Our Policies – Women Deliver

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Our Policies

Women Deliver upholds the following policies in everything we do, including our advocacy, partnerships, and internal culture.

Child and Young Person Safeguarding Policy

Women Deliver has zero tolerance for the physical, emotional, sexual, and online abuse, exploitation, neglect, or harm of children (any person under the age of 18) or young people (any person between the ages of 18-29) in Women Deliver’s programs.

Women Deliver aims to prevent any abuse, exploitation, harm, or neglect by building safeguarding into the design of its programs and taking a “Do No Harm” approach. Any incident that may constitute a violation of this Policy must be immediately reported to the Designated Person as per Women Deliver’s Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy Implementation Guidelines accountable for all reports, or any Women Deliver Stakeholder with whom they are comfortable and who is not the subject of the incident. In response to such reports, Women Deliver will act to ensure the immediate safety of the child or young person, and support them in accessing available resources they may need. Women Deliver will then take action to respond to the report as appropriate given the severity of the report. All reports of abuse will be thoroughly investigated. Breaches of this Policy will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary procedures, termination of employment or relationship, and possible legal proceedings.

This policy applies to Women Deliver stakeholders, which is defined as Women Deliver staff (full-time or part-time) and any other individual engaged in Women Deliver activities, including interns, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, partners, donors, researchers, media, Board members and officers, Young Leaders Program participants, Young Leaders Program Alumni, and other youth participating in Women Deliver activities.

To report any safeguarding concerns, please contact safeguarding@womendeliver.org.

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Are you an adolescent or young person? Check out Women Deliver’s Safeguarding Guide for Youth here.

Donor Engagement Policy

To help achieve its goals, Women Deliver seeks funding from a variety of supportive partners, including corporations, foundations, and individuals who are essential to achieving our goals for girls and women. Accordingly, Women Deliver only accepts funding from partners that are compatible with Women Deliver’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities, and who exemplify good business and ethical practices. Certain products, services, or actors are categorized as disqualified due to their intrinsic harm to people, particularly women and children, and their lack of compatibility with Women Deliver’s mission. Read Full Policy >>

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

Women Deliver is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, reproductive health choice, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Women Deliver prohibits intentional and unintentional harassment of any Women Deliver employee or stakeholder. Employees are encouraged to bring actual or perceived violations of this policy to the immediate attention of the Senior Manager of Employee Experience and HR or to any Senior Focal. Women Deliver will investigate all reports of discrimination or harassment and expects full cooperation of all relevant employees and stakeholders. Women Deliver does not permit any form of retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, initiates a report pursuant to this policy. Read Full Policy >>

Commitment to Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Women Deliver will make every effort to create and maintain a safe environment, free from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and shall take appropriate measures for this purpose wherever we conduct Women Deliver programs. SEA violates universally recognized international legal norms and standards and constitutes unacceptable behaviors and prohibited conduct for Women Deliver staff and related personnel, such as consultants and volunteers. Women Deliver has a zero-tolerance policy towards SEA and will take appropriate and robust measures to prevent and respond to SEA. Through this framework, Women Deliver affirms our commitment to the UN Secretary General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and to realizing the Interagency Standing Committee’s Core Principles relating to SEA. Read Full Policy >> More Information Here 

Anti-Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection Policy

Women Deliver is committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity in its financial and accounting practices. Women Deliver recognizes that each board member, staff member, intern and volunteer (collectively, “staff” or “employees”) has an important role to play in achieving this goal. Financial misconduct by anyone at or connected with Women Deliver, at the very least, damages Women Deliver’s reputation and potentially exposes Women Deliver (along with the responsible individual) to legal sanctions. Our Whistleblower Protection Policy is intended to encourage and enable staff to report any violations or suspected violations of federal or state laws, internal financial or accounting policies, financial irregularities or fraud, and to discourage any attempts to retaliate against staff members who report such violations or participate in related investigations. Women Deliver maintains a zero tolerance approach to retaliation against any staff who in good faith reports a violation of any applicable law or internal policy. For details and reporting guidance, read full policy here >>

Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy

Women Deliver has zero tolerance for fraud and corruption and requires staff at all times to act honestly and with integrity and to safeguard the assets for which they are responsible. Fraud and corruption are an ever-present threat to Women Deliver’s assets and reputation and is therefore an important concern for all. Read Full Policy >>

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