This International Women’s Day seeks to forge conversations about embracing equity and why this is important.
The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably but are inherently different concepts.
The IWD 2023 #embraceequity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” – and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive.
Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities.
Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
In our team and across the wider MR family, we strive for equity-based solutions take into account the diverse lived experiences of our members to allow them flourish in whatever role they have.