Australian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Our Movement's mission is to prevent or reduce human suffering wherever it is found. In Australia we work to empower vulnerable people, making them safer and more resilient through the delivery of services and the promotion of humanitarian laws and values.
Our work is supported by a range of Board social policy statements on issues of social and humanitarian concern.
Australian Red Cross recognises the policy positions adopted by the international Movement as reference points in its own evidence-based social policy statements.
Australian Red Cross uses the Board social policy statements for humanitarian diplomacy, to persuade and influence decision makers and opinion leaders to act in particular ways in the interests of vulnerable people.