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When is Diversity Day taking place and what is its goal?

19 April 2017 will be Diversity Day in Estonia, aimed at highlighting and honouring the importance and uniqueness of every individual in companies and organizations and in society in general. All employers, organizations, and individuals can take part in celebrating the values of diversity by holding an event at their company or organization.

All companies and organizations operating in Estonia are welcome to join in and organize events that celebrate diversity. Employers play an important role in standing up for equal treatment principles and spreading the message of equal rights to their employees, clients and partners in cooperation. As the main organizers, we hope that many committed employers will throw their weight behind making this day a success. Activities related to diversity can also be held in youth centres, theatres, schools, cinemas, universities, clubs and even groups of friends!

In previous years, cinemas have held special screenings, the Tallinn Department Store group of companies has released a special message and added a greeting on the theme to all cash register receipts, the law offices of LMP offered free legal counsel  to victims of work-related discrimination, Manpower’s entire staff visited a public flower installation, held a seminar and covered the day’s values in their blog. The Unemployment Insurance Fund had a tasting of ethnic foods, tried getting by in a wheelchair and saw what life was like for the visually impaired, read about these activities here.

Ideas for marking Diversity Day in your company or organization.

We’ve put together a toolbox with ideas and proposals on what activities could be organized for staff, partners and the public on the occasion of Diversity Day. The material is above all intended as inspiration, naturally much else can be done!

Some examples of activities: speeches, discussions, seminars, workshops on the topic of diversity. Photo competition for employees, students and partners on the topic of diversity, thematic quiz or film viewing. Cooking different ethnic foods or a more diverse than usual menu at the office canteen. Holding a diversity-themed morning information briefing or seminar for cooperation partners. Training on the topic of equal treatment, diversity and human rights. Last year, blind massage therapists and Latin American dance instructors were invited to companies. One organization invited other tenants in their office building to a communal lunch to discuss the topic of diversity. Don’t hesitate to invite speakers and experts in the field! We would be glad to provide suggestions on the topic of experts, films, games and speakers – just write to: kelly.grossthal@humanrights.ee

Logos and other graphic elements for Diversity Day

The logo for Diversity Day, which you can freely use in releases, materials, printed matter, social media and on other channels:

 

 

 

All of the graphic elements for the day can be found on Dropbox here. In this link, you’ll find:

  • the Diversity Day logo in three languages (Estonian, Russian and English) and in different formats (including vector)
  • The FB cover photo

You can use the day’s logos freely in communication and on keepsakes without needing to ask for permission. Keep in mind however that the logo can be used only in a context related to the day and in line with good practices.

If you should have any questions about the Diversity Day graphic elements or have special requests, please write to: liina.rajaveer@humanrights.ee

Order materials and keepsakes

To make the celebration of the day at your companies and organizations more activity-filled, we have different keepsakes emblazoned with the Diversity Day logo that you can use to decorate your office environment or common areas, for awards or keepsakes.

The order form is here, and please send all questions, suggestions, ideas and comments to: liina.rajaveer@humanrights.ee

Send us information what you’re planning for Diversity Day

As we want information about the events held on Diversity Day to reach as many people as possible, we will post information about our events on our website and share it over our social networks. Public events are ones where all people are welcome and in-house events mean that the events are open only to staff.

Fill in the Google form in Estonian here or e-mail the following information to liina.rajaveer@humanrights.ee (can be sent in Estonian, Russian or English)

Name of event:
Contact information:
Name of organization or company:
Public or in-house event:
Event location (if it’s a closed event, just provide the municipality/city):
Event website (if one exists):
Event description (if it’s a public event, we recommend providing detailed info; if it’s an in-house event, you can choose how much information to share).

Contact information:

Diversity Day is being organized by the Estonian Centre of Human Rights

Diversity Day coordinator (keepsakes, organizational side of the events):
Liina Rajaveer
liina.rajaveer@humanrights.ee

Information about diversity in general and the Diversity Charter provided by:
Kelly Grossthal
kelly.grossthal@humanrights.ee
Telephone: 644 5148
Our office is at: Parda 4, Tallinn