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May 25, 2016

Using radio to tackle stigma and pain

Author: BBC Media Action's Alice Mbelwa, May 25 2014 - Heavily pregnant, experiencing difficulties and far from any medical professionals, Adelina, a farmer from Kobunshwi in north-west Tanzania,...

May 25, 2016

The 'othering' of development and SDGs

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, May 25 2016 - Development discourse has often about paid attention to problems of developing countries, and till recently the analysis was largely done by those in...

May 25, 2016

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical

Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, May 25 2016 - In many parts of our society, children in general and particularly girls are exposed to numerous vices that limit their opportunity to...

May 19, 2016

Gambo, the radio show superfan

Author: Haruna Kakangi, May 19 2016 - On a Thursday morning in the ancient town of Bauchi in north-east Nigeria, I’m sitting with a group of 10 men and seven women by the side of a road in a quiet...

May 19, 2016

A brush with Somalia's people smugglers

Author: Mohammed A. Gaas, May 18 2016 - I came home from work to find my wife, visibly worried, standing at the gate. She had news about my teenage nephew. "Abdirisaq hasn't come home yet. Something...

May 5, 2016

Developing the talent of Somali journalists

Author: BBC Media Action's Abdillahi Jama, May 5 2016 - As a Somali journalist, I’ve seen a lot. As the 1991 civil war erupted in Mogadishu, bombs and bullets interrupted my journalism studies....

May 5, 2016

A life-changing TV show

Author: BBC Media Action's Bidhya Chapagain, May 5 2016 - I had first met Ujeli on a chilly morning outside a temporary shelter on top of a hill in Selang, Sindhupalchowk, just northeast of Nepal’s...

May 4, 2016

Data for Decision-Making: Empowering Local Data Use

Authors: Lora Shimp, Technical Director, with Heather Randall, Program Coordinator, GAVI-NVI Project, May 4 2016 - As we celebrate World Immunization Week [April 25], it's important to remember that...

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Blogs

10 Myths About Girls' Empowerment and Mobile Learning

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Author: Linda Raftree, September 9 2015 - I had the chance to share some thoughts at UNESCO's recent Mobile Learning Week. My presentation explored some myths about girls empowerment and mobile learning and offered suggestions of things to think about when designing and implementing programs.

Protect children from defilement, teen pregnancy

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Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, September 30 2015 - The high number of defilements and teen pregnancies in rural Zambia is a cause for concern and requires concerted efforts to resolve.

The Penal Code (Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia) defines defilement as unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl-child below the age of 16 years. Sadly, defilement is rampant in Zambia.

#Elegimos Campaign for the election period in Colombia

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Author: Nadia Rojas, September 6 2015 - In Colombia, in 2015, "ediles" ([In Colombia] representatives to the Local Administrator), mayors, governors, councilors and deputies will be elected. These elections are of great importance due to the possibility of an agreement in Havana [a peace agreement under negotiation between the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)], as they determine the configuration of the local authorities that become decisive in electoral contests for coveted positions in the future.

The business of bringing up a child is everybody's business

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Author: Amina Kato, September 2 2015 - If radio programme Ya Take ne Arewa (What’s Happening Up North) was a person, she’d be a caring Kaka, ‘grandmother’ in Hausa.

She wants every pregnant mother and baby in Nigeria to be alive, safe and healthy. She wants families to communicate and support each other in the care of children - because she believes the business of bringing up a child is everybody’s business.

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Dr Anita guides the way

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Author: Ankita Sukheja, September 6 2015 - There’s palpable excitement as government officials and health experts gather in a hospital hall in Uttar Pradesh to welcome a very special guest. There's chatter about a certain Daktrani ('lady doctor' in Hindi) and a new mobile phone health service.

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A girl without education is like a bird without wings

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Author: Trish Doherty, August 12 2015 - In a country where only one in ten girls complete primary education, Trish Doherty looks at how a BBC Media Action radio programme is helping more girls stay in school in South Sudan.

International Youth Day. Let’s be brave.

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Author: Sok Phalyka, August 12 2015 - In celebration of International Youth Day, Sok Phalyka looks at how BBC Media Action’s new radio programme in Cambodia is helping improve young people’s job prospects.

Myanmar: seeing emergency information in a new light

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Author: Becky Palmstrom, August 10 2015 - In the light of recent floods in Myanmar, also known as Burma, Becky Palmstrom reflects on how the country has strengthened its preparations and response to natural disasters since 2008’s Cyclone Nargis.

Back in 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck the Myanmar coast late one afternoon tearing across the low lying Ayeryarwaddy delta with winds of 215 kilometres an hour.

Hope: 100 days after the Nepal earthquake

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Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 3 2015 - I was alone on the ground floor of the new house I was constructing when I felt the earth shake beneath me. Instinct took hold and I was out into the open in a flash. Only then did I realise that we’d been hit by an earthquake.

Terms of engagement in extreme times

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Author: Jackie Christie, July 30 2015 - The BBC’s roving bureau 'Pop Up' did exactly that in Nairobi last week. Kenya was its first destination outside of the United States and timely too, arriving on the cusp of US President Obama’s visit to the country.

Most Recent from the Network

  • May 4, 2016

    Can a Pilot Succeed?: Lessons Learned in Engaging Stakeholders for HPV Introduction

    Authors: Lora Shimp, Technical Director, GAVI-NVI Project, and Heather Casciato, Program Manager, GAVI-NVI Project, May 4 2016 - This World Immunization Week [April 25] 2016, eyes are focused on countries' progress towards achieving the global...

