We like to practice what we preach. Here’s how…
- OPENNESS & TRANSPARENCY: We’re open about our governance and our finances. You can read all our financial reports via the Charity Commission and see where our money goes.
- EQUALITY: We have an equal opportunities policy which is mainstreamed throughout our entire organisation – from recruitment to pay, and from working styles to communications materials. We think that diverse organisations are more successful, better informed and quite frankly just a lot more interesting!
- CONTINUED LEARNING: We don’t pretend to have all the answers about equality but we are committed to continually learning, questioning and challenging ourselves, and others. We welcome suggestions for improvement and for ways that we can use language positively and with inclusiveness. Some of our favourite sources for ideas include Ted Talks, Brainpickings , Marvin’s Corridor, RSA Animate, Feministing,Vagenda, OpenDemocracy and too many more to name.
- ETHICAL CONSUMERISM: We try, where possible, to promote equality through our contracts and the products that we buy. Where possible we use Fairtrade produce, support local businesses, and promote women-led businesses
- INTERSECTIONALITY: Whilst tackling gender inequality is our focus, we understand that this does not occur in a vacuum. Thus, we also challenge other inequalities (for instance based on race, age, sexual orientation, disability etc) and recognise the complex ways in which they interact with each other to form various and multi-faceted forms of oppression. If you’re particularly interested in understanding the intersection between gender and race, check out the No Fly On The Wall blog, which offers some great insights.
- CRITICAL THINKING: While sharing a fundamental belief in equality, there are many issues which gender rights campaigners disagree on. We are often asked what our views on things like porn, or the ‘Nordic model’ are. We don’t have a fixed organisational position on these issues. Instead, we are committed to creating an open and respectful space for discussion no matter what your point of view.
- SOLIDARITY: We see ourselves as collaborators, not competitors. We do not seek to take space from others; we stand in solidarity with other organisations striving for equality, respect, non-discrimination and rights.
- SUPPORTIVE EMPLOYMENT: We pay at least the London Living Wage, we embrace flexible working, we have a collaborative work style, and a supportive staff ethos.
- FEMINISM: This says it all.