For Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, diversity is a notion but also a reality not in need of mediators, neither of strong arguments, nor public support or advocacy because its actual effects and benefits are constantly displayed throughout a workplace, a team, a school class, a society, a country or on an international basis, wherever diversity is a respected value and an every-day normality.
However, in an era where the meaning of “diverse”, “different” is getting more and more colored with a negative tone, translated by many as “undesired”, “risky”, “dangerous”, even as “evil” or “wrong”.
Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities.
Without the distorting glasses, different more likely translates into “interesting”, “groundbreaking”, “thought-provoking”, “inspiring”, “surprising”, “creative”, etc., since in any community that embraces diversity, indications of this reality and its effects exist in every aspect of creation, expression, development, communication and interaction.
The supporters of this action, without whom the Diversity in the Workplace would not have the same power to change people’s lives, come from the civil society, but also from companies in various industries in Greece. The are either genuine ambassadors of diversity from their everyday experience and can speak for its benefits better than anyone else, or are willing to spread the message of an inclusive labor market and apply the diversity practice in their workplace in the near future.
We count on the changes we can together achieve.