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Applying Behavioral Design to Advance Health Outcomes by Improving Livelihoods in Burkina Faso

Written by: Nicole Russo, ideas42 This is part of a series of conversations with members of the National Innovations Team (NIT), a group of 54 health professionals across government and non-profit sectors in Burkina Faso and Niger. NIT members…
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Hit The Ground Running in 2022 With Our Top Five Resources

Written by: Rebecca Pickard, Editor & Copywriter, Breakthrough ACTION As we prepare to wrap up 2021 and look forward to the new year, Breakthrough ACTION would like to share five of our most popular social and behavior change resources.…
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COVID Behaviors Dashboard Webinar Recap: How are the Data Used?

Written By: Eva Rosen, Program Specialist, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs hosted speakers from UNICEF, the Gates Foundation, and Breakthrough ACTION for a webinar on the ways…
Women in solidarity for ending violence against women and girls
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Understanding the Effects of Gender-Based Violence Across Health Areas

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Observed every November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women gives us an opportunity to take stock of the current state of violence against…
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Building Better Relations Between Men and Women Through Premarital Counseling

  Written by Chizoba Onyechi, Senior Program Officer for Family Planning, Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria "Better relations between men and women" is the theme for the 2021 International Men's Day, which is observed on November 19 to celebrate…
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Gender Transformation: Understanding the Process and Outcomes

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, and Joanna Skinner, Population and Reproductive Health Technical Lead and Gender Advisor, Breakthrough ACTION Restrictive social and gender norms and power imbalances negatively…
Seeking Breakthroughs: In February 2021, Breakthrough ACTION hosted the expert consultation "Seeking Breakthroughs in Social and Behavior Change at the Intersection of Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence, bringing together 40 subject matter experts in FP, gender-based violence, and social behavior gange to explore how FP and IPV intersect and what more can be done to consider and address this intersection through research and programming that leverages SBC theories and approaches.
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Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersection Deserving of More Attention

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Intimate partner violence (IPV) significantly impacts family planning (FP)-related behaviors and outcomes, including reproductive autonomy, pregnancy, and childbearing decision-making,…
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New Social Norms Taxonomy to Address Family Planning Challenges in East Africa

Written by: Charudatt Chaudhari, Camber Collective Social norms—or the “the often unspoken ‘rules’ that govern behavior”[1]—can have powerful implications on family planning and reproductive health in societies around the world.…
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RENFORCEMENT DE LA CONFIANCE DANS LE SYSTÈME DE SANTÉ PUBLIQUE GUINÉEN : HISTOIRE D'UN PARTENARIAT CONSTRUCTIF

Il est de notoriété pour tout programme ambitieux de santé publique d’être bâti sur la confiance qui est un élément crucial pouvant largement contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs. C’est pourquoi en 2018, lorsque le projet Breakthrough…