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March 12, 2018

Traditional Socio-behavioral Research and Human-Centered Design: Similarities, Unique Contributions and Synergies

"Ultimately, within the field of public health, we are aiming to understand why various population groups suffer negative health outcomes, design interventions that address the underlying causes and...

March 9, 2018

HIV-Stigma in Nigeria: Review of Research Studies, Policies, and Programmes

This paper reviews research studies, policies, and programmes related to HIV stigma in Nigeria, the country with the second largest number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the world. In March...

February 27, 2018

Good Practice Guide: Gender-Transformative HIV Programming

From the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, this guide contains information, strategies, and resources to help practitioners ensure that HIV programming responds to and addresses harmful gender norms,...

February 15, 2018

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning HIV/AIDS

Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) designs mixed methods research projects that "are grounded in social science theories, engage citizens through digital channels, and deliver robust, credible evidence...

February 12, 2018

Impact Data - National HIV/AIDS Support Project (NHASP), Papua New Guinea (PNG)

At the beginning of the new millennium, HIV/AIDS was emerging as a major health threat to Papua New Guinea (PNG), which was found to have the largest HIV epidemic in the Pacific. The cumulative...

February 12, 2018

An Integrated Approach to Strategic Communication and Condom Social Marketing to Address the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Papua New Guinea

"It was likely that behaviour change and integrated condom social marketing approaches flattened the rapidly rising curve of HIV infection and averted a mid-level AIDS epidemic in PNG. As such,...

February 6, 2018

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

From the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this a resource for service providers who want to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have impacted sex...

February 1, 2018

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery to Key Populations: Findings From a Rapid Assessment

"In Guyana, there is concern that KPs [key populations] are not being adequately reached with [HIV prevention and treatment] services and that insufficient frameworks, policies, and regulations are...

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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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Women and gaming, much territory to conquer

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Author: Author: Soraya Carvajal B., February 28 2018 - The sector of video games and eSports is growing and gaining players and audiences worldwide, but both in Spain and in the international context, the participation of women in the development and consumption of electronic games continues to face barriers that make them invisible and limit its link with the technology sector.

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Mujeres y gaming, mucho terreno por conquistar

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado el 28 de febrero 2018El sector de los videojuegos y los eSports está creciendo y ganando jugadores y audiencias a nivel mundial, pero tanto en España como en el contexto internacional, la participación de las mujeres en el desarrollo y consumo de juegos electrónicos sigue enfrentando barreras que las invisibilizan y limitan su vinculación con el sector tecnológico.

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Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted February 19 2018 - As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the evolution of the most-watched debate show in Nepal. By its last episode, the programme had reached out to 6.6 million viewers.

In 2008 Nepal was emerging from a decade-long civil war and entering a new political era. Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) - a Question Time-style debate show - found a ready audience that was used to dealing with volatile political circumstances.

One of the first questions came from a schoolgirl Rejina Niraula.

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Rohingya crisis: When information is a matter of life and death

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Author: BBC Media Action's Executive Director Caroline Nursey, originally posted February 7 2018 - The scale of the humanitarian crisis is visible on the road winding away from Cox's Bazar long before you reach the camps.

Empty aid trucks head back to town as the landscape shifts from palm trees to rice fields and then hillsides full of shacks with orange and blue plastic sheeting for roofs.

These camps are now home to nearly 860,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar - with more than 600,000 arriving since August 2017. That's more than the population of Sheffield.

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DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging

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Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their new strategy outlined yesterday Open Aid, Open Societies: a vision for a transparent world sets out a fresh set of commitments to close loopholes that allow corruption to be hidden; support efforts to make DFID’s partner governments more open and transparent, and scale up DFID’s broader support for transparency and accountability efforts.

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed by José María Sanz-Magallón, director of Fundación Telefónica, during the presentation of the Digital Society Report in Spain 2017, noting that the previous one "was the year of cyber attacks (WannaCry, the most relevant) and the emergence of the fake news and its interference in the field of politics ". The director added that the certainty about the importance of these phenomena is such that cybersecurity and fake news are among the priorities of the current national security strategy.

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Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education, because it is essential that new generations know how to move with digital skills, in Big Data, Cloud and artificial intelligence, "said César Alierta, president of the Fundación Telefónica, during the presentation of the report 'Digital Society in Spain 2017', which was held today in Madrid

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 6 de febrero 2018Junto con el avance en materia digital, en España aparecen nuevos retos y riesgos para la Sociedad de la Información. Así lo expresó José María Sanz-Magallón, director de la Fundación Telefónica, durante la presentación del Informe Sociedad Digital en España 2017, al señalar que el anterior “fue el año de los ciberataques (WannaCry, el más relevante) y de la eclosión de las fake news y su injerencia en el terreno de la política”. El directivo agregó que la certeza sobre la importancia de estos fenómenos es tal que la ciberseguridad y las fake news están entre las prioridades de la actual estrategia de seguridad nacional.

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España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación digital (I)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 5 de febrero 2018 - España está bien, vamos bien en el tema digital, pero podríamos estar mejor, especialmente en cuanto a la educación, porque es fundamental que las nuevas generaciones sepan moverse con competencias digitales, en Big Data, Cloud e inteligencia artificial”, afirmó César Alierta, presidente de la Fundación Telefónica, durante la presentación del informe ‘Sociedad Digital en España 2017’, que se realizó hoy en Madrid.

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