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Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
February 15, 2018

Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus ...

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The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the HPV Prevention and Control Board at the University of Antwerp hosted a symposium on vaccine confidence and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
February 14, 2018

Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, ...

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"A standardized way of reporting on the implementation processes as well as contextual factors throughout the programme would allow for easier synthesis of this information, and facilitate communication between researchers and practitioners." ...

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions
February 9, 2018

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of ...

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent ...

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)
February 8, 2018

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital ...

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education, because it is essential that new generations know ...

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
February 8, 2018

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the ...

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in the International Human Rights Framework
February 8, 2018

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in ...

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"Plan International is rallying those in power, civil society organisations, and young activists - especially girls - to join the movement for girls' rights." From Plan International, this report is an in-depth study into the status of girls in ...

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs
February 7, 2018

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs

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"Work by CTA - such as the AgriHack Initiative - and others has demonstrated that ICT has a key role to play in supporting and enhancing the performance of economies, including in the agriculture sector. However, young innovators interested in ...

España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación digital (I)
February 6, 2018

España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación ...

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 5 de febrero 2018 - “España está bien, vamos bien en el tema digital, pero podríamos estar mejor, especialmente en cuanto a la educación, porque es fundamental que las nuevas generaciones sepan moverse ...

 Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education
February 5, 2018

Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

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Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children were affected by an armed conflict in the ...

Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote
February 4, 2018

Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote

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Author: Bilquis Rehman, February 8 2018: Dr. Rehman writes on women´s rights in the workpace and facilitating youth voter education - Workplace Harassment Law 2010 and Pakistan Penal Code Section 509: Enabling workplace a better place for ...

Women and mobile phones? Oh so dangerous!
February 4, 2018

Women and mobile phones? Oh so dangerous!

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Author: Richa Singh, originally published August 5 2016 - The market is full of a range of mobile phones making it a commodity which is accessible to even the lower socio-economic sections. You have lucrative recharges, internet packs and other ...

Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward and two steps backward?
February 1, 2018

Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward ...

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Author: Ranjani K Murthy, February 1 2018 - After framing of global SDGs, many countries have begun to frame country specific ones. India was not one to be left behind, and it has drafted a document “SDG Targets and Proposed Draft National ...

Diva Centres and Divine Divas
February 1, 2018

Diva Centres and Divine Divas

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In Zambia, IDEO.org partnered with Marie Stopes International and the Hewlett Foundation to design the Diva Centres - a multi-touchpoint service that helps adolescent girls in urban Lusaka access the contraception they need to take control of ...

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change Strategies and Contexts Matters
January 30, 2018

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change ...

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Adolescent transitions shape both girls' and boys' lives, but often in highly gendered ways. Advancing understanding of these gendered dimensions of adolescent experiences is a core aim of Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a ...

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents in High-Income Settings
January 29, 2018

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents ...

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"Little attention has been given to the importance of family level processes (such as family relationships, communication, and resilience) in interventions for refugee children despite a body of literature indicating the importance of such ...

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being
January 26, 2018

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) observes that, of the 1.2 billion youth population aged 15-24, close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for ...

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality
January 26, 2018

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality

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"Discriminatory gender norms can be challenged, power imbalances between women and men can be changed, but they must be confronted before young women arrive in the workplace because they start at home, continue at school and pervade every area of ...

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar
January 25, 2018

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

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"It is imperative that efforts be undertaken to equip Myanmar's citizenry, especially women, with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and other abilities to shape a democratic, trustworthy, and vibrant local information society."

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide
January 24, 2018

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide

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"Consider integrating information sharing and discussions into traditionally male spaces such as agricultural projects or development committees....Consider that men and boys often prefer accessing services through non-clinic and informal ...

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection - Key Findings from Mali, Niger and Pakistan [2016-2017]
January 23, 2018

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and ...

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"Islamic Relief’s commitment to ending GBV is part of its wider gender justice framework that seeks to end harmful practices affecting women and girls." From Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), with the Swedish International Development Cooperation ...

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase Uptake and Use
January 23, 2018

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase ...

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“No one product alone will end the epidemic. To end AIDS, women will need a range of options that meet their needs and fit within the context of their lives.”

Shining a light on girl's education in South Sudan
January 22, 2018

Shining a light on girl's education in South Sudan

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Author: BBC Media Action South Sudan's Kenyi Betuel, editor of 'Our School', originally posted on January 15 2018 - Agol Deng Tong dreams of going to university and setting up her own business, but living in rural South Sudan - with no ...

I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators and A Toolkit for After-School Clubs
January 19, 2018

I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators and A Toolkit for After-School Clubs

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To expand the reach of Malala Yousafzai's memoir, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, and spread her message to young activists around the world, the Global Women's Institute (GWI) of the George ...

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up
January 19, 2018

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up

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The pilot project Music to Advance Sustainable Development kicked off in June 2016 to explore the transformative potential of music to popularise the 2030 Agenda and contribute to active citizenship and accountability in Brazil's Baixada ...

The Journal of Development Communication
January 16, 2018

The Journal of Development Communication

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The main objective of The Journal of Development Communication, or JDC, is to examine the role of communication in promoting national and regional development in developing countries worldwide. Launched in 1989, the peer-reviewed journal is ...

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An Evidence-Informed Approach
January 16, 2018

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An ...

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"Countries are increasingly acknowledging the importance of equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to make responsible choices in their lives, particularly in a context where they have greater exposure to sexually explicit material ...

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series
January 10, 2018

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series

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This series of webinars is being hosted by the LINEA (Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse) Network, a project of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which works to prevent ...

