Throughout the year, VOICE produces and disseminates key documents reflecting on humanitarian aid issues at EU level and from a NGO perspective. They are addressed to decision makers within the European institutions, NGO networks and other stakeholders of the humanitarian community, as well as to the VOICE members. Most of these documents are produced by the VOICE Secretariat with the support of VOICE members.
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VOICE Out Loud 7: Humanitarian Aid and Water30 April 2008VOICE out loudMany VOICE members are active in water programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While prioritising the vital question of safe and reliable access to water, their perspectives and responses are varied. Humanitarian assistance also links with water with peacebuilding and conflict transformation as well as effective water management, community empowerment and better disaster preparedness.
VOICE Out Loud 6 - Focus on: Advocacy in the humanitarian field14 December 2007VOICE out loudIn this issue, members share their experiences doing advocacy on a variety of issues and ways, including reproductive health in crises, DRR, protection, with private security companies, civil military relations, Islamic relief and poverty reduction. The VOICE secretariat shares its perspective on the 'EU reform treaty' and we learn about the role of ICT in disaster prevention and response.
VOICE Out Loud 5 - Focus on: Vulnerability in Humanitarian Crisis23 May 2007VOICE out loudThis issue looks at vulnerability in humanitarian crises from a few angles, including assistance to IDPs, gender based violence in conflict, disability in emergencies and the needs of persons with trauma and psycho-social disabilities, indigenous persons' needs. IN the view on the EU, World Vision asks if the EU's evolving crisis capabilities are good news for those in crisis, and Mission East gives the picture from Afghanistan.
VOICE Out Loud 4 - Focus on: LRRD01 December 2006VOICE out loudThis issue looks at linking relief rehabilitation and development from different and angles, including education, food aid, complex emergencies, communities, and disaster risk reduction. CARE asks if there is enough funding for humanitarian emergencies, and Premiere Urgence gives the field perspective from Iraq.
VOICE Out Loud 3 - Focus on: Humanitarian NGOs in a changing world01 May 2006VOICE out loudThis edition looks at a variety of challenges for humanitarian NGOs in a changing world, and includes the view from Congo and Occupied Palestinian Territories:
- complex crises and preserving a particular NGO identify
- public perceptions of NGOs 'when you represent the enemy'
- instrumentalisation of NGO identity
- legitimacy and cooperation with the military
- UN humanitarian reform
- legislation affecting NGOs
VOICE Out Loud 2 - Focus on: Transparency and accountability of humanitarian NGOs01 December 2005VOICE out loudIn this edition, different aspects of transparency and accountability are examined. Looking at how NGOs deal with funds from the public, to how they work in consortia for more transparency, to the importance of talking with beneficiaries, different quality standards under development, assessing the Tsunami intervention and the European humanitarian voluntary corps. We also hear from our members in Chechnya.
VOICE Out Loud 1 - Focus on: HIV/AIDS in Emergencies01 October 2004VOICE out loud