Communication resources

An alternative to the language of aid, charity and so called “international development”

Activists and Campaigners! The way we communicate the issues we work on impacts how people, think, feel and act on them.

It is time that we move away from the damaging language and imagery of aid, charity and so-called “international development”, and instead create a new narrative – one that builds solidarity and demands social justice.

At Health Poverty Action, we have been working with our allies to create the resources and tools we all need to achieve this.

You can find all of our resources below, including two posters and our exciting toolkit “A practical guide for communicating global justice and solidarity: An alternative to the language of development, aid and charity” which provides the practical advice and principles you need to address the root causes of poverty and build global solidarity through your communications.
Read our toolkit

Now also available in French and Dutch!

Download the toolkit in French

Download the toolkit in Dutch

These resources were produced by Framing Matters for Health Poverty Action, in association with the Public Interest Research Centre and the following members of the Progressive Development Forum; Medact, NEON, PHM UK, PHM West and Central Africa and Viva Salud.

Getting in touch

We are continuing to explore how we can best communicate issues of global justice – whether that be migration, climate change or the NHS. If you have a specific issue you want to explore, or if you want to find out more about this project, please contact us at [email protected] – we would love to hear from you!

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