What is Cultural Diversity?
Cultural diversity is the quality of diverse or different cultures, as opposed to monoculture, as in the global monoculture, or a homogenization of cultures, akin to cultural decay. The phrase cultural diversity can also refer to having different cultures respect each other’s differences. The phrase “cultural diversity” is also sometimes used to mean the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. The culturally destructive action of globalization is often said to have a negative effect on the world’s cultural diversity. The cultural diversity program is designed to foster cultural diversity and inter-cultural dialogue to promote the understanding and mutual respect of different cultures.
The aim of the program is to to bring different communities to acknowledge their contributions to the development of Australia in a socially inclusive and cohesive harmonious spirit.
Diversity is an invaluable source of talent, creativity and experience. Cultural diversity includes (but is not restricted to):
- ethnic background
- country or region of origin
- religion and associated practices
- social and community responsibilities
- notions of family
- family responsibilities
- political views
The diversity-views, beliefs, religion, language hopes and desires- of our community yields enormous social, cultural, economic and psychological benefits, and helps make our life an outward looking, dynamic and exciting country.
The rights, freedoms and benefits of living in in the community are balanced by responsibilities. All members of the community are responsible for respecting and protecting human rights and ensuring that our commitment to safe and better life.
Advocacy for Oromia is committed to working with community, other organisations and individuals to strengthen a cohesive and inclusive community.
We motivate every one to perform to their fullest potential by ensuring equal opportunities for personal development and professional growth.