303 Overwatch A.S.B.L – Policy Statement
publication date: 01.01.2022
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
303 Overwatch A.S.B.L values the contribution of all members of its diverse community to the achievement of its mission and goals. Our team believes that success is founded on respect for the dignity and humanity of all individuals and the development of human potential, enabling individuals and groups to contribute fully within a diverse society. The worlds continuous improvement requires the creation and maintenance of safe, fair, nurturing, positive and respectful community and working environments. Equity of opportunity and equity of access to the 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L programs, services and resources are central to global excellence and effective human resource, non-profit and administrative services, enabling us to achieve our potential as individuals, as an organization and as a society.
The team recognizes, however, that various groups in our society are not always treated inequitably. Unfair biases may have been expressed in various forms including prejudice, stereotyping, harassment, discrimination, exclusion, poisoned learning and working environments, and/or generally objectionable behaviour.
Individual and systemic biases are prohibited at 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L and are grounds for immediate dismissal from the 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L or exclusion from its projects and or programs. The 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L simply wants to ensure that the principles of equity, valuing diversity and inclusion are integrated into our goals, policies, practices, structures, programs, and institutional, individual and collective interactions such that they bolster the overall culture of the nation and its contribution to the communities it serves.
Principles of Equity, Valuing Diversity and Inclusion
Equity, valuing diversity and inclusion are related yet distinct concepts. They form the foundation for social justice and reflect values such as fairness, empathy, respect for the dignity of all humans, and accounting for the diverse needs, abilities, experiences, knowledge and contributions of people within our goals, policies, practices, structures, programs, actions and interactions
Equity, valuing diversity and inclusion aim to correct the imbalance of power that has historically marginalized particular groups by respecting the dignity and humanity of all, supporting the development of human potential, and enabling groups and individuals to contribute fully to society.
303 Overwatch A.S.B.L recognizes that groups that have been disadvantaged include, but are not limited to, Aboriginal, racial, ethnocultural and faith communities, women, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, two-spirited, bisexual and transgender people, as well as communities of lower socio-economic status. 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L also acknowledges that emergent biases, stereotypes and prejudices will have a discriminatory impact on other individuals and groups.
Equity encourages fairness by requiring that we recognize and strive to eliminate the unfair biases and prejudices that limit our individual and collective freedom. Practising equity involves proactively eradicating attitudes, actions, structures and systems that result in discrimination and exclusion. Diversity calls on us to value both ourselves and one another by respecting our unique qualities. We practise equity when we engage all members of society and esteem the contributions of groups and individuals.
It is the objective of this policy to require that all reasonable steps be taken to ensure that:
- Procedures are in place for infusing the principles of equity, valuing diversity and inclusion into all aspects of 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L operations including the development, implementation and timely review of goals, policies, practices, structures, programs and institutional and individual interactions; and that mechanisms exist for assessing their effectiveness and for making changes where necessary.
- Informed, accountable leadership as well as financial and human resources are provided to support everyone in the 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L operations framework, and for staff development in promoting equity and inclusion in the 303 Overwatch A.S.B.L operational ecosystem.
- Contributions of our diverse community of Hightech Humanitarians (H2) and community groups are valued and encouraged, and that everyone is provided with equitable opportunities for working with staff and with each other for the benefit of the world.