Beyond 'human rights': Finding the right language to engage communities of faith

The global development community often uses the term "human rights" when engaging with faith communities on contentious issues such as LGBTI and gender equality. But is such language enough to achieve common ground?

About the author

  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.