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Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment
March 4, 2015

Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment

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Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Southern Africa, threatening the region’s socio-economic development. Although youth constitute the majority of the population in the Southern Africa ...

How Fo Do? Television Drama
February 25, 2015

How Fo Do? Television Drama

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How Fo Do? was a ten-week television drama that sought to contribute to and promote meaningful participation in the 2015 election process in Nigeria. The objective of the drama was to educate eligible voters on their voting rights, the voting ...

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System
October 20, 2014

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

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Author: Raj Panjabi, October 20 2014 - With war or a disease like Ebola, fear is natural. It seems like people all around you are dying. People you love, people you take care of, people who take care of you. In such a context of enormous grief, ...

Health and Human Rights Resource Guide
July 14, 2014

Health and Human Rights Resource Guide

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Published by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University by invitation from Open Society Foundations (OSF), this resource guide "has been designed to be a user-friendly, multi-purpose tool in advocating for health and human ...

West African Advocacy Fellowship on Drug Policy Reform
July 9, 2014

West African Advocacy Fellowship on Drug Policy Reform

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The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa invite applications for the 2014 West African Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. Funding is provided for up to six fellows to attend a ...

Using Radio to Drive Development in Southern Africa
July 1, 2014

Using Radio to Drive Development in Southern Africa

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This 39-page final report discusses the experience of the Radio Platform for Community Development (RPCD) project and the use of radio listening clubs to engage marginalised communities in development debates. Panos Institute Southern Africa ...

Open Development Cambodia (ODC)
May 21, 2014

Open Development Cambodia (ODC)

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"Cambodian government information technology policy has encouraged the use of open source programs and the uncensored transmission of information, resulting in an energetic IT community that has produced Khmer Unicode and indigenized software. ...

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond
May 14, 2014

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood ...

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From the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, the strategies in the document are intended to help policy- and decision-makers understand the importance of early childhood development (ECD) to global development and raise it ...

Video for Change Impact Evaluation Scoping Study: A Summary of Key Research Findings
May 6, 2014

Video for Change Impact Evaluation Scoping Study: A Summary of Key Research ...

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"[W]e found that there were no comprehensive books, videos, reports or compendiums that detailed the historical development of video use for social change and nor did we locate an agreed, commonly used definition of what Video for Change is or ...

video4change Network
May 6, 2014

video4change Network

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The video4change network consists of organisations around the world which use video for advocacy, campaigning, human rights documentation, and social change. The network was formed after a June 2012 event in Indonesia, co-hosted by WITNESS and ...

Are We There Yet? Evaluating Your Online Media Strategy for Nonprofits
April 25, 2014

Are We There Yet? Evaluating Your Online Media Strategy for Nonprofits

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"Social media experts are quick to agree that the quality of followers matters considerably more than the raw quantity of followers. This is an especially important point in for nonprofits seeking to advocate for their cause."

The 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program
April 22, 2014

The 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program

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"Through this grant we acknowledge how an individual's actions and reach are strengthened through collaboration." Positioned at the cross-section of international human rights, activism, media, and the arts, the Open Society Documentary ...

Finding Your Way with Online Media: An Implementation Guide for Nonprofits
March 28, 2014

Finding Your Way with Online Media: An Implementation Guide for Nonprofits

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"It is important to ensure that your website and social media platforms work cohesively to achieve your communications goals." This is one suggestion included in an ebook that guides non-profit organisations through the process of implementing ...

The Drum Beat 659 - Media to Empower and Advocate for Health
February 12, 2014

The Drum Beat 659 - Media to Empower and Advocate for Health

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The Drum Beat - 659 - Media to Empower and Advocate for Health

Justice 2015: Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations
February 12, 2014

Justice 2015: Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations

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"Development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water and other vital services, but also access to justice."

Access to Justice: Evaluating Law, Health and Human Rights Programmes in Kenya
January 28, 2014

Access to Justice: Evaluating Law, Health and Human Rights Programmes in Kenya

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"In Kenya, human rights violations have a marked impact on the health of people living with HIV. Integrating legal literacy and legal services into healthcare appears to be an effective strategy to empower vulnerable groups and address underlying ...

Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF)
January 28, 2014

Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF)

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Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works through strategic partners in the form of health professionals' bodies and associations, NGOs, patients' organisations, faith-based organisations (FBOs), ...

Women's Legal Centre (WLC)
January 27, 2014

Women's Legal Centre (WLC)

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Based in Cape Town, South Africa, the Women's Legal Centre (WLC) is a non-profit, independent law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women in South Africa. "As access to justice is largely inaccessible to poor women, particularly black ...

Advancing Human Rights in Patient Care through Higher Education in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
January 22, 2014

Advancing Human Rights in Patient Care through Higher Education in Eastern ...

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"Meaningful engagement with health practitioners has entailed connections to day-to-day practice, participatory methodology, inclusion of marginalized voices, and linkages to provider rights and challenges."

HIV and the Law: Seven Fact Sheets
December 3, 2013

HIV and the Law: Seven Fact Sheets

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Highlighting findings from the July 2012 report HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, this series of fact sheets from the Open Society Foundations offers information and language that may be useful ...

Cops & Rubbers
December 2, 2013

Cops & Rubbers

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"In countries around the world...police carry out legal and illegal searches of sex workers and confiscate or destroy condoms found in their possession. In many cases, possession of condoms has been used by prosecutors as evidence of ...

Free-Range Thinking
December 2, 2013

Free-Range Thinking

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Published since 1999, this is a monthly journal of best practices and resources for public interest communicators designed to help them reach more people more effectively.

Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes (and How to Ensure They Won't Happen to Yours)
November 26, 2013

Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes (and How to Ensure They Won't ...

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"We recognize that you do important work, often with limited resources and against long odds. Every time you talk about that work, you have an opportunity to inspire people who can help you in some way. This book is about seeing those ...

Mapping Your Online Media Strategies: A Guide for Nonprofits
November 12, 2013

Mapping Your Online Media Strategies: A Guide for Nonprofits

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"There's no area of human life that hasn't been touched and reinvented by the digital age, and none more so than the rapid spread of information. As activists and advocates for your cause, you need to position your organisation to take advantage ...

Resource Media Toolbox
November 1, 2013

Resource Media Toolbox

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Resource Media, a nonprofit public relations firm based in the United States (US) that develops and executes communications strategies for the environment and public health, offers an online toolbox containing practical guides, worksheets, and ...

Bringing Justice to Health: The Impact of Legal Empowerment Projects on Public Health
October 31, 2013

Bringing Justice to Health: The Impact of Legal Empowerment Projects on ...

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"LEGAL EMPOWERMENT: The transfer of power from the usual gatekeepers of the law - lawyers, judges, police, and state officials - to ordinary people who make the law meaningful on a local level and enhance the agency of disadvantaged populations."

Using New Media to Advocate for Our Rights
July 31, 2013

Using New Media to Advocate for Our Rights

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"Persons with intellectual disabilities are one of most poorly represented social groups in classical media in Croatia."

July 22, 2013

The Drum Beat - 645 - Health, Rights, Media

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The Drum Beat - 645 - Health, Rights, Media

UGANET: Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS
July 22, 2013

UGANET: Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS

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UGANET is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was established in 1995 to bring together organisations and individuals who are interested in advocating for development and strengthening appropriate policies, legal human rights, and ethical ...

KELIN: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS
July 17, 2013

KELIN: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS

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This non-governmental organisation (NGO) works for the promotion and protection of HIV-related human rights in Kenya. Formed in 1994 and registered as an NGO in 2001, KELIN works with vulnerable and often marginalised groups such as people living ...

Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA)
July 17, 2013

Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA)

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The Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA) is a health rights advocacy organisation operating across Uganda that uses community radio and other tools for civic education and the promotion of dialogue between health experts, the ...

Human Rights in Patient Care: Practitioner Guides
July 16, 2013

Human Rights in Patient Care: Practitioner Guides

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"Health systems can too often be places of punishment, coercion, and violations of basic rights - rather than places of treatment and care. In many cases, existing laws and tools that provide remedies are not adequately used to protect rights."

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study: An Analysis of Online Messaging, Fundraising, Advocacy, Social Media and Mobile Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations
July 15, 2013

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study: An Analysis of Online Messaging, Fundraising, ...

