Young People & Women & Girls: at the center of RET strategy
Young people: RET has put at the center of its work the commitment to protect and promote the rights of young people affected by conflict, violence, disasters and/or displacement. We believe in the meaningful role young people can play to voice, advocate for and address issues affecting their lives, as well as the ones of their families and communities. RET is committed to promoting young people affected by conflict, violence, disasters and or displacement meaningful participation and support to constructively engage in all matters that affect their lives.
Young people are in the center of RET’s strategy setting, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and in all measures that provide a response to their concerns and aspirations. As such, they are not considered as solely “beneficiaries”, but active participants, respected contributors, partners and/or leaders in humanitarian, stabilization operations, peacebuilding and development contexts. RET commits to empowering refugee and host/local youth to be resilient, fulfill their potential and become actors of positive social change by realizing their rights and assuming their responsibilities, leading and supporting peacebuilding initiatives, contributing to rebuild fairer and more prosperous societies, and meet their individual and collective life projects.
Young Women & Girls: RET is committed to protecting and building the resilience of young women and girls in crises and fragile contexts. In response to RET’s commitment towards girls, young women and women in crises and fragile contexts and to the sustainable development goal 3 (SDG 3) to live healthy lives & to promote wellbeing for all and (|SDG 5) to advance gender equality and women & girls’ empowerment. RET is committed to replicate its lead approach for socio-economic empowerment of young women and women in contexts of fragility (WSEE, Turkey).
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Additionally, RET provides through its protection interventions, various services and responses to young people and women affected by displacement (refugees, IDPs, returnees and those under a humanitarian protection status). This includes, but it is not limited to, legal assistance, medical and psychosocial support (individually and/or in groups), prevention and response to Gender Based Violence, including case management and referrals.
RET will continue to promote services and responses that are cultural, age, gender, disability and diversity sensitive; and to work in close collaboration with local and national actors in charge of protection and well-being in order to enhance their capacities to address the needs and concerns of refugee/displaced vulnerable groups (ex. people with disabilities), along with young women and women, and to improve the quality of its service delivery in the long term.