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December 1, 2017

Right to Health

Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, this Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report attributes recent rises in access to treatment in part to the courage and determination of...

November 27, 2017

The Drum Beat 747 - HIV/AIDS Communication and the Right to Health

HIV/AIDS Communication and the Right to Health - The Drum Beat 747November 29, 2017 In this issue:

November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field

This study presents and analyses the experiences of youth who are participating in HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision-making, policies, and programmes. By combining a literature...

October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection."...

October 16, 2017

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

"This report clearly demonstrates the power of the 90-90-90 targets....It shows that innovations are possible at every level - from communities to research laboratories, from villages to cities. It...

October 16, 2017

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

"This report clearly demonstrates the power of the 90-90-90 targets....It shows that innovations are possible at every level - from communities to research laboratories, from villages to cities. It...

October 16, 2017

UNAIDS Data 2017

"Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response." - Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collects...

October 16, 2017

UNAIDS Data 2017

"Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response." - Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collects...

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Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer.

The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal rights always appealed to me. Little did I know that a chance meeting with a woman one sunny afternoon would change my life.

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The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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Author: 
Tim Unwin
Mark Weber
Meaghan Brugha
David Hollow
Publication Date
January 1, 2017

"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts."

This report from Save the Children draws on existing research evidence derived from the literature, on the authors'  experiences of ICT use in education initiatives, on interviews with practitioners and academics, and on information from a workshop and consultations with Save the Children staff from August 2017. It includes predictions for the future of ICT use for learning, observations for deprived contexts, predictions for crisis affected areas (both short- and long-term crises), and  recommendations for Save the Children’s education programmes and advocacy. 

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Save the Children Resource Centre website, February 14 2018. Image credit: Kj Borja/Save the Children

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From Model to Movement: Learning from DOT's Youth Leading Change Project

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Author: 
Heather Gilberds
Publication Date
January 1, 2018

"The report shares DOT's key insights about youth development and entrepreneurship.... It captures DOT’s evolving strategy along a trajectory of 'model to movement,' where youth are supported to become ...social innovators who are creating opportunities and transforming their communities."

The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)'s Youth Leading Change (YLC) Project to increase the engagement of youth in the economies of Kenya and Rwanda operates at the intersection of youth, technology, and social innovation. This evaluation looking at DOT’s YLC experience from the perspectives of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability examines the effectiveness of the DOT youth-led model in order to provide "insight into the ambitions and needs of young people in the rapidly changing world of work." The strategic framework of action and

investment in innovation developed in 2013 includes:

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Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Related to Child Protection and Gender

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Findings from Africa’s Voices Foundation's Interactive Radio Programmes Aired during January and February 2017 for UNICEF Somalia

Publication Date
March 1, 2017

"Effective social change initiatives aimed at eliminating harmful practices and promoting gender equality require a granular understanding of how people perceive and talk about these issues. Yet in Somalia, where there are areas of poor infrastructure and political insecurity, on-the-ground, qualitative research is difficult to undertake and costly to reproduce at scale."

This report presents findings from a project consisting of five interactive radio shows on key protection issues that affect young women and girls, carried out in January and February 2017 designed by Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF), UNICEF Somalia, and MediaINK. Specific topical issues included: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); child marriage; girls’ access to education; and juvenile justice. "Within a framework for social research design and analysis, these shows sought to address gaps in knowledge on social norms and barriers to change."

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Africa's Voices website, February 10 2018.

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Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions

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Author: 
Meers JM
Short MB
Zimet GD
Rosenthal SL
Auslander BA
Publication Date
December 30, 2017
Affiliation: 

University of Houston (Meers); University of Houston-Clear Lake (Short); Indiana University School of Medicine (Zimet); Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons (Rosenthal, Auslander)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent communications about HPV vaccination in a sample of vaccine-hesitant parents in the United States (US). This included descriptions of the content and style of the recommendation delivery and their overall satisfaction with the communication.

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International Archives of Public Health and Community Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 1. DOI: 10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710004. Image credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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Publication Date
December 1, 2017

"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the development of NCDs..."

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Plan International UK website, February 8 2018. Image credit: © Plan International

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Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

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Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children were affected by an armed conflict in the Eastern part of the country. Ukraine is fast becoming one of the world’s most mine contaminated countries. During the entire conflict period, from 14 April 2014 to 15 August 2017, at least 2,505 civilians were killed in shelling, UXO and landmine related incidents: 1,382 men, 837 women, 137 children. Families who are coming back and those who remained at post-conflict areas of Donbas are at risk due to a lack of knowledge about the dangers of landmines and other explosive devises. Children are not properly informed about how to stay safe in areas where they are present.

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Women and mobile phones? Oh so dangerous!

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Author: Richa Singh, originally published August 5 2016 - The market is full of a range of mobile phones making it a commodity which is accessible to even the lower socio-economic sections. You have lucrative recharges, internet packs and other offers which are affordable and also offer you exciting options. To build a social life on the online space, or use it for entertainment and other opportunities is not strictly just the privilege for a few anymore. Mobile phones open the door to mobile internet which opens up the door to multiple possibilities and a sense of freedom which is not so easily available to certain groups of people in the real world.  

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Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward and two steps backward?

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Author: Ranjani K Murthy, February 1 2018 - After framing of global SDGs, many countries have begun to frame country specific ones. India was not one to be left behind, and it has drafted a document “SDG Targets and Proposed Draft National Indicators” (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2017). The government had not changed the targets, but some indicators were changed.

On some SDG5 targets there were no differences between global and Indian indicators, like:

  • target 5.1 “End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere”;
  • target 5.4 “Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work”; and
  • target 5.b “Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women”.

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Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project

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Author: 
Kyle Dietrich
Karen Greiner
Samuel Compton
Publication Date
June 22, 2017
Affiliation: 

Equal Access

"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria] conducted formative research across northern Nigeria."

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Linked In Kyle Dietrich website, January 26 2018. Image credit and caption: Equal Access; "Interview with young men addicted to drugs in Sokoto state"

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