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"Online and email programs continue to grow in importance for nonprofits of every size and in every issue area. Overall, online revenue has increased, email list sizes keep growing, and organizations are using social media to reach more ...

The Power of Rights
July 15, 2013

The Power of Rights

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"Across the world, the conversation about human rights is intensifying. What do human rights mean to you?"

Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV Services at Risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe
July 15, 2013

Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV ...

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"A crucial step toward preventing HIV will be the removal of punitive laws against sex work and laws and policies allowing condoms to be used as evidence that act as structural barriers to the realization of sex workers' right to health."

Right-Things, Right-Now: Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template
July 9, 2013

Right-Things, Right-Now: Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template

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This baseline marketing plan for non-profit organisations provides strategies to connect with supporters and partners and to motivate them to take actions such as volunteering, signing a petition, or giving money. It focuses on the following ...

Radio Platform for Community Development (RPCD)
July 8, 2013

Radio Platform for Community Development (RPCD)

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The Radio Platform for Community Development (RPCD) is a one year project launched in 2013 by the Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). It is designed to empower ...

Mapping Digital Media Reports
June 28, 2013

Mapping Digital Media Reports

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Published by the Open Society Media Program, the Mapping Digital Media project reports examine the progress of digitization and its impact on the values and principles that underpin the Open Society Foundations’ work in media and communications. ...

June 24, 2013

The Drum Beat 643 - Building a Communication Programme to Match the Polio ...

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The Drum Beat - 643 - Building a Communication Programme to Match the Polio Endgame Strategic Plan

Storytelling & Social Change: A Strategy Guide for Grantmakers
June 20, 2013

Storytelling & Social Change: A Strategy Guide for Grantmakers

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"Storytelling is a powerful tool for communications, organizing, and evaluation. Consider efforts that use oral history to expose human rights abuses, documentary films for prison reform, telenovelas to advance immigrants' health, or digital ...

Palliative Care Public Health Policy and Advocacy Awards for Africa
June 19, 2013

Palliative Care Public Health Policy and Advocacy Awards for Africa

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This award seeks to recognise the cumulative contributions of an African Ministry of Health, an individual, and an institution whose public policy advocacy efforts at the national, regional, or international level have improved patient access to ...

2013 Palliative Care Journalist Award for Africa
June 18, 2013

2013 Palliative Care Journalist Award for Africa

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Organised by the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), with funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), this award seeks to recognise the best coverage of issues pertaining to palliative care in Africa. Winners will be presented with ...

The Drum Beat 642 - Entertainment-Education to End Violence Against Women
June 10, 2013

The Drum Beat 642 - Entertainment-Education to End Violence Against Women

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The Drum Beat - 642 - Entertainment-Education to End Violence Against Women

The Drum Beat 641 - HIV/AIDS, Young People and Research
May 29, 2013

The Drum Beat 641 - HIV/AIDS, Young People and Research

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The Drum Beat - 641 - HIV/AIDS, Young People and Research

The New Wave: Who Connects to the Internet, How They Connect and What They Do When They Connect
April 23, 2013

The New Wave: Who Connects to the Internet, How They Connect and What They ...

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"One of the most exciting findings of the South African Network Society Survey is that the profile of Internet users has changed....In spite of the poor fixed-line infrastructure in South Africa, people are managing to connect using their mobile ...

April 23, 2013

The Drum Beat 638 - Communication and Change News and Issues

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The Drum Beat - 638 - Communication and Change News and Issues

April 10, 2013

The Soul Beat 218 - Communication and Change News and Issues

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In this issue of The Soul Beat:

EIFL Open Access Advocacy Campaigns Grants
April 2, 2013

EIFL Open Access Advocacy Campaigns Grants

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The EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Open Access programme invites new proposals for organising national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. Supported by the Information Programme of ...

March 27, 2013

The Soul Beat 217 - Disability and Communication in Africa

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In this issue of The Soul Beat:

 Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa
March 18, 2013

Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa

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This 56-page report shares the findings from a research project into disability rights in nine countries in southern Africa. Undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), in partnership with Open Society Foundations’ ...

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