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Update #62: April 30th, 2004

- Call for poetry-Native Survivors of Violence
- New Publication: The Green Pendelu and Maternal Health in Mali
- New Publication: Young People We Care!
- Mozambique Street Youth Radio Program Launched
- Featured Website: International Union for Health Promotion & Education (IUHPE)
- The 2004 National Population Cartoon Contest
- Online Journal: eHealth International
- New HCMN Members

Call for poetry-Native Survivors of Violence
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute ( is
seeking poetry submissions for a tribal college textbook. The theme
is "Native Women Surviving Violence." This is a one-of-a-kind
textbook about the impact of violence in the lives of American Indian
and Alaska Native women and girls. The Institute is seeking to
include poetry in order to broaden the scope of voice and experience
on surviving violence.

All American Indian / Alaska Native women of all ages are invited to
submit poetry, whether they are experienced or beginning poets.


1. Poets should include their name, tribal affiliation, address,
phone number, email (if available) and brief biography.
2. Submissions must be related to the nature of the
book, "Native Women Surviving Violence."
3. Poems should contain no more than 100 lines. Only poetry
will be accepted.
4. Poems intended to be used as song lyrics are acceptable.
5. Poems may be submitted in any language. However, poems in
languages other than English must be accompanied by an English
6. Poems may be typed or clearly handwritten.
7. Poems must be written by the person submitting the entry.
8. Original poetry is encouraged; previously published works
will be considered if copyright is retained by the author.

All submissions will be acknowledged when received. If your poem is
selected to appear in the textbook, you will receive 3 complementary
copies of the book when published.

The book is scheduled for publication in early 2005. Poetry
submissions must be received by May 30, 2004.

Please send your poetry submissions to:
Sarah Deer, Staff Attorney
Or Mail To, Address: Tribal Law & Policy Institute, 8235 Santa
Monica Blvd., Suite 211, West Hollywood CA 90046


Sally J. Laskey
National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary:
The Green Pendelu and Maternal Health in Mali
This paper introduces the philosophy and elements of the DIORO Approach in which
indigenous cultural resources in Mali, including songs, singer/storytellers (griots) and
traditional clothing, were used in a successful campaign to increase communication
between husbands and wives regarding pregnancy and to improve health-seeking
behavior during pregnancy. Assisted births in the project area increased from under 20%
at the start of the project to 77% in the year after the IEC campaign was implemented.
Of particular note was the innovation of the pendelu, a traditional undergarment for
women in Mali which, when colored green, took on new symbolic meaning and was
used to signal pregnancy. This nonverbal communication innovation and other aspects
of the DIORO Approach are being widely used throughout the Dioro district four years
later, are spreading to other parts of the country, and have been recognized internationally.
Source: The Communication Initiative
Contact: Lydia Clemmons

Young People We Care! -
A Book of Ideas for Young People Supporting each other in their Communities
This 78-page resource manual, produced by JSI(UK)-Zimbabwe and funded by DFID
Zimbabwe, is designed to encourage and help groups of young people support either
younger children or their peers who are living in communities and households affected by
AIDS. It contains a Training Guide for facilitators to use to prepare young people to implement
community activities, and a Community Activities section that suggests activities young people
can undertake in their communities.
Contact: Jean-Marc Jacobs

Mozambique Street Youth Radio Programme Launched
In collaboration with GOAL Mozambique, Community Media for Development (CMFD)
developed a radio programme with a group of Street Youth in Maputo, Mozambique.
The group recorded songs, skits, and messages about HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, and
children's rights in Portuguese and Shangan. An accompanying activity book in
Portuguese was also developed. The audio and activity books may be freely downloaded
from the Internet by radio stations and for educational use. Limited CDs are available.
Source: The Development Gateway
Contact: Community Media for Development

International Union for Health Promotion & Education (IUHPE)
Based in France, this global network works in close cooperation with WHO, UNESCO,
UNICEF, and other major inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations to
influence and facilitate the development of health promotion strategies and projects.
Accessible in French, Spanish, and English, this website supports IUHPE's aim of
promoting health worldwide and contributing to the achievement of equity in health
between and within countries.
Source: The Communication Initiative

The 2004 National Population Cartoon Contest

Population Media Center announces the first annual National Population Cartoon
Contest! Population Media Center will give away $9,000 in prizes to those
cartoonists who can best portray the relationship between human population growth
and issues affecting the quality of life. These issues can include environmental
degradation, poverty, biodiversity, urban migration, food and water supply,
energy, maternal and child health, status of women, and national conflicts. The
grand prize winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to
attend the awards event!

