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MSF Global DEI Guide for Communications and Fundraising Content

The below document is the MSF movement-wide guide to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in MSF communications and fundraising content strategies, production and materials.

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What is DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)?

  • Diversity is a demographic mix of personal characteristics, making each person unique. Examples of diversity include (but are not limited to) race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, age, class, and religious, political or cultural beliefs.
  • Equity is the systematic fair and just treatment of people resulting in opportunities and outcomes for every individual that “create a level playing field”. Addressing inequities requires an understanding of the underlying causes of outcome disparities within the society, and differentials in power and authority.
  • Inclusion is the degree to which all people feel a sense of belonging, especially under-represented groups and their participation in decision-making processes. A truly inclusive group will by necessity be diverse, but a diverse group may or may not be inclusive.
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