Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence
At the initiative of the ICRC, representatives from 19 National Societies and the International Federation, as well as a number of external experts, gathered in Geneva in March 2011 for a three-day workshop to discuss best practices and lessons learned from National Societies' activities in the areas of social reintegration, psychosocial support and violence prevention in urban settings.
This meeting suggested building bridges between practitioners from various contexts and areas of expertise. It called for greater operational synergy and emphasized the need for a better information-sharing system within the Movement.
The following were identified as common priorities:
- Holistic and multidisciplinary action;
- Building resilience;
- Youth participation; and
- Local ownership and sustainability.