How HD relates to Working in the field OPERATIONSCOMMUNICATIONSCOORDINATION
HD in action- voice for the vulnerable!
People who deserve…..but Pressure from various angles deprive the Needy
Try to address social injustice issues Stand up against social Injustice!
Issues of Gender & Social exclusion Gender discrimination, Deprivation of Rights based on Gender in a Male dominated society
Gender based Domestic Violence This Picture tells it ALL !
Stigma and Discrimination PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AIDS – SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Disaster Relief - Fundamental Principles Upholding the Principle of Neutrality,Independence Impartiality
People most vulnerable Disabled, blind, crippled, children, Pregnant Women, Elders…..People special based on their condition
People affected by Floods but No legal land Title … THEN WHAT ? Humanitarian Diplomacy comes in to play …. Lobbying for Laws to address these issues – long term Short term, speedy action…….as an alternative Possibility to lobby the Government to provide state land ? OR … Talk to the Landlords, Convince them to sign an Agreement which will elevate their status – provide minimum Tenure security – FROM NOBODY TO SOMEBODY ! Be a Stronger voice for the vulnerable ! Right to Shelter … but No legal title !
HD promotes partnerships/coordination Partnerships and Collaboration with other Humanitarian Actors! Meetings with Other actors on the field is Important ! Information Sharing is Vital!
Networking for a stronger voice ! Many Humanitarian Actors –You are Not the only One! UNITED WE STAND ; DIVIDED WE FALL !
Communications is vital for HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY It is about Building the IMAGE of the PRCS. YOU are the face of the PRCS on the Field. Actions speak louder than Words First “WALK THE TALK “ Then” TALK THE WALK “ At all times be mindful to Show case the PRCS !
Communication on the field- Be careful ! Consistency in the Messages we give to Media.., Beware of the camera and Mike!
Beyond Beneficiary Communications … Mechanism to address the Needs of the Beneficiaries is important – HD element comes into play ! PRCS Branches to take the Lead ……with IFRC support It is not an overnight process ….Takes time ….But Results last long ! Act and Not be Passive..It is your Responsibility!
No “One size Fits All approach” Play it by Ear...Feel it….Smell it…..Use your head …..Not your Heart … YOU BE THE JUDGE!
SOME Tools for HD Sphere Charter RC/RC and NGO Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief P&V based checklist for Disaster Managers and Health Professionals Code of Good Practice for NGOs responding to HIV/AIDs Principles and Rules for RCRC Disaster Relief The Hyogo Framework offers guiding principles, priorities for action, and practical means for achieving disaster resilience for vulnerable communities. Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Guidelines for Protecting Persons Affected by Natural Disasters: Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
Humanitarian diplomacy is about a change of mind set. It needs to be a part of daily work within all National Societies. RC&RC is to act, and not to remain passive. HD urges action on the part of National Societies and IFRC to measure up to that responsibility.