GENDER EQUITY

Gender Equity 2017-09-22T10:49:28+00:00

Gender Equity Commission Mission Statement

In alignment with the universal values of respect, equity and justice, and PCI’s commitment to people and the concept of human rights, the mission of the Gender Equity Commission is to contribute to achieving equality of opportunities for health and human development for the women and men with which we work and serve around the world. Our mission requires the utilization of a gender perspective.

From this perspective we proactively identify areas and opportunities for improvement, and implement projects accordingly, thereby allowing individuals to fully achieve their potential, without the interference of gender-based bias, inequity or injustice.

While working towards equity, we embrace differences between women and men and focus on optimizing the potential of all human beings, men and women alike.

We are committed to achieving equity through the activities we implement, the systems we set up, the organizational policies we adhere to, and the organizational culture we foster.

We recognize that to achieve equity, changes are needed, and acknowledge the fact that true change starts from within each person. In our own organization and in the communities we serve, we share our commitment and work towards gender equity in respectful and clear ways, while respecting individuals’ rights to be uniquely different and to make his/her own decisions.