Civil society organisations aim to work towards creating a more inclusive society by attempting to influence behaviours, cultures and systems. Accountable Now’s first accountability commitment, Justice and Equality, acknowledges the duty that we hold to people, especially those most marginalised, as well as the responsibility to address injustice, exclusion, inequality and violence. While engaging with our stakeholders, we as CSOs, also have the responsibility to assess the risks people face when engaging with us and to help develop strategies to prevent or mitigate any further harm.
In this webinar, Accountable Now presented what exactly our commitment on Justice and Equality entails and the different examples of how practicing it can look like. For this purpose we invited the LGBT+ rights organisation All Out.
All Out shared with us how they stay true to their commitment to “Justice and Equality” in their advocacy work with local partners. Within their 2016-2019 strategy, they posed themselves the goal of ensuring that grassroots LGBT activists have the capabilities, capacity, technology and available audience to achieve impact. Their strategies aim to create safe and effective campaigns in repressive environments for LGBT+ people.
Matt Beard, Executive Director, All Out
Erika Baranda, Project Coordinator, Accountable Now
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