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

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.
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 ...
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LA-TRAIN- SWACCHATA EXPRESS

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 ...
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A Culture of Rights

A Culture of Rights
"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 ...
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Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
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 ...
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Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with ...

Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality
"[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 ...
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Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
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 ...
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Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
"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 ...
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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control
"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."
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Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
"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), ...
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Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"
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BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
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 ...
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Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
"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 ...
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Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign

Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign
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 ...
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A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
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 ...
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Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
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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Selfies 4 School

Selfies 4 School
From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera ...
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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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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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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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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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Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected ...

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings: Program Implementation and Results
"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 ...
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BBC Sema Kenya takes a bow

BBC Sema Kenya takes a bow
Author: Jackie Christie, January 28 2015 - I first met Joseph Warungu in 2012 when he handed me a report he had written on the media environment in Kenya and the possibility of a programme themed on governance. None of us knew then that not only ...
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Listening to The Voices of Women in KwaZulu-Natal

Listening to The Voices of Women in KwaZulu-Natal
This 44-page Power Point presentation shares the experience of using community dialogues in Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN), South Africa to gather information to inform a women’s and child health advocacy, communication, and social mobilisation (ACSM) ...
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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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Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)

Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)
Published online and in print by Development Media Consulting, the Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to research exploring linkages between communication and human ...
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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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No More Malaria: Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project

No More Malaria: Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project
During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over ...
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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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Link Up Project

Link Up Project
Launched in 2013, the Link Up project is a three-year project working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of more than one million young people aged 24 years and under in five countries - Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, ...
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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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