Meeting report for ‘Effective SRHR Messaging in Changing Times’ workshop published
The meeting was organised in September 2018 by one of Share-Net’s Communities of Practice consisting of Rutgers, Amref Flying Doctors, RNW Media, AFEW International, and individual member Doortje Braeken. The report contains the full summary of all the discussions and the key takeaways from the three workshops:
Workshop 1 - Reframing language: how to reach the wider public with your message?
- Key lessons: Identify values to create commonalities; tell the whole story; identify words that work, and do not hide the perpetrators; and find out how to work together as a community.
Workshop 2 - How to talk about sensitive topics within communities?
- Key lessons: Practice active listening, give respect and compassion; know what you need to ask to the communities and then ask to understand their values; and how do you protect and support people who stick their neck out?
Workshop 3 - Lobby messages towards conservative governments: fight or unite?
- Key lessons: Analyze what can be learned from positive stories; establishing solidarity between CSOs, the human rights movement, women’s movement, etc; and build bigger coalitions around shared values