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Rain Barrel team presents strategy to end violence against children and unnecessary family separation in Cambodia

Rain Barrel Associates Ami Sengupta and Paula Claycomb designed and co-facilitated meetings in Phnom Penh to conclude a several month consultancy with the UNICEF Country Office in Cambodia. The overall task was to develop a multi-year Communication for Development (C4D) strategy to end violence against children and unnecessary family separation. Other team members were Suruchi […]

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Adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation speak out

On November 18th, ECPAT International held the first ever forum for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. The landmark Global Survivors’ Forum provided a platform for dialogue and amplified the voices of survivors from around the world. The Forum coincided with the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and […]

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Celebrating women on International Women’s Day

This is a very special day — not only because it is International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8th, but because courageous and visionary women in over 50 countries are holding demonstrations, strikes and creative actions of all kinds to demand justice.  Justice not only for all women, but social and economic and […]


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, […]

Rain Barrel team consults with Moldovan officials on immunization
Rain Barrel team consults with Moldovan officials on immunization

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 […]

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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 […]