YVONNE VAN DONGEN: The charity industrial complex – Point of Order | NZ

In a bid to be seen as a safe and welcoming employer, organisations have signed on for workshops run by non-profits that offer a tick or accreditation.

For an initial cost followed by an annual renewal fee, an organisation can earn a rainbow tick, gender tick, cultural intelligence tick, wellbeing tick, health tick, accessibility tick, domestic violence free tick, the pride pledge and/or a brain badge. Some charities do not offer ticks but promise accreditation in the diversity, equality and inclusion space.

The charity industrial complex in this country is thriving.

In the last financial year Diversity Works (DW), formerly The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, had a total annual income of over $2m earned through donations, fund-raising and the like and over $700k providing services. Coca Cola, Internal Affairs, the Public Services Commission and Te Puni Kokiri have been through a DW programme.

Their fees are advertised as $2400 for evaluation which includes an evidence assessment, a practical assessment and an interview. Annual professional registration is $275.

The sexuality and gender space is represented by many groups. Not all offer ticks or accreditation. Some offer membership or simply education. Most promote the unscientific falsehoods inherent in gender ideology such as sex is mutable and there are more than two sexes. In other words, transwomen are women.

This unscientific advice doesn’t come cheap.

Rainbow Tick (RT) is probably the most well-known of the rainbow accrediting organisations. Over 100 organisations have the RT certification, organisations as diverse as Auckland Grammar, Ministry for the Environment, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, the New Zealand Intelligence Community, the New Zealand Rugby Union and Z Energy.

RT now belongs to Kāhui Tū Kaha, a Ngāti Whātua-owned not-for-profit. In the last financial year Kāhui Tū Kaha earned over $82m.

The ideology promoted by these gender and sexuality education organisations has been rejected by most New Zealanders. Polls showed that a majority of respondents did not support the introduction of sex self-ID in law. Most of the submissions to the select committee were also against the law change.

Readers may remember that one of the qualms an Auckland museum staff member raised about hosting the Fantastic Beasts show was that it might have an impact on the museum’s Rainbow Tick. (The Spinoff, Dec 13, 2023) The museum eventually opted for not hosting a show that would have been immensely popular and earned it considerable income.

Charities that promote propaganda can be deregistered. The promotion of propaganda was behind the deregistering of Family First, a conservative family advocacy group. Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church was removed from the register for failing to file returns.

Source: YVONNE VAN DONGEN: The charity industrial complex – Point of Order

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