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Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project
"The digitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare." Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation DEF, amongst other partners (see below),  with training ...
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Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) website and Video Channel

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) website and Video Channel
Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel ,and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the ...
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The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth

The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth
Because of the need to scale up mHealth initiatives, especially in maternal health, the Maternal Health Task Force held a technical meeting in April 2014 to gain insight into the idea of adequate evidence, the importance of evidence, and ...
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Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges

Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges
This study on information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet, examines the ways in which these tools can contribute to child-focused development goals. The United Nations Children's Fund ...
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Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook
"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and ...
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Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study

Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study
"[W]hile technology has the potential to amplify citizens' voices, it must be accompanied by clear political goals and other factors to increase their clout." Drawing upon case studies from 9 programmes around the world and a citizen ...
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Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak
Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the ...
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Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013
"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the ...
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Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video

Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video
This video explains the origin of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 and the ways in which people are interacting to share opinions on the next set of post-2015 goals as the deadline for the first set, the MDGs, approaches.
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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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MediCapt App

MediCapt App
"MediCapt is a mobile application, under development by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to help clinicians more effectively collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual ...
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Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector

Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector
"This working paper is designed to identify what evidence is being used in practice and to highlight what is now needed to move the media for development evidence base forward. It aims to be used as the start of a sectorial conversation to inform ...
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Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")

Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")
Revela2 is a multimedia, TV, and social mobilisation edutainment for social change platform for adolescents and youth. The first of its kind in Colombia, it aims to facilitate dialogue and critical reflection about sexuality and sexual and ...
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Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - ...

Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity which uses the power of media and communication to help people living in poverty improve their lives.  We work on governance and rights, health, resilience and humanitarian ...
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Indignadas (Outraged Women)

Indignadas (Outraged Women)
This art exhibit by María María Acha-Kutscher is one of the projects of the Power section of the online exhibition: Imagining Equality, launched by International Museum of Women. The presentation of  María María's art is described by the ...
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The Right to Her Story

The Right to Her Story
The Right to Her Story DVD, from the Center for Digital Storytelling’s Silence Speaks programme, presents "women’s human rights stories created in Silence Speaks participatory media workshops held around the world. The stories explore women’s ...
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The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
"Deep concerns have been expressed as policies and practices that exploit the vulnerability of digital communications technologies to electronic surveillance and interception in countries across the globe have been exposed."
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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith
"Hundreds of Pakistani labourers have been shown a short film that hopes to show them the importance of polio vaccinations." Image Nation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerites (UAE), developed a film- and radio-based campaign running from June to ...
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Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.   We do this through ...
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Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use ...

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development
From United Methodist Communications (UMCom), this discussion paper explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for economic and social development. It captures "best practice" in the use of mobile phones and ...
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The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization - Part Two

The 'What' and 'How' of Communication for Immunization - Part Two
Author: Lora Shimp, June 13 2014 - "The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives" - Tony Robbins Yesterday's blog discussed the "what" of immunization communication. Today, we discuss the ...
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Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the ...

Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
"For UNESCO, global citizenship education (GCE) develops the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need to build a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world." According to the United Nations Educational, ...
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Ebola and C4D

Ebola and C4D
"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.
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eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review
"This report shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health...[T]hrough the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for, ...
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Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” ...

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” (Say NO to Domestic Violence)
Nearly one-third of Mozambican women aged 15-49 who are married or live in marital union have ever experienced domestic violence, and close to one-quarter have experienced domestic violence within the past 12 months. Young women are particularly ...
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Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
"Utilizing social media and user-generated content for post-conflict peacebuilding does not simply mean making a Facebook or Twitter account for your organization. Social media involves conversation, and listening as well."
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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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Transitional Justice: A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists

Transitional Justice:  A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists
This handbook from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for journalists, citizens, and activists takes a look at how Syria could deal with issues of transitional justice when it emerges from the current period of conflict and ...
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Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector

Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector
Author: Nervious Siantombo, August 5 2014 - Citizen participation is a critical element in the development of Zambia’s agriculture sector, which is the mainstay of the majority of the country’s population.
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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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Why the poor linkage of women in STEM careers?

Why the poor linkage of women in STEM careers?
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., August 4 2014 - Can you mention some of the women who have played a decisive role in engineering, technologies of information or computer (ICT), participating in the creation of the basics of electrical commutating, ...
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Hashtag Journalism

Hashtag Journalism
This Columbia Journalism Review article describes the way journalists use hashtags to identify trends for their topic choices and speculates on whether that is the best way to research what to write about. Hashtags are electronic metadata ...
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Why is it important to have women in science and technology?

Why is it important to have women in science and technology?
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are ...
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Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone

Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how ...
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of ...
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Mr Condom and me

Mr Condom and me
Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new ...
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HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review

HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review
This review examines HIV communication capacity strengthening at national, subnational, and community levels: definitions, measurements, implementation, and effects. It also proposes a model to guide HIV communication capacity strengthening. The ...
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Boda Boda Talk Talk

Boda Boda Talk Talk
Produced by Internews Humanitarian Information Service in South Sudan, Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) is a recorded audio service which seeks to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced by the conflict at two of the ...
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Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes

Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes
"... although potentially less subject to reporting bias, biomarkers and biologic outcomes have their own flaws."
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Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A ...

Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses
This study is a meta-review to systematically examine which type of intervention content is more likely to lead to successful HIV outcomes. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addressing ...
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What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum ...

What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City
From the Abstract:  "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to ...
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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and ...

Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV   Prevention and Care Programs
This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.
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Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience

Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience
"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."
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Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award

Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award
"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, ...
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UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports

UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports
Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ...
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Assessment of Media Development in Palestine

Assessment of Media Development in Palestine
This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good ...
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Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC)

Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC)
"The open data movement holds out the promise of improving transparency, accountability, citizen participation and economic opportunity across developing countries...Nevertheless, it is not yet clear if open data initiatives are truly delivering ...
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Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology

Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology
"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are ...
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Give Stigma the Index Finger Project

Give Stigma the Index Finger Project
Give Stigma the Index Finger project, running from 2011 to 2014 in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Swaziland, aims to increase understanding of HIV stigma by empowering men and women living with HIV to take an active part in research and resulting ...
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