Women, Gender, and Climate Actions

The International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022 The International Women’s Day, March 8, is an opportunity to reflect on the advances and gaps in gender equity and commemorate how women and girls are leading the solutions to address global problems, including climate change within RET’s programs. The UN 2022 theme focuses on “Gender equality todayContinue reading “Women, Gender, and Climate Actions”

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”

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”

From the camp to the world Christian’s Success Story

Christian is a young Congolese who grew up in the Bwagiriza #refugee #camp in Ruyigi, #Burundi. From a young age, Christian was drawn to entertainment, he dreamt of becoming a famous actor and performing in huge decorated theatres; he also imagined himself sitting on a director’s chair and behind a camera directing #Hollywood movies. “AsContinue reading “From the camp to the world Christian’s Success Story”

What is RET doing to ensure safety and health at work while staying and delivering?

On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. RET is focused on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work in particular the COVID-19 pandemic. RET’s management assessed the risks by following the developments of the COVID-19 outbreak globally and as of the first week of March, proactively started to take measures to protect its employeesContinue reading “What is RET doing to ensure safety and health at work while staying and delivering?”

Loss of our beloved Founder Mrs. Sadako Ogata

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad news of the loss of our much beloved Founder Mrs. Sadako Ogata, who passed away peacefully on 22/10/2019. Mrs. Ogata lived a life devoted to helping all generously, ensuring protection, empowerment, and solidarity with refugees, with vulnerable people in need, but most critically withContinue reading “Loss of our beloved Founder Mrs. Sadako Ogata”

RET’s response to the Venezuelan crisis in Peru

While en route to Peru in order to flee one of the worst humanitarian crisis in Latin America & the Caribbean, Maria, a 7-year-old girl, exclaimed “how can I go to my school now!” While schools in Peru are generally well-resourced, the influx of refugees and migrant from Venezuela is overstretching the capacity of the Peruvian educationContinue reading “RET’s response to the Venezuelan crisis in Peru”

Bridging the cultural gaps through Music and Dance. An Initiative led by the Youth to the young people of Türkiye

“Whenever we share our music, we share our emotions, our fears, and the challenges that bring us together”  RET Youth Orchestra and Choir member. Trained in leadership and communications, RET empowered eleven young participants coming from Belize, Ecuador/Colombia, Venezuela, Burundi, Chad, Kenya/Somalia, Lebanon, Syria and Türkiye founding the RET Youth Ambassadors Group. The first meetingContinue reading “Bridging the cultural gaps through Music and Dance. An Initiative led by the Youth to the young people of Türkiye”

Building a Life, Building a Future

How RET International helps San Miguelito Youth Transcend Challenges and Build Resilience Overcoming the challenges posed by a complex and negative context that affects the youth requires commitment as well as expertise. Supported by the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) of the U.S. Department of State, the “Socio-Educational and Labour Reinsertion of Adolescent andContinue reading “Building a Life, Building a Future”

A New Resource for Youth Programming in Emergency Settings

The Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies Adolescents and youth as a distinct group are often overlooked during humanitarian crises, with their unique concerns and needs seldom prioritised. The Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies provides an overview of programming guidelines for adolescents and youthContinue reading “A New Resource for Youth Programming in Emergency Settings”

Putting Peace in Practice

In 2016, RET’s interventions in the Republic of Chad have been integrated new horizons and methods with the launch of the “Peaceful Communities through Effective Youth Engagement” programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Republic of Germany. Addressing the refugees and host community members alike in the South of the country, the programme´sContinue reading “Putting Peace in Practice”

A Case for the Elimination of Discrimination

“Refugees and migrants are particular targets of racial profiling and incitement to hatred. In the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted in September 2016, United Nations Member States strongly condemned acts and manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance against refugees and migrants. In doing so, they also committed to aContinue reading “A Case for the Elimination of Discrimination”

Sixteen Days and More

March 8 was International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate every effort made to eliminate violence against women and support women’s empowerment. Violence against women is still a reality, as are the challenges they face to ensure, on equal terms, their rights and opportunities for growth and development. Sadly, in 2017, one in three womenContinue reading “Sixteen Days and More”

Let’s Talk about Gender-Based Violence

As 2016 draws to an end, and as we recently celebrated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we are reminded that gender-based violence is sadly still prevalent across almost all societies around the world. Tragically, in fragile contexts such as within displaced communities, it is usually greatly accentuated. Understanding the complexity of gender-basedContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Gender-Based Violence”