Document type: Case study
This publication presents examples of community engagement and accountability initiatives being implemented by the Movement in both emergency and longer-term contexts. Our work in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East stands testament to how community engagement and accountability is not only enabling us to better respond to the needs of the communities we serve but also in reducing their vulnerability and in building safer, more resilient communities.
In Southeast Asia, Facebook and Twitter in particular are platforms the National Societies are using for a wide range of purposes: from communicating their work, to disseminating important health and safety messages, recruiting new donors and volunteers, coordinating emergency response, and – critically – opening two-way dialogue with the public.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is advancing the development of policy research to support advocacy and action for enhanced response to and prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in disasters.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has continuously strived to respond to the needs of communities and build their resilience to disasters at a local level. ‘Community engagement’ is an approach that puts people at the centre.
40 year old Shamshad cannot read or write. She does not understand the official national language of Pakistan, and speaks only in her local tongue of Sindhi. She and her husband Nasrullah earn 6,000 rupees a month (59 Swiss francs), cultivating grains and rearing livestock.