Immunization Effects of a Communication Intervention to Promote Preteen HPV Vaccination in Primary Care Practices
January 8, 2018

Immunization Effects of a Communication Intervention to Promote Preteen HPV ...

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"The Protect Them study shows promise for practice-based communication strategies - including age-appropriate discussion of HPV as a preventable STI - to be effective in promoting preteen HPV vaccination."

Audience Research in Media Development
January 5, 2018

Audience Research in Media Development

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"Though audience research has also been part of the toolbox of media development organizations for some time, it was only when focus in international development shifted from producing outputs to effecting impact that research of media viewing, ...

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 2, 2018

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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Launched in 2012 by the Indian organisation ZMQ Development, MIRA Channel is an integrated mobile phone service providing communication and information tools for maternal and child health care to rural women in low-resource settings. "The ...

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys
December 26, 2017

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

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"The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package... aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys." This service package for ...

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders
December 26, 2017

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders

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"[T]his study represents a novel and timely consideration of the role of faith in the perpetuation and/or discontinuation of HTPs [harmful traditional practices], with important lessons for policy makers and development practitioners." From the ...

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking Behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for Youth Friendly Service Programming
December 21, 2017

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking ...

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"Acknowledging the need for targeted health services for adolescents and youth, the Ethiopian Government has scaled-up and institutionalized youth friendly services (YFS) through intensive capacity building at all levels of the health ...

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming and Evidence
December 19, 2017

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming ...

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Civil society organisations (CSOs) are often involved in expanding services, raising awareness, generating demand, and advocating for an improved enabling environment to ensure women and men have full, free, and informed choice to determine ...

Lessons Learnt from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in 45 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
December 19, 2017

Lessons Learnt from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in 45 Low- and ...

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This article synthesises lessons learned and determinants of success from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration projects and national programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs). Between January 2007 and May 2016, over 80 ...

Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector
December 19, 2017

Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector

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"Rice agriculture is among the sectors most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Yet, it appears that little is written about how to communicate climate change among rice stakeholders, especially the resource-poor farmers." - ...

Vulnerable Youth as Prosumers in HIV Prevention: Studies Using Participatory Action Research
December 14, 2017

Vulnerable Youth as Prosumers in HIV Prevention: Studies Using Participatory ...

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Drawing on four cases of research from Africa and South East Asia, this paper discusses the possibilities for youth "prosumerism" as a participation mechanism in HIV prevention, particularly in light of new opportunities arising from a digital ...

De Taali
December 13, 2017

De Taali

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"With an entire programme focusing on adolescent empowerment, girls who have been raised in a culture of silence are getting the courage to raise and voice their concerns and opinions." - Supriya Tewari of Breakthrough Launched in 2016, De Taali ...

A novel approach to maternal health in Nigeria
December 12, 2017

A novel approach to maternal health in Nigeria

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Author: Producer Trainer for BBC Media Action in Nigeria Akile Gojo, originally posted December 5 2017 - Earlier this year, after a day of training producers at one of our partner radio stations in Gombe state, I was eating dinner in a nearby ...

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World
December 12, 2017

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World

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"Making the digital space better for children requires collaboration and cooperation among governments, United Nations agencies and other international children's organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and the technical ...

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research
December 11, 2017

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research

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"Attempts to prevent Internet dimensions of the violent radicalization of youth do not have proven efficacy, but on the other hand it is clear that they can damage online freedoms, especially freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy ...

Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit Pilot Qualitative Research & Case Study Report
December 7, 2017

Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit Pilot Qualitative Research & Case Study Report

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In 2015, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project developed the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to help guide the creation, or ...

Understanding and Tackling the Gendered Drivers of Poor Adolescent Mental Health
December 6, 2017

Understanding and Tackling the Gendered Drivers of Poor Adolescent Mental Health

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"We hypothesize that rigid social norms and gender-based discrimination limit the perceived control that both girls and boys have over their own lives and futures, and that this perceived lack of control can have deleterious effects on their ...

Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform to Inform HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls
December 4, 2017

Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge ...

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"Interviews with [36] key individuals and a review of 55 national policies and programming documents have found that What Works has had a substantial impact in promoting the use of evidence to effect positive change in HIV interventions for women ...

Right to Health
December 1, 2017

Right to Health

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Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, this Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report attributes recent rises in access to treatment in part to the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their ...

Who Cares What Others Think? The Role of Latinas' Acculturation in the Processing of HPV Vaccination Narrative Messages
November 30, 2017

Who Cares What Others Think? The Role of Latinas' Acculturation in the ...

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"[H]ealth campaigns can be used to change beliefs and teach new behaviors, as long as they account for the fact that the audience's cultural background and social environment can either reinforce or attenuate persuasion."

How Young Feminists Resist: A Comic Book
November 30, 2017

How Young Feminists Resist: A Comic Book

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This comic book, created by Dee Mathieu Cassendo in collaboration with the Young Feminist Activism (YFA) team at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), visually depicts the creative tactics that young feminist organisers use in ...

How we attracted women to our shows
November 28, 2017

How we attracted women to our shows

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Author: Head of Research and Learning, BBC Media Action Nigeria, Anu Mohammed, originally posted November 22 2017 - As a child and throughout my teenage years in northern Nigeria, I saw men in our neighbourhood shopping for the food needed by the ...

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes
November 15, 2017

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes

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"This note highlights examples of girls’ clubs that have led to increasingly gender equitable attitudes and practices, from programmes in Burkina Faso to Bangladesh." This research and practice note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ...

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