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Light for the World recognises that development and humanitarian work are sometimes carried out under dangerous and unsafe conditions. This Safety and Security Policy was developed to address the needs and concerns of the people engaged with Light for the World’s international programs and ensure the safest possible working environment.

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Last year, in a world very different from today, we reached 1.24 million people with our work. The Impact Report 2019/2020 shows how we keep the most vulnerable people safe, strengthen health systems in our partner countries and to shape a better future for generations to come.

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The purpose of this policy is to protect people, especially children, adults at risk and beneficiaries of assistance, from any harm that may be caused due to them coming into contact with Light for the World.

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In the year 2018 we celebrated our 30th anniversary. Over these three decades we have reached 13.7 million people in the poorest regions of the world, providing access to eye health, education, rehabilitation, and human rights to persons with disabilities.

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Light for the World works to use its resources efficiently and to the greatest possible effect. As part of our efforts to attain maximum transparency, to work with integrity, and to prevent corruption, we have introduced an internal control system. All members of Light for the World and the Country Offices have their accounts audited/reviewed by independent external auditors. Our international members have been granted quality seals in several countries.

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Light for the World is an international organisation specialising in inclusive development. Our goal is an inclusive society that is open to all and leaves no one behind.

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Our association Light for the World International is made up of Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America as core members and Belgium and The Netherlands as associate members.

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Disability Inclusion in Community Development is defined as a multi-sectoral approach for the inclusion of women and men and girls and boys with disabilities in their local communities. It is a development strategy for inclusion, rights protection and promotion, and poverty reduction.

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The following financial minimum standards shall apply to Light for the World International and its members

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These principles apply for all team members of Light for the World. This includes all employees, volunteers and freelancers at Light for the World International and its members.

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Climate change and environmental degradation is one of the most urgent challenges of our time.

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The Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policy entered into force on 1 January 2014 and was reviewed in 2019. The policy will be reviewed every three years. It shall be valid for Light for the World International and for all of its members. Light for the World reaffirms the following policy, that no kind of corruption whatsoever will be concealed, accepted, negated or understated.

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Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse, neglect and bullying. Light for the World’s Safeguarding Policy sets out how we strive to keep all children and adults safe during the course of our work. Safeguarding is embedded through the three pillars of prevention, reporting (by a complaints mechanism) and response.

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This report covers the activities and impact of the legal entity Light for the World International and its members.

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This is to certify that Light for the World International has purchased and retired 1,000 carbon credits from CO2balance's Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation Project to offset the organisation's carbon footprint.

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This document provides details on the social and community impacts linked to Light for the World’s carbon offsetting activity during 2019

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This report covers the activities and impact of the legal entity Light for the World International and ist members.

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This document provides detailed information about data processing associated with your job application.

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This report covers the activities and impact of the legal entity Light for the World International and ist members.

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