RET’s Mission & Vision!
What Guides Our Action and
Strengthens Our Relationships?
These are the ideas and concepts we strive to live by
in our day-to-day work with young people, women &
girls, donors, partners, and amongst ourselves.
You can also find below the
Code of Conduct by which we all abide.
RET focuses primarily on the two pillars of youth and women, as they represent among the most vulnerable populations during crises, as well as the greatest vectors of positive social change.
We have helped refugee adolescents and youth in refugee camps; we have assisted displaced communities in urban and rural settings in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean (through partners) made vulnerable by violence, armed conflicts, and disasters.
Our mission is to alleviate suffering and catalyze sustainable development in crises, conflicts, and fragile contexts, by providing a broad diversity of programs to protect and build the resilience of youth, women, and girls.
Providing multi-dimensional solutions, encompassing a foundation of non-formal and formal education, and building the capacity of youth and women has always been our core commitment. Today, we are taking on a catalytic role in sustainable development to make our commitment a substantial reality and our impact more durable.
RET’s humanitarian actions during emergencies, in protracted crises, and in fragile environments can alleviate the deepest sufferings and build people’s resilience. This is achieved by providing them with the tools to become self-reliant individuals, providers for their families, and actors of positive social change in their communities.
Ultimately, we envision a world in which vulnerable young people overcome multidimensional adversities and are enabled to lead their journey towards rebuilding more resilient and peaceful communities.
We stand with refugees, returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), alongside the host communities adopting the fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence. We consider young people not as beneficiaries but as partners and future leaders of their communities, whose true potential needs to be brought out.
Commitment & Transparency
We are committed to showing lasting support to our cause, which transcends self-interest
and opportunistic behavior.
Our channels of
communications are always open and transparent, we have
clear procedures for decision-making, we communicate using
an evidence-based approach, & we understand that we are
accountable to our donors, host governments, our beneficiaries, and our staff. We are responsible for the results of our actions.
Innovation & Adaptability
We consider ourselves a catalyst for positive change. We propose tailor-made solutions to our beneficiaries, adapting and responding to the real needs and challenges of the communities using an evidence-based approach to increase the effectiveness of our interventions. We translate ideas into actions swiftly, provide innovative solutions using the latest tools and technologies; we often pilot novel ideas, ramp up and scale up. We think big, but start small, to test, to incubate, and to see what works best.
Diversity & Equity
We respect the uniqueness of each
individual and value our differences. We
recognize diversity beyond the dimensions of
race, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, or other dogmas.
We show fairness, and we have the quality of treating our beneficiaries, partners, and staff equally without favoritism
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RET won the “Prize of Excellence” for its work with child soldiers and the communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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RET launches a series of activities in a global move to take a stand against sexual violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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