Here in the AWID Community, we believe that building the transformations we want to see in the world starts with ourselves and how we treat each other. We are dedicated to creating and protecting safe and supportive spaces for our communities both online and in person. We also consider that safe and welcoming spaces are co-created.
We are dedicated to building the AWID Community together as a space that invites and challenges us all to operate from a place of courage, curiosity, generosity and shared responsibility.
We are committed to building a space free from harassment and violence regardless of one’s gender identity or expression, race, ability, religion, language, ethnicity, age, occupation, sexual orientation, body size or physical appearance.
To accomplish this, all AWID Community members agree to be bound by and accountable to these Community Agreements in all interactions and engagements on the AWID Community platform.
The Community Agreements aim to
We commit to co-creating the AWID Community as a space to
We believe that reporting instances of harassment or bullying is not easy, we understand the power dynamics at play, and are committed to supporting those who come forward and continually improving our processes.
AWID reserves the right to delete comments, suspend or revoke membership when our Community Agreements have been violated.
AWID Community members are not authorized to represent AWID in any official capacity. Members cannot use AWID Community spaces to proselytize or recruit members to join a religious faith or organization. Members cannot use AWID Community spaces to request funds for personal use although links to external fundraising efforts or activism campaigns are permissible.
If you are concerned that the AWID Community Agreements are being violated, or would like to reach out for support there are three ways in which you can do so
We will actively listen to your concerns and ask questions as needed to advance the resolution. In consultation with you, the point person will discuss possible solutions.
Depending on the severity of the complaint, the response may include:
In the absence of someone filing a complaint with the Membership and Constituency Engagement team or through the form on the AWID Community, those found to be disrupting the space will be asked to immediately stop their behavior. If they persist, they may be asked to leave the AWID Community. Any removal or banning of an individual from the AWID Community will be reviewed by AWID staff and leadership.
In the instance where the person accused of causing harm is an AWID staff person, the Membership and Constituency Engagement Director (if not implicated) and an AWID Community member (external to the organization) will act as the supporting body tasked with receiving the complaint and helping to develop an appropriate resolution process.
Given the nature of AWID Community spaces like the Live Feed and The Kitchen Table, where AWID does not approve content before it is posted, and anyone logged in is able to see posts, violations and actions taken to address the situation will be posted on the AWID Community platform on a quarterly basis.
We will prioritize confidentiality and will respect confidentiality requests made. We will not disclose the names of those harmed without their expressed consent.
Community Agreements apply in all AWID Community programs, events, and spaces, both online and offline.
Generally, you can browse this website without submitting your personal information to us. However, in some circumstances, we will ask for your personal information.
When you are on the website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information only with AWID.
When you register to use the website – for example, subscribe to receive emails from us or apply to become a member - you provide us with the mandatory information about you like Name, country, language to receive email updates and email address. This information is provided by you through secure forms and is stored on secure servers.
Also, while becoming a member or registering for events, you may need to provide payment information. AWID doesn’t store any credit card information on its servers and uses payment gateway to process the payment information.
When you communicate with AWID, provide optional information through forms on the website or use the site to communicate with other members, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.
When you communicate with us, we collect your communication and any other information you choose to provide us.
In addition, when you interact with the Website, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually (“Non-Personal Information”). Generally, we collect the following categories of Non-Personal Information:
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AWID uses the information we collect about you to:
If you have subscribed to AWID´s e-newsletters or email updates or you have become a member, we will send you regular communications as specified in the relevant area of the website. You are able to unsubscribe from any of the e-newsletters or email updates at any time by using the unsubscribe information provided in our emails.
The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to AWID. We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that AWID maintains about you through our website. If you change your email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please write to us here.
Except as explained below, AWID will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, and will not sell or rent lists containing your information to third parties. AWID may disclose information when it has your permission to do so or under special circumstances, such as when it believes in good faith that the law requires it.
We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use to protect your information are firewalls and data encryption, and information access controls. If you know or have reason to believe that your AWID membership credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your AWID membership account, please contact us through on Contact Us.
This policy may change from time to time. The changed policy will be posted on this website and Last updated date at the end of the policy will be updated. There will be an email update sent to you for the revised policy and if you do not agree with the revised policy, you will have the option to cancel you registration(s) with us. You can also write to us here. We welcome your feedback!