GENDER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (GEDI) POLICY FOR AFRICA SOLUTIONS MEDIA HUB
At Africa Solutions Media Hub, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Policy aims to create a supportive environment where all employees, consultants, suppliers or anyone else we work with,
whether temporary, part-time or full-time, regardless of gender identity, feel respected and included. This extends to our relationship with partners and stakeholders.
In order to fulfill its commitment towards adopting values of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, Africa Solutions Media Hub commits to the following principles and actions to create an environment that embraces Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:
a) We recognize and embrace the nuances of intersecting identities such as, but not limited to, ability, gender identity, class, race, ethnicity, religion and marital status
b) Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense
c) Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimization and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognized and valued
The following Shall be adhered to:
1. Equal Opportunities:
- We provide equal opportunities for professional growth and advancement, regardless of gender.
- Recruitment, promotions, and career development are based on skills, qualifications, and performance, ensuring a fair and unbiased process.
2. Gender Sensitivity:
- We promote a culture of respect, where individuals are valued for their unique contributions, irrespective of gender.
- Stereotyping and discriminatory behavior based on gender are strictly prohibited.
3. Inclusive Language:
All communication within the organization, including written and spoken language, is inclusive and free from gender-biased terms or expressions.
4. Family-Friendly Policies:
We support work-life balance by offering flexible work arrangements, parental leave, and family-friendly policies that accommodate the diverse needs of our employees.
5. Training and Education:
- Regular training sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion are conducted to raise awareness and enhance understanding among employees.
- We encourage ongoing learning to foster a culture of inclusivity.
6. Reporting Mechanism:
- We have established a confidential reporting mechanism for any concerns related to discrimination, harassment, or unequal treatment.
- Timely and thorough investigations will be conducted, and appropriate actions will be taken to address reported issues.
7. Support Networks:
Employee resource groups and support networks are encouraged to promote a sense of community and belonging.
8. Continuous Improvement:
We are committed to regularly reviewing and improving our policies and practices to reflect the evolving understanding of gender and inclusivity.
9. Leadership Commitment:
Our leadership team is dedicated to championing diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace, setting an example for all employees.
By adhering to these principles, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best to the success of Africa Solutions Media Hub