Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity


The Volunteer Community Mobilizer: Promotion of ANC Attendance, Uptake of PMTCT Services

Programme Summary: The Volunteer Community Mobilizer: Promotion of ANC Attendance, Uptake of PMTCT Services, Anambra and Benue states, Nigeria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - launched...

EVIH-T - Haiti

Launched in November 2013 and ongoing through 2017, this social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign was carried out as part of the National AIDS Control Program’s (NACP) efforts in...

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a radio...

A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV

"HIV self‑testing may provide people with an additional pathway to HIV prevention, care and treatment." This document is designed "to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self‑...

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for...

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV

"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian...

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth: Insights from a Multi-country Study

"At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services. Institutional responses are...
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Launched in Ghana in January 2013, No Yawa is a youth project developed by DKT Ghana (DKT), Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG), and the Grameen Foundation (with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana) that links...

Lilian Kiefer

Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived...

Author: Nokholo Mhluzani, April 30 2015 - Towards the end of the year 2014 Action IEHDC [Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication] produced a television talk show under the Wize Up, your decision your life campaign....

"Research indicates that mass media campaigns increase knowledge, skills and awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues, yet are most effective when combined with other complementary activities, including peer led interventions and...

This guide was produced to help journalists and writers to report on sex work in South Africa in a respectful and sensitive way. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images,...


"HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."



"The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to expand on previous systematic reviews to examine the overall effectiveness of mass media-delivered HIV interventions and to identify predictors of changes in condom use and HIV-...


This region-wide Central American study aims to estimate prevalence of HIV-related risks (sexual behaviour, HIV disclosure, number of sex partners, and violence) and factors associated with these risks, as well as evaluate a...

This evidence database is the centrepiece of a group of materials (See related summary below) from the Health...

This group of materials from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs is centred around an evidence database (See related summary below) on...

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Vaccine Refusals Spur Outbreak Fears

Maria Danilova
Publication Date
March 25, 2009

Associated Press


Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS

Publication Date
Publication Date: 

September 2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers in Ukraine introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counselling of clients on TB and HIV. It provides a framework for the development of experience in TB and HIV counselling skills in a three-day workshop.


Stop TB Partnership website, December 28 2010.

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

The Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and the German ZEIT Foundation are cooperatively announcing a competition for press prizes to journalists and media in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
October 17, 2010

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), invites applications for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism, with a foc

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
May 31, 2010

A Communication Approach on the Ukrainian Forest

Lars Tallert
Petter Bolme
Publication Date
January 1, 2005


This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se


Sida Communication for Development report A Communication Approach to the Ukrainian Forest, January 2005.

Lessons Learned from SIAs: Magnification of the Opportunities and Risks to Routine Immunization Programmes

Rebecca Martin
Publication Date
February 19, 2009

Communicable Diseases Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

Contact Information: 

Emails from Ellyn Ogden and Rebecca Fields to The Communication Initiative on February 25 2009 and March 2 2009, respectively.

Impact Data - Nasha Ulitsa (Our Street) Radio Drama

December 1, 2002

InterMedia carried out 4 focus group discussions with 32 young (15-19 year-old men and women) in Simferopol and Sevastopol, Crimea. During the 2-hour discussions - one with young Ukrainians and Russians and one with young Crimean Tatars in each city - participants were asked how close they felt to other ethnic groups before and after they had listened to the entire radio drama series.

  • After listening to "Our Street", the participants' perceptions of distance (on a 6-point Bogardus scale) between the groups in question decreased, in some cases measurably. Mean changes in attitudes towards other ethnic groups (where 1 represents the closest possible relationship - kinship by way of marriage - and 6 represents the most distant relationship - living in the same city or region) were recorded. Groups 1 and 3 consisted of Russians and Ukrainians; Groups 2 and 4 consisted of Crimean Tartars only.
    • The results varied by group but, on average, the Ukrainian and Russians felt somewhat closer to Tatars after hearing the drama series. For example, in Group 1, the mean perceived distance was 2 before listening and 1.8 after. In Group 3, that number improved from 2.8 to 2.
    • The change in attitudes of the Crimean Tatars toward the Russians and Ukrainians was even more pronounced: the Tatars viewed the Russians and Ukrainians in a more favorable light. For example, prior to listening, Group 2 members on average rated Russians at 2.9 on the scale; afterward, they felt closer to this group (1.9). Among this same group, there was a similar change in perception of distance toward Ukrainians (from 2.8 to 1.9). In Group 4, the perceived distance toward Russians improved from 2.4 to 1.5; this number shifted from 1.9 to 1.6 with regard to Ukrainians. Evaluators explain that some of this change may be attributed to the way the radio drama plot unfolded, especially those moments where a few Russian-Ukrainian characters helped the Tatars in difficult situations.
  • After listening, some focus group participants took an interest in ethnic groups other than their own and expressed a desire to understand them better. One participant (Group 1) said, "I have never even thought about the Tatars having been deported...now I felt the situation from their side - how painful and hurtful it is. Now I understand them better."
  • Listeners seemed to recognise the importance of comprehending a situation before responding to it, and of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully rather than attempting to overcome the opponent. Many respondents said the serial gave them new methods and skills for resolving conflicts (although others did not discover any methods in the programmes), as follows:
    • "In principle, there is just one method here: Treat people well." (Group 1)
    • "One doesn't have to use fists to resolve something; one can do it peacefully." (Group 1)
    • "I would no longer get too excited if something was wrong. I'd stop and think." (Group 1)
    • "One shouldn't give way to emotions - this won't lead to anything good; this leads to aggression." (Group 1)
    • "When someone starts insulting you, be silent and count to 10." (Group 2)
    • "Problems shouldn't be resolved by determining who is the better drinker or the faster racer." (Group 3)
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