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Enabling community participation in land governance in Guatemala

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Participatory communication is a powerful means to enable the informed and active engagement of individuals and groups in decisions that affect their life. This is the case also with land tenure, and is the focus of a FAO Communication for Development initiative to support the recognition and responsible governance of communal land in Guatemala. 

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Mobile phones and the rural poor: gender perspectives from Asia

Use of mobile phones by the rural poor gender perspectives in South Asian countries

Mobile phones have contributed in various ways to rural development, from reducing information asymmetry, improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. Yet a digital gender divide exists.

The study examines gender perspectives on the use of mobile phones by the rural poor by identifying their information needs using gender-disaggregated statistics gathered from developing economies in South and South East Asia. 

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FemLINKPACIFIC: media initiatives for women

femlinkpacific FemLINKPACIFIC  is a feminist media organization that provides women with information and in advocating and raising awareness on women, peace and human security issues.  Its overarching development objective  is to address the imbalances caused by the traditional decision-making structures which impede women and young women's effective participation, especially from the rural population and the poor, to communicate openly on common matters.

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Strengthening nutrition and education programs through communication


Since 2014, UNICEF and the College of Development Communication, UP Los Baños (CDC-UPLB) have been implementing a number of communication initiatives for behavior change and empowerment. This is to strengthen nutrition and education programs as part of anti-poverty programs of selected local government units (LGU) in the Philippines.  

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