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Advancing sexual reproductive health and rights through faith-based approaches: A mapping study

Faith to Action Network Secretariat with the support from the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands conducted a study (Mixed methods design; with a follow-up qualitative phase after the quantitative study) to generate evidence on FBOs involvement in SRHR advocacy, policy influencing and programming. The findings of this mapping highlight on great opportunities but also barriers faith-based organizations face working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. These findings are intended to leverage existing strengths and mitigate challenges to deliver family health and wellbeing.
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Guide on Family Planning Advocacy through Faith Leaders

CCIH has released a collection of resources to help faith-based organizations advocate for family planning with the engagement of religious leaders. In cooperation with the Christian Health Associatiion of Kenya, the Churches Health Association of Zambia and the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, CCIH developed a step-by-step guide to help organizations train religious leaders to advocate for family planning with their communities, governments and the media. The guide is available in English and French. The collection of resources and the guide can be found.
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Religion and family planning in muslim contexts

The produced by Berkley Center in Georgetown University focuses on a series of short narratives about family planning programs in six very different Muslim majority countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Morocco, and Senegal. They were selected to reflect a range of different circumstances and because there was an identifiable effort by government and other leaders to engage religious communities in each case."
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Strategic Communication for Behaviour and Social Change in South Asia

This working paper presents a synthesis of the latest experiences in applying various communication approaches ranging from mass communication and entertainment education, interpersonal communication, participatory development communication, advocacy and social mobilisation that have been used in South Asia and elsewhere.
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Repositioning family planning: Guidelines for advocacy action

This toolkit aims to help those working in family planning across Africa to effectively advocate for renewed emphasis on family planning to enhance the visibility, availability, and quality of family planning services for increased contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of births, ultimately, improved quality of life across the region.
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Communications for Social Good

Examines foundation opportunities and techniques to leverage social change goals through the use of communications media. Part of the series Practice Matters: The Improving Philanthropy Project.
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A Reporter’s Guide to Maternal Health

This reporter’s guide, published by Solutions Journalism Network and the Pulitzer Center, introduces journalists to potential solutions-oriented angles to maternal health stories.
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Planning behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions: a practical handbook

This handbook clarifies the concepts of behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions in the context of UNFPA programmes. Then followed by a brief presentation of some of the most common theoretical frameworks that serve to help gain an understanding of the processes that can influence health-related behaviours and a step-by-step guide on following a process or chain of events to plan, design, execute, monitor and evaluate BCC interventions.
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Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation Guide

This guide is an evaluation strategy tool. It will be useful for those who already have a communication plan in place with clear objectives, messages, strategies and tactics. The guide walks users through a nine-step process for creating plans for monitoring and measuring their communications.
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Reducing maternal mortality: Actual and Potential Roles for Faith-Linked Institutions and Communities.

Reducing maternal mortality requires measures to address both direct, obstetric complications of childbirth, as well as a range of indirect factors. Faith-inspired organizations as healthcare providers often work in rural or underserved communities, filling in gaps in public healthcare systems.
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