Our Statement of Diversity
The diversity goal of the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is to fully understand and value diversity in its membership, employees, service participants and other constituencies, and to integrate this appreciation in the Coalition’s values, vision, mission, culture, policies, and practices.
OCADVSA is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment in which everyone, including membership, service participants, constituents, and staff feel valued and in which organizational goals are being met.
We value individual and group differences and will create and maintain a climate that affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views. We will maintain an atmosphere of respect and trust in with each individual feels free and safe to communicate openly. Unity of the Coalition will be accomplished only when the inclusion of each individual, whether member, service participant, constituent, or staff.
We will encourage full participation by membership, employees, service participants, and constituents, both in principle and practice regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, nationality, age, religious and political beliefs, physical and mental abilities, sexual/affectional orientation, education, experiences, opinions and beliefs.
We challenge the use of disrespectful, stereotypical and any other hurtful characterizations and are committed to working toward the recognition and elimination of prejudice and discrimination, in any form, against any person, and to creating and maintaining an environment where everyone is respected, welcomed and appreciated.