Is Timing Everything? Considering the Do's and Don'ts for Engaging Men and Boys Across their Life Course

Interventions aiming to meaningfully engage men and boys in understanding and transforming their relationships with their health and well-being often focus on important life events and transitions (e.g., sexual initiation, graduations, birth…
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Can Social Listening and Social Media Monitoring Benefit Your SBC Activities?

Photo credit: Merci Mon Héros Written by: Rachel Yavinsky, Martha Silva, and Leanne Dougherty, Breakthrough RESEARCH   Social media has increasingly become one of the most popular places for individuals to express their views…
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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Gender inequitable norms affect everyone–men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. Growing evidence shows that meaningful engagement of men and…

Informing Social and Behavior Change Programs Using Social Listening and Social Monitoring

This brief (English and French) offers practical guidance on how to use social listening as a tool to inform social and behavior change (SBC) programs. It is intended for global and regional SBC program implementers, evaluators, and donors in…

Informing social and behavior change programs using social media monitoring & listening (in English)

PHOTO CREDIT: ©Merci Mon Héros   Please join the Breakthrough ACTION and Breakthrough RESEARCH projects for a discussion on informing social and behavior change (SBC) programs using social media monitoring and listening. During…
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First-time parents and young married couples: A neglected window of opportunity for family planning programs

Written by: Melanie Yahner, Advisor, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Breakthrough ACTION Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…
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New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Are you looking for peer-reviewed literature that shows what works in social and behavior change (SBC)? Do you need evidence to back up your advocacy work for greater investment…
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Compass for SBC “Spotlight” on Breakthrough RESEARCH

As USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation project, Breakthrough RESEARCH—a consortium led by the Population Council that includes Avenir Health, ideas42, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown…