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Raleigh International reaffirms commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Our equity, diversity and inclusion work is a journey. Here we update on the changes we have made to become a more inclusive organisation.

3rd February 2022

At Raleigh International we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture that supports diversity and inclusion, so everybody can bring their whole selves to work or their volunteering placement without fear or judgement.

We know that as an organisation driven by young people, we must consistently look inwards to identify areas where we are perpetuating prejudices and not being inclusive. We are committed to ensuring that any staff member or volunteer on our programmes can be their true, authentic self without barriers or discrimination.

Our Global Youth Consultation of 2020 underpins Raleigh International’s current strategy (Now is the Moment) and demonstrates that young people want a world without discrimination against people on the basis of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. They want a world where diversity is celebrated, and we are committed to being part of that with young people.

We recognise the significance of building greater levels of EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) into all aspects of our work, so we have taken – and will continue to take – active steps towards achieving this. We are working to ensure that our programmes are reaching and facilitating participation of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups. We are striving to ensure that our organisational culture, working environment, policies and practices are encourage and support staff across a range of identities.

We know that often the burden is on marginalised communities to shout about the changes desperately needed to bring about equality. We will support those voices, focus on our own learnings and listen to what steps we can to take to become a more inclusive, anti-racist organisation.

Some notable changes we’ve already implemented internally within Raleigh International:

Our work will continue over the coming years. Between 2022 and 2026, we want:

 

We are listening and welcome your views on our work

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We recognise that we must always listen when it comes to building and improving on our equity, diversity and inclusion work. If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback about then get in touch – we’re here to listen.

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