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The role of the media and social change

09/25/2008 | Panos London

In the context of a culture of violence against men having sex with men in Jamaica reflected in popular music, a media campaign called ‘Stop Murder Music’ lobbied against and exposed the lyrics which incited violence against gay men.

Addressing homophobia and the decriminalisation of sex work: Discussion

09/25/2008 | Panos London

Working within universities was discussed and seen as a matter of finding possibilities for change without pushing issues so hard that people shut down.

Spark | the gender-HIV challenge in Pakistan

09/25/2008 | Panos London

This discussion looked at the challenges of addressing gender in HIV and AIDS programming, and the need to look at power relations and work with a wide range of stakeholders for sustainable change.

Risks and trends in Pakistan

09/25/2008 | Panos London

Persistence of the gender gap in Pakistan is widely recognized, and in the context of a very young and fast growing population young women continue to be at a disadvantage in many ways. Trafficking of women and girls is a an issue in Pakistan, and condom use remains low.

The gender-HIV challenge in Pakistan: Discussion

09/25/2008 | Panos London

Initial discussion focused on how work that is effective locally can be taken to scale.

Spark | Complexity theory

09/25/2008 | Panos London

HIV and AIDS involves complex social challenges like stigma and discrimination and gender inequity, which are difficult to address with traditional programming aimed at individuals and short term changes in behaviour.

Spark | social movements

09/25/2008 | Panos London

Social movements of people living with HIV and AIDS have generated solidarity and mutual support, and developed resistance identities to challenge their marginalisation. What can we learn from HIV social movement communication?

Celebrating the uncelebrated

05/14/2008 | Panos London

In the run up to the International Day for Sharing Life Stories, Siobhan Warrington calls for people's own experiences to underpin development work.

Public should say how digital billions are spent

05/14/2008 | Panos London

Governments have collected huge sums in Universal Access Funds. Murali Shanmugavalen wants the people to decide how they are used to bridge the communications gap. 

Satellite broadcasting gag threatens development

04/11/2008 | Panos London

Mark Wilson believes the recent clampdown on satellite broadcasters in Arab League countries threatens to damage the wellbeing of millions.

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