Code of Conduct
The Devi is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. Our events are intended to inspire, connect and support women worldwide. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience, so that our community and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.
Statement of Intent
The Devi values the safety and security of all of our members and, because of that, we will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our members, and to this end we have taken the following actions:
Explicitly outlined and defined forms of harassment and discrimination
Clearly outlined the consequences for those who engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior
Provided a system for reporting any harassing or discriminatory behavior
Forms of Harassment and Discrimination
Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all The Devi events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of The Devi leadership.
Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination
If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, The Devi leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. If a participant engages in behaviour which is harassing or discriminatory in any way at events in more than one network, The Devi leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future The Devi events in all networks.
How to Report Harassment and Discrimination
If you experience or notice harassment, discrimination, or any of the unacceptable behaviours outlined herein at a The Devi event, or have any other concerns, please report the incident as soon as possible. To report an incident, take one of the following actions: inform the event organiser on site; inform another organiser in your network; report the incident to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to report any incident of harassment, discrimination, or unacceptable behavior as soon as possible. The Devi leadership will take all appropriate actions to mitigate risk factors moving forward and continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all The Devi members. The Devi leadership is happy to assist attendees in contacting venue security, local law enforcement, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment so that they feel safe for the duration of the event. The The Devi leadership team will take great care to ensure that the assistance provided meets the needs of attendees who were affected.