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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

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 6, 2017

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas

"Guaranteeing the exercise of the rights of women who live with or are affected by HIV requires an effective response to HIV across sectors from a human rights and gender equality perspective,...

October 6, 2017

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas

"Guaranteeing the exercise of the rights of women who live with or are affected by HIV requires an effective response to HIV across sectors from a human rights and gender equality perspective,...

October 3, 2017

Confronting Discrimination: Overcoming HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Health-Care Settings and Beyond

"Putting the world on track to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 requires a persistent global effort to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination alongside wider efforts to address...

September 28, 2017

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention: Training Modules for Promoting Leadership Among Persons Living with HIV

The curriculum modules contained in this document are intended to enhance the understanding and skills of communities living with HIV in Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP) in Jamaica....

September 28, 2017

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action

"Gender equality and gender-sensitive approaches must be integral parts of the policies and actions that drive the HIV response." This Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) meeting...

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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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Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes

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Author: 
Rachel Marcus
Publication Date
September 1, 2015
Affiliation: 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

"This note highlights examples of girls’ clubs that have led to increasingly gender equitable attitudes and practices, from programmes in Burkina Faso to Bangladesh."

This research and practice note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) explores girls clubs as a strategy to empower adolescent girls. It discusses the potential, limitations, and recommendations to enhance the positive contribution that clubs can make to girls’ lives. It is part of the Knowledge to Action Resource Series 2015, produced as part of a 4-year programme - ‘Transforming the Lives of Adolescent Girls’ – involving evaluations of fieldwork in Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, and Viet Nam and a review of communications programmes and secondary literature. 

Aims of the clubs include, for example:

Source: 

ODI website, November 15 2017.

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Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally Displaced People's Camps in Mindanao

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Author: 
Valentina Baú
Publication Date
May 16, 2017
Affiliation: 

University of New South Wales

"This study shows how the collaborative forms of art and media used by the programme are avenues for the inclusion of adolescents in the post-emergency response, as they offer them a channel to both communicate with one another and to express their views and feelings."

Source: 

Journal of International Development 29, 948–960 (2017) - sent via email from Valentina Baú to The Communication Initiative on November 7 2017. Image credit: ©Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts/2016/A.M. Abdusali

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Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings from an Implementation Research Study

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Publication Date
June 27, 2017

"Women working in global supply chains, many of whom are young and undereducated migrants, have limited health knowledge and often lack access to critical health services and products. Myths and misconceptions, especially stigmas around reproductive health, lead to unhealthy or dangerous behavior." - HERhealth

Source: 

Evidence Project website and HERhealth website - both accessed on October 16 2017. Image credit: BSR

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Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - Case Study on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

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Publication Date
2017

“In spite of the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-tested, and are thus denied access to lifesaving treatment.”

Source: 

Catholic Relief Services website on October 12 2017.

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Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt

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October 1, 2017

The purpose of this guide from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is to provide a selection of "Essential Elements" and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes for youth aged 15 to 24 in Egypt. The guide is designed to teach these essential SBCC elements and to help users apply the elements to their own work using a set of included worksheets. It is derived from the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (see Related Summaries, below), adapted to the Egyptian context for youth living in both urban and rural contexts. The guide also has broader information and application for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and the Essential Elements described can be used for other geographic settings, health topics, or age groups.

Languages: 

English; Arabic

Number of Pages: 

192 (English); 193 (Arabic)

Source: 

HC3 website, October 10 2017. Image caption/credit: A newlywed couple in Minya, Egypt, during a Newlywed Initiative home visit, an outreach programme of the USAID-funded Communication for Healthy Living project. © 2005 Amrita Gill-Bailey, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Women's Pathways to the Digital Sector: Stories of Opportunities and Challenges

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Publication Date
February 1, 2017

"This study aims at understanding the role of ICT [information and communication technology] in realising women's rights, gender equality and women's economic empowerment in order to identify challenges and opportunities for women and girls to partake in ICT education and employment."

The research used a two-fold methodology, a desk study and biographical interviews, to portray women working in ITC in developing and emerging countries. The report was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and prepared by Panoply Digital in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with input from numerous members of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) and other organisations.

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HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC

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Publication Date
August 1, 2017

This brief describes key examples, challenges, insights, and resources to emerge from Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) initiatives to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth and adolescents, ages 10 to 24, around the world. Working in support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Youth in Development Policy, HC3 has developed tools that can be adapted by programme managers to ensure that social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programming for youth is based on evidence and strategic principles. The report forms part of the "HC3 in Action" series, which seeks document and synthesise the HC3 project's experiences and lessons learned on topics that cut across the project's diverse portfolio of activities.

Strategies described in the report have included:

Source: 

HC3 website, September 29 2017. Image caption: "HC3 and partners launched an engaging radio magazine programme, 'The Spark of Change' on health behaviors."

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Guiding Principles for Building Youth Soft Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults

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Author: 
Fernanda Soares
Sara Babb
Obed Diener
Sarah Gates
Clare Ignatowski
Kristin Brady
Publication Date
June 1, 2017
Affiliation: 

FHI 360

"Despite frequent calls to focus programming and research on soft skills, little attention has been placed on understanding how these skills are built and what practitioners should do to foster them. This report fills the gap by identifying six guiding principles for effective skill-building programs."

Source: 

FHI 360 website, September 28 2017.

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ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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Publication Date
December 31, 2016

"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, commitment, investments and programmes, and strengthen data, implementation and systems for adolescent engagement across a wide range of areas..."

Source: 

UNAIDS website, September 20 2017. Image credit: © UNICEF/UNI177053/Palasi

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