As global health communicators, we intentionally use certain words and phrases to convey the value of work, share important learnings, engage our audiences, and advocate for change. Language plays an outsize role in shaping how our work is perceived, and the nature of the work itself. Language influences culture, shifts power dynamics, and drives social change.
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The words we choose and the language we use have the power to affect the people and the world around us. Our words represent our beliefs, morals, prejudices, and principles—sometimes in ways we may not mean—and can shape an audience’s perceptions of us as well as the issues about which we speak and write. And, our failure or refusal to speak or write certain words—intentional or not—sends similar messages.
Too often, young people themselves are still seen as the main responsible stakeholders in achieving Meaningful Youth Participation (MYP). However, we, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and EngenderHealth, strongly believe it's the responsibility of each and every one of us.
When asked to characterize my work or leadership style, I have long said that I place emphasis on the how of the mission-driven work I do. The what, where, why, and who of the work are critically important, of course, but I have observed and felt that the how often gets left behind.
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By: Pragya Singh, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth Most organizations who work with and for young... View Article
As a sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, determining how we communicate about complex topics that are at the crux of our work is crucial. In this piece, our Principal Writer and Editor, Amy Agarwal, discusses lessons learned from her experience developing organizational language guidance over the past year.
Last year, upon completing our first organizational gender pay gap analysis at EngenderHealth, I asked whether I should worry about a reverse pay gap. This year, we conducted our first race/ethnicity pay gap analysis for our US/global staff.
The fact – and it is a fact – that women are often paid less than men has been something that has frustrated and angered me for as long as I can remember.
On this International Youth Day, EngenderHealth celebrates the importance of comprehensive life skills education (CLSE) for adolescents and youth to... View Article
EngenderHealth and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announced the publication of a new digital resource: Engaging men in sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning: Why Using A Gender Lens Matters. The resource will help programme managers design, implement, and evaluate programmes that engage men as clients, as supportive partners, and as champions for gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). - See more at: http://www.unfpa.org/press/new-gender-resource-advances-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights#sthash.UfguLu4S.dpuf