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Lulu Hamisi (5 years old) and her sister Zaitum Hamisi (18 years old) collect water from an ... / ©: Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF-UK
© Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF-UK
Human rights
WWF is committed to respect internationally proclaimed human rights and making sure that we do not contribute to infringements of human rights while pursuing our mission.
Mother and child, Pukapuki village, East Sepik province, Papua New Guinea. December 2004. / ©: Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF
© Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF
Child protection
WWF is committed to the safety and protection of children in the communities where we work.
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© Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF
Gender equality and the empowerment of women
WWF is committed to equity and integrating a gender perspective in our policies, programs, and projects, as well as in our institutional structure.
Hands clutching iron bowl, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. / ©: Thomas Haugersveen / WWF-Norway
© Thomas Haugersveen / WWF-Norway
Poverty
WWF is committed to find equitable solutions for people and the environment and making special efforts to enable local people to play a key part in crafting solutions for sustainable development.
Hunter returning with wallaby, Papua New Guinea. / ©: Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF
© Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF
Indigenous peoples
WWF is committed to respecting indigenous and traditional peoples' human and development rights and recognising the importance of conserving their cultures.
Aids Awareness Project, Johannesburg, South Africa. / ©: Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon
© Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon
HIV / AIDS
With partners, WWF is evaluating the connections between HIV/AIDS and the environment to identify coping strategies and best practices for conservationists.
Spinifex grasslands at sunset with sandstone ridges in the background, Central Kimberley. / ©: Tanya Vernes / WWF-Aus
© Tanya Vernes / WWF-Aus
Fraud & Corruption Suite
WWF does not tolerate fraud and corruption. Proven fraudulent or corrupt activity will be treated as gross misconduct disciplinary action up to and including termination will be taken. WWF may also initiate civil action to recover losses.
Malay fishing village on Sekuyr River, Kalimantan South, Indonesia. / ©: Rob Webster / WWF
© Rob Webster / WWF
Welfare, Evangelism and Partisan Politics
Funds and other resources raised by or provided to WWF must not fund or otherwise support any activity that is directed towards Welfare, Evangelism, Proselytism and Missionary Work or Partisan Political Activities.
Volunteer from the Mangrove Action Project planting mangrove seedlings in abandonned shrimp ponds ... / ©: naturepl.com /Tim Laman / WWF
© naturepl.com /Tim Laman / WWF
Community Participation & Environment
WWF will seek the genuine, informed, consensual participation of local people and their representatives and assess the environmental impact of its activities and promote environmentally sustainable development.
Tiny orange sundew in flower / ©: Helena Mills / WWF-Aus
© Helena Mills / WWF-Aus
Counter-terrorism
WWF will confirm the identity, credentials and good standing of the people or organisations that it directly assists, to ensure they are not associated with terrorism.
An WWF volunteer gets a petition signed in the streets of Sydney, Australia. / ©: Mitch Richards / WWF
© Mitch Richards / WWF
Code of Ethical Conduct
The WWF-Australia Code of Ethical Conduct sets the standards of behaviour and describes the decision making processes expected of all WWF-Australia Board members, staff members, volunteers and interns.
Indonesian family in the town of Mulabo, Indonesia. / ©: Yoshi Shimizu / WWF-Canon
© Yoshi Shimizu / WWF-Canon
Reproductive Health and Family Planning
WWF endorses the Australian aid program’s approach to family planning and reproductive health.
Australian gold medallist Louise Sauvage racing at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. / ©: John Sherwell / Australian Paralympic Committee / Sport The Library
© John Sherwell / Australian Paralympic Committee / Sport The Library
Disability
WWF will not discriminate against people with disabilities, will ensure programs are disability inclusive and support activities that promote accessibility, as well as identify and promote the needs and priorities of people with a disability.
WWF Programme Standards Cycle / ©: WWF
© WWF
WWF Programme Standards
The WWF Programme Standards are a set of best project management practices to help practitioners deliver effective conservation results.