October 23, 2020

Play Your Part To Prevent COVID-19 Through Physical Distance

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This video was developed for Eswati audiences in Siswati with English subtitles. Drawing on beneficiary feedback regarding challenges to physical distancing, the different speakers outline reasons why physical distancing is important, and how to apply it to situations faced in everyday life.

Nalamdana: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

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This illustration-based video share the challenges of listening to misinformation – it can lead to risk of getting COVID-19. Friends gather (distanced and masked) around a tea shop and discuss what happened to an acquaintance who refused to listen to prevention messages and believed in quack methods to keep COVID-away.

COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Wear Your Mask

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This illustration indirectly reinforces the importance of wearing a mask before stepping out of the house. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

First Day of School – COVID-19 Pandemic Version

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With school re-opening in various parts of the world, this illustration reinforces the importance of maintaining physical distance in schools in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Cover Your Nose

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This illustration creatively reinforces the importance of wearing a face mask correctly. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

COVID-19 Informative Comics: Mask Use and Physical distance

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This illustration indirectly reinforces the two important COVID-19 preventive behaviors: Wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

October 19, 2020

Prevent Domestic Violence: Tips for Men

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The short animated gif/video in English and Siswati was developed for men to prevent domestic violence. It outlines six key steps men can take to help them from acting violently, and includes contact details of locally available services for help. The video was designed to be distributed through social media platforms.

COVID-19, Comics, and the Visual Culture of Contagion

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This narrative traces the emergence and spread of a novel pathogen and the scientific, social, and political responses to the outbreak. In doing so, the outbreak narrative emphasises the breakdown of boundaries, the sites of infection, the social interactions that are disrupted and enacted, and the efforts of science to contain the spread and find a cure.

Countering Stigmatization in the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19

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Stigma related to mental health and COVID-19 can exacerbate pre-existing conditions or lead to new mental health and psycho-social problems for individuals, families, and communities. This report highlights key findings and recommendations outlined in a webinar and roundtable event hosted by the InterAction Protection Working Group in July 2020.

October 9, 2020

You Are Not Alone: Help Is Available If You Experience Violence or Abuse

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The poster “You Are Not Alone: Help Is Available If You Experience Violence or Abuse”, available in English and Siswati, targets women and families to have a safety plan and access local violence/abuse support services. The material was developed as a response to a noted increase in domestic violence due to COVID-19 lockdown period.

Make a Safety Plan for Yourself and Your Children

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This poster, available in English and Siswati, targets women and children in Eswatini who may be experiencing violence at home. The key message highlights the importance of having a safety plan if women and children need to leave in a hurry because of abuse or violence.

If You Are Experiencing Any Form of Violence or Abuse

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This poster targets women and children who may be experience abuse or violence in the home.

The key messages, in English and Siswati, encourage women to reach out to supportive family, friends, or neighbours for support, provide local emergency contact numbers to call, and to seek out locally available support services.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO, Speaking about Fighting the Pandemic

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The short video clip was developed by WHO globally and highlights key messages to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A Siswati voice over was provided to facilitate wider circulation through social media platforms in Eswatini.

Men: We Care About You, Help Is Available

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This short video is targeted to men to prevent violence and abuse and encourage them to seek help.

Spoken through the compassionate words of a Swaziland Action Against Abuse (SWAGAA) male counselor, men are encouraged to take proactive action to prevent violence by expressing their emotions and reaching out for professional support services available in country.

Running after Myths and Rumors

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This video was shared on Facebook. It discourages listening to myths and rumors such as those that claim that antibiotics or eating garlic can cure coronavirus. It is important not to listen to rumors, but to get correct information from reliable sources.

Spouses Staying at Home

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This video was shared on Facebook and explains that by staying at home and not going out unnecessarily, the spouses are saving themselves and their community.

Supergirl Staying at Home

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This video was shared on Facebook and shows a little girl who considers herself a superhero because she is staying at home and keeping herself, her family, and her country safe from COVID-19.

October 8, 2020

COVID-19 Digital Classroom Courses

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The COVID-19 course series is part of the COVID-19 Digital Classroom initiative. These courses are primarily designed for community-based health workers who practice in low- and middle-income countries. It covers a range of topics on COVID-19, including basic information on the virus and how to mitigate its public health effects. The course is designed to synthesize the most important, high-level information on COVID-19 from a variety of well-respected resources in a practical way.

COVID-19 Communication Materials

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This is a variety of COVID-19 communications materials developed by the Pan American Health Organization, comprising videos, animations and social media cards. The materials cover a range of topics including helping children deal with stress, domestic violence & COVID-19, physical distancing, mask wearing, etc.

Explanation of Physical Distancing

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The short video was developed by Development Media International for African countries and provides an explanation of why physical distancing is important to slow the spread of COVID-19. A Siswati voiceover was provided in order to expand circulation to different target audiences through social media and for community engagement and training in Eswatini.

Questions and Answers: Adolescents, Youth and COVID-19

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These questions and answers concerning adolescents and COVID-19 were developed by the World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF. They answer questions concerning whether or not adolescents can catch COVID-19, if they can spread COVID-19 to other people despite having little to no symptoms, etc.

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