Through its activities IIT acknowledges and promotes diversity as richness, not as a problem. Differences in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies are viewed as a resource and are carefully addressed both as transversal dimensions of our programs and as specific topics for various projects.
One of the main vehicles for promoting diversity, but also for perpetuating stereotypes and prejudices that inevitably lead to discrimination is the media. We work to support journalists and media organisations develop a positive approach to diversity and present more nuanced perspectives in their materials. We also implement programs to develop readers’ critical thinking and their ability to filter through explicit or implicit bias.