Youth Policy (2017)

Youth Policy (2017)

Purpose of this Policy is to set the standard in working with and for young people throughout the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies (IFRC). It serves as a global point of reference to ensure consistency in decision-making and builds on and replaces the IFRC Youth Policy and Strategy (1991) and the IFRC Youth Policy (2011). National Societies are accountable to adhere to this Policy by adapting it to their context, aligning their existing policy with it or developing a new policy respectively. The IFRC Secretariat is accountable to adhere to this Policy in all its work. This Policy will be reviewed by the 25th session of the General Assembly in 2025.

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Vietnam Red Cross Society – Da Nang Chapter Youth Partnership promoting non-violence

Vietnam Red Cross Society – Da Nang Chapter Youth Partnership promoting non-violence

The case study outlines how the Viet Nam Red Cross in Da Nang, the local chapter sought to activate young volunteers to increase its profile and community engagement, even with limited volunteer action and low advocacy activities.

 

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Youth Empowerment in Community (YEC) Programme Guide

Youth Empowerment in Community (YEC) Programme Guide

ASEAN is a region with 370 million youth which covers 60% of population: 620 million. It has 11 Southeast Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in 11 countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste with 4.6 million youth and 1 million volunteers.

Red Cross Youth in ASEAN also addressed Red Cross Youth challenges as follows:

  • Lack of right skill such as facilitation and peer education which will open minds and enhance burning desires for positive social change
  • Inspirational opportunities in the access to community actions (no adult directed, but youth- led/designed) and supportive environment
  • Recognize the volunteerism and achievement of youth action

To provide solutions for those above challenges and address/inspire youth for a positive change, IFRC CCST Bangkok office provide with this guide for the youth empowerment programme in communities.

Purpose:

Youth Empowerment in Community (YEC) Programme Guide Pilot version was designed for a purpose of youth empowerment at communities to deeply address the issues of communities and inspire their positive change through youth innovative solutions by enhancing the knowledge, practicing in the field and gaining fresh perspective about the community challenges in a more peaceful and resilient way.  The programme has four steps; Step 1; Trainings on youth such as Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC), Step 2; Field school and Practice in the field, Step 3; Community/School Actions, Step 4; Monitoring, peer learning and expansion.

The guide has a participant-centred, experiential learning approach which leads to creative platforms. It supports youth to discuss the social issues by addressing/identifying specific gaps/issues and their root causes in their existing knowledge and practice, giving all possible solutions to such issues by their own, through sharing their personal experiences and to demonstrate in communities/schools through a creative platform; theatre, dance, music, arts and sports activities. In a second phase, Children and youths collect the feedback from the community/school and reflect together to make a ‘from their heart to their mind’ changing journey to become responsible members of community challenges.

Usage: Guide for implementation

Audience: Youth leaders in National Societies

See also the related event in social inclusion held in Vientiane, Lao PDR

See also the case studies of Youth Empowerment:

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: March 22, 2017
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 0.68
Country: Regional
Resource type: Guidelines

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คู่มือสำหรับอาสาสมัครสภากาชาดไทย Handbook for Thai Red Cross Society’s Volunteers

คู่มือสำหรับอาสาสมัครสภากาชาดไทย Handbook for Thai Red Cross Society’s Volunteers

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Lao Red Cross Youth Empowerment Programme in Social Inclusion | 22-24 March 2017 | Lao PDR

Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) Youths in Lao Red Cross Society successfully implemented the youth empowerment programme on the theme of social inclusion at the National University of Lao with the attendance of 200 students.

This activity inspired 200 youths to change their mindset and attitude about the discrimination, exclusion and stereotyped opinions against their marginalised friends. It became more significant to Lao Youth since this was the first time of the youth-designed activity and it was totally led by themselves from planning to implementation.

Twenty (20) core group youths, confident of their achievements, decided to carry on more activities with the same approach targeting communities and universities by their own planning and efforts starting from May 2017.

