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Publication Date
Sunday, August 1, 2021

"My mother puts me on the wheelchair and takes me to the health facility when I am unwell. The period? Sex? Family planning? I don't know what that is." - 15-year-old girl with hearing and mobility disabilities, Yumbe, Uganda

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Posting from Alessandra Aresu to IBPnetwork on July 27 2022. Image credit: © H&I

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Author: 
Nafissatou J. Diop
Maria Gabriella De Vita
Publication Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

"[T]his is what we need: Collective behaviour to make changes that make the world a more equal place." - Nafissatou J. Diop

An understanding of the conceptual background of social norms and norms change provides a schematic - a skeleton outline - for social transformation. This United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) compendium presents some promising strategies for changing social norms and achieving gender equality. It shares tested processes of social norms change and a programme design framework, as applied to programming to end female genital mutilation (FGM). These processes are iterative, simultaneous, and self-reinforcing and can be applied to other thematic areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

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UNFPA website and "If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms", July 20 2020 - both accessed on July 25 2022. Image caption/credit: Chieftainess Kawaza has led her community to embrace the empowerment of girls. © UNFPA Zambia

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Author: 
Caroline Veldhuizen
Rinske Ellermeijer
Publication Date
Year: 
2022

"Creative methods can help communities identify, reflect deeply and communicate issues from local cultural knowledge, perspectives and beliefs, which deepens community engagement and helps start a journey towards greater community ownership."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/document/participatory-approaches-using-creative-methods-to-strengthen-community-engagement-and-ownership-resource-pack/" target="_blank">Click here in order to download each component of the resource in PDF format.</a></div>
Number of Pages: 

6 (Introduction); 22 (Guidance Note); 34 (Toolkit); 45 (Two-Day Training); 32 (Literature Review)

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Save the Children Resource Centre, July 19 2022. Image credit: Marcel van der Steen for War Child Holland

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Author: 
Isah Mohammed Bello
Godwin Ubong Akpan
Abdulsalam Yau Gital
Musa Iliyasu
Danlami Mohammed
Faysal Shehu Barau
Daniel Oyaole Rasheed
Erbeto Tesfaye Bedada
Sylvester Maleghemi
Publication Date
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Affiliation: 

World Health Organization, or WHO (Bello, Akpan, Barau, Rasheed, Bedada, Maleghemi); Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (Gital, Iliyasu); Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (Mohammed)

"The empirical results can help us to understand the variation in geospatial data collation across devices and highlight critical criteria for choosing mobile phones for mobile surveys and data campaigns."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9218187/" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (6 pages).</a></div>
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Frontiers in Digital Health 4:907004. doi: 10.3389/fdgth.2022.907004.

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Author: 
Moussa Haladou
Blanche-Philomene Melanga Anya
Batouré Oumarou
Ishagh El Khalef
Joseph Nsiari-muzeyi Biey
Hamidou Harouna
Patrick Katoto
Charles Shey Wiysonge
Publication Date
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Affiliation: 

World Health Organization, or WHO (Haladou, Anya, Oumarou, Khalef, Harouna); Ministry of Public Health, Niger (Biey); Stellenbosch University (Katoto, Wiysonge); Catholic University of Bukavu (Katoto); South African Medical Research Council (Katoto, Wiysonge); University of Cape Town (Wiysonge)

"Developing and deploying a professional workforce to undertake eradication activities has been a core component of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in Niger."

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Pan African Medical Journal. 2022;41(187). 10.11604/pamj.2022.41.187.26820. Image credit: WHO Regional Office for Africa

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Author: 
Sarah Eissler
Jessica Heckert
Emily Myers
Greg Seymour
Sheela Sinharoy
Kathryn Yount
Publication Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Affiliation: 

Independent consultant (Eissler); International Food Policy Research Institute, or IFPRI (Heckert, Myers, Seymour); Emory University (Sinharoy, Yount)

"[W]omen's capacity to exercise time-use agency is conditional on gendered power dynamics and other barriers within households, which together are reciprocally related to local gender norms that dictate how women should spend their time."

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Development and Change 0(0): 1-25. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12725. Image credit: IFPRI

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Author: 
Justice Kwesi Baah
Justice Nonvignon
Moses Aikins
Genevieve C. Aryeetey
Publication Date
Friday, April 29, 2022
Affiliation: 

University Ghana School of Public Health

"The implementation of the social mobilization had a positive effect on immunization coverage in the district."

