Finding the right words: PSEAH terminology testing in Dohuk and Kirkuk, Iraq

In partnership with the International Organization for Migration, we developed a glossary of terms on preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in three Kurdish dialects: Sorani, Badini, and Kurmanji. As part of the glossary development, CLEAR Global and IOM conducted focus group discussions (FGDs) to test comprehension of sensitive and potentially confusing PSEAH-related terms. FGDs […]

Localized communication minimizes the impact of Ebola in DRC

The response to the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proved the merits of local, multilingual communication with communities. TWB’s research found significant progress compared with the response to the 10th outbreak, and to the many humanitarian emergencies that have affected DRC to date. However, our research also highlighted the need […]

PSEA recommendations: Language issues for safeguarding

TWB’s research shows that a language sensitive response to Ebola outbreaks could improve understanding and trust in key messages. It will enhance the accessibility of RCCE and AAP mechanisms, including the reporting of SEAH and support to survivors. Learning from the outbreak in DRC, TWB would recommend the actions to take as part of protection […]

Πληροφόρηση δίχως κατανόηση, δικαιώματα δίχως νόημα

Έκθεση των συμπερασμάτων ως προς το θέμα της γλώσσας στην Παγκόσμια Συμφωνία για τη Μετανάστευση και τους Πρόσφυγες (Global Compact on Refugees and Migration) του ΟΗΕ. Κατεβάστε εδώ. (Διατίθεται επίσης στα αγγλικά, τα ιταλικά, τα γαλλικά και τα ισπανικά.)

Informations sans compréhension, droits sans signification

Document de synthèse traitant des problèmes de langue dans l’application du programme des Nations Unies dans les pactes mondiaux sur les réfugiés et les migrants. Télécharger ici. (Ce document est également disponible en langue anglaise, italienne, espagnole et grecque.)

Information without understanding, rights without meaning

This position paper addresses the question of language in the UN Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. View it below or download here. Other resources that might interest you: The power of communication in the right language (video) “Do any of you speak English” (video) TWB general factsheet