People can be marginalised for many different reasons. This is often because they have a particular characteristic and are oppressed because of it. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious hatred, sexism, misogyny, ageism, and ableism are all forms of oppression which can marginalise someone.
Allyship is a process of building relationships with marginalised people and standing in solidarity with them. Allyship takes work. It requires active efforts to create trust, be consistent, and be accountable.
VinciWorks and Skill Boosters have created a guide called “Allyship at work” that introduces readers to the concept of allyship, with detailed explanations and examples. The guide explains what it means to be an effective ally and shows, through examples, how workplace allies can help tackle inappropriate workplace behaviour to help make their workplace more equitable and inclusive.
You can learn more by downloading the guide for free, right here.