Legacy International’s commitment to inclusion stems from our core values and our mission. It requires that we draw on the full contributions of all parts of society, including groups typically marginalized from political and economic power, such as women, youth, people with disabilties, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ persons, and racial, religious and ethnic minorites. Inclusion strengthens our programs by providing us with diverse points of view, skill sets and additional methods of program management and measurement.
To encourage inclusion and diversity, we:
- Target programs to advance the full participation of historically marginalized people into the political, social, and economic lives of their societies
- More fully integrate and mainstream inclusion principles into our programs in other issues
- Perform a role as a thought leader and spokesperson for inclusion issues
- Ensure our own commitment to inclusion in our employment and operating practices.
Legacy International seeks to include person with disabilities in all of its activities. We have established partnerships with Mobility International USA (MIUSA) as well as with disabled persons’ organizations (DPO’s) in several countries to create stronger linkages for global programs around disability inclusion.