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Nominations for the 2017 “Youth on the move” and “Volunteering Development” awards are now open
Call for nominations for the 2017 “Youth on the move” and “Volunteering Development” awards are now open. The Youth on the move Award recognises and promotes good practices and new initiatives that further volunteering and youth action in order to address humanitarian needs. The Volunteering Development Award celebrates the diversity of volunteers in National Societies; the impact of volunteers in addressing emergencies and local vulnerabilities; and the use of innovative approaches in addressing current and emerging humanitarian challenges. The awards will be presented at the General Assembly in November. Further details on both awards (including application forms) can be found at this link.
Youth Volunteer Investment and Value Audit (VIVA) study
New IFRC Global Review and Case Study Booklet on Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
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Partners for Resilience Nicaragua – case studies
Gender based violence in disasters: Myanmar Case Study
Considered to be one of the ‘most at risk countries,’ being prone to cyclones, earthquakes, and drought, Myanmar was chosen as a case study for the Unseen Unheard research. This case study on Myanmar looks at GBV occurrence and response after Cyclone Nargis in 2008. The results of this case study are conflicting with half the respondents citing an increase in GBV after the cyclone, while others claimed that it did not arise at all because of strong family and community-based support systems. As a follow up to the research, the Myanmar Red Cross Society is looking to improve its disaster response programming, especially in the area of gender sensitive relief distribution and safe shelter design, taking into consideration the often differing needs of men, boys, women and girls.
Youth Engagement in the Field of Drug Abuse – Kenya Red Cross
Violence Prevention and Response
Bangladesh Red Crescent protecting children on the move
Sri Lanka Red Cross child protection activities in schools
Following the devastating December 26, 2004 Asian Tsunami, there were many needs facing survivors across Sri Lanka. Among these was the protection of children from all forms of violence.
Gender and Diversity
On 10 May, National Societies in Asia Pacific joined a webinar held by IFRC Gender & Diversity on how to develop a policy on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. This was the first of a series of similar webinars that aim to implement the International Conference resolution from 2015 regarding sexual and gender-based violence. The resolution called on all members of the RC RC Movement to adopt a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse.
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Please join us on the exciting Project Humanity journey to learn more about your personal values and on how you can apply Humanitarian and Fundamental Principles in daily life, as Ernest Maruza from Zimbabwe Red Cross says “We learnt that Project Humanity translates Principles into Action, unlike the traditional way that we disseminate principles where all people can sing them but not translating them into observable action”. Log in as a teacher and you will find all the excellent resources on the Project Humanity online platform.
The previous monthly humanitarian education webinar aimed to learn what key enablers are required from the ground level up in order to generate a robust communication channel that allows us to identify synergies between projects permitting seamless implementation on a global scale. Please find more info about the webinar on the HELP community.
Please save the date 21st of June, 3pm CEST for the next humanitarian education webinar. We will share educational resources on “Health”.
Separation from parents, relatives or usual caregivers is a devastating experience for children. Separated children are among the most vulnerable of all children affected by emergencies. Having lost the care and protection of their families and caregivers just when they need them most, these girls and boys are at increased risk of physical and psychological harm, abduction, trafficking and unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups, sexual abuse and exploitation, and permanent loss of identity. Moreover, they may be burdened with adult responsibilities far beyond their years. Indeed, it is vital that governments, child protection organizations and other protection actors work together to ensure that the most vulnerable children are protected.
New UNICEF report highlights 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children on the move worldwide.