Ormiston Town Centre joins the Global Safe Space Alliance, as an inclusive space
Ormiston Town Centre has been officially recognised as a ‘safe place’, part of a global community and now one of 400 recognised spaces across New Zealand.
The certification comes from the Safe Space Alliance, a LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation aiming to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide.
A safe space is a place centred around inclusivity, a space where all people, particularly from the LGBTQI+ communities, can freely express themselves, without any fear of prejudice or discrimination.
“We are proud of the inclusivity of our Ormiston community, we recognise the importance of acceptance, kindness and non-discrimination” says Centre Manager Hannes Nel.
Ormiston Town Centre has worked to champion inclusivity both in Centre and within our wider community.
To become a safe space means we won’t tolerate hate speech, discrimination or bullying towards our LGTBQI+ communities.
“By becoming part of the Safe Space Alliance we are declaring our Centre is a space for everyone to feel safe, that we will uphold our mission statement that Ormiston Town Centre is “your place to be.”