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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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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...
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Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential. The scholarships are offered ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...
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'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India

'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India
Author: Aashish Yadav, October 2 2014  - After a two year journey and countless stories of success, our bonded labour project is coming to an end.
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ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights

ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights
Launched in July 2014, the ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children's Rights project is using SMS (text messaging) to mobilise communities in Malawi around issues affecting children's rights and education. The initiative is ...
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Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in ...

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about ...
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Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal

Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal
Author: Bidhya Chapagain, September 26 2014 - Man Bahadur Lama was sitting in a relief centre when I first met him. Visibly shocked and heavy with grief, he told me he was desperately awaiting government papers which would qualify him for help as ...
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Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey

Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey
Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014  - Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a ...
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A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those ...
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Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A ...

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide
"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."
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HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge

HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge
"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the ...
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Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress

Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress
This 24-page report reflects on and discusses efforts to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) over the last decade. It synthesises lessons learned from interventions and outlines insights to strengthen future ...
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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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Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)
Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life) is a radio show that aims to improve understanding about polio and challenge negative attitudes towards vaccination. Created in response to a polio outbreak in Somalia that started in May 2013 (a country with no ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 African countries. A partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ...
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SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South

SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South
Science journalists from the Global South are being invited to submit their applications for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, which will provide one successful fellow with a cash prize of £3500/$5837, laptop, mentoring ...
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Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes

Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes
Launched in March 2014, Vamos Ler ("Let's Read" in Portuguese) is a 15-part children’s radio programme designed to encourage primary school aged children in Mozambique to read, while also building the capacity of teachers and caregivers to ...
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Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola
Created by Health COMpass, this Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) online focus package provides a list of SBCC tools and project materials which organisations working to prevent and treat ebola can use in their health communication ...
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Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author: ’Mamoletsane Khati, September 23 2014 - Women and girls across Southern Africa continue to bear the brunt of traditions that support multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP) and other uncouth sexual practices.
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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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Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014

Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014
The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award recognises print (including online), radio, and television journalism in South Africa that demonstrates outstanding work in the field of legal journalism. According to the Webber Wentzel legal ...
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Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")
"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions." When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on ...
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Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources

Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources
"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic ...
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Libya's Media Frontline

Libya's Media Frontline
Author:  Anne Reevell, September 8 2014 - A month ago I shut the door on the house that has been my home in Tripoli and, with one suitcase, climbed into a convoy with a dozen or so other "internationals" being evacuated from Libya. I'd been ...
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Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital ...
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight

Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight
Author: Musa Sangarie, BBC Media Action, September 3 2014 - A couple of weeks ago in the middle of the night, phones started ringing across Sierra Leone. Despite the late hour, people were calling to pass on the latest rumour about Ebola that ...
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A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia

A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia
Author: Jackie Christie, August 29 2014 - The assignments I take on for BBC Media Action sometimes take my breath away. Take my most recent project, for example: travel to the Horn of Africa and facilitate the creation of a 24-episode radio ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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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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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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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners

Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners
The Self-Assessment Toolkit (SAT) is a community radio tool from Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) Community Radio Facilitation Centre (CCFC) assembled as part of the project ...
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CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas

CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas
Published by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), this 8-page guide is designed to help broadcasters in Ebola-affected areas "to develop a clear strategy to ensure that they are able to provide continuous and effective operations ...
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Flooding in Nepal: how radio can save lives

Flooding in Nepal: how radio can save lives
Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 19 2014 - Every year in far west Nepal, the great river Mahkali brings tragedy to the lives of those living near it. Last month, as the annual monsoon rains beat down, it was no different: severe flooding and ...
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Rules of the Road of Ethical Journalism - Guide

Rules of the Road of Ethical Journalism - Guide
Published by Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), this booklet outlines ethical guidelines for journalists. According to the publication, "democracy and the rule of law depend on a free and independent press that can help citizens ...
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Women: The Voiceless or the Unheard Gender?

Women: The Voiceless or the Unheard Gender?
Author: Suchi Gaur, August 18 2014 - As I walked down the narrow road in a village in Butwal region of Nepal, I looked around and all I could see were mud houses and women trying to finish one or the other tasks. It was not a new sight for me. It ...
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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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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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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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Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children

Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children
Author: Manyang David Mayar, August 11 2014 -  Earlier this year I blogged about the school children in Jonglei state who were forced mid-exam to flee to the bush in fear of their lives.
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The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning ...

The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives
Westoff, C. F., & Rodriguez, G. (1995). The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives, 21(1), 26-31, 36.
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Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements ...

Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia.
Warnick, E., Dearden, K. A., Slater, S., Butrón, B., Lanata, C. F., & Huffman, S. L. (2004). Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia. Journal of Nutrition Education and ...
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Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia.

 Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia.
Valente, T. W., Kim, Y. M., Lettenmaier, C., Glass, W., & Dibba, Y. (1994). Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia. International Family Planning Perspectives, 20(3), 96-100. International Family Planning Perspectives. 1994; 20(3): ...
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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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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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