1. IFRC Frameworks and policies

In this section you will find resources related to the main overarching IFRC frameworks and policies, as well as key guidelines for the integration of gender and diversity within the work of National Societies. These frameworks, policies and guidelines  are not stand-alone and should be used together to understand IFRC’s approach to gender and diversity and how best to ensure that it is integrated within the National Society and the work we do.

Strategy 2020
IFRC Strategic Framework on gender and diversity issues
Explanatory note to the IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues
This framework establishes a foundation on which all IFRC programmes, projects, interventions and actions, across the contexts, which contribute to strengthening communities, can be created, developed and sustained.
This powerpoint presentation highlights the importance of gender and diversity in Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, as reflected in the Strategy 2020
This policy (in Khmer and English) establishes the basis for the Cambodian Red Cross to ensure that the gender and diversity differences are taken into account and systematically addressed in relation to core areas as defined in CRC Strategy 2011 - 2020, such as disaster management, health and health care in the community, promotion of the movement’s fundamental principles and humanitarian values, and organizational development and resource development.
This document provides direction to National Societies and the Federation to support the aims and enabling actions of the IFRC Strategy 2020 in relation to self-directed and interpersonal violence, including urban violence.
Strategy on Violence Prevention, Mitigation and Response - Fact Sheet
This policy aims to define the main approach of the IFRC towards addressing gender issues in Red Cross and Red Crescent actions.

2. IFRC minimum standards commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming

The Minimum Standard  Commitments for each sector are based around a framework of: dignity; access; participation; safety; and internal protection systems. The checklist provides specific indicators which an organisation can use to rate its progress (achieved, partially achieved, not achieved and not applicable), justify its score and propose next steps.  This checklist provides a quick tool for assessing compliance with the Minimum Standard Commitments in Emergency Programming for Red Cross / Red Crescent staff and volunteers in: emergency health; food security; water, sanitation and hygiene; emergency shelter; livelihoods; non-food items and disaster risk reduction.  It serves as a tool for organisations to mark progress and identify their next steps.
Minimum standard commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming by sector

3. Other references

Gender Manual: A Practical Guide for Development Policy Makers and Practitioners
Women, Gender and Disaster: Abilities and Disabilities
Framework on integration of priority cross-cutting themes: Violence prevention, gender equality and beneficiary accountability
Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific