird without wings
September 6, 2015

A girl without education is like a bird without wings

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Author: Trish Doherty, August 12 2015 - In a country where only one in ten girls complete primary education, Trish Doherty looks at how a BBC Media Action radio programme is helping more girls stay in school in South Sudan.

Our School and Girls Education South Sudan (GESS)
September 4, 2015

Our School and Girls Education South Sudan (GESS)

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"BBC Media Action’s radio programmes are part of Girls Education South Sudan [GESS], a major initiative designed to increase the number of girls enrolling in school and completing their education, as well as improving learning outcomes at both ...

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal."

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign
August 14, 2015

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

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Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a radio drama, which encourages listeners to interact with ...

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Youth advocacy is about passion in the face of adversity: about challenging the status quo; questioning the expectation that young people are unable or unwilling to stand up and make a change. It is challenging the idea that the youth voice is ...

No Yawa Youth Project
July 15, 2015

No Yawa Youth Project

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Launched in Ghana in January 2013, No Yawa is a youth project developed by DKT Ghana (DKT), Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG), and the Grameen Foundation (with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana) that links ...

Are community-based arts approaches really all that different   from other participatory community-based projects?
July 3, 2015

Are community-based arts approaches really all that different from other ...

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Author: Annalee Yassi, July 3 2015 - Community-based arts have been promoted in many sectors of society to integrate and celebrate imaginative thinking - to help people find new ways to see and be in the world - and to promote social change. But ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
June 30, 2015

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

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"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
June 2, 2015

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

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This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
June 1, 2015

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

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"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...

The Circus of Water
April 20, 2015

The Circus of Water

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The Circus of Water, presented in Nicaragua, is a recreational and educational show which aims to raise awareness through drama about the benefits of water and the importance of protecting it as a natural resource. The show's messaging is ...

VILAJ Global - Global Village
April 17, 2015

VILAJ Global - Global Village

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In the town of Leogane, Haiti, in 2011, the foundations VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia (Solidarity Project for Children) implemented this ongoing programme aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of the child.   Following ...

For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence
April 16, 2015

For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence

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In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's ...

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.
March 23, 2015

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.

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Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the ...

Prevención y Atención de Violencia en Centros Educativos del municipio de San Salvador
March 12, 2015

Prevención y Atención de Violencia en Centros Educativos del municipio de ...

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En el marco del Programa Conjunto de Reducción de la Violencia y Construcción de Capital Social en El Salvador, se realizó este proyecto enfocado en contribuir a la disminución de la violencia en centros escolares de tres distritos del municipio ...

Circo Social y Parque Inclusivo
March 11, 2015

Circo Social y Parque Inclusivo

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El Centro Cultural Circo Social, que cuenta con un parque inclusivo para los niños de Cuenca (Ecuador), es resultado de la colaboración entre el gobierno del Ecuador y el municipio, maestros de las artes cirsenses y trabajadores sociales, ...

Voces de jóvenes indígenas: Adolescencias, etnicidades y ciudadanías en México
March 10, 2015

Voces de jóvenes indígenas: Adolescencias, etnicidades y ciudadanías en México

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Esta iniciativa de UNICEF y el Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), se realizó con el objetivo de dar a conocer las voces de los adolescentes indígenas mexicanos. Surgió del interés por explorar ...

El Circo del Agua
March 5, 2015

El Circo del Agua

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Espectáculo lúdico-didáctico que tiene como objetivo sensibilizar a través del teatro sobre los beneficios del agua y la importancia de cuidar este recurso. Está dirigido a niñas, niños, adolescentes, y también busca incidir en profesores, padres ...

February 5, 2015

LA-TRAIN- SWACCHATA EXPRESS

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How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat! Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the ...

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings: Program Implementation and Results
February 5, 2015

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected ...

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"This article describes lessons learned during the first 2.5 years of implementing the ongoing Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAFPAC) initiative, led by CARE, which supports government health systems ...

A Culture of Rights
January 28, 2015

A Culture of Rights

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"The main aim of this Communication for Development Study, commissioned by UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], centered on carrying out a study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) specific to Children’s Rights that will ...

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
January 22, 2015

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

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This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a ...

Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality
January 15, 2015

Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with ...

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"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
January 14, 2015

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

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With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and ...

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
January 13, 2015

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

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"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional ...

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control
December 5, 2014

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control

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"Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but worldwide it is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. Most deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries."

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
November 7, 2014

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

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"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
October 23, 2014

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

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"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
October 22, 2014

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

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This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
October 17, 2014

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

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"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...

Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign
October 8, 2014

Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign

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As part of the Feed the Future initiative in Malawi, Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication (IHDC) is undertaking social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategies to "promote small 'doable', culturally appropriate ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
September 22, 2014

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

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This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
September 11, 2014

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

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Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...

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