This section outlines a set of institutional and personal principles for membership. Should a member witness, or personally experience, a breach of any of these codes of conduct, please review the situation with individuals in your CariMAN country network and from your organization and seek their input.
In some cases, those organizations that violate this Code of Conduct may face expulsion from CariMAN, and, for criminal behavior, may face legal repercussions in accordance with local laws.
CariMAN members are aware that both their positive and negative actions reflect back upon their organization and the network as a whole. For this reason, CariMAN will work to hold one another accountable for actions that go against the Principles and Values of the Network. The most important thing to remember is that the integrity of CariMAN is dependent upon members who are critically aware of their actions as well as those of others, including close friends and colleagues. CariMAN strives to adhere to the implementation of the Accountability standards that the MenEngage Alliance has for its international network.
Collaboration and Collective Learning
As a regional network, CariMAN and its members agree to work with community-based, national, sub-regional, regional, and international partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders to pursue individual and collective objectives. This includes sharing of resources (human, financial, material), information, contacts, and any other assets once not protected by confidentiality agreements. We endeavor to ensure that our efforts at the local/regional/international level are not competitive but intentionally adds to institutional strengthening and/or capacity development of our partners.
Diversity and Inclusion
CariMAN is committed to building relationships and partnering with people of all identities founded upon respect, speaking out against violence and injustice in your community, sharing decision-making power with others, respecting human diversity in all its forms, and recognizing and upholding the rights of others in all circumstances, including humanitarian crises situations. It also means being critically aware of the interconnections between gender inequality and other prevalent social and structural injustices such as classism, racism, economic inequality, and so on.
CariMAN members take a “do no harm” approach to the work they do in communities at country and regional levels. For this reason, it is important to ensure healthy relationship among the members, partners and community members (the right holders), including the strategies allies, partners and other stakeholders affected and/or impacted by their programs. We believe that CariMAN as a network will put its utmost efforts to have healthy relationship with the gender, social and environmental justice organizations and networks within the region and internationally.
As individual members, organizations, Country Networks and Regional Network, we commit that our personal and professional words and actions will be consistent with strong moral and ethical principles and values. This includes being honest, reliable and fair within our families, communities, workplaces and with beneficiaries and external stakeholders. As a network, it means adhering to our collective values and to this code of conduct as reflected in our practice, public image and publications.
Love and Empathy
Our work may mean nothing if we are not guided by love. We commit to showing genuine concern for others and taking time to understand their situations. People must feel safe around us and our relationships should be marked with patience, kindness and generosity.