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Two Decades
Protecting,
Empowering
& Enabling
Young People,
Women & Girls!



Impact at a Glance


34

Countries

378

Projects Worldwide

1600

Schools & Women Centers

2 Million

Direct Beneficiaries & Program Participants

20
Million

Indirect Beneficiaries & Program Participants


Delivering Lasting Impact!

Integrated Programming for Better Outcomes!

RET’s multi-sectoral approach guarantees the complementary nature of actions and the interdependence between them. It provides a comprehensive approach to bridge the multi-dimensional needs of young people and women, achieves more significant and long-lasting results, and reduces wasteful duplication. 

Bridging the Gaps | HDP Nexus

The Humanitarian, Development, Peace (HDP) Nexus.
The inclusion of the peace dimension in the nexus acknowledges the vital importance of conflict sensitivity in ending humanitarian need, reducing poverty, and ensuring sustainable development.

RET’s Areas of Intervention

RET´s experience operating within and across multiple sectors in both humanitarian and development contexts enables us to incorporate relevant components from one or several sectors (multi-sectorial solutions) that can effectively address many of the challenges facing vulnerable young people and women, their families, and the communities where they live. 


Why Our Mission Matters?

Through its unique mandate centered on young people, and on women & girls, RET bridges the gaps between humanitarian action and development aid, adding a peace dimension to its interventions.

This is what we refer to as the
Humanitarian – Development – Peace (HDP) Triple Nexus.

Mandate & Values!

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. 




Check out the latest articles!


The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health. The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” This is the sixth of the Sendai Seven targets. RET has been designingContinue reading “The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction”

Beyciveck’s Story: bridges to heal, learn and shine for children and young Venezuelan refugees

20th June is the commemoration of World Refugee Day. This year, the theme focused on the power of inclusion and the importance of working together to recover from the pandemic: “Together We Heal, Learn and Shine.” In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and young refugees are facing recurrent adversities. Education is a key toolContinue reading “Beyciveck’s Story: bridges to heal, learn and shine for children and young Venezuelan refugees”

Jonathan’s Story: Pride and healing paths for LGTBIQ+ Venezuelan migrants and refugees

June is Pride month, an opportunity to celebrate all forms of love and diversity. It is also a reminder of all the challenges the LGTBIQ+ community faces worldwide, especially for those individuals in the context of human mobility. June has also been the month where two main events around the Venezuelan migration in Latin America andContinue reading “Jonathan’s Story: Pride and healing paths for LGTBIQ+ Venezuelan migrants and refugees”

Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action – UNGA ”75” 2020

RET, represented by its President & CEO Ms. Zeynep Gülgün Gündüz was part of the High-level Virtual Side Event, UNGA” 75″ 2020 “Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action.”This event was co-hosted by Education Above All Foundation, the Permanent Mission of The State of QatarContinue reading “Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action – UNGA ”75” 2020”

Beirut Port Explosion @RET_DimaHaydar

Call for Support to Lebanon

Powered by GGF Dear Friends, As all of you know, the massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut, was the third largest in the world after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with more than 5000 people injured, thousands more missing, and 137casualties. More than 300,000 people have been internally displaced (IDP’s) due to the loss of their homes. Lebanon,Continue reading “Call for Support to Lebanon”

Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis

RET’s COVID-19 Regional Response in Latin America and the Caribbean RET has been present in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, since 2004, and has directly supported more than 717,000 direct project participants, and indirectly benefitted 3.6 Mio beneficiaries throughout 179 projects implemented predominantly in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru. Since 2016, RET’s responses were centeredContinue reading “Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis”


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