PLEDGE P2092

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Proposed Evaluation Criteria : 90% of the IFRC staff (including all management) and a minimum of one person in 70% of National Societies are educated on IFRC Strategy on violence prevention, mitigation and response 2010-2020
70% of the existing IFRC appropriate trainings, resources and tools integrates violence prevention, mitigation and response, with a special focus on children, youth and gender-based violence
50% of National Societies have in place strategy, policies, procedures and education, including interpersonal skills training, to address interpersonal violence
25% of National Societies are implementing violence prevention, mitigation and response programmes/projects across programme areas and services.
25% of violence prevention, mitigation and response programmes/projects involve youth and volunteers as implementers
30% of National Societies sign this pledge
Advocacy and programs to promote cultures of non-violence are formally built into humanitarian appeals
IFRC and National Societies demonstrate zero tolerance on violence and all forms of abuse of power


Pledge text : The International Federation is committed to the promotion of a culture of non-violence and peace through  respect for diversity and peaceful reconciliation of social differences. With enhanced efforts to tackle the root causes and social determinants of violence and support individuals and communities to build on and re-enforce resilience to violence the International Federation aims at contributing to local development of communities and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The International Federation pledges to:

- Mainstream violence prevention, mitigation and response across IFRC operations, programmes and services, including internal policies and procedures.

- Support and implement violence prevention programmes in order to address the social determinants of violence,
- Pay special attention to the particular needs and diversity of children, youth, men and women when addressing violence.

- Support and promote initiatives empowering youth to take up a leadership role in the promotion of a culture of nonviolence and peace, such as the IFRC YABC Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change initiative.

- Build partnerships with public authorities, at all levels, and international organizations to persuade decision-makers and opinion leaders to address violence, discrimination and exclusion.

- Raise our collective voice at local, national, regional and global levels, through humanitarian diplomacy, including awareness-raising, to promote a culture of non-violence and peace.