Studies have shown that the effectiveness of social mobilisation in improving immunisation coverage and health services in communities can be attributed to the involvement of communities in the implementation of health campaigns, where they take ownership of the process, help contextualise activities of the campaign, and relate the programme to the needs of their local communities. This study evaluates the impact of social mobilisation components of a project designed to increase childhood immunisation coverage in Adaklu district, Volta region, Ghana.

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International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-14, Apr. 2022, doi:10.33457/ijhsrp.1012176. Image credit: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (Public Domain Dedication)

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Author: 
Emily White Johansson
Paul Hutchinson
Elizabeth Omoluabi
Akanni Akinyemi
Andrea Smith
J Clint Welty
Udochisom Anaba
Dominique Meekers
Alejandra Leyton
Dele Abegunde
Paul Hewett
Publication Date
Monday, June 1, 2020
Affiliation: 

Tulane University (Johansson, Hutchinson, Smith, Welty, Anaba, Meekers, Leyton); Breakthrough RESEARCH/Nigeria (Johansson, Hutchinson, Anaba, Abegunde, Hewett); Centre for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development, or CRERD (Omoluabi, Akinyemi); Population Council (Abegunde, Hewett)

"There has been recent and growing interest in and implementation of integrated, multi-component SBC [social and behaviour change] programming....Yet there have been few systematic evaluations of integrated SBC programs and limited robust evidence on the effectiveness of integrated SBC programs in improving target health and development outcomes..."

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Population Council Knowledge Commons, August 5 2022. Image(s) credit: Top photo: Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria via Facebook. Figure: Kincaid DL, Delate R, Storey JD & Figueroa ME. (2013). "Closing the gaps in practice and in theory: evaluation of the Scrutinize HIV Campaign in South Africa." In Rice R & Atkin C. (eds.) Public Communication Campaigns, 4th edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, pp. 305-319.

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Author: 
Megan M. Lydon
Victoria Lwesha
Dyson Likomwa
Lydia Chimtembo
Tanya Guenther
Monica Longwe
Publication Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Affiliation: 

FHI 360 (Lydon); Save the Children (Lwesha, Likomwa, Guenther); World Relief (Chimtembo); Aurum Institute (Longwe)

"Effective scale-up of KMC requires a comprehensive approach that understands and addresses social norms that contribute to low levels of KMC uptake."

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) offers a potential solution in resource-constrained settings with high rates of preterm or low birth weight (LBW) infants. Malawi was an early adopter of KMC, but post-discharge adherence is low. Research within Malawi has identified striking sociocultural barriers to KMC engagement. In 2015, Save the Children conducted research to inform the design, development, and implementation of a pilot KMC social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programme in the districts of Machinga and Thyolo in the Southern Region of Malawi. The formative research described in this article sought to better understand social norms and community perceptions of preterm infants and KMC to guide programme design.

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Global Health: Science and Practice July 2022, https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-21-00727. Image credit (top image): Save the Children

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Author: 
Emily White Johansson
Paul Hutchinson
Elizabeth Omoluabi
Akanni Akinyemi
Andrea Smith
J Clint Welty
Udochisom Anaba
Dominique Meekers
Alejandra Leyton
Dele Abegunde
Paul Hewett
Publication Date
Monday, June 1, 2020
Affiliation: 

Tulane University (Johansson, Hutchinson, Smith, Welty, Anaba, Meekers, Leyton); Breakthrough RESEARCH/Nigeria (Johansson, Hutchinson, Anaba, Abegunde, Hewett); Centre for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development, or CRERD (Omoluabi, Akinyemi); Population Council (Abegunde, Hewett)

"There has been recent and growing interest in and implementation of integrated, multi-component SBC [social and behaviour change] programming....Yet there have been few systematic evaluations of integrated SBC programs and limited robust evidence on the effectiveness of integrated SBC programs in improving target health and development outcomes..."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://breakthroughactionandresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/BR_Nigeria_BSSBsln_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 184-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
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Population Council Knowledge Commons, August 5 2022. Image(s) credit: Top photo: Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria via Facebook. Figure: Kincaid DL, Delate R, Storey JD & Figueroa ME. (2013). "Closing the gaps in practice and in theory: evaluation of the Scrutinize HIV Campaign in South Africa." In Rice R & Atkin C. (eds.) Public Communication Campaigns, 4th edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, pp. 305-319.

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