Promoting Humanitarian Values, Partnerships and Humanitarian Diplomacy
Promoting Humanitarian values and principles is one of the core programmes integrated in all of the programmes of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles  ever since it was founded in August 1989.  The RCSS like other national societies ha,s as its primary responsibility, to disseminate the principles and ideals of the Red Cross. The dissemination of these principles and ideals and  International Humanitarian Law (IHL) helps to educate the population on the Red Cross Movement, contributes to the prevention of violations of humanitarian principles and to the promotion of world peace.

An important component of this understanding is about respect for the Red Cross Red Crescent emblem and of the various functions of the emblem in peace time and during conflict and times of war.

To be effective, the RCSS needs the attention and support of the public,, volunteers and decision makers. Its ability to communicate the principles it stands for and the actions it takes to alleviate the plight of vulnerable people in our country is crucial to its success in protecting human life and dignity.

Dissemination of values and principles is done through different media: the production of the RCSS quarterly newsletter, dissemination training workshops and sessions, television programmes, production of other relevant publications and the RCSS website.

All Red Cross volunteers follow an induction session that creates a sense of belonging to the largest humanitarian movement in the world-The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The dissemination sessions teach  the history and structure of the Red Cross Movement and its contributions, the principles and values which have to be respected by all staff, members and volunteers in achieving The Movement’s humanitarian objectives.
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement also adheres to a number of programmes aimed at alleviating human suffering, promoting human dignity, health, peace and security, disaster preparedness and response to be promoted by all national societies. The national society has an advocacy role vis a vis their governments and respective population.

 A group of RCSS volunteers are trained as disseminators to assist in the implementation of dissemination programmes in the RCSS. They represent the National Society at national and international fora and are focal points to RCSS dissemination programmes.

A training Manual to facilitate the work of of disseminators is also available for members of the network.