HumAngle Media’s Gender Advisor, Kemi Okenyodo, has urged the organisation’s staff to ensure fairness for women and men in the workplace and never lose sight of the principles of gender equity.
She said this during a meeting with the employees on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the head office in Abuja, which staff members within and outside Abuja joined.
She encouraged the staff to desist from improper conduct in the workplace, illustrating her points with the aid of animated videos.
Some of the values that should be imbibed, she said, are punctuality, fairness, and integrity.
Okenyodo emphasized that the workplace should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their ethnicity or race, gender, religion, or disabilities. This means that, when discussing work, employees should avoid speaking in languages that exclude others on the basis of their culture or upbringing.
She also explained that bullying or harassment could be non-verbal.
She gave tips to staff members on how to handle sexual harassment from partners or potential donors, adding that the company should have policies comprehensive enough to cover various scenarios.
Okenyodo, a lawyer, communication strategist, and the executive director of Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), was appointed HumAngle independent Gender Advisor in April 2022 by the board.
In this role, she educates the organisation’s staff about the dangers of sexual harassment and the importance of mutual respect and gives policy recommendations. She is also tasked with receiving sexual harassment complaints from employees who are not satisfied with the internal resolution.
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