CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers for Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 are required to agree to the event’s code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to establish a safe environment for all.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, physical appearance or body size. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the forum at the discretion of the forum organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, physical appearance or body size, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the forum organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the forum.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Paradigm Initiative staff immediately. Paradigm Initiative staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing ‘staff’ on their conference name tags.

Paradigm Initiative staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the forum. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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You can contact us at code.conduct@paradigmhq.org or call +234 806 042 7396 or +234 808 673 1502