At the heart of our work are four core values that guide our efforts to build a more just and equitable society: Accountability, Servant Leadership, Transparency, and Equality. These values guide us in creating a safe and inclusive environment where all people can learn, grow, and thrive to their fullest potential.
In upholding this commitment to a safe and inclusive space, we acknowledge, embody and advocate for feminist principles. These includes, self-awareness, self-care and caring for others, dismantling bias, inclusion, sharing power, responsible and transformative use if power, accountable collaboration, respectful feedback, courage and zero tolerance.
This commitment extends beyond the nature of our work but also our methodologies of working and doing things.
This encompasses our interactions with staff, partners, donors, suppliers, and all individuals we engage with both in the course of our work and within our space.
Our Approach to addressing Sexual Harassment
Feminist Lens: In addressing sexual harassment, we adopt a feminist lens that goes beyond merely addressing visible power dynamics. We acknowledge the importance of examining the hidden and invisible facets of power, recognizing the impact of media, advertising, and societal norms on perpetuating harmful behaviors. By doing so, we aim to empower individuals to challenge and dismantle oppressive structures.
Agency and Empowerment: Our commitment extends to recognizing the agency within individuals, fostering an environment where everyone understands and exercises their intrinsic power positively. We reject the notion of individuals as passive vessels and believe in empowering each person to contribute actively to the creation of a safe and respectful learning community..
We stand firm in our commitment to zero tolerance for sexual harassment, anti-corruption, and bullying. We believe that by embracing these values, we contribute to the creation of a safe learning space that empowers individuals, challenges power imbalances, and promotes a culture of respect and equality.
We know there is still work to be done. We are committed to continually improving our culture, practices and policies to better reflect our feminist principles. With openness, good faith and a willingness to learn from our mistakes, we aim to build an organisation that can truly be a force for positive change.