The Equality Fund strives to uphold feminist values in service of greater gender equality.
Our feminism is resolutely anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-colonial, human rights-based, and welcoming of all abilities, sexual identities, ages, and faiths. Building an organizational culture that espouses and lives these values is a continuous journey of learning and unlearning, and we are committed to building and sustaining this culture.
The Equality Fund personnel commit to observing high standards of ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Personnel must demonstrate honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities and comply with all applicable local and international laws as well as the Equality Fund Code of Conduct, policies and regulations. Complaints of misconduct are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.
The Equality Fund offers safe and confidential reporting mechanisms so that any person can report misconduct, exploitation or abuse by Equality Fund personnel.
Violations or incidents can be submitted without fear of reprisal by using Equality Fund’s toll-free anonymous reporting hotline with options for English, French, and Spanish. The number for this hotline is 1 (877) 874-2531 and it is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Alternatively reports can be made via an anonymous online submission platform.
Disclosures are confidential and the Equality Fund will do everything within its control to protect the identity of the person making the report.
To the best of our ability, the Equality Fund will ensure that complaints made about personnel are adequately responded to, addressed and/or investigated as appropriate.