"No man is an island, Entire of itself,Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main."
– John Donne (1572-1631) from Devotions upon emergent occasions and seuerall steps in my sicknes - Meditation XVII, 1624
This acclaimed poem’s concept of mankind’s inherent connection to others is universally recognised, and clearly epitomised in the African concept of ubuntu. What they bing into focus is that we do not thrive on our own, and that co-existing happily with others requires respect, tolerance and consideration.
This is why society is governed by rules and guidelines, and insitutions like ours have regulations which need to be adhered to not only ensure the smooth flow of daily operations, but also that all members of our community are treated with dignity and feel safe and secure in the knowledge that their rights as humans are upheld.
The Gender Equity Unit (GEU) forms an integral part of ensuring that the university’s rules, regulations, principles and policies are upheld, thereby ensuring that your stay at UWC becomes one of your most treasured memories.
Browse this site for useful information on the plicies the GEU monitors, and our anti-discrimination programmes and activities.