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Equity, diversity and inclusion

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This page describes ways voluntary organisations can embed equity, diversity and inclusion into their response to the covid-19 pandemic. The page gives links to evidence of the inequalities exposed by the pandemic and practical tips for taking action. It’s primarily for leaders in voluntary organisations but may be helpful to all staff and volunteers.

Inequalities in a pandemic

Support for groups working with and led by diverse groups

Taking an inclusive approach to covid-19

    • Now is the time to address racial inequalities in our sector.
    • Acknowledge the power you hold, don’t distance yourselves from it.
    • Actively value lived experience and centre 'at risk' communities.
    • It’s time to trust the ethnic diverse voluntary sector.
    • Recognise and support ethnic diverse staff and volunteers.

Resources to support minority groups affected by the pandemic

Many charities have created resources which can help you communicate issues about covid-19 to those often excluded from predominant communication means or to help them gain specialist and tailored support. 

Supporting those who face discrimination in the community

Gender pay gap reporting duties

Public sector equality duty and covid-19

Page last edited May 04, 2022

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