Dóchas Code of Conduct on Messages and Images

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Messages and Images

VSO Ireland is a proud signatory ot the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Messages and Images for development organisations. 

As a signatory we commit to avoiding stereotypical or sensational images in our communications, interally and externally.. We will choose images and messages that represent the full complexity of the situations in which we work, and we will seek the permission of the people portrayed in the photographs we use.

We will base our choice of images and messages on our global mission and values:

  • By thinking globally, we can change the world

  • Progress is only possible by working together

  • Knowledge is our most powerful tool

  • People are the best agents of change

For more information on the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages, please visit the Dóchas website

If you have any questions or comments about images used on this website, or in any of our printed publications, or if you would like to make a complaint, please send them to Annette O'Sullivan, Marketing & Communications Manager. 

If you are unhappy with the response from VSO Ireland, you may contact Dóchas directly by emailing media@dochas.ie and follow the Dóchas Complaints process