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Spark | Complexity theory

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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.

The gender-HIV challenge in Pakistan: Discussion

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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

Risks and trends in Pakistan

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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.

Spark | the gender-HIV challenge in Pakistan

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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.

Addressing homophobia and the decriminalisation of sex work: Discussion

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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

The role of the media and social change

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

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.

Spark | addressing homophobia and the decriminalisation of sex work

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

The role of the media in addressing homophobia.

Evaluating social change: Discussion

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

Small groups discussed several questions raised by Puntos experience of evaluation.

The challenges of evaluating social change

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

Despite early success, their first evaluation was not considered rigorous or scientific enough, in particular by the public health and academic communities, and so they worked with experts and peers who had criticised the first evaluation to do another larger scale evaluation.

Spark | evaluating social change communication

09/25/2008 | Panos London | Panos London Blog

A multi-levelled communication strategy for young people’s sexual and reproductive rights.

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