Promoting principles and values

Gender

Gender

Gender equality is an integral part of the IFRC’s goal to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion. The IFRC aims to ensure gender equity within its own organization, as well as in its

Non-violence

Non-violence

The IFRC has identified violence and the lack of respect for diversity as some of the “key challenges facing our global community”. We are actively engaged in violence prevention, mitigation and response activities around the world.

Non-discrimination

Non-discrimination

The IFRC’s non-discrimination programme fulfils part of its mandate to help vulnerable people. The IFRC does this by helping communities fight discrimination, stigma and xenophobia, and by promoting greater social inclusion and respect for diversity. Discrimination comes in many forms. Negative prejudicial treatment against a person or a group of people can be based on a range of characteristic...

Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC)

Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC)

The YABC initiative empowers youth to positively influence mindsets, attitudes and behaviours in their communities towards a culture of respect for diversity, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion, equality and ...

Fundamental Principles

The seven Fundamental Principles guarantee the continuity of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and its humanitarian work.
Fundamental principles
humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright