Board of Directors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Center for Reproductive Rights is wholly committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. As a Board we embrace the Center’s DEI commitments and its plans for more fully realizing them in the Center’s programmatic work and its workplace.
We seek to embody these principles and to implement them in our boardroom. We believe that a Board that can draw on a multiplicity of life experiences on the part of its members is best constituted to fulfill its governance role. Diversity is a core component of the characteristics and skills we use in establishing our ongoing Board recruitment goals. We continually review and assess the composition of the Board to ensure its diversity across many dimensions.
In the boardroom we practice inclusion. We see and value the multiple and intersecting identities of our individual members, and seek to foster an environment that is respectful, actively encourages differing perspectives, and includes an awareness of how individual board members experience inequality, privilege and uneven access to power. We do not tolerate prejudice or discrimination.
We strive in fulfilling our governance responsibilities to ensure that the diversity we value in our organization is reflected externally through the Center’s programmatic work and collaborations, and in our advocacy for the diverse reproductive rights and health needs of all people and communities. We hold ourselves and the Center accountable for meeting our DEI goals through regular assessment and review and public disclosure of our progress.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement of Organizational Commitments
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to our mission and our vision of a world where every person has the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and life and has equitable access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information. We recognize in our work and in our workplace that individual experience is based on multiple and intersecting identities, including but not limited to age, citizenship, class, color, culture, education, ethnicity, family status, gender identity and expression, health status or disability, income, language, national origin, partnership status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
2020 Racial and Ethnic Diversity Data Disclosure
At the Center for Reproductive Rights, we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse global workforce. Ensuring that our organization is diverse, equitable, and inclusive is critical to fulfilling our mission.
As part of our commitment to driving progress towards these goals, we are releasing 2020 data on the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Each year in December, we will publish updates to this report.