GCAIS is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.
Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign.
“Here at GCAIS we open our doors to people from all walks of life and are pleased to be a supporter of an initiative such as this which reflects our organisation’s purpose of celebrating inclusiveness, independence and participation”. Joanne Cracknell, General Manager .
Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure that has been increasing steadily in recent years.
Research has also shown that 70 percent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other.
The national “Racism. It stops with me” campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, has been developed by a partnership of government and non-government agencies.
For more information about the campaign go to: http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/
Or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.