Equality and Diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity throughout the organisation. DYS welcomes individuals to participate fully in our projects and activities regardless of their gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief (or no religious belief), age, disability, race, membership of the Traveller community or political opinion.

The DYS is committed to ensure that it fulfils its legal obligations under existing equality legislation. The DYS seeks to actively demonstrate its celebration of diversity and its commitment to equality by placing these tenets central to all the policies, processes and procedures of the organisation. DYS adheres to the Employment Equality Act, 1998, the Equal Status Act, 2000 and the Equality Act, 2004.

DYS is committed to prevent any form of discrimination, inequality or denial of equal opportunity, whether direct or indirect against young people, staff, prospective staff members and volunteers.

Our commitment to Equality and Diversity is practically demonstrated through our work on specific projects designed to tackle racism, sectarianism and homophobia. Below is a snapshot of our current work in the area of promoting equality and diversity.




The Worldwide Voices Project at LOFT is an example of our commitment to young people from minority backgrounds