The Inclusion, Protection and Engagement Newsflash

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July 2016

AROUND THE WORLD

7th Photo Contest for Youth in the Mediterranean

The “7th Photo Contest for Youth in the Mediterranean” has finally come to an end.  All short-listed and awarded photos of Red Cross and Red Crescent youth in action will be exhibited during the Youth Camp Atlantis XII, in Orahovica, Croatia in July and are uploaded on the CCM FaceBook page.

(Y)ABC expansion!

A two-day Agents of Behavioural Change initiation workshop took place in April for the Global Gender and Diversity Network. The participants had the opportunity to experience the ABC affective methodology and to identify existing synergies between gender and diversity and humanitarian education. Since January, the (Y)ABC network expanded by 9.28% through training 163 staff and volunteers from Hong Kong, Honduras, South Korea, Jordan (Palestinian diaspora), Philippines, Mongolia and France.

Youth and Migration Handbook

The Youth and Migration Handbook is a collection of best practices in the area of youth and migration contributed by the Red Cross Red Crescent European Youth Network.

22nd European Youth Cooperation Meeting

The 22nd European Youth Cooperation Meeting was held in Montenegro in May. The meeting was an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among the over 80 participants coming from the National Societies of the Europe Region. The meeting elected the new committee members to serve from 2016-2018.

Lao Red Cross – Youth Saving Accident Victims

The Lao Red Cross launched a campaign to provide first aid to road traffic accident (RTA) victims during the Lao New Year festival. The team was deployed for a week in the capital city of Vientiane, working in tandem with rescue teams providing first aid to 74 RTA victims.

Malaysia Red Crescent Society – Kuantan Chapter Youth for Disability

88 students took part in first aid training organized by SMK Sg. Isap Murni (part of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society Kuantan Chapter). Three of the participants were students with special needs (hearing impaired), and a teacher volunteered to be their interpreter using sign language. “It’s amazing to see how our special needs students manage to communicate and keep pace with the rest of the participants. Their dedication and commitment was highly appreciated by the Red Crescent facilitator, and we’re looking forward to conduct more courses to cater for our youths!”

Philippine Red Cross – Young change agents for a healthy lifestyle

15 youth attended a YABC Peer Educators training held by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). This training developed a Youth in Non-Communicable Disease tool integrating YABC sessions.  The training seeks to empower youth to lead community action and school action by their own design to change mindsets, attitudes and behaviours.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan

Ongoing challenges in accessing basic health and social services, as well as severe constraints in the provision of adequate water and sanitation have a growing impact on the health of Palestinians, particularly women in Gaza. The Palestine Red Crescent Society is providing  assistance to women in Gaza and the West Bank on reproductive health, while also working to prevent violence in homes and communities through a project made possible with support from the Japanese Government.

“For there to be behaviour change we need to start with children so they can grow up and not hurt one another”

In 2014, the Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRCS) developed its first child protection policy. This was in recognition of the amount of children SIRCS interacts with through its programs across the country and a growing awareness of the risk of violence against children in communities and organizations.

IFRC Child Protection Action Plan 2015-2020

This multi-year action plan reflects and builds on actions in the IFRC Plan & Budget, and the many projects being implemented by National Societies. The action plan supports efforts to provide global guidance and tools to integrate the protection of children from physical, sexual, gender-based, and psychological violence in our internal systems, operations, and work with National Societies.

Learning

Course: The Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Aid course is now available in Spanish, French Arabic and English.

Corruption deprives the most vulnerable poor people, the victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts, of essential life-saving resources. Scenario based exercises will show the learner the consequences of their choices as they go through the course.

Modern Humanitarianism in Action

The word, and idea of, humanity is central to understanding the work of the Red Cross as a humanitarian organisation. The British Red Cross has developed some exciting online educational resources for teachers to use, on the topic of humanitarianism. Please find out more on the HELP Community.

LINKS

What is happening in 2016    

We are glad to share with you a global calendar of Movement activities (ask for permission to access this link). Please update the calendar with regional or global events that your National Society is organizing.  We will be glad to promote the activities.