Awareness Campaigns https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/8624/all en Campaign art: Addiction may not be obvious but its effects are real https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-addiction-may-not-be-obvious-its-effects-are-real <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><strong>People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.</strong><br /><br /> Do you have friends or people you follow on social media who always have a drink in their hand? Does that seem normal to you?  Did you ever wonder if they might have a problem?<br /><br /> Meet <a href="https://www.instagram.com/louise.delage/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Louise Delage.</a> She’s beautiful, trendy, and seems to lead a very glamorous life.  The only problem is she’s always drinking… and no one notices.  In the span of a few months, she was able to cultivate over 16,000 followers and 50,000 likes, few of whom noticed she is a functional alcoholic. The overwhelming majority of her followers just saw a pretty woman having fun, failing to notice her alcohol problem.<br /><br /> This is all part of a social campaign from Paris agency BETC called "<a href="https://www.addictaide.fr/video/alcool-like-my-addiction/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Like My Addiction</a>" rolled out for <a href="https://www.addictaide.fr/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Addict Aide</a>, which sought to raise awareness of alcoholism among young people. According to the organization, one out of every five deaths of young people each year is from addiction. The <a href="https://www.who.int/substance_abuse/activities/public_health_alcohol/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Health Organization also warns of the hazards of alcohol</a>, declaring that harmful alcohol consumption has now become "one of the most important risks to health: it is the leading risk factor in developing countries with low mortality rates and ranks third in developed countries, according to the World Health Report 2002."  Alcohol use contributes to a wide range of diseases, health conditions and high-risk behaviours, from mental disorders and road traffic injuries, to liver diseases and unsafe sexual behaviour.<br /><br /> The truth about Louise was revealed in a video published on Instagram and YouTube:<br />  <div class="asset-wrapper asset aid-296 asset-video"> <strong > Like my Addiction </strong> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-file field-type-emvideo field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" data="//www.youtube.com/v/ecRheslTlwE"> <param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/ecRheslTlwE" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> </object> </div></div></div></div> </div> <p> </div></div></div> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:45:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 7534 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Campaign Art: The Seatbelt Crew https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-seatbelt-crew <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.<br />   <div> India <a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-lessons-learned-to-check-road-fatalities-in-India/articleshow/27441035.cms" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">loses around 380 lives every day</a> in road crashes. The World Health Organization <a href="https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_safety_status/2013/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global status report on road safety 2013</a> also notes that fatalities in road accidents in India are on the rise, increasing from 8 deaths per 100,000 people to nearly 12 in 2010. This means that every four minutes a life is lost in a road accident in India. Another 5 million have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled. <br /><br /> Simple adjustments though, including stricter enforcement of seatbelt and helmet wearing, can help reduce these distressing statistics. That's where the <a href="https://twitter.com/seatbeltcrew" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Seatbelt Crew</a> comes in.<br />   <p> A group of special, transgender Indian women use their sacred position in Indian culture to urge motorists to use their seatbelts.  The following video shows the Seatbelt Crew as they direct motorists and passengers at traffic stops to use their safety devices.</p> <div class="asset-wrapper asset aid-81 asset-video"> <strong > The Seatbelt Crew </strong> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-file field-type-emvideo field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/muCU6_Y_Kyo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/muCU6_Y_Kyo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-desc field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div></div> </div> <p> </div></div></div> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 6724 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Media Development vs. Communication for Development: Structure vs. Process https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-development-vs-communication-development-structure-vs-process <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="https://www.brothersforlife.org/index.html"><img height="155" alt="Brothers for Life" hspace="0" width="280" align="left" border="0" src="/files/publicsphere/brothers%20for%20life.jpeg" /></a>My colleague <a target="_blank" href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/team/shanthi-kalathil">Shanthi Kalathil </a>is working on a &quot;<a target="_blank" href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/culture-media-development-both-sides-atlantic">Toolkit for Independent Media Development</a>,&quot; which we have mentioned several times on this blog. One of the points she makes right at the beginning is that donors need to distinguish between media development and communication for development. Communication for development means the use of communication tools - usually in the form of awareness raising campaigns - to achieve development goals. Media development, on the other hand, is about supporting an independent media sector in and of itself, it's a structural approach.</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:33:59 +0000 Anne-Katrin Arnold 5506 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere