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Poverty is the Aftermath of Discrimination, Inequality and Ignorance
PEACE Foundation struggles against this Bane
 
 
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  VISION


Poverty involves not only a lack of money and low wage, but is the result of various factors. The main causes of poverty are "injustice" and "inequality", inequality of opportunities, of participation, of access… the inequalities between men and women, the social, political or the most well-known, the economic inequality… everyone could give an example of inequality he or she undergoes in the daily life.

The biggest inequality we can mention is the separation between the North, "Rich and Powerful" and the South, "Poor and Vulnerable". This idea reduces signicantly the complexity of the poverty and global issues to a simple image, however it has been internationally accepted and belongs nowadays to the common understanding. This should not be.

PEACE Foundation recognizes the multidimensionality of Poverty and works to bridge this gap in accordance with the MDG's (Millennium Development Goals).

As part of its poverty reduction mandate, PEACE Foundation envisages making a difference in people's lives by empowering them to significantly contribute to socio-economic development in their respective communities and endeavours to enable them to make informed choices, which govern their actions.

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  VALUES


Since its inception PEACE Foundation seeks to outline its common commitment to excellence, transparency and accountability in order to uphold its legitimacy and values.Therefore the organization rew a Charter, which the whole organization founders, members, staff and partners in the field of intervention or at the international and national level are committed to respect.

Through the Charter we seek to promote the ethics and values that we stand for.

Our Charter is divided into seven principles:

Respect and Promotion of the Universal Principles enshrined by international Declarations, Treaties and Conventions:
 

We are entrusted to advance international and national laws and to promote equitable human development and well-being, to uphold human rights and to protect ecosystems: Human Being and Earth.

Respect of the principles of sustainable development
 
The Brundtland Report "Our Common Future, World Commission on Environment and Development" in 1987 proposed a new contract between "Environment" and "Development" by launching the concept of sustainable development defined such as: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

Sustainable development is all about ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. We promote the principles of sustainable development and our activities & programmes are drafted and implemented in accordance with the definition.

Government
 
We do not seek to counter or replace the government and other institutional actors, but to work in collaboration with and support it through capacity building. We aim not to work INSTEAD OF but WITH the local and national governmental institutions and to complement the overarching role and primary responsibility of government.

Independence
 
We aim to be both politically and financially independent. Our governance, programmes and policies are non-partisan, independent of specific governments and political parties.

Non-Discrimination
 
We value, respect and seek to encourage diversity, impartial and non- discriminatory in all our policies, strategies, activities and programmes.

Transparency
 
We are committed to openness, transparency and honesty about our organization, mission, policies and activities. We will communicate actively to stakeholders about ourselves, and make information publicly available.

Accountability
 
We should be held responsible for our actions and achievements. We will do this by: having a clear mission, organisational structure and decision-making processes, acting in accordance with stated values and agreed procedures, by ensuring that our programmes achieve outcomes that are consistent, and by working in genuine partnership with local communities and authorities, NGOs and other organisations aiming at sustainable deve lopment responding to local needs.

 
The five keys of successful and consistent development intervention We seek to :

Efficiency
Working in a well-organized and competent way

Effectiveness
Achieving successfully a desired and intended objective fixed with the communities and other relevant stakeholders

Positive Impact
Producing positive and long-term effect directly or indirectly on the whole environment, and contributing sustainably to the wider policy and society.

Relevance
Intervening in a consistent way in light of community members' requirements, country needs, global priorities and physical environment.

Sustainability
Developing sustainable benefits and outcomes, which continue to flow after external funding and development intervention have ended.

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