  • May 4, 2016

    Next Generation Immunization Supply Chains: Rethinking the Denominator and the Dose

    Author: Chris Wright, JSI Practice Lead, Data Visibility & Use, May 4 2016 - Today [April 25] is Innovation Day during World Immunization Week, and there are a lot of innovative ideas out there to reach every child. But innovation doesn’t always...

  • May 4, 2016

    Closing the Immunity Gap

    Author: Craig Burgess, Senior Technical Officer, JSI, May 4 2016 - Every child has the right to health and should have the opportunity to survive, develop, and reach their potential in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Who can disagree...

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    April 27, 2016

    "Gifts and lifts": one reason girls drop out of school in South Sudan

    Author: Manyang David Mayar, April 26 2016 - In South Sudan, it’s not uncommon for older men to offer girls and young women gifts of transport, mobile phones and cash with the expectation of them starting a sexual relationship in return. This...

  • April 26, 2016

    Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child

    The Complete Background to Lao PDR’s Polio Outbreak and Response‬

  • April 20, 2016

    Dispel rumours to fix immunisation's image problems

    Author: Inga Vesper, April 18 2016. This blog is cross-posted from the SciDev.Net website, linked below. Vaccine programmes can trigger fears of conspiracies and oppression. It's time they got more collaborative. The world is becoming more crowded...

  • April 20, 2016

    A true partnership

    Author: Jackie Christie, April 20 2016 - Working together, BBC Media Action and the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have transformed a shabby studio into a HD home for KBC’s flagship politics programme, Beyond the Headlines. I think it’s fair...

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    April 16, 2016

    My "TAFIGAWALO" Experience!

    Author: George O. Ndukwu, April 20 2016 - I had a wonderful experience supervising the scripting and production of "TAFIGAWALO" (Working towards change) for the Population Media Center[PMC]/ Nigeria. A 78 Episode Pidgin English Serial Radio Drama...

  • April 14, 2016

    Meaty issues on the radio

    Author: Ehizogie Ohiani, April 8 2016 - A meal without meat is as good as no meal for most people in Benue State, North Central Nigeria. Considering its importance, one would expect that hygiene surrounding the preparation and sale of meat would be...

  • April 14, 2016

    Tackling cholera through radio in Kenya

    Author: David Njuguna, April 6 2016 - Last year Kenya was facing a devastating cholera outbreak. It started in the capital, Nairobi and by June 2015, a total of 4,937 cases and 97 deaths had been reported nationally. According to public health...

  • April 6, 2016

    One year on from the Nigerian elections: "no violence, just vote"

    Author: Osebi Adams, April 6 2016 - This time last year, I wasn’t sure what the future held for me as a young Nigerian. Not because I was worried about a job or a family since I was already working as a researcher for BBC Media Action and planning a...

  • April 6, 2016

    Bringing an End to FGM in Burkina Faso

    Landlocked Burkina Faso is home to one of the highest national poverty rates per capita in the world. In 2015, Burkina Faso was ranked 183rd out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. This extreme poverty has somewhat acted as a catalyst...

  • April 6, 2016

    Focus on Disability: 'Zika babies' need support now

    From Hannah Kuper: About 4,000 babies have now been born with microcephaly - abnormally small heads, often with underdeveloped brains  in Brazil alone. Evidence is mounting that this is because of infection during pregnancy by the mosquito-...

  • March 30, 2016

    Why Branding Matters for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

    From Charles Kojo Vandyck: The last couple of years, my colleagues and I at WACSI [West Africa Civil Society Institute] have initiated passionate discussions about branding and its value added to strengthening the institute’s relevance, identity,...

  • March 23, 2016

    Crowd-pleasing radio

    Author: Amensisa Tefasilasie, DATE 2014 - The Jember team pulled in the crowds when they set out to meet listeners face to face in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Mother-of-two Addisie Beryihun visits her local market occasionally but today she’s in for a...

  • March 23, 2016

    "Please, ask my husband"

    Author: Aniqa Hossain, March 23 2016 - Women in Bangladesh tend to see political debate as "men’s business" but the female viewers of BBC Sanglap are an exception. Discussing politics over a cup of tea at a roadside stall is common practice for men...

  • March 21, 2016

    Towards SDG 5: Why rights and justice based process and outcome indicators are important

    The Goal 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" has ambitious targets - listed at the end of this post. 

  • March 10, 2016

    Weaving to the rhythm of The Tea Cup Diaries

    Author: Lay Min Pyae Mon - Slender fingers rhythmically work at the brilliantly-coloured threads; legs undulate like a dancer’s as foot pedals are pushed down - the cloth on the loom growing a little larger each time. The faces of the weavers,...

  • March 7, 2016

    FGM: Making a voice heard

    Author: Akwumaba Esther Adaji - Reporter, Akwumaba describes how deeply she was affected after interviewing a woman who had experienced female genital mutilation aged seven, and how radio has helped her shared her story. “I saw these huge women -...

  • March 7, 2016

    The darker side of Valentine's Day in Cambodia

    Author: Vy Yaro - The presenter of Love9 looks at why Valentine’s Day in Cambodia is the perfect time to talk about sexual and reproductive rights. Valentine’s Day is extremely popular in Cambodia. But the celebration isn’t always a happy one. Here...

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