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Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention among Low-Income Groups in Bangladesh and India
December 15, 2017

Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and ...

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This paper evaluates a pilot intervention of Sesame Workshop's "Cleaner, Healthier, Happier" multi-media health communication approach promoting water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among vulnerable children ...

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender
December 14, 2017

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender

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This BBC Media Action interactive digital toolkit has been created on a dedicated micro website "to help those working in media and communication for development to challenge negative gender stereotypes and advance gender equality." The ...

Media Consumption Survey in Ukraine
December 13, 2017

Media Consumption Survey in Ukraine

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Internews' annual Ukrainian media survey revealed that Ukrainians in 2017 were more critical in their media consumption, demanding better-quality and more reliable content from journalists. The survey of 4,048 people highlights Ukrainians' media ...

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action
December 5, 2017

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action

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"This paper outlines BBC Media Action’s approach to Gender Equality and our strategy for achieving impact in this area. This paper reviews and builds on learnings and evidence from initiatives that have sought to advance gender equality through ...

We Change the World: What Can We Learn from Global Social Movements for Health?
December 5, 2017

We Change the World: What Can We Learn from Global Social Movements for Health?

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This report from the global innovation foundation Nesta presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over 40 social movement leaders, allies, and dissenters around the world. It looks primarily at four ...

Defending Journalism
December 1, 2017

Defending Journalism

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"[T]he most effective responses to the safety of journalists are those born and led by a broad coalition of stakeholders that include media, civil society, authorities where possible and international organisations." - Jesper Højberg, Executive ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors
December 1, 2017

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors

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Created by Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with Health-E News, this guide is designed to provide journalists and editors in South Africa with guidance on how to report on issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in a sensitive, respectful, and ...

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh
November 29, 2017

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh

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"The refugee population is clearly a very tight one, where communication means and habits are strictly community-based, with great emphasis on personal connection and community leaders."

Framing Equality Toolkit
November 27, 2017

Framing Equality Toolkit

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"Our practices - how we engage with our communities and with the wider publics - must reflect and strengthen the stories we tell. Change is only possible once our movements are telling better stories through being more representative, diverse, ...

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies
November 20, 2017

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies

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"Recent public health emergencies, most notably Ebola, have shown the potential of community engagement as are source that can either help or hinder institutional responses to emergencies. It demonstrated that public health emergencies cannot be ...

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
November 15, 2017

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement ...

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This document provides an evidence map of existing research into a set of selected social, behavioural, and community engagement (SBCE) interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). The product of a collaboration ...

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication Strategies among Caregivers and Health Workers in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study
November 14, 2017

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication ...

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"Communication about vaccination involves more than the message but is also influenced by the environment and the attitudes of the deliverer and receiver. It is pertinent for health policy makers and programme managers to understand these factors ...

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
November 14, 2017

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after ...

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"Many Puerto Ricans can't get the information they need related to recovery issues, and their voices are not being heard. People are isolated, and don’t have any way to relay what they're seeing and experiencing in their communities."

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify Improvements through Assessment
November 9, 2017

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify ...

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"A participatory approach is in fact as important as the assessment results....Assessment is a process of planning, analysis, reflection and, above all, action." This guide's assessment methodology is designed to strengthen democratic ...

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Journalists as Human Rights Defenders in the East and Horn of Africa
November 8, 2017

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Journalists as Human Rights Defenders in the East ...

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”…amid growing restrictions on civic space in the sub-region, journalists play a critical role in exposing human rights violations and providing vital information and analysis of current events. Simply documenting and sharing information can ...

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices
November 6, 2017

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices

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This paper applies an implementation framework, based on a behaviour change model, to compare four detailed case studies of complementary feeding programmes carried out in Bangladesh, Malawi, Peru, and Zambia. The paper examines commonalities and ...

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms for an Inclusive Society in Montenegro
October 27, 2017

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms ...

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"The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities call upon the governments to ensure that all children, irrespective of their abilities, enjoy their rights. However, children with ...

Learn to Discern (L2D)
October 23, 2017

Learn to Discern (L2D)

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Implemented from July 2015 through March 2016 in 14 oblasts of Ukraine by IREX through the Citizen Media Literacy Project (CMLP), Learn to Discern (L2D) is a demand-side response to the problem of manipulative information. IREX believes that ...

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy Reproductive Behaviors
October 17, 2017

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy ...

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This brief describes the evidence on and experience with mass media programming in family planning, finding such programming can influence individual behaviours by providing accurate information, building self-efficacy, and promoting attitudes ...

Unlock the Power of Girls Now
October 17, 2017

Unlock the Power of Girls Now

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"Achieving gender equality is a long and slow process and those who step forward to challenge the status quo are often threatened and stigmatised. Girls, and all champions of change, need to be resilient and to gather strength from working ...

Storytelling and Evidence-Based Policy: Lessons from the Grey Literature
October 16, 2017

Storytelling and Evidence-Based Policy: Lessons from the Grey Literature

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"Storytelling remains a crucial communications tool for researchers seeking uptake of their evidence into policy. It does, however, mean that storytelling needs to be approached strategically."

Advocacy Impact Case Studies
October 13, 2017

Advocacy Impact Case Studies

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These case studies of advocacy success from around the world can be used as a resource to demonstrate how global health advocates can develop strategies to achieve policy goals. The series illustrates how PATH's 10-part approach to advocacy can ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]
October 12, 2017

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]

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"Our focus remains on the basics of vaccination to ensure our heroic vaccinators are met with success on the doorstep and inside every home."

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India
October 10, 2017

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India

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"The polio program became a national movement." This brief from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, shares key approaches implemented by the polio programme in India to ...

