Equality Statement

AfroAsia Week is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all. We will not discriminate against any person or organisation on grounds of: 

Gender

Identity

Race

Origin

Physical Appearance

Disability

Sexual orientation

Religion or belief

Age

Body Size

Marital status

or any other factor relevant to a person’s identity and person.

AfroAsia week is a celebration of diversity, vibrancy, community and togetherness, as such the event will involve a meeting  of a diverse collective of participants.

We will work to  provide an environment where all  people are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying, promotion of negative stereotyping and harassment are not tolerated.

As a social business  AfroAsia Week has statutory duties placed on it under the Equality Act 2010 that state that it must have due regard of the need to:  eliminate discrimination, harassment, and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and  foster good relations.  We will ensure we work intuitively and proactively to meet these obligations.

We will take every possible step to ensure that no person working with AfroAsia Week, seeking employment with us, or any member of the public using AfroAsia Week’s premises or services will receive less favourable treatment (direct discrimination) or will be disadvantaged by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable (indirect discrimination) on the grounds of their:

1. Age

2. Disability

3. Gender including gender reassignment

4. Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin)

5. Religion/belief or non belief

6. Sexual orientation

7. Marital, partnership and family status

8. Socio-economic status

9. Trade Union membership or non membership

 

AfroAsia Week  policies and procedures are in line with being committed to providing all people with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential, offering flexibility wherever possible.

 AfroAsia Weekhas concluded that promoting or supporting any group or organisation that promotes hatred in its philosophy, aims, principles or policies, based on gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, is incompatible with our work and we will not empower or support such adverse input.

As an employee or volunteer, you can be assured that AfroAsia Week will take positive steps to ensure:

1.  Job descriptions and associated conditions relate to the particular job, define the qualifications, experience and other skills required in the post, and only include those factors which are necessary and justifiable on objective criteria for the satisfactory performance of the job.

2. All applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process.

3. All decisions are made in line with AfroAsia Week’s Equal Opportunities and Recruitment and Selection decisions, are made on merit – in line with the job and skills requirements set for the vacancy.

And when you become employed, we aim to ensure:

1. a fair, transparent and equal chance in learning and development  and terms and conditions of service.

2. a working environment that is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation and where all complaints are promptly investigated and dealt with.

3. a working environment where a person’s identity and culture is valued and respected.

 

Positive about disability

We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

AfroAsia Week focusses on celebrating the cultural heritage of the countries of the Asian and African continent in the cosmpolitan integration context.  All countries in these 2 continents are encouraged to engage with the event to bring their own special qualities and heritage to the forefront and to celebrate how the diversity Africans and Asians bring to Great Britain/United Kingdom enrich communities.

Celebrating 104 Countries in Cosmopolitan Britain

  • Afghanistan
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Bhutan
    Brunei
    Cambodia
    China
    Cyprus
    Georgia
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Israel
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mongolia

  • Myanmar (Burma)
    Nepal
    North Korea
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palestine
    Philippines
    Qatar
    Russia
    Saudi Arabia
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka
    Syria
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    United Arab Emirates
    Uzbekistan
    Vietnam
    Yemen
    Algeria
    Angola

  • Benin
    Botswana
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cabo Verde
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Comoros
    Congo, Republic
    Congo, Democratic Republic
    Cote d’Ivoire
    Djibouti
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya

  • Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome & Principe
    Senegal
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Tanzania
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe