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Child Participation Assessment Tool
January 4, 2017

Child Participation Assessment Tool

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"We carefully analysed the views expressed by children, because they gave us a deep insight into the reality - or sometimes the frustrations - a child faces when communicating and interacting in an adult-dominated world." - Snežana ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia
December 6, 2016

How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia

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"I used to believe [a child should] be treated by traditional medicine, but now I go to a doctor. Listening to the programme has made a great change to the way I think." - Father, Galkacyo, Somalia As described in this research brief from BBC ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings
October 25, 2016

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication ...

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"Participatory communication activities can spur discussion and engagement, empower individuals and groups, strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, and promote alternatives to norms and practices that propagate gender inequities and ...

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors
October 18, 2016

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition ...

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"The use of video as a SBCC medium offers several advantages when working in rural communities, such as more standardized content with fewer inconsistencies across educators and high receptivity and understanding among low-literacy ...

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous Prenatal and Infant-Toddler Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Realist Review
August 18, 2016

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous ...

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Disparities in Indigenous maternal-child health outcomes persist in relatively affluent nations such as Canada, despite significant health promotion investments. Indigenous community and organisational political leaders, policymakers, knowledge ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review
August 15, 2016

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review

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"Evidence exists that social marketing can influence health behaviours and health outcomes. Better documentation of social marketing interventions is needed when evaluating these programs." This article reviews evidence of the effectiveness of ...

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy
June 27, 2016

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy

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With its goal to protect the lives of children, Ouro Negro (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Radio Mozambique, PCI Media Impact, and the ...

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs for Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh
April 26, 2016

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs ...

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"BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by one-third and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for ...

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for Development Actions Based on Lessons Learned from Global and Ethiopian Evidence
March 9, 2016

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for ...

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"By focusing on increasing female teachers and supporting girls' completion of primary school (or more years of schooling) I believe we could play a catalytic role in changing the perception of valuing girls' education by all, and potentially ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
June 11, 2015

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

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"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign
March 26, 2015

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign

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"The Wazazi Nipendeni campaign demonstrates the importance of multi-media campaigns in improving safe motherhood outcomes among pre- and post-natal women in Tanzania."

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub
March 12, 2015

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

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This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of ...

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report
December 11, 2014

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report

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"The CFS concept is founded on the notion of 'inclusion' - and this means inclusion of every single child, no matter what their background or circumstance, in quality learning activities."

Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai
November 20, 2014

Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai

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Launched on World Health Day, April 7 2008, and broadcast until the end of 2011, this Hindi entertainment-education (EE) serial was designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to reach women and frontline workers in India's ...

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the Production Process
November 20, 2014

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the ...

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"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among Young Malawians: The Tisankhenji Radio Program
November 4, 2014

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among ...

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This 19-page peer reviewed case study, which appeared in the Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing Journal, discusses the impact of the Tisankhenji radio programme, which was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, ...

Hear Our Voices - Technical Report
October 27, 2014

Hear Our Voices - Technical Report

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"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna ...

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
October 24, 2014

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

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"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa
October 9, 2014

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and ...

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This 89-page report discusses the experience and impact of working with security and defence force personnel to build capacity around child protection, with specific focus on insights gained from trainings conducted by Save the Children in East, ...

Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique
October 1, 2014

Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in ...

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This 84-page report discusses the experience and impact of the 5-year Stop Violence Against Girls in School project, which was led by ActionAid in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique to empower girls and enable them to enjoy their rights to education ...

Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in Three Countries
September 30, 2014

Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in ...

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"The use of visual tools and local languages enables community-based facilitators, who receive a two-day basic training, to generate participatory discussions through sharing of testimonies among participants."

More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage
September 22, 2014

More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

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"...ICRW set out to discover how programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are working to empower both girls at risk of child marriage as well as already-married girls, and how empowerment leads to changes in knowledge, attitudes and ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
September 22, 2014

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

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"Key to the Joint Programme's success is encouraging communities to act collectively..." This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 ...

Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A Summary of the Evidence
September 21, 2014

Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A ...

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This 16-page evaluation report discusses the experience and impact of the Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) project, which focused on empowering married girls with reproductive health and ...

Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an entertainment- education radio soap opera in Tanzania
August 4, 2014

Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an ...

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Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an entertainment- education radio soap opera in Tanzania. Journal of Health Communication, 6(2), 137-154. Abstract

August 4, 2014

Lettenmaier, C., Krenn, S., Morgan, W., Kols, A., & Piotrow, P. (1992). ...

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Lettenmaier, C., Krenn, S., Morgan, W., Kols, A., & Piotrow, P. (1992). Africa: using radio soap operas to promote family planning. Hygie, 12(1), 5-10. Abstract

August 4, 2014

Kuhlmann, A. K. S., Kraft, J. M., Galavotti, C., Creek, T. L., Mooki, M., & ...

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Kuhlmann, A. K. S., Kraft, J. M., Galavotti, C., Creek, T. L., Mooki, M., & Ntumy, R. (2008). Radio role models for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV testing among pregnant women in Botswana. Health Promotion ...

Fonseca-Becker, F., & Valente, T. W. (2006). Promoting breastfeeding in Bolivia: Do social  networks add to the predictive value of traditional socioeconomic characteristics?
August 3, 2014

Fonseca-Becker, F., & Valente, T. W. (2006). Promoting breastfeeding in ...

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Fonseca-Becker, F., & Valente, T. W. (2006). Promoting breastfeeding in Bolivia: Do social networks add to the predictive value of traditional socioeconomic characteristics?Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 24(1), 71-80 Abstract

Role of Community-Level Factors across the Treatment Cascade: A Critical Review
July 28, 2014

Role of Community-Level Factors across the Treatment Cascade: A Critical Review

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"Addressing community-level factors (CLFs) is integral to the ongoing effort to design multilevel, effective, and sustainable interventions to address each element of the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade." This review examined 100 evaluations of ...

June 8, 2014

Improving facility-based care for sick children in Uganda: training is not ...

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Pariyo, G. W., Gouws, E., Bryce, J., & Burnham, G. (2005). Improving facility-based care for sick children in Uganda: training is not enough. Health Policy and Planning, 20(suppl 1), i58-i68. Abstract

Malaria Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Indicator Reference Guide
April 15, 2014

Malaria Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Indicator Reference Guide

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"Behavior Change Communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programs, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack ...

March 12, 2014

Using community volunteers to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Sokoto ...

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Qureshi, A. M., O. M. Oche, et al. (2011). "Using community volunteers to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Sokoto State, Nigeria." Pan African Medical Journal 10: 8.

January 27, 2014

Sustainable poverty amelioration through early life education in a ...

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Abosede, O. A., P. C. Campbell, et al. (2010). "Sustainable poverty amelioration through early life education in a peri-urban community of Lagos, Nigeria." African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine 2(1).

Action for Children ’s Rights in Education: End of Project Evaluation Report
January 24, 2014

Action for Children ’s Rights in Education: End of Project Evaluation Report

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This 60-page report discusses findings of an evaluation to: assess the extent to which ActionAid International’s Action for Children’s Rights in Education (ACRE) project started bringing about anticipated changes during its initial phase, as well ...

UNICEF Communication for Development Support to Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction in East Asia and the Pacific: A Review
January 9, 2014

UNICEF Communication for Development Support to Public Health Preparedness ...

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific Regional Office EAPRO) began this review process, culminating in this publication, to analyse the thematic and technical debates about communication for development (C4D) and ...

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