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Tips for communicating research findings to women and men

Citizen farmers Papua New Guinea. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Quek
Citizen farmers Papua New Guinea. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Quek

Communicating research in gender-responsive ways is an important part of Bioversity International's gender research activities. In light of International Women's Day, we launch 12 tips for effectively communicating research findings to women and men.

Communicating research in gender-responsive ways is an important part of Bioversity International's gender research activities. In light of International Women's Day, we launch 12 tips for effectively communicating research findings to women and men.

Knowledge is power.Ensuring that your research and action partners, but also the local women, men and
marginalized groups who are your target beneficiaries are able to equitably access your findings can support their empowerment and is an essential part of the research-for-development process.

To achieve this, the authors of the tips, Marlène Elias and Ewa Hermanowicz, urge researchers to focus on understanding their audience, showcasing relevant gender findings, sharing these findings with differentiated stakeholders through gender-sensitive channels and monitoring and evaluating all these efforts for continuous improvement. How? By following the tips below.

  1. Identify groups who will be using your findings
  2. Share your findings with different types of actors
  3. Unpack, analyze and represent your data according to gender and other relevant social variables
  4. When citing participants, indicate whether they are women or men
  5. Be gender-aware in visuals
  6. Consider where your target audience obtains its information
  7. Choose technological channels best suited to local conditions
  8. Organize result-sharing activities at times and in places accessible to women and men
  9. Use appropriate language
  10. Adopt diverse and mixed methods of communication
  11. Leverage your findings through organized interactions among diverse stakeholders
  12. Monitor your outreach strategy in a gender-responsive way

Discover more about these tips via the CGIAR Gender Network

Photo: Farmer couple and national partner in the farmer's taro field, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Bioversity International/P.Quek

 

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