The Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED), a collective of U.S.-based development and humanitarian assistance organizations, has launched a Pledge to advance racial and ethnic equity (REE) within organizations.
Highlighting the importance of building diverse, equitable and inclusive work environments, Humentum’s CEO, Dr. Sow, said, “Incorporating equity into all we do is central to how Humentum operates. We also believe demonstrating an ongoing commitment to racial and ethnic equity must remain a high priority for all organizations. CREED’s Pledge seeks to strengthen REE in this sector, striving to build an equitable world—we urge our members to show their support and commitment by signing the Pledge today.”
By supporting this Pledge, Humentum reiterates to:
- Strengthening its commitments and accountability for REE within our own organizations’ policies, systems and culture starting with our U.S.-based workplaces
- Creating practical and quantifiable standards for advancing REE in our own organization
- Working to instill REE as a core principle in the global development sector
“In order to be effective and create meaningful shifts, CREED’s REE Pledge is taking a focused view to building equity by concentrating on strengthening racial and ethnic equity within United States-based organizations,” said Indira Kaur Ahluwalia, Founder/Chair of CREED and CEO of KAUR Strategies. “CREED welcomes Humentum to a learning community of like-minded organizations committed to integrating REE into how we work.”
The Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) is a collective of international development and humanitarian assistance organizations based in the United States committed to building racial and ethnic equity (REE). We pledge to advance racial and ethnic diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within our own organizations’ policies, systems and culture in keeping with attainable and measurable goals; and work to instill REE in international development.
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For questions about the pledge or how to sign, visit CREED’s website.