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Coping with conflict: making media to support children in Syria
November 21, 2017

Coping with conflict: making media to support children in Syria

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Author: BBC Media Action's Assistant Project Manager in Syria Julie Boutros, originally posted November 19 2017 - As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Julie Boutros describes how we're helping children in Syria survive and cope with the ...

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes
November 15, 2017

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes

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"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) ...

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field
November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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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 review of evaluation evidence with in-depth ...

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and Recommendations from the Evidence Base
November 8, 2017

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and ...

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"While young people, especially those under 18 years old, may often be excluded from a number of formal political leadership roles, such as running for office, the studies make a case for understanding youth leadership as an ever-evolving concept ...

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally Displaced People's Camps in Mindanao
November 8, 2017

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally ...

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"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 ...

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and Political Environment
November 7, 2017

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and ...

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This case study looks at the experience of Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS) implementing the Link Up project in Burundi. Link-Up was a five-country project (2013-2016) that was designed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and ...

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century
November 3, 2017

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century

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This document describes the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)'s journey of youth services and participation. IPPF's Strategic Framework (2016-2022) shows how the Federation is embracing young people as partners and ensuring that ...

Peace Corps Youth Clubs Toolkit
November 1, 2017

Peace Corps Youth Clubs Toolkit

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Created as part of the Peace Corps' Let Girls Learn programme, this toolkit provides guidance, checklists, and tools to support the implementation of youth clubs. Evidence shows that extended participation in high-quality clubs - organisations of ...

Adolescent Perspectives on Services and Programmes in Conflict-Affected Contexts: A Participatory Research Toolkit
October 26, 2017

Adolescent Perspectives on Services and Programmes in Conflict-Affected ...

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This resource provides an overview of participatory research tools to be used in conflict-affected areas. These tools have been developed by GAGE (Gender and Adolescents: Global Evidence) as part of participatory research with adolescents, their ...

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and Central Africa - Patterns, Trends and Drivers of Change
October 26, 2017

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and ...

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“Of the 15 countries where the rate of child marriage is over 30 percent, nine are in West and Central Africa, with Niger having the highest rates in the world. The West and Central Africa region also has the highest adolescent birth rates in the ...

Webinar: Tips for Submitting a Competitive Abstract for the International SBCC Summit 2018
October 24, 2017

Webinar: Tips for Submitting a Competitive Abstract for the International ...

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Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment-Education to be held April 16 to 20, 2018 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. SBCC and EE professionals are encouraged ...

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons Learned
October 18, 2017

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons ...

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"Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process.' Budget literacy consists of two main parts: (1) a technical understanding ...

Effective Training: Essential Principles, Approaches, and Process
October 17, 2017

Effective Training: Essential Principles, Approaches, and Process

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"Training can have diverse goals, objectives, and audiences. Therefore, it's important to consider a participant's context, needs, and abilities throughout the design and delivery process to ensure successful transfer of knowledge, skills, and ...

Unlock the Power of Girls Now
October 17, 2017

Unlock the Power of Girls Now

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"Achieving gender equality is a long and slow process and those who step forward to challenge the status quo are often threatened and stigmatised. Girls, and all champions of change, need to be resilient and to gather strength from working ...

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings from an Implementation Research Study
October 16, 2017

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings ...

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"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 ...

YouthPower Learning Event: Positive Youth Development for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming: What Do We Know?
October 13, 2017

YouthPower Learning Event: Positive Youth Development for HIV/AIDS and ...

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What does Positive Youth Development (PYD) look like in HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? What is evidence of the effectiveness of a PYD approach in improving HIV/AIDS and ...

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)
October 12, 2017

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - ...

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“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.”

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report Cards
October 10, 2017

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report ...

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"Model report cards that aim to promote accountability include measures of outputs (such as test scores and promotion and graduation rates) and measures of parent perception. The research revealed, however, that most report card initiatives are ...

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt
October 10, 2017

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

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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 ...

Voices of Hope: Adolescent Girls and Boys Contributing to Individual and Collective Change to Advance Gender Equality
October 6, 2017

Voices of Hope: Adolescent Girls and Boys Contributing to Individual and ...

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From Plan International, this series of studies in Colombia and Uganda was designed to identify opportunities to change the norms that limit girls' freedoms and rights. Qualitative tools in each country included a semi-structured interview to ...

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
October 5, 2017

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

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Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has gained global recognition as a vital effort to empower adolescents and young people; enable them to improve and protect their health, well-being, and dignity; and support them in developing critical ...

Women's Pathways to the Digital Sector: Stories of Opportunities and Challenges
October 4, 2017

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

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"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 ...

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC
September 29, 2017

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC

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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, ...

Guiding Principles for Building Youth Soft Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults
September 28, 2017

Guiding Principles for Building Youth Soft Skills among Adolescents and ...

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"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 ...

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action
September 28, 2017

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action

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"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 report highlights gender inequalities and harmful ...

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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Launched in July 2017 by the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender ...

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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As a key part of its violence prevention work, the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru utilises methods like film in an effort to create changes in attitudes and behaviour. Launched in July 2017, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) ...

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

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

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"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, ...

