Afri is one of the signatories of the Dóchas Code of Conduct of Images and Messages. The Code of Conduct was developed by the members of Dóchas, the Irish association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations and adopted in 2007. It supplies a framework for sound and fair communications across the NGO sector in Ireland and beyond. By signing the Code Afri commits to a set of principles, ensuring that we will avoid stereotypical or sensational images, respect the dignity and equality of all people portrayed and promote fairness, solidarity and justice throughout all our communications.
If you have any concerns about the images or messages used on our website, or would like to provide any feedback on any of our communications please contact our Code Champion, Emer Lynam, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Code is an attempt by Irish NGOs to regulate themselves and to lead by positive example. Dóchas has introduced a cross-sector feedback mechanism that you can make use of, should you not be satisfied with how we handle your comments and feedback: http://dochas.ie/code/contact.aspx
- Download a pdf version of the Code of Conduct
- Have a look at the Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Code of Conduct on Images and Messages
- Visit Dóchas’s website on the Code of Conduct
- Visit the Dóchas blog for a variety of articles, discussions and links on various topics, including communicating development.
- Further information about The Complaints Mechanism