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ASEAN Youth Regional Workshop for the development of Youth Development Index | 28-29 November 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia

IFRC representative and the SEAYN chair (Mr. Novey Robert Dolde, Philippines Red Cross Youth Council President) were invited to attend the Regional Workshop for the Development of ASEAN Youth Development Index (YDI) from the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia from 28-29 November 2016. The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • To present, gather and validate data by the ASEAN consultants for the first ASEAN YDI report.
  • To review and finalize YDI framework, domains and indicators.
  • To develop national YDI and ASEAN YDI report outline.

IFRC shared relevant experiences and suggestions on the development of ASEAN YDI. One of main outcomes of the workshop was that IFRC became a key stakeholder to the ASEAN Youth development together with the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and relevant UN organisations such as UNICEF, UNFPA and UNESCO including UNV.

IFRC will be the attending the next Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) to finalise the first YDI report. IFRC and SEAYN Chair proposed some more practical key indicators to the Domains and Indicators developed by the ASEAN consultant to be included in the ASEAN YDI report.

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Youth as Agents of Behavioral Change (YABC) Toolkit

Youth as Agents of Behavioral Change (YABC) Toolkit
Purpose:
Youth as Agents of Behavioral Change (YABC) is IFRC’s initiative to encourage youth as agent to promote the culture of non-violence and peace by empowering youth to be the leaders of their communities. For more information, see this link.
Overview:
The YABC toolkit (link to FedNet, and requires log in and password) has been coordinated by the Principles and Values Department and developed by Red Cross and Red Crescent youth. It is partly based on or inspired from existing Red Cross and Red Crescent materials, and is mainly composed of the following 4 parts:
  • Part 1: Thematic module (26 activities, 6 concept papers) covering: non-discrimination and respect for diversity; intercultural dialogue; social inclusion; gender; violence prevention, mitigation and response, international humanitarian law.
  • Part 2: Skills module (30 activities, 7 concept papers, 1 inner peace manual and videos) covering intra and interpersonal skills including: active listening; empathy; critical thinking, dropping bias and non-judgement; non-violent communication; collaborative negotiation and mediation; personal resilience; inner peace.
  • Part 3: Peer educator manual (developed in close collaboration with the North African regional office)
  • Part 4: Guidelines for peer educators working in community engagement (developed in close collaboration with the North African regional office)
  • Part 5: Psychosocial support guidelines for toolkit users (developed in close collaboration with the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support)

 

Usage: Training

Audience: Red Cross and Red Crescent youth

See alsoYABC toolkit introduction brochure [30 pages, 27 MB]

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Publication date: November 1, 2013
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Resource type: Guidelines, Toolkit

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Phnom Penh Leadership Outcomes

Phnom Penh Leadership Outcomes

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Empowering youth – Banners

Empowering youth – Banners

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Country: Regional
Resource type: Poster

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Assessment Report of Karaker Settlement – Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Assessment

Assessment Report of Karaker Settlement – Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Assessment
The water, sanitation and hygiene KAP [knowledge Attitude and practices] assessment was conducted in Karakrer Village, Kompong Luong in July 2015 to assess the situation of water, sanitation and Hygiene knowledge of community. The focus group discussion and closed discussion was conducted with village community focused on households’current socio-economic status in addition to information about households’ water sources, water treatment, and productive use for water, water management, hygiene, sanitation and environmental conservation.
Based on results of the assessment, the following actions are recommended:
  • Training and capacity building of community management committees where they exist.
  • Educate the community about waterborne disease prevention and how to treat contaminated water.
  • Increase access to clean water by providing locally available water treatment methods and through IEC materials.
  • Strengthen and support behavior change for improved sanitation and hygiene.
  • Strengthen partnership with community members in the area to construct improved latrines/ bucket latrine.

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: August 1, 2015
Status: Final Type: Word Size (MB): Size: 1.22
Country: Cambodia

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