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.
For EngenderHealth, it is important to look at gender from an intersectionality lens and develop a deep understanding of where we work and who we work with to ensure our programs serve the individuals and communities who are hardest to reach in support of health equity.
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.
At EngenderHealth, our global team is inspired by our mission, and we share a determination to have as great an impact through our work as possible. We also take a principled, values-driven approach to our policies, processes, and partnerships, and it was in that vein that we outlined our own principles regarding value for money.
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.
A New Path Towards Institutionalizing Meaningful Youth Participation: How to Move from Promises to Practicesadolescents blog blog post CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality diversity gender global health GYSI Inclusivity Intersectionality Latest News Meaningful Youth Participation Partnership sexual and reproductive health Social Inclusion SRHR youth Youth-Adult Partnership
By: Pragya Singh, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth Most organizations who work with and for young... View Article
EngenderHealth Partners with Absa Bank Tanzania to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts by the Government of TanzaniaAbsa Bank Tanzania blog blog post covid-19 Frontline Workers health systems Latest News PPE public health SRHR tanzania
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline health workers have been the first and last line of defense. EngenderHealth partnered with Absa Bank Tanzania to support the government in distributing 15 million TZS worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 27 health facilities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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.
Calling for Action to Advance Women’s Rights in Côte d’Ivoire / Appel à l’action en faveur de l’avancement des droits des femmes en Côte d’Ivoireblog blog post Cote d'Ivoire gender-based violence Ivory Coast Latest News Menstrual Hygiene sexual and reproductive health and rights SRHR West and Central Africa womens rights
The Collectif des Activistes contre les Violences Basées sur le Genre, in collaboration with EngenderHealth’s West and Central Africa office, organized a press conference to call for specific actions to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Côte d’Ivoire.