38. From Fundamental Principles to individual action: Making the Principles come alive to promote a culture of non-violence and peace

Instructions

Learning outcome

After using this resource and completing this activity, learners will be able to: • Understand better the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement; • Apply those principles to promoting a culture of non-violence and peace; Look critically to principles of humanitarianism.

Activities

Please read the report ‘From Fundamental Principles to individual action: Making the Principles come alive to promote a culture of non-violence and peace’ and answer the quiz below.

Introduction

ALNAP is a unique system-wide network involving key international humanitarian organisations and experts, dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. Humanitarian Evaluation and Learning Portal (HELP) is a knowledge pool for the humanitarian sector.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest humanitarian network. The Movement is neutral and impartial, and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts. The seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement were officially announced at the 20th International Conference of the Movement in 1965 in Vienna, they are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The Principles serve as an ethical framework to the Movement and to guide the actions of staff and volunteers to fulfil the mission of the Movement.
The promotion of a culture of non-violence and peace has been guided by Katrien Beeckman since 2008 who has been the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Head of the Principles and Values Department. By making the Principles and values come alive in peoples’ behaviour, the individual perspective as opposed to the operational and institutional enables Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers to inspire a change of mind-set and behaviour towards culture of non-violence and peace.

Take quiz

Question 12 pts

It is in the role of the Fundamental Principles to influence a change of mind-set and behaviour in the community which has been reaffirmed by the IFRC’s Strategy 2020. Which of the following underpins the Fundamental Principles?

Question 21 pts

Each of the seven Fundamental Principles has been broken down into components in the 747 Framework. Which of the following is one the components of the Principle of Impartiality?

Question 31 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Collaborative negotiation:

Question 41 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Non-violent communication:

Question 51 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Critical thinking:

Question 61 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Active listening:

Question 71 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Empathy:

Question 81 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Inner peace:

Question 90 pts

The Seven Skills for Seven Principles (747) framework were derived through an in-depth analysis of Jean Pictet’s 1979 Commentary on the Fundamental Principles. Link the following skill in relation to the Fundamental Principles.

Personal resilience:

Question 101 pts

Translating the Fundamental Perspectives into individual perspectives can significantly contribute to the operational impact and institutional adherence. Which of the following initiatives serves as a case study?

Question 111 pts

An attitude of complacency that is content with just knowing or being aware of the Principles, and showcasing them.

Question 122 pts

To influence behavioural change in the community and promote a culture of non-violence and peace which of the following provide a key for living by the Principles or role-modelling them?