We are proud to announce that our Head Office in Gothenburg, Sweden is now LGBTQ certified by RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights. Founded in 1950, the non-profit organisation is internationally recognised, and works on projects to support LGBTQ rights across the world.
For the past three months, employees at our Head Office have been participating in educational workshops taught by RFSL, in order to learn more about norms and the impact they have on the working conditions and health of LGBTQ people.
“Monki now has the tools to work systematically with issues of human rights, equality, and anti- discrimination, to foster and promote a more inclusive environment”, says Gustaf Hedman, director of education, RFSL. “Monki is also the first fashion brand to be LGBTQ certified by RFSL, which marks a great change towards a more inclusive industry and we are very proud to be part of Monki’s journey.”
Starting with our Head Office, we hope that this process will start a positive chain-reaction across our entire company (and maybe even the fashion industry as a whole).
“At Monki, empowering people to be themselves is one of our core missions. That being said, we know there is always room for improvement.”, says Lea Rytz Goldman, Managing Director, Monki. “Our LBGTQ certification is just one step towards a kinder future for all.”
With our wider knowledge of the LGBTQ perspective, we hope to continue to connect and discuss important topics with our fabulous Monki community – that’s you, FYI.