Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence believes in the right of all persons to live their lives without fear, abuse, oppression and violence. We appreciate the diversity made possible by race, ethnicity, gender identity, ancestry, place of origin, color, citizenship, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political affiliation and ability.

We engage in an ongoing process of analysis that sees all systems of oppression as interrelated and work to challenge the power structures that legitimize them and perpetuate injustices. We conduct education about the impact of the various oppressions. We examine and improve practices, policies and protocols, on an ongoing basis, to ensure compliance with this statement and encourage and enable member programs in their equity and inclusion efforts.

Approved and enacted by the Board of Directors, May 2014.


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