Our commitment to inclusion

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What do these icons represent?

Aboriginal inclusion icon

This icon was inspired by the colours of the Aboriginal flag. Black represents people, red represents the land and yellow represents the sun. A concentric circle design reflects the ‘meeting place’ symbol traditionally used in Aboriginal art. The meeting place symbol represents ‘community’ and therefore The Salvation Army’s commitment to an inclusive community. The icon has been approved and endorsed by the Territorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team.

Torres Strait Islander inclusion icon

The Torres Strait Islander inclusion icon reflects traditional patterns used in artwork and wood carving. It features the colours from the Torres Strait Islander flag: green, which represents land; black, which represents people; and blue, which represents the sea. The traditional headdress – the dhari – is the centrepiece of the icon as a recognisable symbol of the Torres Strait Islander culture. The icon has been approved and endorsed by the Territorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team.

Capacities inclusion icon

The well-known wheelchair symbol of disability is slowly being replaced with symbols such as this one to recognise the varying types of disabilities and capacities – many of which are unseen.

Sexual orientations inclusion icon

This is a world-recognisable flag of pride for the LGBTIQA+ community to represent sexual orientations.

Gender identities and/or expressions inclusion icon

This widely-used icon symbolises our acceptance of various gender identities and/or expressions.

Cultures and languages inclusion icon

Sometimes called the ‘flag of Earth’, this symbol depicts the many cultures and languages that make up our one world.

 

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