In addition to the very real, necessary work of promoting gender and social inclusion in our programs, we at IYF know that meaningful, long-lasting change requires looking inward, too. We’re committed to advancing social inclusion ideals and goals within our organization and our operations. To drive continual progress externally and internally, we have established a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Council.
To take stock of progress during 2021, IYF’s DEI Council assessed progress on four pillars: People & Culture, Programs, Education, and Communications. Additionally, the Council created a US-specific roadmap, known as #4ToSoar, to combat racism in our US operations. This report outlines the Council’s 2021 findings and recommendations for 2022.