Karangahape Road Business Association (KBA), the body representing businesses along Auckland’s most renowned district for gender and sexual diversity, decided to show a clearer commitment as a business sector to LGBTTQ+ visibility, safety and inclusion. KBA has partnered with Pride Pledge, among other well known local organisations to develop training and strategy around increasing visibility, safety, and inclusion in the district.
Karangahape Road has a huge variety of workplaces and, although most are already values aligned, this collaboration is a chance to share some of the best practices that some within the business community already use, and to let people lead and learn so that together we can make the experience for people in these organisations safer and more inclusive.
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The Karangahape Road Business Association (KBA), the body representing businesses along Auckland’s most renowned district for gender and sexual diversity, has decided to show a clearer commitment as a business sector to LGBTTQ+ visibility, safety, and inclusion. KBA decided to partner with Rainbow Youth and Pride Pledge to develop training and a strategy around increasing visibility, safety, and inclusion in the district.
"One of our first steps was to look at the research on LGBTI+ safety, inclusion and visibility,” says Michael Richardson, KBA Manager. “As this can be a very emotive and politically complex area of discussion, we felt it would be best to start with the data we do have and ask what it tells us. Then we asked what partnerships would best work to our strengths, based on the data available.”
“This collaboration,” reminds Richardson, “is a KBA initiative, so it is focused specifically on KBA members and their work as organisations and businesses. This is only a small part of the work that the broader community can do, but it is an important piece of the jigsaw of working towards a safer and more inclusive Karangahape Road.”
The KBA and Pride Pledge joined forces in 2019.More About the Karangahape Road Business Association
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