At Watoto Play Ltd, we believe in promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of our work. We recognize the importance of valuing differences and ensuring that discrimination has no place in our organization.
What is Discrimination?
Discrimination occurs when someone is treated unfairly or less favorably because of their race, gender, age, disability, or other personal characteristics. It can be direct or indirect and can occur intentionally or unintentionally. Discrimination not only hinders an individual’s potential but is also illegal.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We strive to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect.
Direct discrimination happens when someone is treated less favorably than others in similar circumstances due to their personal characteristics. For instance, a job advertisement that states “Only those who have English as their first language may apply” is an example of direct discrimination.
Indirect discrimination occurs when a particular group is adversely affected by a condition or requirement that cannot be justified for performing a job. For example, if a line manager offers overtime only to full-time staff members, it would be considered indirect discrimination against part-time staff members.
We are committed to preventing any form of discrimination within our organization and will take appropriate action if any such incidents occur.
- At Watoto Play Ltd, we are committed to pursuing a positive strategy that goes beyond an undertaking not to discriminate or oppress. We recognize our sphere of influence and seek to offer a positive contribution to the fulfillment of human potential. We are opposed to any display of prejudice, either by word or conduct, by any of our representatives.
- We aim to develop our research role and encourage greater awareness and knowledge of equal opportunities issues, specifically anti-oppressive practice in the delivery of training. We are deeply committed to developing our own training materials/webinars that move people into action for social change rather than merely paying lip service to anti-discriminatory policies.
- Our agenda with reference to social change aims to promote high standards in all aspects of equal opportunities practice. At Watoto Play Ltd, we strive to be an inclusive organization where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and where there is equal opportunity for all. We respect and value the diversity of our staff, trainers, practitioners, and delegates.
- This means that all Watoto Play Ltd staff, trainers, practitioners and delegates should understand and respect that there is a diverse workforce and user community. Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and equality. This includes the legal and ethical requirement for us to provide training and conditions of employment appropriate for the needs of a diverse society.
- Valuing diversity means recognizing that we all have complex identities made up of many strands like ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, physical/mental aptitudes or disabilities, nationality/citizenship status, socio-economic status as well as religious/political beliefs among others. This means embracing differences in a positive environment where we celebrate diversity.
- At Watoto Play Ltd., we will tackle barriers to participation and create a culture in which equal opportunities and treatment are a priority for all staff members including trainers, practitioners & delegates. In recruitment processes/training/pay management etc., we seek to create an environment where attitudes/biases hindering individual/group progress are dismantled & where mutual respect/tolerance prevails in every aspect of work life.