[New Resource]: Partnerships and Power - Understanding the Dynamics Between International and National Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Organizations
Dear IBP Colleagues,
I wanted to share an update on the Transforming INGO Models for Equity (TIME) initiative, since many members of this network have been a part of it from the beginning.
Findings and recommendations from the first year of TIME for SRHR was recently published in Partnerships and Power: Understanding the Dynamics Between International and National Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Organizations. What stood out for me is that while there are undeniably unbalanced power dynamics between NNGOs and INGOs working in SRHR, there is consensus that INGOs play a valuable role in our ecosystem – even if those roles will inevitably shift over time. And some of the characteristics of NNGO-INGO partnerships that emerged gave me pause – tokenism, linguistic injustice and unhealthy competition, for example.
These findings have informed our planning and programming for 2023. I’m thrilled that so many IBP members are participating in our upcoming working groups, and have followed along and contributed in the last year.
Please reach out if you have any questions or are interested in learning more!
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