ZEproject is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower diverse gender offering equal opportunity and consideration in the global workforce.
Although the pronoun « ze » tends to be thought of as gender neutral (and many people find pronouns to be an important affirmation of identity), a person who goes by « ze » could actually be a man, a woman, both, neither, or something else entirely.
OUR MISSIONS ARE
To bring awareness worldwide
of diverse gender identity
To give an opportunity for diverse gender
to be considered as equal by the society
To create a Worldwide program to encourage companies employing diverse gender.
THE UNITED NATIONS STATEMENTS
» If we are to achieve faster global progress towards equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people, businesses will not only have to meet their human rights responsibilities, they must become active agents of change «
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
“Third gender community is as unique and as normal as any other constituent of the modern society but for a variety of reasons they are being deprived of social, economical, financial and legal rights. This marginality is a road block in the holistic development of our society. Let’s resolve now to reinstate the rights and dignity in the larger interest of the humanity.”
a call from the Third Gender Cell at JJK Chhattisgarh
OUR AIMS ARE
Throught ZEproject, companies consider diverse gender as potential employees respecting their identity.
Through ZEproject, factories adopt policies and practices that create inclusive workplaces.
Through ZEproject, diverse gender strengthen their confidence and sense of self-worth to take charge of their lives
Companies considering the diversity among their workforce, attract more and bring loyalty.
Through ZEproject the companies will reflect their open mind, tolerance and humanity.
LOCAL NGO’S PARTNERS
Bringing together business entities and local NGO,
Zeproject drives impact for diverse gender and companies
via workplace-based awareness and tolerance on gender identity.
Bandhu Social Welfare Society
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) is formally registered with Ministry of Social welfare and NGO Affairs Bureau since July 1997. All activities of the organization are in line with the guidance provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and Ministry of Social Welfare (MOSW) of the Government of Bangladesh.
Bandhu implements essential Sexual Heath and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) activities including HIV intervention, legal support, capacity building and policy advocacy with an aim to bring positive changes in the lives of thousands of community members by addressing the social, religious, cultural and legal impediments in terms of their rights and freedom.
HOW IT WORKS
Many compliance certifications are covering the gender equality already,but none of them considering all gender.There are also organisations in the world who certified companies “LGBTQI+ friendly”,but not in production countries so far !
NON PROFIT CERTIFICATION
All revenues of the membership will go directly to Local NGO Partner
All support, awareness to the factory will be brought by the Local NGO partner and its community
The NGO will operate an Hotline dedicated to the ZEproject employees to support the company mediation
The local NGO will organize gender identity awareness workshop in members premises
Companies will pay membership Contribution to the NGO’S in exchange of
Awareness of diverse gender identity
3 workshops / Follow ups per year
Support on recruitment, mediation, hotline
Assessment, process and communication
LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT
1 star :
Allies, pay the membership but the structure is too small or no diverse gender are qualified for the offered jobs.
2 stars :
Active recruitment, ostensible communication on ZEproject participation.
3 stars :
Successful employment of diverse gender person and adaptation of the workplace facilities are running.
4 stars :
At least 2% of the workforce are diverse gender and the companies facilities are adapted to them.
5 stars :
On top of having 2% of diverse gender among the employees they are also present in management level.