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Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in Africa: Lessons for Social and Behaviour Change Programmes
July 24, 2017

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in ...

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"Evidence from political and social contexts has shown that music has been used as a channel to persuade, control or advance social causes."

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric
July 20, 2017

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric

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Author: Journalist, Media Consultant and Economist Daniel Tonga, July 25 2017 - When one listens to politicians speak and takes a critical analysis of their political discourse, there is no doubt that present day politicians seriously lack ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal
July 11, 2017

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally published July 3 2017 - As Sajha Sawal broadcasts its 500th episode, the team members reflect on what the programme means to the Nepali audience – and them. “Who will answer my questions? ...

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers
June 28, 2017

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers

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Author: My Sovann, BBC Media Action Communications coordinator, Cambodia, originally published June 23 2017 - "I feel so excited about the roadshow, I have never ever seen an educational event like this in my village" shouts high school student ...

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women and Girls in Karnataka, South India
June 23, 2017

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women ...

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"...interventions that integrate a norms approach can contribute to strengthening the rights of women and girls and reducing the violent practices that affect the health and human rights of hundreds of millions globally." Social norms play an ...

2017 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
June 13, 2017

2017 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

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From Nigeria's National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), this report reviews progress made to date to meet the 2016 National Polio Eradication Emergency Plan (NPEEP) and sets forth intentions for 2017 with regard to Nigeria's ...

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in Nepal
June 13, 2017

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in ...

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"This study suggests that it is possible to change entrenched food hygiene habits, even in environmentally challenging conditions such as pertain in rural Nepal." This paper reports on a trial of an intervention to improve 5 food hygiene ...

Samvedana Plus
June 2, 2017

Samvedana Plus

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"HIV prevention interventions need to be specially calibrated to address...distinct structural sources of vulnerability and risk in intimate relationships."

Samata
June 1, 2017

Samata

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"Many factors push girls to drop out of school: can a multi-layered programme overcome these barriers?" Launched by Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) in July 2012, the 5-year Samata programme in northern Karnataka, south India, seeks to ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

One World No Hunger Initiative
May 26, 2017

One World No Hunger Initiative

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The One World No Hunger initiative seeks to improve the secure and fair access to resources, land, and land use rights for women in four regions in Namibia, with the ultimate objective to increase food security. Launched by the Konrad Adenauer ...

The Comprehensive 'Communicate to Vaccinate' Taxonomy of Communication Interventions for Childhood Vaccination in Routine and Campaign Contexts
May 15, 2017

The Comprehensive 'Communicate to Vaccinate' Taxonomy of Communication ...

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"Without a comprehensive framework integrating communication interventions from routine and campaign contexts, it is not possible to conceptualise the full range of possible vaccination communication interventions. Therefore, vaccine programme ...

Los Humos de mi Barrio (My Neighbourhood's Smoke)
May 12, 2017

Los Humos de mi Barrio (My Neighbourhood's Smoke)

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When households cook with firewood on an open fire or on an non-improved stove (plancha sin chiminea, o con chiminea vieja), they are exposed to high levels of household air pollution (HAP), which is dangerous for their health. In 2016 in ...

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects
May 10, 2017

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects

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"The communicative ecologies approach grounds our analysis of innovation, sustainability, and strategy in local contexts, enabling us to explore how the spread of digital technologies is being integrated into Pacific media and communication ...

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours
May 9, 2017

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours

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"What rigorous evidence is there on what types of programming interventions work to bring about changes in gender and social norms, and changes in wider attitudes and behaviours?" This annotated bibliography presents studies of programmes that ...

Lady Irwin College - M. Sc. Development Communication and Extension
May 4, 2017

Lady Irwin College - M. Sc. Development Communication and Extension

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Background Information Lady Irwin College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. Established in 1932, it is women's college that offers graduate courses as well as post-graduate courses in Home Science, and graduate courses in Food ...

Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality)
April 28, 2017

Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality)

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"I enjoyed passing remarks and whistling at girls. I realised this was wrong after I joined the programme. I understood what was fun for me was harassment for the girls. Now I work with the programme also stop other boys from doing so." - Kumar, ...

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh
April 27, 2017

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass ...

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"As the global momentum for investing in nutrition ramps up, there is an urgent need for demonstrated large-scale solutions for improving the most fundamental of nutrition actions, i.e., home-based behaviors to improve the quality of diets. This ...

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the Shaping Demand and Practices Project in Bihar, Northern India
April 26, 2017

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the ...

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"Between 2011 and 2015, BBC Media Action and its partners implemented a... project to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. Called Shaping Demand and Practices (SDP), the initiative formed part of ...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies
April 26, 2017

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies

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“Guinea’s maternal and child health indicators are among the lowest in the world. Even before Ebola hit in 2014, trust and confidence in its health services were low. Ebola’s rapid spread further fueled fear and distrust, with many people ...

What's the best way of improving accountability in Sierra Leone?
April 17, 2017

What's the best way of improving accountability in Sierra Leone?

