Democracy and Governance - Africa

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November 8, 2017

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Journalists as Human Rights Defenders in the East and Horn of Africa

”…amid growing restrictions on civic space in the sub-region, journalists play a critical role in exposing human rights violations and providing vital information and analysis of current events....

October 27, 2017

Practical Guide to Foster Community Acceptance of Girls Associated with Armed Groups in DR Congo

“The road to reintegration is long and difficult, it starts when the girl leaves the armed group but only ends when she has found a place in her family and community again and is fully accepted by...

October 24, 2017

Webinar: Tips for Submitting a Competitive Abstract for the International SBCC Summit 2018

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,...

September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual...

September 19, 2017

Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism

"MIL [media and information literacy] is a strong tool, cutting across educational, cultural and social contexts. It can help overcome disinformation, stereotypes and intolerance conveyed through...

September 19, 2017

Listening Groups Module

This Listening Groups Module contains the collective knowledge of the Internews South Sudan team gained over three years’ experience managing more than 700 Listening Groups across the country. This...

September 14, 2017

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

"As long as capture exists, and it usually exists in one form or another, then the media are not truly free." - Anya Schiffrin

September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation

"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active...

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September 4, 2017

“Technology itself does not resolve critical issues around public matters; but it allows us better access to people, and allows people better...

August 29, 2017

Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika, “Tomorrow is a New Day” is a security sector reform programme which was initiated by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in 2007...

August 23, 2017

"Womankind Worldwide's research on women's political participation at the community level in Afghanistan, Ghana, Nepal and Zimbabwe has found that...

August 23, 2017

"Research on women’s political participation at the community level was undertaken by Womankind in four very different countries - Ghana, Zimbabwe...

August 22, 2017

This basic guide seeks to help development planners and implementers to better understand the communities they are working in, and therefore to...

August 21, 2017

Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) engages and supports people to shift norms, change behaviours, and amplify the voices needed to...

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