Ensuring government accountability for expanded access to female condoms in South Africa (PATH Case Study, 2015)
In 2012, the South African government launched a new National Strategic Plan on HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB) for 2012-2016 that included ambitious female condom procurement targets. Reproductive health advocates viewed these targets as progress toward expanded protection options for women. They also saw an opportunity to monitor and encourage implementation, especially since translating health policies into concrete programming remained a challenge in South Africa. Over 18 months, they implemented a series of advocacy activities to maintain a steady drumbeat of attention on female condoms and increase accountability among South African officials for procurement and programming. The conclusion of these advocacy efforts coincided with the government releasing its largest-ever tender for female condoms, requesting a supply of 54 million units over three years. This number tracks closely with the targets laid out in the HIV/STI/TB National Strategic Plan. The case study finds that coordinating and mobilizing local South African civil society and media partners to deliver advocacy messages through creative means—such as the “Dance4Demand” Global Female Condom Day campaign in 2014—was critical in persuading government decision-makers to act on their commitments. Click here for full case study ...
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Employing Evidence in Policy Advocacy to Mobilise Parliamentarians on Nutrition in Tanzania: Some Lessons from the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (IDS Case Study, 2015)
This case study shares experiences from a collaboration between Partnership for Action on Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, UK), using HANCI evidence to support policy advocacy with the Tanzanian Parliamentary Group for Nutrition, Food Security and Child Rights (PG-NFSCR). The lessons are intended to help other civil society organisations think through the ways in which they can use and apply HANCI data in their own in-country advocacy work. Click here for full study ...
/ Advocacy, Case Studies, Child Rights, Civil Society Organisations, Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Social Mobilisation, Tanzania