Rolling thunder of solidarity heard round the world: Free Baquer Namazi

Yesterday’s social media blitz by UNICEF retirees around the world demanding the freedom of our friend and former colleague Baquer Namazi — jailed in Tehran for just over a year — was a resounding success.   Well, “success” in quotes would be a better way to put it, because Baquer still sits in his cell, […]

Anatomy of a Consultancy: Reversing Moldova’s Decline in Immunization

By Paula Claycomb and Tess Stuart Editor’s Note: Rain Barrel has deepened its expertise around behavior and social change policy development through a series of contracts, mostly through UNICEF and its Communications for Development (aka C4D) staff. Our consultancies have involved intense interactions with UNICEF country offices and governments in Nepal, Timor Leste, Kyrgyzstan, South […]

Cartoon Network steps up its Zika campaign with Rain Barrel assistance

Rain Barrel is pleased that Cartoon Network Latin America, together with its campaign partners PAHO/WHO and UNICEF, are continuing to reach out to young people to help control the spread of the Zika virus. Please see the press release below that describes the new phase of the Zika campaign. We are proud of our role […]

Note to President Trump on Speaking the Language of Social Justice and Development

“Social Justice” is part of Rain Barrel’s tagline.  It’s there for a reason.  It’s the language we speak.  It’s part of our DNA.  It infuses our work with UN agencies, NGOs, governments, academia and the private sector. We work with words and images and use them carefully, very conscious of their power. Much of what […]