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt
October 10, 2017

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt

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The purpose of this guide from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is to provide a selection of "Essential Elements" and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) social and behaviour ...

Flying solo after training with BBC Question Time
October 10, 2017

Flying solo after training with BBC Question Time

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Authors: Ali Sharif and Rob Hopkin, originally posted October 4 2017 - Ali Sharif, 27, wanted to be an airline pilot but after joining BBC Media Action’s training programme in North Africa - and with help from BBC Question Time director Rob ...

Peace, Love, Tolerance: Key Messages from Islam and Christianity on Protecting Children from Violence and Harmful Practices
October 10, 2017

Peace, Love, Tolerance: Key Messages from Islam and Christianity on ...

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This book explores approaches to preventing all forms of violence against children from the perspectives of Islam and Christianity. These faiths place great value on children and the importance of raising them in a safe, protective, and morally ...

Prevent - Protect - Prosecute: Acting on UN Human Rights Council Resolution 33/2
October 10, 2017

Prevent - Protect - Prosecute: Acting on UN Human Rights Council Resolution ...

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"For freedom of expression advocates, it is important to know what international mechanisms are available, what they do, and how they can be used to turn the commitments in HRC Resolution 33/2 into action."

What the development sector can learn from audience segmentation
October 3, 2017

What the development sector can learn from audience segmentation

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Author: BBC Media Action Senior Research Manager Sophie Baskett, originally posted September 27 2017 - In the not-for-profit sector we’ve already learned a lot from marketing techniques developed in the commercial world.

Reporter's Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Worldwide
October 3, 2017

Reporter's Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Worldwide

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"Reporting on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world offers incredible opportunities to tell the real stories of girls, women and families who are empowered by access to - or impacted by lack of access to - their full rights. ...

Communication with Communities: Walking the Talk
October 2, 2017

Communication with Communities: Walking the Talk

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"If we are to meet the growing needs of disaster-affected communities around the world, we must do more to truly listen to them and, crucially, to tailor our responses accordingly. However, the fact is that the implementation of these commitments ...

Project Baduta
September 29, 2017

Project Baduta

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Launched in October 2013 by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the 4-year Project Baduta focuses on: improving maternal, infant feeding, and care practices at the community level, strengthening the delivery of nutrition services ...

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC
September 29, 2017

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC

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This brief describes key examples, challenges, insights, and resources to emerge from Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) initiatives to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth and adolescents, ages 10 to 24, ...

Fatal Journeys: Improving Data on Missing Migrants
September 27, 2017

Fatal Journeys: Improving Data on Missing Migrants

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"Despite all the media and policy attention given to reporting migrant deaths, data on the subject remains very limited." From the International Organization of Migration (IOM)'s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, this study on missing ...

Prevention Gap Report
September 26, 2017

Prevention Gap Report

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"All programmes require a strong community empowerment element and specific efforts to address legal and policy barriers, as well as the strengthening of health systems, social protection systems and actions to address gender inequality and ...

Shamba Chef Television Programme
September 26, 2017

Shamba Chef Television Programme

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Shamba Chef is an edutainment reality television show in Kenya designed to promote the adoption of cleaner and more efficient cooking methods, as well as to explore the culture of food and improve family nutrition. In Kenya, eight out of ten ...

Message Guide for Zika Communication
September 25, 2017

Message Guide for Zika Communication

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From the Jamaica Ministry of Health (MOH), this is a practical tool meant to be used by partners and stakeholders implementing Zika activities in Jamaica. Adapted from Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation ...

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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Launched in July 2017 by the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender ...

Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika Prevention
September 22, 2017

Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika ...

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Based upon its comprehensive sister document (Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation - available at Related Summaries, below), this guide provides concise, step-by-step guidance on how to adapt the strategic ...

Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls
September 22, 2017

Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls

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Launched in November 2016 to coincide with the United Nations (UN)-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Oxfam's Enough campaign focuses on shifting harmful social norms that condone and perpetuate violence ...

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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As a key part of its violence prevention work, the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru utilises methods like film in an effort to create changes in attitudes and behaviour. Launched in July 2017, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) ...

A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal
September 21, 2017

A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making ...

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The case studies from Nepal in this report detail conversations that took place between young couples and Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) health workers and family members, also sharing their reflections on campaign-related ...

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change
September 20, 2017

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and ...

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Note: What follows is the summary of this report. The full report can be accessed at this link.

Six steps towards a more open media
September 19, 2017

Six steps towards a more open media

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Research James Deane, originally posted September 14 2017 - On the International Day of Democracy, James Deane sets out six ways in which a resurgent public interest media can help improve ...

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit Featuring Entertainment Education
September 18, 2017

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 ...

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Early Bird Discount closes December 15, 2017 - click here Highlight your organisation at the SBCC Summit with various SPONSORSHIP opportunities - click here for more information. ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION PROCESS for this ...

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children
September 18, 2017

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children

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"In LMICs [low- and middle-income countries], there is limited guidance on the 'how to' of programs: how to get a return on investment and how to boost children's early development, especially for children from socio-cultural minorities."

Access to Information: Lessons from Latin America
September 15, 2017

Access to Information: Lessons from Latin America

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Montevideo, Uruguay, contends that the advancement of knowledge societies depends on our understanding of the universal right to freedom of expression and ...

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy
September 14, 2017

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

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"As long as capture exists, and it usually exists in one form or another, then the media are not truly free." - Anya Schiffrin

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars
September 13, 2017

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars

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Authors: CIMA's Paul Rothman and Nick Benequista, originally posted September 5 2017 - International assistance to media is facing an existential crisis. While there is a growing recognition of the importance of international assistance to media, ...

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation
September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and ...

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"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active participation of all stakeholders in the ...

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