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November 25, 2015

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy

This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-...

November 25, 2015

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy

This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-...

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November 23, 2015

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, November 20 2015, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November: Across the world, violence against women and...

October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report

"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more...

October 22, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio

Programme Summary: Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Tanzania - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tanzania in collaboration with the...

October 22, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio

Programme Summary: Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Tanzania - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tanzania in collaboration with the...

July 27, 2015

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‑...

April 30, 2015

Elembo Radio Drama

Broadcasting from February 2015 to October 2016, Elembo is a 156-part serial radio drama that uses entertainment education to address issues such as adolescent reproductive health, child and maternal...

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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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Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis of Programmatic Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health Education and Services

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Author: 
Sigma Ainul
Ashish Bajracharya
Laura Reichenbach
Kate Gilles
Publication Date
January 1, 2017
Affiliation: 

Population Council (Ainul, Bajracharya, Reichenbach); Population Reference Bureau (Gilles)

"[I]ssues surrounding sexual and reproductive health (SRH) remain a cultural taboo, especially for adolescents and young unmarried people. Adolescents in Bangladesh too often enter their reproductive years poorly informed about SRH issues, without adequate access to SRH-related information or services."

To inform the development of effective, inclusive, and sustainable programmes that can operate at scale, the Evidence Project/Population Council, with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh, conducted a review and situation analysis of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programming in Bangladesh in the last decade. This report presents findings and recommendations from that study, including programmatic and evidence gaps, as well as best practices.

Source: 

Email from Kate Gilles to the IBP Gateway on February 24 2017.

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Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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Author: 
Prof. Dr. Martine Bouman
Dr. Sarah Lubjuhn
Drs. Hester Hollemans
Publication Date

January 2017

Affiliation: 

Center for Media & Health

"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and communities to create new norms, values and behaviours."

Developed by the Center for Media & Health (CMH) and dance4life for Girls Not Brides, this report looks at the opportunities and challenges of entertainment-education (EE) - the use of radio, television, soap operas, theatre, and comic books to effect positive social change - as a way to address child marriage. Informed by a range of practical and theoretical insights, the report analyses a selection of current initiatives (in 9 countries: Pakistan, India, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Nepal, Nigeria, and Nicaragua), draws out key lessons, and provides tips for practitioners and donors of EE initiatives.

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Girls Not Brides website and "Entertainment-education and tackling child marriage: what works", by Professor Martine Bouman and Kate Whittington, February 13 2017 - both accessed on February 22 2017, and email from Kate Whittington to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2017. Image credit: Sergio Santimano/Ouro Negro - Mozambique

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Using storytelling to make statistics accessible

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Author: BBC Media Action Insight's Mahmuda Hoque, on February 6 2017 - Bangladesh-based researcher Mahmuda Hoque explains how her team created a story about “Maya”, a 19-year-old mother, to help bring their findings about antenatal preparations to life.

Researchers often uncover insights with real practical relevance but then struggle to communicate their findings compellingly to those who can make use of them.

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Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria - A Training Guide for Community-Based Organizations

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October 1, 2016

The Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria training package is designed to provide basic technical knowledge on nutrition and hygiene needs for children who are 2-17 years old, particularly orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and more specifically those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The package was produced by Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) for its partners, who asked SPRING to create a training package to use with their local civil society organisations (CSOs) who work with OVC. The materials can be used by any organisation that works with children 2-17 years old and that wants to provide children and adolescents with information about nutrition and hygiene.

Cost: 
Free to download
Languages: 

English

Source: 

SPRING website on February 9 2017.

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Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India

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Creating Demand in Public Health

Author: 
Amina Tarraf
Affiliation: 

WPP

"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a need to change social and behavioural norms to create the demand for public health services."

This study from the WPP Government and Public Service Sector Practice website brings field work, qualitative research, and desk research to bear in this case study of behaviour change of open defecation (OD) in India through demand creation. The project "follow[ed] a four-step process to develop an effective social and behaviour change strategy. The process is based on UNICEF guidelines and Thompson Social|J. Walter Thompson’s proprietary tools."

Source: 

WPP website, February 1 2017.

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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

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Author: 
Jeff DeCelles
Zak Kaufman
Kenneth Bhauti
Rebecca Hershow
Helen Weiss
Cynthia Chaibva
Netsai Moyo
Elise Braunschweig
Fennie Mantula
Karin Hatzold
David Ross
Publication Date
October 1, 2016
Affiliation: 

Grassroot Soccer (DeCelles, Hershow); London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Kaufman, Weiss,  Braunschweig, Ross); Grassroot Soccer Zimbabwe (Bhauti, Moyo); National University of Science and Technology (Mantula, Chaibva); Population Services International (Hatzold)

"Despite progress in supply scale-up, Zimbabwe is falling well short of its target of 80 per cent VMMC coverage by 2015 (WHO 2011), underlining the urgent need to identify and scale up effective interventions that increase demand for VMMC."

Source: 

3ie website on January 26 2017.

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Media and Information Literacy: A Human Rights-based Approach in Developing Countries

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Author: 
Jan Lublinski
Dennis Reineck
Publication Date
October 1, 2015
Affiliation: 

DW Akademie

"Media and information literacy (MIL) is linked to access to information, free expression and education."

This discussion paper from DW Akademie defines media and information literacy (MIL) through a rights-based approach and examines, in particular, digital media and information literacy (DMIL), using case studies of DW Akademie projects as illustration. "They illustrate that various stakeholders need to be involved so that citizens can critically access, use, and participate in the flow of information on a broad scale."

The paper attempts to answer: "But what exactly is meant by Media and Information Literacy and how is it possible to advance projects beyond short-term workshops and bring about more sustainable change?" The document emphases participatory, "lean-forward" strategies  for complex digital media ecologies that create two-way or multiple user interaction through, for example, online comments,

Source: 

DW Akademie website, January 18 2017.

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Our Girls, Our Future

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Catherine Juma, November 22 2016 - Girls in South Sudan are less likely than boys to start school and more likely to drop out. Our radio producer visited her former school to find out if educational aspiration for girls is improving.

“Where’s my mango tree?” I wondered, as I entered the gates of my former school, welcomed by a gaggle of smiling school girls dressed in smart red and white uniforms

As a young girl, I’d planted a mango tree in a shady area of Juba Girl’s Secondary School. The tree was a symbol of a future ripe with possibilities, where if you nurture something – feed it, water and protect it - then delicious fruits will eventually appear.

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Myanmar: Our Wish, Our Question

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Yan Htaik Seng, November 1 2016 - We recount a nerve-racking visit to Myanmar’s ethnically diverse Kayin State - as it recovers from years of conflict - to give young people a rare chance to voice their opinions and question their leaders.

Rain is sparkling in a pool, reflecting the lush, green mountains behind it. I’m in Kayin State, south-eastern Myanmar the day before our youth radio debate and despite the peaceful surroundings I am worried.

We’ve invited four high-profile panellists – a government minister, a youth activist, a speaker from a political organisation, and a newly elected MP – all of whom have agreed to face questions from a group of young people. Several questions flash through my mind: Will the panellists show up? What sort of questions will be asked? Will our debate be shut down?

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