Keyword: HRBA


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Human rights-based approach (HRBA) in emergencies

ActionAid’s HRBA approach and the principles that guide long-term social change work also apply in disasters.

There are eight key principles that guide ActionAid’s disaster response:

  1. we put people living in poverty first and address immediate needs as basic rights in emergencies, enabling their active agency as rights activists

  2. we analyse and confront unequal power

  3. we advance women’s rights

  4. we work in partnership

  5. we are accountable and transparent

  6. we monitor, evaluate our impact, critically reflect and learn to improve our work

  7. we ensure links across levels – local, national, regional, international

  8. we build credible alternatives to the traditional top-down model of humanitarian response.

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