Because of the tremendous effect that cartoons have on the public, Population Media Center
wishes to encourage cartoonists - just as we wish to encourage writers, editors, publishers,
producers, and others in communications - to concern themselves with, and direct public
attention to, these vital issues. It has been proven time and time again that such topics
need not be presented in a serious manner; humor is very often the most effective way to
deal with a problem.

Grand-prize: $7,000
Two runner-ups: $1,000 each
Winners will be selected and notified at least three weeks prior to awards event, held in New York City in October 2004. Winners must be present at awards ceremony to accept awards.
Winning entries will be on display at the awards event in New York City.

Eligibility Requirements
1. Entries must have been published in a reputable publication in the United States by
September 10, 2004.
2. Entries must have been published after January 1, 2000.
3. Applicants must be U.S. residents.
4. Entries must be received by Friday, September 10, 2004.
Send to:
Cartoon Contest
Population Media Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 547
Shelburne, VT 05482-0547 - USA
Late entries will not be accepted. PMC is not responsible for entries lost in the mail.
For more information, official entry form and all other official rules visit:
Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to .

eHealth International
The online journal for the UK-based International eHealth Association, which
aims to improve health care internationally by promoting use of electronic
information and telecommunications technologies for long-distance clinical
health care education and administration.
Source: The Communication Initiative

New HCMN Members
Phone: +880172172902
Interests: Reproductive Health
Provide technical assistance to the service provider in the NGOs/Clinics level build their
capacity to bring awareness about reproductive health, child health, family planning,
limited curative care and communicable disease

Surajit Ghosh Dastidar
CCRC (Child In Need Institute)
Vill. & P.O. - Amgachi, 24-Parganas (S)
Kolkata West-Bengal 700104
Phone: 91-033-24978354/8240
Interests: Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health
Child In Need Institute (CINI) is a 30 years old National NGO working in India and in
the Regional Resource Centre of Eastern India. It works in the areas of Reproductive &
Child Health, Nutrition. STD/HIV/AIDS and gender issues - on Life-Cycle basis. CCRC -
the training wing of CINI is one of the best training institutes in developmental sector and
imparts training from grassroot levels to policy makers. Services provided by CCRC include
training need assessment, training module and manual development, delivery of training
programmes, resource materials development etc. Its thrust area is improvement of health &
nutrition status of women, children & adolescents follwoing Life-Cycle approach through
capacity building. It also has the largest collection of IEC materials developed by it.
For further details please visit

Kenneth Cole
2451 1st Ave
San Diego CA
92101 United States
Phone: 619.546.9772
Interests: General Health, Healthcare Informatics

Olugboye Kolawole Gbenga
Nigeria Youth Service Corps
nccf enugu box 13984
Enugu, Enugu
Phone: 08056669516
Interests: Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health
We are trained by UNICEF as peer educators so my target is to the adolescent female

Maureen McInerney
4D Knowledge Navigation
36 Tulip Street
Dartmouth - Halifax RM
Nova Scotia, Canada
B3A 2S7
I do curriculum and program development and evaluation of innovative
postgraduate programs in the Health Professions. I have also developed
courses and coordinated a national professional development program for
multidisciplinary primary care teams in rural and remote locations of

I also work in knowledge exchange and transfer, with a particular
interest in the view from the consumer's lens.

I am looking forward to entering a postgraduate program in Health
Communications in the US this year.

Guhram Ali Khoso
Program Manager
Soofi Sachal Sarmast Welfare Association
P.O Tangwani
Tangwani Pakistan
Phone: 092-0704-72072
Interests: Reproductive Health
we are working with the poor community on the family planing and R/H issues in
backward area of the Sindh pakistan in distt; jacobabad for the last 10 years.
We are especially working on women's issues

Ahmed Saleem
Senior Communication Officer
Population Council
GPO Box No 1445
Pakistan, 44000
Phone: +92-300-9553355
Interests: Reproductive Health

Tom Furtwangler
Director/Cascade Health Communication Group
Media Production lead at the International Training and Education Center
on HIV (I-TECH)/University of Washington School of Public Health.
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1100
Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone: (206) 685-9680
Fax (206) 221-4945
(I was formerly director of Novela Health Education, and I have been
sending you materials for at least half a dozen years!)
My work right now is primarily focussed on developing clinician-oriented
HIV training materials in India, The Caribbean, Namibia, Botswana and the
USA. Most of this material is video with associated curricular materials.

Caroline Francis
Behavior Change Communications Consultant
Family Health International
24/3 Sukhumvit Soi 34
Thailand, 10110
Phone: (662) 2590665
Interests: Reproductive Health
Behavior change interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment

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