Diversity: Sociology and Australian Red Cross Essay

Submitted By Jean-Miranda
Words: 456
Pages: 2

Task 2 : Activities

Relief in times of crisis, care when it's needed most and commitment when others turn away. Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who you are, no matter where you live.
We help tens of millions of people around the world each year and care for local communities in Australia and Asia Pacific.
With millions of volunteers worldwide and thousands of members, volunteers and supporters across Australia we can reach people and places like nobody else

a.)What is diverity?

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.
It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

b.) Is diversity promoted in the organisation?

Yes. With reference to the Fundamental Principle of Humanity, Australian Red Cross endeavours to prevent and alleviate human suffering guided solely by need and giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress. Red Cross does not discriminate as to nationality, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, social background, disability, family status, marital status, age or political opinions.

c.) Does the organization have a diversity program or policy? Discuss the program or policy.
Australian Red Cross will provide access and equity within our organisation, striving to create a culture of respect and dignity for all staff, volunteers, members and supporters. Australian Red Cross ensures that all statutes, policies and procedures reduce and dismantle barriers to substantive equality and participation at all levels of the organisation.