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Gender Equity & Diversity Policy

This document provides guidelines for volunteers of Humans without Borders in regard to issues that may arise stemming from the diversity encountered among the families we assist. It also defines our commitments to achieve gender just societies in Israel and Palestine, in which men and women enjoy equity while contributing and benefiting as equal partners.

Humans without Borders recognises and affirms the equal worth, dignity, and rights of women, men, girls, and boys and the significant role each one plays in promoting sustainable, transformational development.

Humans without Borders believes that sustainable progress can only take place, and person-to-person peace building can only be achieved, through transformation that increases opportunities, resources, and choices, so that power is distributed equally among females and males. This in turn will permit all people to have the resources to shape their own lives and contribute to their families and communities.

Humans without Borders supports gender equality as essential for the sustained well-being of women within their families and communities. This policy also determines the commitments of Humans without Borders and its volunteers to respect the differences between people in regard to knowledge, skills, lifestyles and perspectives.

In relation to gender-based violence, Humans without Borders recognises that power inequalities exist between individuals and groups, on the basis of social or professional identity including gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious affiliation, age and ethnicity. Social inclusion and empowerment are important to the volunteers of Humans without Border and the NGO opposes all practices that undermine the dignity of girls, boys, women and men and their right to protection from physical, sexual and psychological harm.

Humans without Borders is committed to upholding the international agreements on human rights and their implementation strategies. These include the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,  the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD), the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women.