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual
September 14, 2017

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a framework that takes a practical approach to solving problems, has demonstrated value for helping young people with involvement in the justice system slow down their thinking processes and make more ...

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use
September 13, 2017

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use

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This description of the Logical Levels of Change, a behavioural model by Robert Dilts, details strategies of using it as a framework for designing, reviewing, and enhancing health promotion interventions, illustrated with the example of condom ...

Participation of Children and Adolescents: An Indispensable Factor for a Better Municipal Investment in Central America
September 6, 2017

Participation of Children and Adolescents: An Indispensable Factor for a ...

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"Adolescents, youth and adults representing organizations from the Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua Chapters [to  Central American Seminar of Children and Adolescents in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 2016] exchanged experiences ...

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal
September 5, 2017

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action Nepal Stakeholder Liaison Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted Augusut 31 2017 - Social media is providing a platform for young voices in a new programme called Taja Sawal (Fresh Questions) in Nepal. The studio painted ...

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide
September 1, 2017

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide

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The key focus of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's Link Up project is to contribute to the integration of vital sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV interventions for young key populations at country level. The Alliance's ...

South Asia floods: Two million children shut out of schools by disaster
September 1, 2017

South Asia floods: Two million children shut out of schools by disaster

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Author: Shabir Arain, originally posted on August 31 2017 - At least 18,000 schools damaged or destroyed across Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Severe flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, Nepal and India have prevented around 1.8 million ...

Social Norms and Girls' Well-Being: Linking Theory and Practice
August 31, 2017

Social Norms and Girls' Well-Being: Linking Theory and Practice

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"Focusing on social norms expands the typical conversation around social change, placing human relationships within communities at the center of the narrative."

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

Life Is Better
August 15, 2017

Life Is Better

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In June 2017, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched a regional interactive information campaign aimed at primary prevention of substance abuse among local, internally displaced, and ethnic minority youth aged 13 to 14 years old in Georgia. ...

Applying Theory to Practice: CARE's Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures for Gender Programming
August 15, 2017

Applying Theory to Practice: CARE's Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures ...

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"CARE has found that there are persistent gender inequitable behaviors that are not changing despite working on attitudes and providing information, and where good policies are in place. CARE sought out to test whether a deeper understanding of ...

Implementing UNSCR 2250: Youth and Religious Actors Engaging for Peace
August 14, 2017

Implementing UNSCR 2250: Youth and Religious Actors Engaging for Peace

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"At a time in which religious youth are particularly vulnerable to recruitment to violent extremism, it is imperative that the voices of youth - especially those who are influential religious actors in their own right, shaping religious ...

Capacity and Consent: Empowering Adolescents to Exercise their Reproductive Rights
August 8, 2017

Capacity and Consent: Empowering Adolescents to Exercise their Reproductive ...

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"This publication sets forth the barriers adolescents face in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights, discusses recent critical developments in the human rights framework underpinning these rights, and proposes a way forward ...

Young Adolescents and Digital Media: Uses, Risks and Opportunities in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
August 7, 2017

Young Adolescents and Digital Media: Uses, Risks and Opportunities in ...

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With the goal of contributing to evidence-informed programming and policy dialogues and action, this rapid evidence review explores adolescent girls' access to and use of digital media, especially mobile phones and the internet, in low- and ...

Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a Handbook for Public Health Programme Managers
August 1, 2017

Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a ...

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This European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report describes and analyses the social media space and the opportunities it presents for programmes to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among youth (aged ...

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children
July 25, 2017

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

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This World Health Organization (WHO) document "identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent ...

Advocating for Change for Adolescents! A Practical Toolkit for Young People to Advocate for Improved Adolescent Health and Well-being
July 20, 2017

Advocating for Change for Adolescents! A Practical Toolkit for Young People ...

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“Adolescents and young people are uniquely positioned to be effective advocates to hold their governments accountable for the delivery of promises, policies and programs that affect their lives. Now, more than any other time, young people have ...

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning
July 12, 2017

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning

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"...dialogue and reflection can lead to positive outcomes..."

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A Compendium of Selected Projects in PEPFAR-Supported Countries
July 11, 2017

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A ...

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“Adolescents (ages 10-19) and youth (ages 15-24) bear a disproportionate share of the HIV burden, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about what projects are doing to make their interventions adolescent- and youth-friendly ...

Digital Reach
July 10, 2017

Digital Reach

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Working with 12 delivery partners, Nominet Trust is supporting six pilot projects in the United Kingdom (UK) to test a range of new models to meaningfully improve the digital skills, confidence, and resilience of young people aged 15-24 who lack ...

Let's talk about sex: using radio to educate teenagers in Bangladesh
July 5, 2017

Let's talk about sex: using radio to educate teenagers in Bangladesh

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Author: Gourob Kundu, originally posted June 30 2017 - Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people. The majority of these 10 to 24-year-olds live in Asia, with 48 million alone growing up in Bangladesh.   Our world is home to 1.8 ...

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for Enhancing Communication by Regulatory Bodies: The Case of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
July 3, 2017

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for ...

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"[M]edicine safety and public trust into underlying surveillance systems could benefit from listening more systematically to the public, identifying and challenging misleading or missing information and addressing what different population groups ...

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