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Author: BBC Media Action Insight's George Ferguson on March 17 2017 - A free and independent media that holds politicians to account on behalf of citizens has long been held up as a cornerstone of a thriving democracy. In Sierra Leone, we ran a ...

Human stories inspire positive change
April 17, 2017

Human stories inspire positive change

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Author: BBC Media Action Insight's Katy Williams, on March 6 2017 - Katy Williams asked political debate show presenters in Nepal and Afghanistan about the real-life changes their programmes have helped achieve. Successes include getting more ...

Communication for Development: A Practical Guide
April 12, 2017

Communication for Development: A Practical Guide

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"Development is a communicative process. Communication tools are vital for the political dialogue and awareness-raising required to bring about social and institutional reforms. This...handbook...shows how these tools can be used effectively." - ...

One Community Project
April 3, 2017

One Community Project

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The One Community project is designed to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and to prevent new infections. This will be achieved through: empowering priority populations with the knowledge, efficacy, and skills to effectively utilise ...

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?
March 9, 2017

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?

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"Although the range of contraceptives includes methods for men, namely condoms, vasectomy and withdrawal that men use directly, and the Standard Days Method (SDM) that requires their participation, family planning programming has primarily ...

Tipping Point
March 1, 2017

Tipping Point

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"Tipping Point's goal is to support gender equitable social norms and opportunities that give way to alternative paths for women and girls and the courage to believe in the broader possibilities for their lives." CARE and its partner ...

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil Society Network: Building Regional Platforms to Promote Learning on How to Address Malnutrition
February 28, 2017

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil ...

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"Progress continues to be made in the fight against hunger; yet, a large number of people still lack of food and are not adequately nourished. It is estimated that 795 million people in the world were undernourished (2014-2016 estimates), meaning ...

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report
February 27, 2017

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report

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"The assumption is that if parents believe that home literacy and language activities can enhance the success of children in school, and if they have specific tools to use, they will develop more self-efficacy, that is to say, belief that they ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015
February 17, 2017

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015

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This report highlights the key United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication for development (C4D) interventions during the response phase of the April and May 2015 earthquakes, which killed nearly 9,000 and severely affected thousands ...

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of Oral Cholera Vaccine
February 15, 2017

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of ...

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"Communication for Development (C4D) plays a central role in the successful introduction of oral cholera vaccine as an additional tool in cholera prevention and control, both in endemic and epidemic settings." This oral cholera vaccine (OCV) ...

Peace through Arts
February 13, 2017

Peace through Arts

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This project aimed at creating a forum for Pakistani youth where they could interact with one another, discuss various issues pertaining to their everyday lives, and express their desire for peace and prosperity through different art forms. ...

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale Projects) Guide and Facilitators' Guide
February 2, 2017

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale ...

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"...a resource to develop your evaluation plans before you begin a new project, so that during the journey you have a strategy and tools to help you watch and listen to the changing situation around you....Incorporating evaluation and learning ...

 Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India
February 1, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: ...

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"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a need to change social and behavioural norms to ...

Change Starts at Home
January 25, 2017

Change Starts at Home

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Equal Access (EA)'s Change Starts at Home (Change) initiative uses a multi-component social behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategy involving a radio drama and community mobilisation to shift attitudes, norms, and behaviours that underpin ...

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment
January 19, 2017

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment

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"Drawing on the input of their members and partners in the field over the last few years, the faithbased networks, ACT Alliance and CIDSE, have been assessing political and social developments that have had an impact on the space for civil ...

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging 10 -19 Year Olds in Integrated HIV and SRHR Services
January 19, 2017

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique ...

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“Adolescents are unique in their development, their health and their social needs; therefore, their service requirements are different.” This brief explores some of the key lessons learned from the Link Up programme related to engaging and ...

Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results
January 18, 2017

Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve ...

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"Including C4D in a project does not require an exceptional effort. It requires a listening and open attitude, accompanying the project from the beginning to the end to make the project live locally, facilitate its progress and enhance its ...

Breakthrough-RESEARCH
January 17, 2017

Breakthrough-RESEARCH

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"Breakthrough-RESEARCH addresses a clear need for increased study of SBC [social and behaviour change] interventions. Few existing studies examine mechanisms of effect in large, multi-component interventions, raise questions of cost-benefit or ...

Breakthrough-ACTION
January 17, 2017

Breakthrough-ACTION

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"Recent years have seen significant changes in behavioral programming generally, and SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] specifically. Widespread access to mobile phones and social media has transformed the communication landscape, ...

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 ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report
July 4, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report

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“The development of the campaign focused on filling gaps identified through formative research in order to create a positive environment for men and women, health workers, religious and community leaders to actively discuss health problems, find ...

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 ...

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI)
November 17, 2016

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI)

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"Making SBCC materials, resources and training available in a digital format is a cost-effective and sustainable way to reach more people with consistent, reliable information." - Rebecca Arnold, Project Director, BKMI Launched in 2013, the ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to Counter-Trafficking Activities
November 15, 2016

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to ...

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Guided by other communication for development (C4D) tools in existence, IOM X - the International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking - created its ...

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