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Swazi Girls4Health: Communicating About HIV Risk Reduction Strategies with Adolescent Girls and Young Women

The goal of Swaziland’s extended National Multisectoral Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS (eNSF, 2014–2018) is to halt the spread of HIV and reverse its impact on Swazi society. The first priority, in pursuit of that goal, is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV). Political and community leaders in Swaziland, in concert with service providers and the support of development partners, are working…


Transforming Gender Norms: Innovative Approaches to Working with Men and Boys for Better RMNCH Webinar

This webinar was held on December 1, 2015, and highlighted couple communication programs employing different approaches to transforming gender norms and behaviors with an emphasis on men and boys. Men and boys are often inadequately addressed or entirely absent from reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) communication strategies, yet are vital to increasing demand for and utilization of RMNCAH products and services….


Innovation Webinar 10: Gender Transformative Approaches

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) held a webinar on September 22, 2015 on gender transformative approaches and social and behavior change communication. This webinar is the tenth in HC3’s innovation webinar series, which highlights and examines cutting-edge applications of digital technology to advance global health. Panelists included: Jane Brown, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) |…


Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis (Full Report)

This report is based on secondary data analyses performed on studies in Tanzania, Malawi, India and Nigeria. After a brief introduction to the importance of gender equity for health communication efforts to improve RH outcomes, this report outlines the methodology and results for each of the data sets analyzed. For each study, the following information is provided. Brief description and background of the project/study. Study methodology, includin…


Gender Equity in Health Communication Programs (Report Summary)

Gender equity is an important determinant of health, especially in the area of reproductive health and family planning. Yet, evaluating the relationship between gender equity and family planning programs is not a simple task. HC3 analyzed four country programs to determine if there is a significant relationship between gender equity and current use of family planning, and also whether exposure to communication intervention components is significa…


Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide

This guide is a resource for increasing demand for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) commodities identified as underutilized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) for Women’s and Children’s Health. This guide provides information and practical tools to help program managers determine how gender norms and roles may limit demand for these commodities, and how to address these norms and roles to ult…


HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

… This brief, part of a HC3 In Action series, describes key examples from across the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project that can help inform future efforts to engage men and boys in achieving and maintaining an AIDS-free generation, increasing demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and realizing a malaria-free world. HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys …