RVA believes that an equal opportunities approach must be embedded in the culture of the organisation. It is what we do and how we do it – our practice – that defines where we stand in relation to equal opportunities. Position statements and written frameworks work alongside tangible actions to document intentions, showcase good practice and highlight development areas. We believe that all organisations are on a journey in their approach to and development of equality, diversity and inclusion. We all have a role to play in challenging discrimination and different forms of oppression. To meet these challenges, we aim to be a learning organisation where everyone feels free to raise issues of equality and where training and learning from each other are highly valued, monitoring and evaluation are prized tools and freedom to admit mistakes and celebrate successes are of central importance.
Inclusion framework for the voluntary sector in Reading
Azra Raja, RVA’s Inclusion Development Worker, has created a process to develop inclusion for the voluntary sector in Reading, helping managers and trustees consider equality, diversity and inclusion in their own organisations. As part of this project, this page highlights inclusion related resources and news.
Please contact Azra by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Azra’s blog posts about the process
- Blog: journey to better equality, diversity and inclusion in your organisation
- Blog: transferring your aims for equality, diversity and inclusion into tangible actions
- Blog: celebrate your successes and use these as building blocks for further development
More articles by Azra
- Writing an inclusion statement for your organisation
- Why language matters when talking about race and diversity
- Diversifying your trustee board
- Introductory article
Further reading, information and guidance
- CIPD: Developing an anti-racism strategy
- ACF: Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review
- Bates Wells: Diversity in action: A guide for charities – back to basics
Charity Governance Code
In December 2020, after a process of consultation the Charity Governance Code has been reviewed and set out clear recommendations and practice on two of its principles. These two principles are Principle 3: Integrity and Principle 6: Diversity, now called Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. These have been updated and published with another wider scale review scheduled for 2023. Charities are encouraged to visit the Code’s website to view and download the new edition of the Code. Explanatory videos and accompanying blogs can also be found on the website.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
In the news
- Taking British politics and colonialism out of our language
- Civil Society: Equality, diversity and inclusion is good governance
- How the conversation on racial inequality in the voluntary and community sector changed in 2020
- Diversity and inclusion in third sector leadership: why is it not happening?
- Diversity is meaningless. Find a new word.
- Association of Charitable Foundations report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Ethnic minority Covid risk ‘not explained by racism’
- Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil
- UK music industry urged to drop ‘offensive’ term BAME
- Music industry reports progress on diversity
- FA launches diversity code to increase BAME and female representation