PLEDGE P2093

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Proposed Evaluation Criteria : At least 60 per cent of the National Societies sign up to the pledge;
IFRC Gender Strategy including performance framework is implemented by at least 50 per cent of the National Societies;
During regular updates of National Societies Statutes and internal regulations include the goal of gender balance at all governance and management levels, including general staff, members and volunteers by the year a 2020;
IFRC and National Society policies adopted between 2012 and 2015 and subsequent work have a gender lens;
Gender commitments are systematically included in annual IFRC and National Society programme work plans and budgets, reports and tools, with regular monitoring of achievements;
Improved gender balance in statutory bodies and at statutory meetings;
National Society activities on international humanitarian law undertaken between 2012 and 2015 include, as relevant, a gender perspective.


Pledge text : Armed conflicts, natural disasters, and other vulnerable situations have profoundly different impact on women, girls, men and boys. The risks and vulnerabilities each of the groups face differ and as such have a varied impact on them. Women, girls, men and boys have distinct and diverse strengths, needs and capacities which should be equally valued and inform effective and sustainable relief, recovery and development initiatives. It is essential for any effective humanitarian work to pursue equality of power, influence, opportunities and access to resources and services, between women, girls, men and boys.

The Red Cross Red Crescent/the IFRC hereby pledges to:
- implement the IFRC Gender Strategy;
- systematically integrate a gender perspective into all policy work;
- advocate for policies and legislation that tackle stigma and discrimination on the basis of gender;
- create conditions favourable for gender balance at all levels in governance, management and staff
and for gender balanced representation in statutory bodies and meetings, where possible;
- integrate a gender dimension when revising statutes;
- promote and encourage work to understand a gender perspective in international humanitarian law.