We believe that the dignity and basic rights of all people must be honoured, upheld and defended. We advocate for equal outcomes for women, men and gender-diverse people and promote inclusive, transformative processes to achieve gender equality.
Due to historical and social disadvantage, gender equity recognises that women and gender-diverse people are not in the same ‘starting position’ as men. Treating women, men and gender-diverse people equally may not be fair and just in all situations. In fact, it can create further disadvantage.
Our leadership and involvement in education, social services and faith-based endeavours for over four centuries have resulted in an acute awareness of the need for gender equity across all areas of life.
It (Commission on the Status of Women) recognizes that women and girls play a vital role as agents of change for sustainable development. … The
Climate change requires a global multilateral, sustainable, and integrated approach to protect our planet and people. The global community needs to move forward in solidarity
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