Our work is grounded in our experience over the past 60 years and in our Mandate, set by the member churches of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA).
The following policies in combination with our Code of Conduct set out standards that guide how our organisation behaves, how we are managed, how we communicate with the public and how we spend the funds we raise.
Act for Peace recognises advocacy as a core component of rights-based humanitarian, development and protection programming and as essential to the achievement of sustainable, transformative change resulting in strengthened safety, justice and dignity for communities threatened by conflict and disaster.
Download our Advocacy Policy here
Age and Diversity
As an organisation that operates within diverse international contexts, Act for Peace values diversity and promotes inclusion of diverse people in all cycles of programs, advocacy, initiatives and aspects of work places.
Download our Age and Diversity Policy here
Adherence to Act for Peace’s Child Safeguarding Policy and its Child Safe Code of Conduct is a mandatory requirement for all Act for Peace staff, volunteers, contractors, Commission members, representatives, and those visiting projects (including donors).
Download our Child Safeguarding Policy here
The purpose of this policy is to recognize, promote and protect stakeholder rights, including the right to raise a concern, give feedback and/or complain; whist providing clear policy guidance for responding to and resolving complaints.
Download our Complaints Policy here
As a humanitarian and development organisation and a long-standing advocate of human rights and humanitarian law, Act for Peace (AfP) condemns all forms of violence against civilians, including terrorism.
Download our Counter-Terrorism Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities as a common value, as well as a method of work to ensure programs address the diverse range of barriers faced within a target group.
Download our Disability Inclusivity Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace staff and partners to protect the environment as a common value and promote sound environmental management as a method that guides all of our work.
Download our Environmental Management Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace to promoting gender equality as a common value and gender mainstreaming as a method of work to achieve gender equality. It outlines commitments for all Act for Peace personnel, and outlines the principles to be upheld in their work.
Download our Gender Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace to promote HIV/AIDS awareness amongst its staff, partners and beneficiaries, and mainstreaming and integrating HIV/AIDS awareness across our humanitarian and development programs.
Download our HIV AIDS Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace to respecting, protecting and promoting the realisation of human rights as a common value, and a rights-based approach as a method of work to achieve Act for Peace’s goal of achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict, disaster and displacement.
Download our Human Rights Policy here
Marketing, Communications and Fundraising
The purpose of this Act for Peace (AfP) policy is to ensure that the marketing, communication and fundraising activities undertaken by staff and supporters are undertaken ethically and in line with the mission, vision, purpose and values of the organisation.
Download our Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Policy here
Non-approved Development Activities
This policy applies to all of AfP development and humanitarian programs both overseas and in Australia for the purpose of ensuring that funds provided to AfP are used in a transparent manner congruent with the intent they were given and directed to development activities rather than non-development activities (politics, welfare and evangelism).
Download our Non-approved Development Activities Policy here
This policy commits Act for Peace’s work to sustain the flow of program or project benefits into the future. This means ensuring that our efforts not only take into account the economic, environmental and social needs of current and future generations but also that we are delivering effective, efficient, economical and impact-focussed humanitarian assistance and development programming with a clear focus on capacity building in order to support locally-led change that continues after the project or program ends.
Download our Sustainability Policy here
More ways to take action
Right now, children are starving to death in South Sudan. Please give an urgent gift today to halt this famine before it kills even more children.
Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2018). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.
Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.