IFRC Network PGI Operational Framework

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This Operational Framework for Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) 2022-2025 sets out how to turn the new PGI policy into action. It highlights the priority actions, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Network should take to tackle violence, discrimination and exclusion over the next five years.

It aims to focus our collective and individual efforts in enhancing accountability, and clarifying roles and responsibilities to strengthen our impact, building on lessons and progress made from the last decade. The PGI approach speaks to what Strategy 2030 declares: “We are firmly rooted in the right, agency and action of people to drive change for themselves, for their communities, and for the world. We take a systems approach, recognising the interconnectedness of all aspects of work, and devoting particular attention to people who are vulnerable, excluded, or marginalised.”

The importance of the PGI approach in facing current and future humanitarian challenges and needs is highlighted through the IFRC strategic priority five: Values, Power and Inclusion, and the crucial enablers: Trust, Accountability and Engagement, as set out in Strategy 2030 and the Secretariat’s Agenda for Renewal.

This framework also supports our commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 3 (Good Health and well-being), Goal 5 for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and Goal 10 (Reduced inequalities), and Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.