Equity means ensuring everyone can access and benefit from the resources, services, and opportunities needed to thrive. This requires acknowledging and addressing the barriers that prevent some individuals and groups from accessing these resources and opportunities.
We recognise that systemic barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, socio-economic status, and other forms of discrimination exist; and that they can result in inequitable outcomes for individuals and communities. We are committed to actively addressing and dismantling these barriers to create a more equitable society.
We believe achieving equity requires prioritising allocating our limited resources to those most impacted by systemic barriers. This means investing in initiatives that directly address the root causes of inequity and supporting those who have historically been excluded or underrepresented. We recognise that achieving equity may require a redistribution of resources and a realignment of priorities.
We are committed to actively working towards equity, recognising that this requires ongoing effort, self-reflection, and continuous learning. By prioritising equity in our work, we aim to create a society which is more just and fairer where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.
Image courtesy: Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire (Maguire and Smith)