Statement on Gender Balance at HTCC5

The HTCC5 Organizing Committee, (which itself is composed according to the gender balance policy) fully supports and promotes gender equality in accordance to the IUCr principle:

We will enforce and ensure gender equality among our lecturers and participants and pay special attention to the gender balance in evaluating bursary applications.

IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement

The Organizing Committee of the HTCC5 shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At HTCC5 no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement of the Croatian Association of Crystallographers

We, Croatian Association of Crystallographers as a professional society, as well as the gatherings we organize, welcome all bona fide crystallographers and scientists working in the related fields, regardless of their ethnic origin, race, citizenship, language, political views, gender, sex, sexual preferences, physical disabilities and age. We believe that creating a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion is not just the right thing to do, but also a smart one. A working environment in which everyone feels comfortable, included and equal to others is a stimulating and encouraging one. We are aware that creating such an environment  is not a matter of a mere decision (or even determination), but of a long-term and dedicated work. We are determined to work on it continuously and tirelessly.