Foto Community User Group/Agenda for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Agenda for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI)

Since Brazil is a country made up of Amerindian peoples, peoples from immigrations, and diasporas; by definition, it is a diverse country. And its territoriality allows several Brazils, with different accents, habits, and cultures.
It is also known that the diversity in an organization, makes its vision more accurate, and broad. It allows a better understanding of different realities, reducing prejudices, increasing the capacity for innovation, and the variety of perspectives. And more importantly, by seeing through the eyes of more realities, we can better issues to be addressed.
So, having a policy of seeking diversity is of paramount importance, for any organization, being FUCG Brazilian, it is mandatory.


Objective[edit]

Create a safe, inclusive environment, where all people have a voice and can be heard. Having members of the group and working with people and organizations that reflect the full diversity of our country, including but not limited to different ethnicities, from different areas of Brazil, from different social classes, genders, disabilities, and educational levels - in quantities that at least reflect the percentage of these in the Brazilian population, and continuously seeking to give more voice to those who today they are not heard.

Responsibilities[edit]

  • The Ethics Committee, presented by the people listed below, is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Code of Conduct, as well as asking questions, receiving complaints, guiding and investigating cases related to the Policies associated with this Code, with independence and autonomy in decision making.
  • The Committee will be formed by people chosen by the team of Collaborators, by consensus;
  • In case of involvement of members of the Ethics Committee, the complaint must be addressed to lisons, who will assume the responsibilities listed above;
  • Complaints will be received by the contact listed below (Annex 1), confidentiality will be maintained;
  • The people who form the Commission will receive, in due time and in face of the need, training to better fulfill the needs of this position;
  • Collaborators who violate the rules, or have conduct incompatible with the ADEI, may suffer consequences in order to avoid further violations. If necessary, they will be removed and we will proceed with legal measures;
  • The implementation and compliance with the ADEI is the responsibility of all Collaborators.

Actions[edit]

To ensure the effectiveness of our actions, we have adopted a culture of continuous improvement, focused on short-term action planning, as part of a permanent program. With immediate actions, checking the effectiveness, adjusting what is necessary, and redesigning. Actions will be continuous, not punctual - without impact and significance.

The actions will be carried out collaboratively, the idea is always to work together with groups that already work with minorities. A way to increase the contact surface, and to have external evaluations of our performance in the subject.

Some actions are necessary to check if we are reaching our objectives, one of the most important ones is data collection. Understanding whether we are managing to act in all layers, effectively, is important to define other actions. This is action both inside and outside the organization.

Internal actions[edit]

  • Create actions to increase the group members' understanding of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Improving individual analysis skills.
  • Take actions to prevent discrimination between members, and continuously check whether the main actors in the group reflect the objectives of the ADEI. Create wholesome spaces, but which have ways of denouncing in case of discrimination and harassment, and take actions in case of occurrence and actions to stop it from happening and, understand how we let it happen. This may result in terminations from the group and applicable legal actions.
  • Always check if our communication, internal and external, reach the objectives of ADEI, in order to facilitate and impact the largest number of people.
  • Enabling training and development that enhances our capacity to interact effectively with colleagues and members of our surrounding communities, in order to achieve the goal of ADEI.

External actions:[edit]

We act to involve local communities both in the planning stages and in carrying out fieldwork, respecting their beliefs, cultures, visions, and needs.

We must have direct actions with minority communities, our goal as a group is to register Cultural Heritage (material, immaterial and natural) in Brazil. So, getting to places where people have little or no widely public records, and getting them to actively tell and record their stories, is part of those actions.

Promoting actions that directly combat the media disparity for a group goes beyond making them appropriate wiki spaces. We must provide ways for them to be able to carry out their records, providing information and training, in an accessible manner. It is also part of our actions.

We understand that due to the nature of some activities of the group, they will not always accept all types of public. So, we must seek to expand the range of activities to reach the greatest variety of people.