Document type: Report
Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization.
Introduction – what is the purpose of this document? This document sets out what the British Red Cross means by Accountability to Beneficiaries (AtB) and what we are striving to achieve as part of our international work. This builds on the organisation …
From 2005-2015, three cross-cutting themes have emerged as consistent priorities within International Operations: a) violence prevention, b) beneficiary accountability and c) gender equality. The initial drivers for violence prevention have been three decades of domestic expertise, successful integration since the Tsunami response, partnerships with over 25 National Societies, leadership within the Movement, and collaboration with the IFRC to support the development and implementation of the global Strategy on Violence Prevention, Mitigation & Response.
Creating a sense of predictability and security has traditionally been attributed to what a society offers to its citizens. Today, as the economic crisis has planted its roots, millions of Europeans live with insecurity, uncertain about what the future holds.
Things must be bad when increasing numbers of people go to their local Red Cross or Red Crescent Society for help with the basic necessities of life – including some who would never normally think of seeking assistance from a charitable body.